Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: B8-L2 McHenry House
Title: Re: Cut of suggested restoration in Sept. 26th record p. 6
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Title: Re: Cut of suggested restoration in Sept. 26th record p. 6
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: B8-L2 McHenry House
Physical Description: Report
Language: English
Creator: Barnes, Eleanor Philips
Publication Date: 1962
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Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
69 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
McHenry House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 69 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.895568 x -81.312954
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Volume ID: VID00008
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Re: Cut of siinpps$ed nestoratia In in At. Pgth recordd.
n. 6.

The TFPT side of the nhoo.

This would bhe across Hvun-litA on the nor-th side. Mans of
1763, 1770's, 17PP...m11 shnwed this vacant.
Part of the lot w~4'h holnao'r to +th houls
a little farther n*-h on rt. Geor'p,

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The1 a+f4t'" eonepnti-on plves in?t a -it of a house
hut a little too close to *,ke corner.
Tn 17r5 this was RinoRl. "H", and *his nartlcilar spot,
-as .8i- lot of San Pat"-4no.

Dvirincr the Rvoit.ih viepip this wa the Alhemale Block.

de 0oli shs h it vacant

Mono~ ief shows it vaeRnt also, in the hands of J. Fish.

Tn 17aP or Rononie it is s+ill vacant bhut belonninp to house
No. 66, In Bl. No. 9.,[.re- mr ca-it'i-rr ': nt' to confusF
t' t-wo ~1cles. One which housed +'e old Weinstein pronerty
and +th rne areros +be street on Hvnol4ta. I fell vou this
ma in 17PP: The olI Alhemarlp ]~cke was No. 9.
The ot-hr('AtInstein) was Bi. 14 Tn 17PP and
the Grenvl1le Blovl in Britiqb davs.
but
Tn 17C-( (thet numbers which wo 11-p In tali~np
of the hloeVs now)
N1. 14 was BI. 9

PF. c BI. 8.
And that 4s mw reason fo- caution to those
who do not reaqlire these thins]

At arv rate in 17PP it would be the house of Father
Thomas Hassett known as No. 66 in Bl. 9..(after 1790 changed
to PI. P) This Is the tip of a house yo'i show to the left
of 4'Y a tst', conceetton in -'-p Record.








The middle and right of the artist's conception:


1763,.Puente, Bl. "K"

On the corner (Weinstein) was Dofa Mannela Diaz, No. 147.

There was a space between and No. 14P belonged to Don
Manuel Garcia y Fuentes.

Note: Background on Garcla.

Sept. 5, 1740 Don Manuel Gardla v Tentes married
Theresa de Valdamana.

He was not a native of St. Anirstline hbt was "of
TorreFillla". Gave his Arents' names. Father was
a Garila and mo-ther was ^na de FPuentes.

Theresa was a native of S-. Aiin'stine, danphter
of Don T somas de Valdarama and Theresa de Parpa.

The Valdarama marjiape toot n]ace Aun'rat 31, 1699.
Here it was stated that Thomas was son of Francsce
de Contreras and Maria Pelen. This I Inrlw was correct.
And be'e is how it bannenrA.

Maria Belen (and there was rnly the one Pelen family
here) married Contreras pre 1l61 and had several
children, Thomas heinp born in 1973, the year she married
2nd, Jose de Valdarama. Contreras must have died while
she was pregnant and she married Valdarama at once.
The -sA+ f the children nsepr both names as they grew
up and married, both Contraras and Valdatama but Thomas,
Vnrowinp only the latte- as father, 'ised only Valdarama.
I suppose without h s marriage T would have thought,while
making the Indr that he 'ras really Valdarama's son.

A side llrht of all this is richt in the middle of your
area. Julian Belen(nossiblv brother to N'aria) married and
had a danuhter, Juana, who married the Fnglish prisoner
who remained in St. Ainpustine all his life, William Carr.
My main interest (originally) was that its -y own famlly.
My second rush with this proup care wphe T did the property
book for the Citv Gateqs Prniture r-. And my third meeting
w4th all this came -'hen T discovered the 0 noute of the appraisers
in 170P, after the 1202 seige. That whole blocI today...
the furniture C-rnany, b-he parR4nF lot, the children's toy
shown from Oranpe to St. Georpe belonged to the Belen's or
to the Ciy-ValdArama-Bele1ns T should say. And Valdarama's
step-rard-daenphte', the Be~en-COnt ams prand-danupc~ter, had
the same snot in 17PP.









I have no hackrround MVanu~nla Rir yvet but will give it
to yen whren I f4nd 4t.


Next cae e P"r ish.

This block -wa- allied th e Grenville Block.

Jesse FiPh lists "thldrs of D~on Maniel GaTeia"
No. 97" 4n his Acco,,rt BooR,.

This reipv- rat q asppe e to 'nence-" Ann and Jaw'bs Vrinp for
a tilwe. southh of Weinsterin)

arntela rhnl7, orn corner s 1 nnt listed so I assiwnme
she either sold or ~ ve up h)r place. The fapt that
the government owned It later sho-ed that it was not
in private ownership or up for sale. It was '-seA for
the stables of the Governor and the government.
Fvervthinq was called "the king's" so tMis was called
the stables ff the king" in 17P. (and later)


And now we come to the 9nd Snanish period.

On the 17PP nap these two places were in Block 14

No. 100 was the stables of t-e 'ir4n in carg-e of D or ani'el
Alman7a.

No. 303 was hose of Jian Car-era in which lived Diego
Cnrrera. It is listed as PDieo Garrera, house of his
father and from the translation, a house piven this
Jiian hb Govp-non- Tonyn. (British period)

B7 1790 this bloek's number wap changed to R1. 9.

(not to be confused with the block across street on H yollta
known in 17PP as No. 9 biut now in 3790 vnown as o. 8)

There is quite a story attached to this place (the carrera
House) called today the Slater or Pouioud.











Diego Carrera was son of Juan barrera.
He was horn In Minorca in 176 and
came to Wlorida with his parents and the
Minorcan Colony In 179P. (Altho we call it
the Minorcan Colony and it has beeb referred to
as such, the Britlsh never ,sed anyt.hng but the
Greek settlement)

In 1777 during the rebellion and the trek to British
Auegstihe, Diego was 14 years old. His father was
e Rum seller and at this time must have joined
Tonyn's East Florida Rangers or did some other service
for the Governor which was renaid in a house or houses.

I knew, Juan Carrera had nwned the little stone house
down near the rates(where the park and gift are today
across frow oldest wooden School hose) and I knew
he had soupht confirmation of this as a gift for services
rendered(Escrit.ras, No. 28P) so I assumed when doing
my family history[He ,.as my great Frand several times
removed] that this Is where the Rum shop was..near the
gates.

However, Census 1783 gives Juan with a store on St.
George. And it was not the house near the -ates for
he did not move into it until after his 2nd marriage.
1785. So it was this other place we call Slater today.

For on the Census 37P7, this place(this very house)
Bl. 14, N., 101, was in the hands of Diego Carrera
heinp piven to him by his father, and adiidged to he
the one wh~ch Governor Tonvn cave him for services
rendered, Vow as it happens, Diego got married Dec.
17R7 so this may be the reason why Papa rave him this
shop and house. And for the same reason why he, Juan,
living near the gates for over two wears, let his foster
son and relative, Josef Carrera have the little place
near the pates(as guests) and moved over to his 3rd house
on Spanish Street in hack of the Oldest wooden school house.

This Juan Carrera is the same one who built the house
over on the corner of the Bay and Circle about which I
have written you before.

At any rate, I think what we have here Ia the old Garcia
Home of stone, possibly second floor of wood( if any)
passed thru the hands of the Britishers until it rested
with the British Governor, who gave it away to Carrera
as part Dayrent of his services rendered. Later, f6r
some unknown reason the Spanish Governor did not agree
with this, and Juan had to seek confirmation of one of
his houses, the ^ne near the pates. Then suddenly D1ego
reTli4es that the home hp always thought was his.....








5..


ia..in reality...not his at all...but now adjudged to
be a house....(one of rany) of the king and going up
for auction in 1791.

Not to be outdone, Diego bids it in, May 4, 1791..
Ese. No. 126.

Diepo had presumably come to this place sometime after
1777. Was reared here, had it passed ori to him by his
father(he was the eldest son rf the Is~ wife)..and
surely thought it was his...

So It became his house and as late as 3793 on the
Cenaus he was living there. His wife was Clara
Maria Paxety(Pacettl) daughter of the WIfMAR ,
Andres Paxety. (The Italian frori Florence)

In 17P, Andres was listed as wigmaker with a house
on Georpe Street as well as land and another house
outside city.
In 17P7 Andres was living in a rented house next to
the father.. on Thomas(Hassett)...so he was next
to Father Hassett &n the block just north of this
Bl. 14.

By 1793 he was living with Diego Carrera, his son-in-law.
(in tbh house in question) Since there are two shops
in this house I have often wondered If Andres plied his
"trade here while Diero or Juan, his father, used one
side for the Rum shon. Can you picture all this?

Diego was listed as a Calker at one time.

Later Andres bouvh* a plantation called "Wueva Mosquitoes"
on the North River and Guano Creek. He died at the are of
76 In Varch 1]18.



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of Trespani, of Liorna"...etc..












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Re: Cut of si~easted n^storation in Spnt. P~t recordd.
p. 6.

The LEFT side of the nboto.

This would be across Hvr ^1ta on the north side. Maps of
1763, 1770's, 17PR...All showed this vacant.
Part of the lot wh4-eh hrlon.r to the house
a little farther north on St. Georpc.

The atist's concention pives jist a hit of a house
hut a little too close to bte corner.
Tn 17r3 this was BlOnc "H", and th5s particular spot
-as the lot of San Pat-icno.

Dirinr the Britlsh perioA this waq the Albemarle Block,

de Solis shows it vacant

Moncr ef shows It vacant also, in the hands of J. Fiab.

Tn 17PP on Ronque it is still vacant bht belonning to house
No. 66, In Bl. No. 9..[I.e- f cai)te 'r. y ic nr r to confuse
t' two lecks. One which housed -te old Weinstein property
and the rne across the street on Hvnolita. I tell you this
as in 1788: The old Alhemarle block was No. 9.
The other('Veinstein) was Bl. 14 in 17PP and
the Grenville BlocV in British days.
but
Tn 179C (the numbers which we n11 In talVing
of the blocks now)
Pl. 14 was Bl. 9

Pl. 9 Bl. 8.
And that is my reason fo" caution to those
who do not realize these things]

At any rate in 17PP it would be the house of Father
Thomas Hassett known as No. 66 in Bl. 9..(after 1790 changed
to Bl. 8) This Js the tip of a house you show to the left
of th artist's conception in t-e Record.








The middle and right of the artist's conception:


1763,.Puente, Bl. "K"

On the corner (Weinstein) was Dofa Manuela Diaz, No. 147.

There was a space between and No. 148 belonged to Don
Manuel Garcia y Fuentes.

Note: Background on Garcia.

Sept. 5, 1740 Don Manuel Garcia y ,Pentes married
Theresa de Valdarama.

He was not a native of It. Augustine but was "of
Torregillas". Gave his parents' names. Father was
a Garcia and mother was ^na de Puentes.

Theresa was a native of St. Au"ustine, daughter
of Don Thomas de Valdarama and Theresa de Barga.

The Valdarama marriage took place August 31, 1699.
Here it was stated that Thomas was son of Francisco
de Contreras and Maria Belen. This I knew was correct.
And here is how it happened.

Maria Belen (and there was only the one Pelen family
here) married Contreras pre 1661 and had several
children, Thomas being born in 1673, the year she married
?nd, Jose de Valdarama. Contreras must have died while
she was pregnant and she married Valdarama at once.
The rest of the children used both names as they grew
up and married, both Contreras and Valdatama but Thomas,
knowing only the latter as father, used only Valdarama.
I suppose without his marriage I would have thought,while
making the Index, that he was really Valdarama's son.

A side light of all this is right in the middle of your
area. Julian Belen(possibly brother to aaria) married and
had a daughter, Jnana, who married the English prisoner
who remained In St. Augustine all his life, William Carr.
My main interest (originally) was that its -y own family.
My second brush with this group care when T did +be property
book for the City Gates P rniture Co. And my third meeting
with all this came when I discovered the route of the appraisers
in 1~0o, after the 1702 seige. That whole block today...
the furniture cornany, +he parking lot, the children's toy
shop from Orange to St. George belonged to the Belen's or
to the CO.-Valdarama-Belen's I should say. And Valdarama's
step-gran'-danghter, the Belen-Contreras grand-daughter, had
the same spot in 17PP.









I have no background on Vanuela Ruir yet but will give It
to you when I find it.

Next came the Pritish.

This block was called the Grenville Block.

Jesse Fish lists "theheirs of Don Manuel Garcia"
No. 97 in his Account Book.

This property passed to %nencer "ann and Jaes 'Wpp for
a time. (south of Weinstein)

Manuela R'hiz on +~e corner is not listed so I assume
she either sold or gave up her place. The fact that
the government owned it later sho-ed that it was not
in private ownership or up for sale. It was used for
the stables of the Governor and the government.
Everything was called "the king's" so this was called
the stables of the king" in 17P8. (and later)


And now we come to the ?nd Snanish period.

On the 1~P8 Map these two places were in Block 14

No. 100 was the stables of the Ving In charge of Don Manuel
Almanza.

No. 101 was house of Juan Carrera in which lived Diego
Cprrera. It is listed as Diego Carrera, house of his
father and fror the translation, a house given this
Juan hb Governor Tonyn. (British period)

By 1790 this block's number was changed to BI. 9.

(not to he confused with the block across street on Hyolita
know n n 17PP as No. 9 but now In 3790 known as 0o. 8)

There is quite a story attached to this place (the Carrera
House) called today the Slater or Poujoud.











Diego Carrera was son of Juan barrera.
He was horn in Minorca In 1763 and
came to Florida with his parents and the
Minorcan Colony in 176P. (Altho we call it
the Minorcan Colony and It has beeb referred to
as such, the British never used anything but the
Greek Settlement)

In 1777 during the rebellion and the trek to British
Augustlhe, Diego was 14 years old. His father was
s Rum seller and at this time must have joined
Tonyn's East Florida Rangers or did some other service
for the Governor which was repaid in a house or houses.

I knew Juan Carrera had owned the little stone house
down near the gates(where the park and gift are today
across from Oldest wooden School house) and I knew
he had sought confirmation of this as a gift for services
rendered(Escrituras, No. 26P) so I assumed when doing
my family history[He was my great grand several times
removed] that this is where the Rum shop was..near the
gates.

However, Census 1783 gives Juan with a store on St.
George. And it was not the house near the gates for
he did not move into it until after his 2nd marriage.
1785. So it was this other place we call Slater today.

For on the Census 17R7, this place(this very house)
Bl. 14, No. 101, was in the hands of Diego Carrera
being given to him by his father, and adjudged to be
the one which Governor Tonyn gave him for services
rendered. Now as It happens, Diego got married Dec.
1787 so this may be the reason why Papa rave him this
shop and house. And for the same reason why he, Juan,
living near the gates for over two ears, let his foster
son and relative, Josef Carrera have the little place
near the gates(as guests) and moved over to his 3rd house
on Spanish Street in back of the Oldest wooden school house.

This Juan Carrera is the same one who built the house
over on the corner of the Bay and Circle about which I
have written you before.

At any rate, I think what we have here is the old Garoia
Home of stone, possibly second floor of wood( if any)
passed thru the hands of the Britishers until it rested
with the British Governor, who gave it away to Carrera
as part payment of his services rendered. Later, for
some unknown reason the Spanish Governor did not agree
with this, and Juan had to seek confirmation of one of
his houses, the one near the gates. Then suddenly Diego
realizes that the home he always thought was his.....







5..


is..in reality...not his at all...but now adjudged to
be a house....(one of many) of the king and going up
for auction in 1791.
Not to be outdone, Diego bids it in, May 4, 1791..
Ese. No. 126.
Diego had presumably come to this place sometime after
1777. Was reared here, had It passed oh to him by his
father(he was the eldest son nf the at- wife)..and
surely thought it was his...
So It became his house and aa late as 1793 on the
Census he was living there. His wife was Clara
Maria Paxety(Pacetti) daughter of the WllM ,
Andres Paxety. (The Italian from Florence) *
In 17r3 Andres was listed as wigmaVer with a house
on George Street as well as land and another house
outside city.
In 1787 Andres was living in a rented house next to
the father. Jon Thomas(Hassett)...so he was next
to Father Hassett An the block lust north of this
Bl. 14.
By 1793 he was living with Diego Carrera, his son-in-law.
(in the house in question) Since there are two shops
in this house I have often wondered if Andres plied his
"trade here while Diepo or Juan, his father, used one
side for the Rum shop. Can you picture all this
Dieso was listed as a Calker at one time.
Later Andres bought a plantation called "Nueva Mosquitoes"
on the North River and Guano Creek. He died at the age of
76 in March 118.


You can take your pick. He was "of Naples, of F'lorence,
of Trespani, of Liorna"...etc..



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