This report contains the family of Lorenzo
Josef de Leon, the known listings of his twelve
children, the family of his wife, Luisa de Arguelles,
the known listings of their grandchildren, the several
listings of their great grands.
The comparison to the 1702 Ruined House list as to
The comparisons to the 1763 Puente Map as to locations.
The list of prominent sponsors and a number of de Leon
A digest of the map properties so you may spot quickly
where an area is on another later map. A map of Puente,
1763 with areas blocked in.
And a complete run down of the numbers of these 1763
properties denoting if they were owner-grandchild or
owner-great grand to de Leon.
Lorenzo Josef de 'eon was known as Capt. Don Lorenzo
Josef and as "'he Treasurer" in 1664. He married into
the old and well established de Arguelles family thereby
becoming in law to the Dias Mexia, the VillaGarcia, the
Ponce de Leon and other influential families.
He was a slave owner with at least a dozen
slaves listed in the records. Perhaps he had many more
but these were either being married or had children
He married 1660 and fathered one dozen children
been 1661 and 1682. He died after this year and
The map maker, Juan Eligio de la Puente was
married to one of his great grand daughters.
His progeny entered every known prominent family
in the town, Menendez Marques, de Pueyo, Ponce de
Leon, Hita-Salazar, Horruytiner, Florencia, Gonzales
VillaGarcia, Villaverde, Dias Mexia, Sanchez Casahonde,
and many others.
The well known Sgt. Major Henrique de Ribera; the
Treasurer of the day, Joachin de Florencia; the
two ex-Governors, Pablo Hita Salazar and Pedro
Benedict Horruytiner; and the prominent Don Tomas
Menendez Marnues, Contador of his time, all were
famous fathers-in-law to de Leon's children.
In 1702 Juan del Pueyo, his son-in-law, was Contador.
Don Lorenzo Jose#* family left their marks upon
more than 21 of St. Augustine's 40 odd blocks in
His grandchildren numbered over 60
and his great grands added many more
relatives to his family line.
We have shown 39 places known to have been
occupied by his direct descendants. Just
visualize the situation. 39 or 40 houses
with from 8 to 10 people in each covering
virtually every area in the little city.
This makes (and there could be more) over
400 little de Leon or Pueyo-leon, Menendez-
Leon, Hita-Leon, Horruytiner-Leon and all
the others leading from these names, populating
this area. It is a whole town in itself!
I very sincerely call you attention to the AREAS
section of this report. Note the well known places
his descendants held.
This should make quite a-,4(ry!