Hospital Street (Aviles)
Squares: OR" "VU *'c'
"SA "d. "h*, "I".
This was most fantastic! The inter-relationships
were possibly the greatest mixture I have encountered.
On the Calls of the Royal Hospital we find the Brotherhood
of the Holy Sacrament, another of those confraternities
formed to do good works, pray for the souls, etc....
The house of the Brotherhood was in Block "dW, No. 271.
The Royal Hospital was in Block "R", No. 233. As far as
I know they were the only two public buildings belonging
to the Government or Church in the little street.
Beginning at the central Plaza and moving south on the
street we pass first a little Plaza on the east and
the Alvaro Lope do Teledo House on the west.
As we move on we come to the Royal Hospital in "R' next
to Toledo, and across from that in "S3 the home of Don
Ildephonso Sanches de Casabonda. The Casahonda houses
occupied the whole of the little block.
New we move on pass the Lane to the sea, (Artillery)
and we are in between Blocks "V' on the west and "I*
on the east. Don Antonio Urbane do Mel* is No. 238 "V*
on the corner. Dona Manuela Alvares Sotemayer is No.244
and Cristobal Centreras is on the other corner No. 243.
All in Block 'V".
posite are the gardens and groves of the houses of Bl. "IX.
o houses themselves face on Charlotte. No. 247 is Philips
Haceb(Jaceb) Briel, No. 246 is Bernard* Fernandes and No.
245 is Father Juan Jose Solana. Father Solana occupied the
(Artillery Lane) north Lane side and Briel was on the corner
of the ether cross street(Cadis) sometimes called Grog, Green..
So we move on to stand between Blocks *e" on the west and
*d* on the east. The Brotherhood house is in front of as
in "d* with Don Manuel Fernandes Lopes owning the rest of
the block, having houses facing Charlotte but extending
in property to Calls Hospital. Nos. 271 and 272.
Opposite the Brotherhood and the groves of Lopes we see
in Blockwe" on the Grogg corner the de la Rese*, AiaeIs.*
Victoria. No. 269, next to Ignacioe Rose we find at No. 268
Don Juan Martines and No. 267, Tehlbie Zamerano.
We are new opposite a half Lane, (BRAVO) and
still have Bloeek "e" on the west but Bleek "h"
is now to the east.
oe.266 "** is Den Lorenseo Josef de eon facing this
Lane. No. 265 is Jose do la Rosa and on the leng erese street,
(BRIDGE) we find Dons Theresa del Pueyo No. 264.
Opposite the Pueye residence, in Bl. h"k, No. 291 is Don
icolas Peose de Leeon and sext to hia en the north is
Des Juan de Salas, Ne. 290.
Mrs. IgnacieReso(269-c) and Mrs. Antonie Urbane doe )le(238-V)
were sisters, daughters of the Treasurer, Francisco Menendes
Marques, grand-daughtere of the earlier(elder) Lorease Josef
de Leon. Both were first cousin to Den Lorenze Josef(erandson
of the elder) 266-e. Also lt cousin to Den Juan Martlaes
thru the Redrigues-Acesta family. Mrs. Alvare Lepes,(No. 234-R)
was an aunt of both Mrs. Mele and Mrs. Rese. (Menendez side)
Toribie Zanerane was father of Mrs. Nieolas Pecep de Leen(291-h
across the street) and to Mrs. Lerease Josef de 1ee*(266e next
deer).....Mrs. Zamerane was lt oeeusin to Den Juan Martines next deer,
Mrs. Fernandes Lopes, (272-d) and Theresa del Puey*, Mrs. Francisce
de Aguilar,(264-e) were half sisters, both daughters of Den Juan
Lerense Pueye, (by different wives) both grandchildren of Coentader
Juan del Pueye and both great grands of the elder de oen.
Beth 2nd eeusin of young L.J. de Leen(266-e) 3rd cousin to Den *
Ildephense Sanehes Casahonda;(23543) and 2nd eeusin te Mrs. Rose,
Mrs. Mle* Theresa del Pueye in addition, was 1st cousin te
Juan Martinez en Redrigues-Acosta side, and 1st cousin te
Mrs. Teribie Zanerane on the Ries side.
Fernandes Lepez himself was nephew of Nieelas Pence de Leen, (291-h)
Beth were eeusin te Mrs. Cristebal Contreras(234-Y)
Ildepaonse Sanches Casahenda,(215-S) and Don Lorese Jeasef de Leen,
(266-e) were nephew and unele. The nether of the former was sister
of the latter. Beth were grands, (gr. grand) of the elder de Leeon.
'Mrs. Sanches Casahenda (235-3) was a de la Puente, sister of
the mapmaker(Juan Eli le de la Puente) and another of their
sisters married Den Airare Lepes de Toledo's son, Den Antonioe.
He comes into this area as he returned and bought this Toledo
property, losing it later to Francisco Sanches do Ortigesa,
Realtienships...1763, cent..... .-3-
The "'1 block property owners Briel Fernandes and
Father Solaaa wore all descendants of the Solana-family. 247
Briel's aneester was the Escribano Alonse Solana, 3rd.
The powerful scribe from 1678 to 1696 when he died.
Father Solana was son of the Eseribane Juan de Selana,
who served from 1696 to 1727 when he died. Beth Scribes 265
Fernanades was sea of Mrs. Briel by another husband. 246
Mrs. Feraandes had for ancestor the Adjutant Alonse Solana,
the 2ad, father of the two Scribes.
During the 2nd Spanish period, Don Manuel Solana, the Mounted,
Dragoon who remained in Florida throughout the British Regime,
get more than three quarters of this block. Ha had for an
aacester the Deputy Governor Don Manuel de Solana, brother
of the two Scribes.
All of the 1763 owners were grandchildren of the Adj. Aloase
the 2nd, and great grands of the Sgt. Major Aloase do Solana, lost
Many of this family married into the other families on this
street. For example Capt. Juan Pueye had made a Selana
marriage before de Leen. One had married into the Pence de
Leon family earlier. The Corderes were connections.
Mrs. Juan de Salas of 290-h was one of their cousins.
Mrs. Josef do la Rosa, 265-e was another connection on the
Hernandez side te Briel of 247-1.
In addition there were many lesser connections. Half of then
eould count an Arguelles in the family. More than one had
Capt. Don Manuel Rodriluez Acesta as grandfather.
Mrs. Centreras of 243- was from the Peonce de Leon-Anaya family.
Several of the families had prominent Florencia relationships.
It certainly was a very closely related grouping in one
period of St. Augustine's history. Marked by a member of
almost every notable and official family known in the town.
Prodeminently native were the property owners and wives.
Only about half dozen were foreigng born". Zamerane,
Rose, do Mel*, Nunes-Bernava, de Salas, were the foreign
boys. So was Centreras. All the rest were St. Aufustima
born, many with ancestors dating to the late 1500 s.