October 12, 1962
Memo: To Mr. Newteo
Thank you for the leon letter with enclosures. I will
comment en page 2.
Re: Den Ouillerne Maequenere (Reserd out of Benet Heuse
1st, I hasten to ak that you do aet let anyone dub this Irishban
a Spanish "Den".
This was William MeHeary, birthplace..Ireland, resident of
Philadelphia for years. Wife was Matha Hackett and daughter,
,lisabeth(Isabel) born there about 1764.
MeHenry was a Dealer in Previsiens, a dealer in "spirits" and
a earpenter. I have seen his last name spelled 4 different ways
and the Spanish effieials called him Guflerne, meaning William,
but he was plain William MoHeary.
He was a Reun Cathelie hence attached te the Register of the
Ninereans. he daughter, Elisabeth, married George Munre first
and had two Munre children. She married 2nd here in St. Augustine
Dee. 27, 1788, William Gernen.
Per references of all this sees
Spanish Land Grants, Vel. 1V p.87, No. M-17.
Census 1793, Ne. 120
Census 1786, Ne. 102
Cathedral Parish Marriages, Caneva Transcripts,
p. 12, year 1788.
Hist. Survey Records, 1795, Me. 239.
The house in question, just south of the Benet Heuse:
1763: Puente there was a masonry house there belonging te
1769: Fish List: Passed te George Kemp le. 42
1771 granted to him legally and sold by agent to WILLIAM MeHMllRY
in the year 1787. Eserituras, No. 15. House was of stone and woee
To *oment on the section known as the Poujeud House.
You have the early genealogical background of the families
whikc I have sent earlier.
There was only a tradition that it was the Carrera House.
Se many ef his relatives lived on the street that I suppose
they recalled he lived in this location.
This is one of the places I call the "confused" leeks.
So much ef it is in contradiction. Per example Puente in 1763
represented this bleek....er this stretch from Treasury to
Hypelita....as having 6 houses and property dimensions of about
148 varas. Prom Hypelita street corner where lived Defia Mauela
Dias right down the line te Manuel Garcia, to Francisco Chriseateme,
te Bernarde Niete, te Antonie Gallarde and to the Treasury corner
where Diege Mexia lived it is quite clearly 148 varas.
Nexia's house passed to David Yeats along with several others
on Treasury and on St. George. Thru a succession of owners this
Mexia house finally passed to Antonio Fernandez, sen-in-law of
Antonia de Avere. In later transactions the Fernandez daughter
inherits this property and sells it as registered in the Eserituras.
Yeats also seld aoe or more of these places on St. George north
of Mexia to Father Hassett in 1785. Thomas Hassett evidently
liked the next block north better, (Benet, McHenry) for in 1787
he bought here and sold this Yeats place or places to Gerald Ferrester.
Ferrester was always the south border of Carrera.
It may have been the Chrisestemo place that Juan Carrera lived in
thinking it was his own, passing it to son, Diego, and finally
finding out it was net and the real gift ef the Governer was nearer
the Gates, leaving Diego out in the cold. However he seemed to stay
here and in 1791 when the Fish properties went on the bloek in this
area, Diego bid it in, getting it really for his own.
I had always believed it was the Manuel Garcia property but the
1788 map seems to contradict that as tee many as are left
ever. In 1788 Deia Manuola's house seems o be gone and in its
place the Stables of the King.
Yet in 1790, when each house and each lot is given on the Tax list,
they begin with these STABLES, giving the dimensions s 28 varas...
go dewn Hypolita around Charlotte up Treasury and ND with CARRERA ( 3
giving him 21 varas....SAYING NOTHING about the varas the 1788
map show tteen Carrera and the Stables) Why?
Sanchez, (F.X.) gets this property (possibly in 1791) but before
DCT 1 62
1807 when we find Mis wife listed as widow. Someone inherits
it and in 1816 sells it to Maria Antenia Hill.
By the way that dash in the Escrituras(-) means "to"..
Bao. 268, 1816.
Here it is necessary to know that Francisco Xavier Sanches
was married te Maria del Carmen Hill.
His nephew, Jose, was wed te Christina Hill, Maria Carmen's sister.
Another nephew, Bernadine Sanchez, was married to Maria Antenia Hill,
the lady above who buys the wooden house in 1816, and another sister
of Maria Carmen.
aI 1816 Jose Sanshez was the north neighbor sf this wooden house
that someone sold to Maria Aatenia Hill and Uiego Carrera was
her south neighbor.' The reason I say "someone" sold is that the
transcript is in errer and this should be translated properly.
Ese. 268, 1816.
Another indication that Sanchez might have picked up this
stable area in 1791 is that Ese. 215-1812 makes mention that
an area on Spanish Street in 1791 is being reserved for the
King's StablesJ So it, too, was going the way the bleek seems
to have gene that year
In 1763 the two properties (Ruiz and Garcia) measure 53 varas.
What are the measurements today of Weinstein and Peujoud?
And why did the 1790 Tax list begin with 28 var at the stables
and end after going all around the block at Carrera at _J ..
Together these make 49 varas and this is CLOSE.
Was te Jose 'anchez house on the corner, the wooeeden one sold to
M.A. ill where the Finance office is today and Carrers where
the Peujoud ist
Hope this has helped...