21 May 1971
MIr. William F. Rolleston, President
St. Augustine Restoration, Inc.
Governor s Mansion
St. Augustine ,Florida
Some time ago you requested information on the Santoyo House,
bad at that time we had very little on file. However, the follow-
ing data has been located since then. If you are interested in
sources please advise.
MIGUEL SANTOYO HOUSE
The house first appears on the Puente map (1764) as belong-
ing to a Miguel Santoyo. It also appears on the Jeffreys map
(1762) and the Moncrief map (1765).
The Fish account book records sale of this property in 1769
to a George Kemp, surgeon and a member of the British General
Assembly in East Florida.
Accounts show Kemp also bought the lot to the north from
Francisco Sarriera and later acquired from William McHenry, a
dealer in provision, his house north of the lot* A description
of land boundaries indicated Kemp's property was bounded on the
noath by the house of Father Thomas Hassett and on the north by
the Benet House.
Prior to 1788 the house had disappeared and on the Rocque
map (1788) it is an empty lot, part of the lot to the north, #65.
Miguel Santoyo was the legitimate son of Juan de la Rossa-
Santoyo and Maria Ana Cavallero. He was a native of this presidio.
On Monday, August 9, 1756 he married Maria Maniller. She also was
a native of this presidio and the daughter of Luis Maniller and
Francisca Escovedo, From this marriage of Miguel and Maria many
Florida residents descended.
Miguel. his father, Juan de la Rosa, and brother, Augustine
were stationed at the Castillo. Miguel was a soldier in the
regiment of mounted dragonee.
*Name is spelled with o. At times spelled "Santollo".
Rita H. O'Brien