Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 9 – Lot 1
Title: Re: Cut of suggested Restoration in Sept. 26th Record.
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Title: Re: Cut of suggested Restoration in Sept. 26th Record.
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 9 – Lot 1
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Creator: Barnes, Eleanor P.
Publication Date: 1962
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Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
35 Hypolita Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Casa de Hildago (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 35 Hypolita Street
Coordinates: 29.894857 x -81.312781
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Sentembhr 97, 1962


Re: Cut of sulTpested restoration In Sent. 26th record .
p. 6.

The LEFT side of the nhoio.

This would be across Hypvlita on the north side. Maps of
1763, 1770's, 17P8...all showed this vacant.
Part of the lot wh4ch hplonned to the house
a little farther north on St. Georve.


The artist's conception gives jiust a hit of a house
but a little too close to the corner.
In 1763 this was BlocZ "H" and this particular spot
"-as -he lot of San Patrico.

Durlng the British period this was the AlhemaPle Block.

de Solis shows it vacant

Moncrief shows it vacant also, in the hands of J. Fsah.

In 17PP on Rocqne it is still vacant bht belonging to house
No. 66, in Bl. N. 9.. Let- me caut rn you not to confuse
t,-s~ two blocks. One which housed the old Weinstein property
and the one across the street on Hynollta. I tell you this
as In 1788: The old Albemarle Block was No. 9.
The other(Weinstein) was BI. 14 In 178P and
the Grenville Block in British days.
but
Tn 1790 (the numbers which we ,ie in talklin
of the blocks now)
Bl. 14 was Bl. 9

B1. 9 Bl. 8.
And that is Im reason for caution to those
who do not realize these things]

At any rate in 1788 it would be the house of Father
Thomas Hassett known as No. 66 in BI. 9..(after 1790 changed
to Bl. 8) This is the tip of a house you show to the left
of th- artist's conception in tne Record.








The middle and right of the artist's conception:


1763,.Puente, Bl. "K"

On the corner (Weinstein) was Dona 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 Puentes married
Theresa de Valdarama.

He was not a native of St. Augustine but was "of
Torregillas". Gave his parents' names. Father was
a Garcia and mother was Ana de Fuentes.

Theresa was a native of St. Augustine, 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 sl how It happened.

Maria Belen (and there was only 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 Valdabama 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 Maria) 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 ry own family.
My second brush with this group came when T did the property
book for the City Gates Furniture Co. And my third meeting
with all this came when I discovered the route of the appraisers
in 170A, after the 1702 seige. That whole block today...
the furniture company, the parking lot, the children's toy
shop from Orange to St. George belonged to the Belen's or
to the OC-Valdarama-Belen's I should say. And Valdaramia's
step-grana-daughter, the Belen-Contreras grand-daughter, had
the same spot in 17PP.










I have no background on Manuala Ruir yet but will give it
to yiui when I find 4t.


Next came the Pritish.

This block was called the Grenville Block.

Jesse Fish lists "thpheirs of Don Manuel Garcia"
No. 9' in his Account Book.

This property passed to Snencer "ann and Jaes Vipp for
a time. (south of Weinstein)

Manvela nilz on +te corner is not listed so I assiane
she either sold or gavp up her place. The fact that
the government owned it later showed that It was not
in private ownership or up for sale. It was nsed 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 1788. (and later)


And now we come to the ?nd Spanish period.

On the 1'7P8 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 Jnan Carrera'in which lived Diego
Carrera. It is listed as Diego Carrera, house of his
father and from the translation, a house given this
Jlan bh Governor Tonyn. (British period)

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

(not to be confused with the block across street on Hyolita
known in 17PP as No. 9 but now in 3790 known as Io. 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 Uarrera.
He was born in Minorca in 1763 and
came to Florida with his parents and the
Minorcan Colony in 1768. (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
Augustihe, Diego was 14 years old. His father was
a 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 bad 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. 268) so I assumed when doing
my family hbstory[He was my great grand several times
removed) that this is where the Rum shop was..near the
gates.

However, Census 1783 gives Jnan with a store on St.
George. And it was not the hobue 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 1787, 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 years, 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 Gareia
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 Dayment 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 be 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 ori to him by his
father(he was the eldest son of the 3st wife)..and
surely thought it was his...

So it became his house and as late as 1793 on the
Census he was living there. His wife was Clara
Maria Paxety(Pacetti) daughter of the WItfROA ,
Andres Paxety. (The Italian from Florence) *

In 1783 Andres was listed as wigmaker with a house
on George Street as well as land and another house
outside city.
In 1787 Andrsa was lying in a rented house next to
the father..,on Thomas(Hassett)...so he was next
to Father Hassett 6n the block lust north of this
Bl. 14.

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

Diego 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 1~18.



You can take your pick. He was "of Naples, of florence,
of Trespani, of Liorna"...etc..





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Sentemhber 7, 1962


Re: Cut of suppested Restoration in Sent. 26th record .
p. 6.

The LEFT side of the nhoto.

This would be across Hypnlita on the north side. Maps of
1763, 1770's, 178AP..all showed this vacant.
Part of the lot wh4ch helone 'r to the house
a little farther north on St. Georpe.


The artist's cnneeption gives lust a hit of a house
but a little too close to the corner.
In 1763 this was BlociJ "H" Rnd this particular spot
"'as the lot of San Patrico.

During the British period this was the Alhemawle Block,

de Solis shows it vacant

Mnncrlef shows it vacant also, in the hands of J. Fish.

Tn 17PP on Rocque it is still vacant hut belonging to house
No. 66, in Bl. No. 9..[Let me cautCin you not to confuse
t.-sci two blocks. One which housed the old Weinstein property
and the one across the street on Hvnolita. I tell you this
as in 1788: The old Albemarle Block was No. 9.
The other(Weinstein) was BI. 14 in 178P and
the Grenville Block in British days.
but
Tn 1790 (the numbers which we ini in talking
of the blocks now)
Bl. 14 was Bl. 9

Bl. 9 Bl. 8.
And that Is my reason for caution to those
who do not realize these things]

At any rate in 1788 it would be the house of Father
Thomas Hassett known as No. 66 in Bl. 9..(after 1790 changed
to Bl. 8) This is the tip of a house you show to the left
of th artist's conception in the Record.







The middle and right of the artist's conception:


1763,.Puente, Bl. "K"

On the corner (Weinstein) was Dona 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 Puentes married
Theresa de Valdarama.

He was not a native of St. Augustine but was "of
Torregillas". Gave his parents' names. Father was
a Garcia and mother was Ana de Fuentes.

Theresa was a native of St. Augustine, daughter
of Don Thomas de Valdarama and Theresa de Barga.

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

Maria Belen (and there was only the one Belen family
here) married Contreras pre 1661 and had several
children, Thomas being born in 1675, 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, 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(ponsibly brother to Maria) married and
had a daughter, Juana, who married the English prisoner
who remained in St. Augustine all his life, William Carr.
My main interest (originally) was that its my own family.
My second brush with this group came when T did the property
book for the City Gates Furniture Co. And my third meeting
with all this came when I discovered the route of the appraiseev
in 170R, after the 1702 seige. That whole block today...
the furniture coenany, the parking lot, the children's toy
shop from Orange to St. George belonged to the Belen's or
to the f0j-Valdarama-Belen's I should say. And Valdaroma's
step-grana-daughter, the Belen-Contreras grand-daughter, had
the same spot in 17PP.









I have no background on Manuela Ruiz yet but will give it
to yo7u hen I find it.

Next came the British.

This block was called the Grenville Block.

Jesse Pish lists "tPheeirs of Don Manuel Garcia"
No, 97 in his Account Book.

This property passed to Spencer "ann and James 'ipp for
a time. (south of Weinstein)

Marnuea Ruiz on +he corner is not listed so I assume
she either sold or gave up her place. The fact that
the 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.
Everything was called "the king's" so this was called
the stables of the king" in 1788. (and later)


And now we come to the 2nd Spanish period.

On the lPP8 Map these two places were in Block 14

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

No. 301 was house of Jlan Carrera in which lived Diego
Carrera. It is listed as Diego Carrera, house of his
father and from the translation, a house given this
Juan by Governor Tonyn. (British period)

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

(not to be confused with the block across street on Hypolita
known in 17PP as No. 9 but now in 1790 known as o. 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 Uarrera.
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
Augustihe, Diego was 14 years old. His father was
a 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. 268) 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 1787, 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 years, 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 wh$sh I
have written you before.

At any rate, I think what we have here is the old Garola
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 1st wife)..and
surely thought it was his...

So It became his house and as late as 1793 on the
Census he was living there. His wife was Clara
Maria Paxety(Pacetti) daughter of the WIVagg,
Andres Paxety. (The Italian from Florence) *

In 17~3 Andres was listed as wigmaker with a house
on George Street as well as land and another house
outside city.
In 1787 Andr s was lying in a rented house next to
the father..yon Thomas(Hassett)...so he was next
to Father Hassett &n the block nust 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 Diero or Juan, his father, used one
side for the Rum shop. Can you picture all this?

Die e 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 lPI8.



* You can take your pick. He was "of Naples, of Florence,
of Trespani, of Liorna"...etc..






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