Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Title: Changes of ownership: Bl. "0" ..1763 Halifax--Br. Quesada No. 10, 1790
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Title: Changes of ownership: Bl. "0" ..1763 Halifax--Br. Quesada No. 10, 1790
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
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Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
143 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
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Changes of ownership: BI. "O"..1763
Halifax --Br.
Quesada No. 10 1790

PLAZA to TREASURY, west side of Charlotte:

The Spanish Eaasurer lived at No. 198..de Pena
Capt Pescador was next, 199
Mrs. Espinosa, Josepha de Torres was 200
Antonio Fernandez(early resid-nt) was 201
Capt. Laguna was 202.
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British ---Halifax---
Arthur Gordon, Attorney General in Treasurer's house (198)
Mr. Moore next. Sold to Charles Howard later

Geo. Williams, the INNKE"P, next

James Henderson, who also had an Inn and much property as well, next
David Yeats got part of this and Bernardo Humbert

Mr. Jamieson, on the corner on '^oncrief, gave way to James Taylor.
1779
-----------------
2nd Spanish days...

The former Treasurer's house lived in by Attorney General Gordon
now was the Counting house and Treasury.
Charles Howard lived next door, sold to Pedro Cosifacio...1787
Jose Peso de Burgo, the Corsican, had the Williams place.
Yeats sold to Herrera in 1785 who exchanged with F.X. Sanchez
in 1786

Humbert sold to F.X. Sanchez, too. 1785

Taylor sold to Miguel Isnardy, 1785...corner
------------------
Note: While all this was going on, on the other side of this
block Isabel Perpaul was getting the present Cathedral property,
the present Treasury was being bought at auction by Howard, sold
to Rodriguez de Leon and then to F.X. Sanchez, w'-o owned a good
share of the old block "O" now...1791..











199-"0" 1763 Puente
Capt. Juan Pescador

Mrs. Juan Pescador descended from the family
of Nicolas Ponce de Leon.
Her lineage begins:
Don Nicolas Ponce de 'eon, wife Estefania Avila
and their son, Don Manuel Ponce de Leon, born 1137.
Don Manuel married 1660 Dona Lorenza Ruiz.
Their daughter was Maria Antonia Ponce de Leon born
1672(Index) married 9/18/1691 Ph. 194, Juan Crisostomo, Jr.
Melchora Crisostomo was their daughter, married Pedro Ruis
10/3/1718, Ph. 306
Estefania Ruiz was the daughter of this couple, named
for her great grandmother baptised 1/5/1722 and. married
on Tuesday Dec. 24(Xmas Eve) 1743, Captain Juan
Pescador of Oveida, Ph, 196/197
Mrs. Pescador and Mrs. Perez were first cousins, their
mothers being sisters.
Mrs. Pescador's father was Pedro Ruiz, a native of the
city, son of Lorenzo Ruiz and Maria Ruiz Valdez y Mercado.
This couple married in 1680. Lorenzo Ruiz was mentioned
as one who carried the mail to Apalache during the raid
of 1702.
Fish has no entry for Pescador but Escrituras 169v, 1785
gives good recitation.
June, 1763 Joaquin Blanco acting for Estefania Ruiz(Mrs.
Pescador) sold this property to Alexander Wilson and
Robert Hawes. Then another deed shows that Henderson
sold to John "oore. Mar. 1766.
Moncrief, 1765 shows Mr. Moore occupying this site.
DeBrahm's 1771 list gives, John Moore, Butcher.
Finally in 1785 Mrs. Moore and son, Thomas, sell to
Charles Howard, Secretary to the Governor.
Esc: No. 46, 1787 shows Howard selling this property to Pedro 'u
Cosifacio, the Greek Merchant. Not~4a, the the corner of
the Plaza and Charlotte was referred . as many other times)
as the Treasury, The place we call the Treasury today was called
the old Treaury at times.


1788 Pedro Cosifacio still there: Rooue..


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200-"0"..1763 Puente

Josepha de Torres

In this case it was her husband who was the
native of St. Augustine. She was of Florida
but not of this area.
Born 1688, Diego Espinosa married Josepha de
Torres September 13, 1727.
He was the son of Diego Espinosa, Sr., Maria de Salas
who were married in 1687. She was No. 4 on the Ruined House
list of 1702.
Josepha de Torres had six children by Diego de Espinosa.
Francesca 1728
Josepha, 1730...........This is the one who returned
during 2nd Spanish period and
bought the Perez place(205-P,1763)
She and her husband, Juan Peres,
owned 90-F, 1763 on the Fish list.
Francisco, 1732.........He is the one who married Francesca
Solana in 1756 and liver at 211-"r"
in 1763.
Sebastian, 1740.........He was one of the eight men ordered
to remain in 1763 on King's busines-, Puente
Map Plan. He also returned with Josepha
when the British left.
Francesca, 1736
Antonia, who married 1756 Don Jose Sanchez de Crtigosa Jr.
They were living at 70-"D", 1763.
(Covered in Assignment No. 1)
Josepha was widowed of Diego de Espinosa Feb. 16, 1744, Ph. 11.
Burials:
Diego had no time to receive the Holy Sacraments as he was
killed by the "enemy Indians"...so stated Father Francisco
Xavier Arturo that year.

Josepha, living on Charlotte Street, was listed in FISH, No.92.
Property sold to George Williams 2/25/1777.
See Esc: No. 376 1785, when the Williams girls sold to
Jose Peso de Burgo, Corsican hide dealer, rum seller, planter,
owner of properties all over town, one of the group coming in
1768 with the Minorcan Colony and to St. Aug. in 1777.









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201-"O", 1763 Puente

Antonio Fernandez

CAUTION: Do not confuse this early Canary Islander
with the Col. Antonio Fernandez who took care of Avero
properties as well as others.

Again it is the local girl who takes us to the early
family. She was Luisa Pueyo, married Thursday, April
14, 1752, Phs. 295/296 Antonio Fernandez of the Canaries,
Teherifeto be exact.
Luisa was the daughter of Don Jose Mateo del Pueyo and
Catalina Villagarcia who were married herein 1714.
Don Jose was born 1689, the brother of Mrs. Francisco Yanes,
the uncle of Mrs. Laguna of 202-"0".

He was the son of the Contador Juan del Pueyo and Maria de
Leon. Jose died in 1760.

Naturally he was the grandson of THE Don Lorenzo Josef de
Leon and Luisa de Arguelles. All EiTs covered in'Assignment
No. 1.


Antonio Fernandez was not listed in Fish Accounts.
Mr. Henderson had this area on Moncrief, 1765
Then some part of both(Laguna and Fernandez) according
to measurements, passed to Jacob Penman in 1772, hence
to Arch Lundies and finally by Provost Marshal to David Yeats.
#Yeats sold to Manuel Herrera this part, the south part...
And Herrera exchanged with Francisco Xavier banchez. That is
how Sanchez got one of the houses. Bernardo Humbert owned
another part and he sold to Sanchez in 1784 hence Sanchez
held two houses...See Esc: 169v, 1785....lpi, 1785...
376...1785...h7..1786....41.... 1784 ....60v..1784...272..v, 1785
All these relate the this area between the Plaza and Treasury,


EPB...










202-"0", 1763 Puente

Fernando Laguna

Again it is Mrs. Laguna who takes us to the old
Florida family.

She was born Michaela Nicolasa Llanes, May 19, 1725
and married Monday, the 30th of November, 1744, Ph. 209
Fernando Lagunda of Havana.

Her father was Don Francisc6 Yanes(Llanes)de la Crus
of the Canary Islands and her mother was Maria Geronima
del Pueyo. They married here 1/29/1719.

Maria G. Pueyo was born 1697 and died 1732. Francisco Yanes
died 1733.

Maria was the daughter of Contador Juan del Pueyo and
Maria de Leon. No. "4 Ruined House list of 1702.

Don Juan Pueyo married the de Leon girl in 1675 and
there was a ceremony in 1678. I believe this to be a betrothal
and marriage.

Naturally she was the daughter of THE Don Lorenzo Josef de
Leon and Luisa de Arguelles. Both families covered in Assignment
No. 1.

Mrs. Fernandez and Mrs. Laguna were first cousins.
201-0 202-0
----------
There was a "no listing" in my Index on this man.
Signifying that he was not in Fish Accounts.

Mr. Jamieson was on the corner of Treasury and Charlotte in
the Halifax Block on Moncrief. 1765

James Taylor was granted this area in 1779. See Escrituras
No. 272v. June 6, 1785. When this corner passed to Miguel
Isnardy.


This is Block 10 on Quesada, 1790.


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203-"O"-Rosalia Ponce de Leon. 1763-Puente

For Rosalia, also descended from the former Governor
Nicolas Ponce de Leon, it begins this way:

Nicolas Ponce de Leon and wife, the Dona Estefania de
Avila, had another son, Don Nicolas, Jr. He was born
1632, married 1656 Ana de Espinosa.

Nicolas, Jr. and wife Ana had a son called Don Antonio
Ponce de Leon born 1661, Index, married 4/30/1713 Dona
Anastacia de Florencia.

Rosalia Ponce de Leon was their daughter. Baptised August
17, 1716 and married Jan. 1, 1749 to Don Juan de la Toro
of Badajos. He was listed as No. 34 in Fish Account book
under a "no entry". She was not listed.

On Moncrief of 1765 it is not clear to me if William Watson
or Fish held this property. The dimensions will solve this.

This couple, however, had a son, Juan Josef de la Toro, who
returned to Florida after the British left and who rented
the property seemingly owned by Bernardo Sanchez de Ortigosa,
nephew of gosepha-de Espinosa, known to have been living in
her house in 1786, and presumably getting this property
from her. It was the corner currently in question 205-"P"..
Charlotte Street side of SNOW property, once the Perez house site.

See Escrituras No. 60v-1784. These NAMES are in the area
of Rosalia Ponce de Leon's house.

Lorenzo Rodriguez was buying. Bernardo Humbert was selling.
James Smith had owned part of a the lot. James Taylor
was on the Charlotte Street corner now occupied on Moncrief
by Mr. Jamieson. And Diego or James Hayes was west of
the said property. Possibly on the Paniagua site of 1763...
At least you are on Treasury in old Square "O"..very near
the Ponce de Leon site.

Sq. "0" cf 1763, would be HALIFAX block during British
days, Bl. 10 in 1790 Quesada list. Bl. 18, 1788; EPB


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Changes of ownership: BlI "O"..1763
Halifax --Br.
Quesada No. 10 1790

PLAZA to TREASURY, west side of Charlotte:

The Spanish 'raasurer lived at No. 198..de Pena
Capt Pescador was next, 199
Mrs. Espinosa, Josepha de Torres was 200
Antonio Fernandez(early resid ntj was 201
Capt. Laguna was 202.


British ---Halifax---
Arthur Gordon, Attorney General in Treasurer's house (190)
Mr. Moore next. Sold to Charles Howard later

Geo. Williams, the INNKE P, next

James Henderson, who also had an Inn and much property as well, next
David Yeats got part of this and Bernardo Humbert

Mr. Jamieson, on the corner on ^oncrief, gave way to James Taylor.
1779

2nd Spanish days...

The former Treasurer's house lived in by Attorney General Gordon
now was the Counting house and Treasury.
Charles Howard lived next door, sold to Pedro Cosifacio...177
Jose Peso de Burgo, the Corsican, had the Williams place.
Yeats sold to Herrera in 1785 who exchanged with F.X. Sanchez
in 1786

Humbert sold to F.X. Sanchez, too. 1785

Taylor sold to Miguel Isnardy, 1785...corner

Note: While all this was going on, on the other side of this
block Isabel Perpaul was getting the present Cathedral property,
the present Treasury was being bought at auction by Howard, sold
to Rodriguez de Leon and then to F.X. Sanchez, w'-o owned a good
share of the old block "O" now...1791..









199-"O" 1763 Puente


Capt. Juan Pescador

Mrs. Juan Pescador descended from the family
of Nicolas Ponce de Leon.

Her lineage begins:

Don Nicolas Ponce de "eon, wife Estefania Avila
and their son, Don Manuel Ponce de Leon, born 1637.

Don Manuel married 1660 Dona Lorenza Ruiz.
Their daughter was Maria Antonia Ponce de Leon, born
1672(Index) married 9/18/1691 Ph. 194, Juan Crisostomo, Jr.

Melchora Crisostomo was their daughter, married Pedro Ruiz
10/3/1718, Ph. 306
Estefania Ruiz was the daughter of this couple, named
for her great grandmother baptised 1/5/1722 and. married
on Tuesday, Dec. 24(Xmas Eve) 1743, Captain Juan
Pescador of Oveida, Ph. 196/197

Mrs. Pescador and Mrs. Perez were first cousins, their
mothers being sisters.

Mrs. Pescador's father was Pedro Ruiz, a native of the
city, son of Lorenzo Ruiz and Maria Ruiz Valdez y Mercado.
This couple married in 1680. Lorenzo Ruiz was mentioned
as one who carried the mail to Apalache during the raid
of 1702.
Fish has no entry for Pescador but Escrituras 169v, 1785
gives good recitation.

June, 1763 Joaquin Blanco acting for Estefania Ruiz(Mrs.
Pescador) sold this property to Alexander Wilson and
Robert Hawes. Then another deed shows that Henderson
sold to John 'oore. Mar. 1766.

Moncrief, 1765 shows Mr. Moore occupying this site.
DeBrahm's 1771 list gives, John Moore, Butcher.
Finally in 1785 Mrs. Moore and son, Thomas, sell to
Charles Howard, Secretary to the Governor.

Esc: No. 46, 1787 shows Howard selling this property to Pedro
Cosifacio, the Greek Merchant. Note that the the corner of
the Plaza and Charlotte was referred to(as many other times)
as the Treasury. The place we call the Treasury today was called
the old Treaury at times.


1788 Pedro Cosifacio still there: Rocque..











200-"0"..1763 Puente


Josepha de Torres

In this case it was her husband who was the
native of St. Augustine. She was of Florida
but not of this area.

Born 1688, Diego Espinosa married Josepha de
Torres September 13, 1727.

He was the son of Diego Espinosa, Sr., Maria de Salas
who were married in 1687. She was No. 4 on the Ruined House
list of 1702.

Josepha de Torres had six children by Diego de Espinosa.
Francesca, 1728
Josepha, 1730........... his is the one who returned
during 2nd Spanish period and
bought the Perez place(205-P,1763)
She and her husband, Juan Perez,
owned 90-F, 1763 on the Fish list.

Francisco, 1732.........He is the one who married Francesca
Solana in 1756 and liver at 211-"r"
in 1763.
Sebastian, 1740.........He was one of the eight men ordered
to remain in 1763 on King's busines-, Puente
Map Plan. He also returned with Josepha
when the British left.

Francesca, 1736

Antonia, who married 1756 Don Jose Sanchez de Crtigosa Jr.
They were living at 70-"D", 1763.
(Covered in Assignment No. 1)
Josepha was widowed of Diego de Espinosa Feb. 16, 1744, Ph. 11.
Burials:
Diego had no time to receive the Holy Sacraments as he was
killed by the "enemy Indians"...so stated Father Francisco
Xavier Arturo that year.

Josepha, living on Charlotte Street, was listed in FISH, No.92.
Property sold to George Williams 2/25/1777.
See Esc: No. 376 1785, when the Williams girls sold to
Jose Peso de Burgo, Corsican hide dealer, rum seller, planter,
owner of properties all over town, one of the group coming in
1768 with the Minorcan Colony and to St. Aug. in 1777.









201-"0", 1763 Puente

Antonio Fernandez

CAUTION: Do not confuse this early Canary Islander
with the Col. Antonio Fernandez who took care of Avero
properties as well as others.

Again it is the local girl who takes us to the early
family. She was Luisa Pueyo, married Thursday, April
14, 1752, Phs. 295/296 Antonio Fernandez of the Canaries,
Teherifeto be exact.

Luisa was the daughter of Don Jose Mateo del Pueyo and
Catalina Villagarcia who were married herein 1714.
Don Jose was born 1689, the brother of Mrs. Francisco Yanes,
the uncle of Mrs. Laguna of 202-"n".

He was the son of the Contador Juan del Pueyo and Maria de
Leon. Jose died in 1760.

Naturally he was the grandson of THE Don Lorenzo Josef de
Leon and Luisa de Arguelles. All thTs covered in'Assignment
No. 1.


Antonio Fernandez was not listed in Fish Accounts.
Mr. Henderson had this area on Moncrief, 1765

Then some part of both(Laguna and Fernandez) according
to measurements, passed to Jacob Penman in 1772, hence
to Arch Lundies and finally by Provost Marshal to David Yeats.
#Yeats sold to Minuel Herrera this part, the south part...
And Herrera exchanged with Francisco Xavier %anchez. That is
how Sanchez got one of the houses. Bernardo Humbert owned
another part and he sold to Sanchez in 1784 hence Sanchez
held two houses...See Esc: 169v, 1785....141, 1785...
376...1785..._497..1786 ....1....1784 ....60v..1784...272..v, 1785.
All these rela-te the this area between the Plaza and Treasury.


EPB...








202-"0", 1763 Puente

Fernando Laguna

Again it is Mrs. Laguna who takes us to the old
Florida family.

She was born Michaela Nicolasa Llanes, May 19, 1725
and married Monday, the 30th of November, 1744, Ph. 209
Fernando Lagunda of Havana.

Her father was Don Francisc6 Yanes(Llanes)de la Cruz
of the Canary Islands and her mother was Maria Geronima
del Pueyo. They married here 1/29/1719.

Maria G. Pueyo was born 1697 and died 1732. Francisco Yanes
died 1733.

Maria was the daughter of Contador Juan del Pueyo and
Maria de Leon. No. 44 Ruined House list of 1702.

Don Juan Pueyo married the de Leon girl in 1675 and
there was a ceremony in 1678. I believe this to be a betrothal
and marriage.

Naturally she was the daughter of THE Don Lorenzo Josef de
Leon and Luisa de Arguelles. Both families covered in Assignment
No. 1.

Mrs. Fernandez and Mrs. Laguna were first cousins.
201-0 202-0

There was a "no listing" in my Index on this man.
Signifying that he was not in Fish Accounts.

Mr. Jamieson was on the corner of Treasury and Charlotte in
the Halifax Block on Moncrief. 1765

James Taylor was granted this area in 1779. See Escrituras
No. 272v. June 6, 1785. When this corner passed to Miguel
Isnardy.

This is Block 10 on Quesada, 1790.
EPB...









203-"O"-Rosalia Ponce de Leon. 1763-Puente


For Rosalia, also descended from the former Governor
Nicolas Ponce de Leon, it begins this way:

Nicolas Ponce de eon and wife, the Dona Estefania de
Avila, had another son, Don Nicolas, Jr. He was born
1632, married 1656 Ana de Espinosa.

Nicolas, Jr. and wife Ana had a son called Don Antonio
Ponce de Leon born 1661, Index, married 4/30/1713 Dona
Anastacia de Plorencia.

Rosalia Ponce de Leon was their daughter. Baptised August
17, 1716 and married Jan. 1, 1749 to Don Juan de la Toro
of Badajos. He was listed as No. 34 in Fish Account book
under a "no entry". She was not listed.

On Moncrief of 1765 it is not clear to me if William Watson
or Fish held this property. The dimensions will solve this.

This couple, however, had a son, Juan Josef de la Toro, who
returned to Florida after the British left and who rented
the property seemingly owned by Bernardo Sanchez de Ortigosa,
nephew of Josepha de Espinosa, known to have been living in
her house in 1786, and presumably getting this property
from her. It was the corner currently in question 205-"P"..
Charlotte Street side of SNOW property, once the Perez house site.

See Escrituras No. 60v-1784. These NAMES are in the area
of Rosalia Ponce de Leon's house.

Lorenzo Rodriguez was buying. Bernardo Humbert was selling.
James Smith had owned part of a the lot. James Taylor
was on the Charlotte Street corner now occupied on Moncrief
by Mr. Jamieson. And Diego or James Hayes was west of
the said property. Possibly on the Paniagua site of 1763...
At least you are on Treasury in old Square "O"..very near
the Ponce de Leon site.

Sq. "O" cf 1763, would be HALIFAX block during British
days, Bl. 10 in 1790 Quesada list. Bl. 18, 1788; EPB







Escrituras numbers relating to Blocks: "P",.."O"..."K" 1763..

For quick check:

"K"..1763 was Grenville and then Quesada No. 9.


1784:
9v
78
87
-17 5:
112
175v
211
234v
249
252
371v

FT??7---
4v

116v

T7^9----
304

27(part)
101v
lOlv
106
126
326

Bl."O", 1763 was Halifax and then Cuesada No. 10.

1784:
41
60v

178 5
169v
181
272
306
376

497









2..Escrituras numbers

B1.10 cont..
1787
46

1790
424


1791
115....fhe treasury we know today
329 "


Private home then


(Bought at auction by Charles Howard in 1791,
sold to the notary, Don Domingo Rodriguez de Leon
and then by him to jon Francisco Sanchez)
Note: The Flaza and "harlotte corner was used
as a Treasury, counting hose et al ....

So. "PF" 1763 was Cgilvie and then Bl. 5 uesada

1745

214
297v


1787
85

1791 ( \e
21?v Note:: I have worked on Vhe
for private clients and though it
they may provi oe you it1h i
checks. B..









1763: PUENTB


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J205- Juan de la Mata Perez, 1744 married Josepha Casteneda
206- Domingo Peres 1736 Tcmasa Ronouillo
207- Fernando Villegas 1721 Maria de los Reyes
208- Manuel Serrano 1743 Geronima larcia
209- Salvador Porras 1745 Juana Navarro
210- Capt. Francisco del Castilla, 1747 Barbara Garcia Villegas
.211- FRANCISCO ESPINCSA 1751 rancesca Solana

WOW

198-Juan Esteban de Pena (Treasurer in 1763) obscure now.
199-Juan Peacador....1743 Estefania Ruis
200-Josepha de Torres...1727 Diego de Espinosa(parents of 211-P)
201-Antonio Fernandez 1752..Luisa de Pueyo
202-Fernando Laguna, $744..Nicolasa Llanes
203-Rosalia Ponce de Leon..1749..Juan de la Toro
204-Matia Paniagua...........obscure yet

"KO

156-Don Juan de Salas 1754 Juana Sanchez de la Rosa
155-Dona Gertrude Villaverde, after 1756, Antonio de Hita Salazar
From burial record
1761: Ph. 278.
Note: Marriages end at 1756
154-Thomas Cordero, 1752 Lenora Gonsales (returned and on 1786 .w.e
Census, No. 10-FloridaML)
153-Francisco Aguilar y Pueyo, b. 1746
son of Francisco kguilar
and Theresa Pueyo.
NOTE: Mot "Puerto"

152-Diego Mexia, 1733 Maria Fromista
"M"
184-Barbara de Pena(losa) 1731 Francisco Antonio Salgado
186: Heirs of Jose Isquidero..married 1734 Rita Fromista
2nd wife was Bernarda Rodrigues

138-Don Miguel Lppez, 1744 Antonia Grajales
WIN
11p-Juana Baes, 1746 Manuel Barrasi
129- Francisco de Ortega, 1743 Francesca Hernandez


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