Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Title: [Letter to E. Castellano re Antonio de Mesa]
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 Material Information
Title: Letter to E. Castellano re Antonio de Mesa
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Parker, Susan R.
Publication Date: 1988
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
43 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
de Mesa-Sanchez House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 43 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896429 x -81.313225
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00091263
Volume ID: VID00057
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L6

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The State of Florida
February 9, 1988


Mr. E. Castellano
1512 Washington Avenue
West Islio, Long, Island, New York


11795


Dear Mr. Castellano,
Based on the research in our files on the "de Mesa House," I am sending
you the following infomration about Antonio de Mesa:
A native of Verz Cruz, he married Geronima Santollo, a native of St.
Augustine on September 26, 1746. They had seven children while in St. Augustine.
Ih 1764 almost the entire Spanish population evacuated Florida when the province
was ceded to the British following the Seven Years War. Antonio and his family
went to Cuba and a subsequent listing of the evacuees lists him as dead by mid-1766.
He was one of the few civilian officials in this garrison town. His position
while in St. Augustine is listed as "shore guard, a minor treasury official.
The map of 1764 made for the purpose of identifying the houses abandoned by the
Spanish and thus available for sale to the British by agents identifies the
location as de Mesa's house.
I hope this information of of some help. We appreciate your remarks
about St. Augustine and are always gratified to have visitors take such a
interest in our town and its history.


Sincerely,


Susan R. Parker
Historian


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