Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: B8-Lot 3
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-Lot 3
Physical Description: Report
Language: English
Creator: Barnes, Eleanor
Publication Date: 1962
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
79 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Santoyo House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 79 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.895262 x -81.312873
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091357
Volume ID: VID00021
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B8-L3

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St. A4uudert, 7d. ^teri

Senr*m'hr 97, 179,

Re: (Cit of ~i~-e..s 1storati oa r rn Snt, cti record,
In. ,.

The LT,FPT Tlde of th-i nhot,

This wo'mIl be a, a Hvn1t 4t -nn the no~th 44. Mans off
17,~43, 1 770 ]VPP..RO.[ qhtea .h-s v 0cant.
Par of t+he lo t b .r- (laors-,P < t. n houe5
a little there no4-I on t. GpOncp.

The a"+4m+' c^nnri-ion prve +iti- ? a -'t of a house
but a l-tle too close to i-1 r onr.
Tn 17673 this wages Ploo "{H", rrdl thisg na't.icnlar spot
"-as tha lt of Fan Pa+-ion.

Dirlnr t)1 RP h sitiljh vprilNA -hc'q 1aY thp Al)hInbmarlp Blocnl.

rip S 91 shc !owm t varntf

Mnnct' show's t vacant also, n the hands of J, Fb

Tr 17PP o' ROeon' t 4- l] vacant b't bePlonnrcincr to hoviSe
No. 6 in P, No. 9.f- r- ca-t'-r y-u no tc corfuise
t ; 8r> tv'c tcks. One which housed -ee ol9 'eipnqtei prnner'ty
a^d nhe "nqe er'rF e 'itr-TeetP on iJ l r n4.a I tell vol] this
qs in 17PP: The olr Al1pmarla block wia No, 9.
The o -th (;ien.ltein) was B1. 14. n 17PP and
t.he Gr tnvlle BT OC in Brit~h s a e

Tn (tha numbe w .b1b wP t n 4r
of t-h blocks r no)
i. 14 wa Bl. 9

K' c Bl. p.
An'3 4bat a r o paEnn f'o cmation to those
who not rpelie there thinps]

At a r rate in 17c it would he the house of Father
Thorma Havsett Vrown as r. 86 in Bi, 9..(after 1790 changed
S to T1, T) This is t-e tr of a h"-se\you show to the left
f' al is r conre tn n c- i cord.

The middle and right of the artist's conception:

1763, Puente, Bl. "K"

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

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

Note: Background on Garcia,

Sept. 5, 1740 Don ManWel Ga&rca y Puentes married
Theresa de Valdraama.

He was not a native of St. A.vniatine but was "of
Torregillas". Gave his parents' names. Father was
a Garpla and mother was ^na de Fuentes.

Theresa was a native of S. Ag4siptine, daughter
or Don Tho~Fa de Valdarawa and Theresa de farpa.

The Valdamana ar-riage toov lane Auaust 31, 1899.
Here 4t was stated that Thomas was son of FrancsCee
de Contreras and Maria Belen. This I knew was correct.
And e ie Is how it happened.

Maria Belen (and there was onny the one Belen family
here) married Contreras pre 1661 and had several
children, Thomas being born in 1673, the year she married
2nd, 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, ,sed 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 +-ts Is right in the middle of your
area. Julian Belen(possibly brother to karia) married and
bad a daughter, Jvana, who arrived the English prisoner
who remained in St. Aupustine all his life, William Carr.
My main interest (originally) was that Its y own family.
My second brush with this grour eame when I did the property
book for the City Gat Pe rniture Co. And my third meeting
with all this came when T diseovcr9d the rote of the appraisers
in 10OP, after the 1"02 se ge. That whole blhoc today...
the %ur~nntAre norAnpny, the parLng lot, the children's toy
shop from Ora"nge to St. George belonged to the Belen's or
to the Car-Valdnrama-Belen's I should say. And Valdarama's
step-grand-dauvphter, the Belen-Contreras grand-dautbter, had
the same spot in 17PP,


I have no background on Manuela Rule yet but will give it
to you when I find 4t.

Next eame the Br4tish.
This block waa called the Grenville Block.

Jesse Fish lists "theheirs of Don Manuel Garcia"
No. 9"7 n his Account Book.

This property passed to Spencer Mann and Jaees yipp fo
a time, (south of Weinstein)
Manela Rulz on r e corner Is not listed so I assume
she either sold or gave up her place. The fact that
tVe government owned it later showed that it was not
in private ownership or up for sale. It was used for
the stables of the Governor and the government.
Fverlthing was called "the king's" so this was called
the staples of the king" in 1788. (and later)

And now we come to the ?nd Spanish period.

On the 1~PP Map these two places were in Block 14
No. 100 was the stables of the 'ing In charge of Don Manuel

No. 101 was house of Juan Carrera In which lived Dia"g.
Carrera. It is listed as pleFo Carrer, house of his
father and fron the translation, a house given this
Juan bv Governor Tonyn. (British period)

By 1790 this block's numve. was changed to Bl. 9,

(not to be confused with the block across street n Hypolita
know in n17PP as No. 9 but now in 3790 known as o. 8)

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


Diego Carrera was son of Juan tarrera.
He was born in Minorca in 1763 and
came to Plorida with his parents and the
Minorcan Colony In 1798. (Altho we call it
the Minorean 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
Augustlte, Diego was 14 years old. His father was
a Rum seller and at th1s time must have joined
Tonyn's East florida Ranpers 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 bouse) and I knew
he had sought confirmation of this as a gift for services
rendered(Escrituras, No. 2PP) so I assumed when doing
my family history(He was my great brand several times
removed] that this is where the Rum shop was..near the

However, Census 1783 gives J1an with a store on St.
George, And it was not the house near the gates for
he did not move nto 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, No. 101, was In the hands of Diego Carrera
being given to him by his father, and adjudged to he
the one which Governor Tonyn gave him for services
rendered. Now 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 -ea8s, 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 hack of the Oldest wooden school house.

This Juan Carrera is the same o n 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 OGrcia
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 rave it away to Carrera
as part payrent 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
hi.s houses, the one nrp:r the ates. Then siudenly Dievo
r. .ali. hat tbh hrm hr alwar. , t wd b ,....

Ss,.in reality..,not his at all...but now adjudged to
Sbe a house....(one of many) of the king and going up
fora auction in 1791.
SMot to be outdone, Diego bids it in, May 4, 1791..
Ese. No. 126.
S. Diego had presumably come to this place sometime after
1777. Was reared here, had it passed or to him by his
father(he was the eldest son a f t.he 1st wife)..and
surely thought it was hbs...
So It became h4s house and as late as 1793 on the
Census he was living there. His wrfe was Clara
Maria Paxety(Pacetti) daughter of the WIaO A ,
A ndres Paxety. (The Italian fror Plorences
In 1783 Andres was listed as w!maaVer with a house
S on George Street as well as land and another house
outside city.
In 1787 Andras was linng in a rented house next to
the father. on Thomas(Hassett) he was next
to Father Hassett &n the block just north of this
SB. 14.

By 1793 he was living with Diego Carrera, his son-inrlaw.
(in the house in question) Since there are two shops
SIn this house I have often wondered If Andres plied his
trade here while Dlepo or Juan,. his father, used one
side for the Rum shop. Can you picture all this
l Disek was listed as a Calker at one time.
Later Andres bought a plantation called "Wueva Mosquitoes"
,.. on the North River and Guano Creek. He died at the age of
76 in March 1q18.

,.. You can take yo.r pick. He was "of Naples, of Florence,
of Trespani, of Liorna",..etc.e
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