Macmillan House, 224 St. George Street: N 70 feet of E 90 feet of Lot 3,
Block 36. According to the 1923 official city map, Lot 3 has a total
frontage on St. George St. of 77 feet.
1788 Rocque map, -?22,
Masonry house, tile roof, in bad condition, owned by the Crown with
its lot, occupied by Juan Aguilar, one of the Canary Island settlers.
Note: Since no second floor is mentioned, it is assumed that this
was a one story dwelling.
1790 Quesada list. Inventories, assessments and sale at public auction of
the houses and lots of the King.
No. 253. Rubblework masonry house with lot of the King occupied by
Juan de Aguilan, bounded N. by Annau, W. by marsh lands, E. by the street.
23 N-S x 90 v. @ o rr per sq. v. 528 3/4
Rubblework masonry walls 56 x ) x 1/3 v 9 l1 rr per sq. v. 448
Rubblework masonry valls h divisions 20 x 4 x 1/3 v. @ 1- rr per sq. v. 120
For chimney and bile 120
For wood work of the doors, window, floor and roof 200
Total 1416 3/4
1791 Escrituras (East Florida Spanish Papers) p. 117
Mortgage, Apr. 29. hateo Guadarrama bid in for Juan Rodriguez house
and lot listed as No. 253, which he now mortgages for Rodriguez as pledge for
Note: It might be well to explain here that Juan Aguilar, the
occupant of the house, was the father in law of Juan Rodriguez, the purchaser.
ca. 1800. No. 253
House of coquina and King's lot occupied by Juan de Aguilar, bounded
in front by street, N. by Annau, W. by marsh, N-S 23 x L-i 90 (varas) 1056-
Coquina 56 yards in length, 4 yds in height, 1/3 wide (varas) 448
Four sections of wall, 20 long, 4 high and 1/3 wide (varas) 220
Chimney and roof tile of said house 120
For what relates to the carpenter work of doors, windows, floor and roof 200
2. Macmillan House
St. Augustine December 23, 1803. This day was issued by this government
title of possession and ownership in perpetuity of the above house and lot in
favor of Don Juan Rodriguez, in virtue of the Royal cedula of 17 June 1801, remit-
ting to those in debt for quitrents, the payment of the capital and rents for the
houses and lots they acquired when restored to the Royal domain. (Also Escrituras
1803, p. 316v)
1822, St. Johns County Records. Deed Book B-L, p. 104, April 12, 1822 (Spanish)
Bernardo Segui to Pedro Minanda, with power of attorney (or executor
of) Dona Francisca de Aguilar, a house of stone covered with tile, bounded east
by St. George St., west by the marsh, north by heirs of Francisco Arnau, south
by lot of Don Bartolome de Castro y Ferriera, i-ranted bo Juan Aodriguez
December 23, 1803.
Note: According to Mrs. Barnes genealogy in our files, Bernardo Segui
married Dionicia Rodriguez, the daughter of Don Juan Rodriguez and Dona Francisca
de Aguilar. The above deed then was made for property of his wife's parents.
I have not been able to find any deed or transfer from Pedro Miranda, nor is it
clear what transfers may have been made of this property, until May 5, 1883, when
iaria de Jesus Rodriguez de Segui, widow of John Segui, son of Don Barnardo
Segui, for herself and as guardian for her child Maria Josefa, gave a quit claim
deed to Holmes Ammidown, consideration '183.0 all undivided right, title and
interest which they had or may have had in the estate of Bernardo Segui and
Dionicia Segui, devised through John Segui. The deed intended to convey the
interest in both estates of Bernardo and John in a certain house and lot sold in
St. Augustine, Florida to Holmes Ammidown, now deceased, described as: South
by lot of A. C. Spear, west by i1aria Sanchez (reek, east by St. George St., north
by premises of Holmes Ammidown. This estate being known as the old Segui House.
(signed in Havana, Cuba) Deed Book AAA, p. 535, St. Johns County Records.
On archh 23, 1935, Henry Philip Ar-midown and Beatrice II. his wife,
sold to Amey H. ,ac,~illan the north 70 feet of the east 90 feet of Lot 3 Block 36
Recorded in Book 107 page 247 St. Johns County records.
I am somewhat at a loss regarding the Segui deed to Pedro Miranda in
1822 because in 1834 the Clements survey lists the previous owner as John o'riguez
and the present owner as the heirs of John Rodriguez. The genealogical notes
explain how Bernardo Segui could have been an heir of Rodriguez but not how they
got the property back after it had been sold to Miranda.
Doris G. Jiles