To be added to the section recording LORFNZO HORRUTTINER.
By Eleanor Philips Barnes. 1961.
There is available a list of Ruined Houses dated
1709, referring to the houses demolished during
the Moore attack of 1702. Part of the city, the
north section to be exact was ordered destroyed
by the Spanish Governor. Other houses were burned
by order of Moore.
In making an INDEX of this list and by comparison
with the 1763 Puente Map it soon became evident That
I had accidently stumbled upon the"route"of the
In 1702 after the seige was lifted appraisers were
appointed to determine the damage done to the town.
Accounts leave us with the suggestion that San Agustin
was almost entirely composed of "wooden houses".
That about 20 to 30 remained standing but that the
rest, about 149 according to the list, possibly more
as many of those listed stated "houses" and not just
one house, were completely destroyed.
As I began to compare the list of 1702 with the map
of 1763 it became apparent that there was too much
"incident" to be just co-incldentj
In the north end alone I found Loper de Toledo owing
property which seemed to be in his father's possession
some 61 years before. Near him I found three owners
splitting a full block that once was owned by their
grandfather. I found houses, one known to be standing
in part today in the hands of persons whose napes
were family connections in a direct line with those
mentioned in 1702. For example; In 1702 Juan Penalosa
had a house about where the so called Salazar Mansion
stands today. His daughter, Maria Penalosa, was the
gandmother of the 1763 owner, Antonia de Avero.
is happened over and over.
We had directional signs in accounts left by the
various documents which matched what I seemed to find.
In the south end of town I placed by the evident numbers
several of the Solana family and in 1763 I find the sons
and grandsons of these men still in the south end of the
When I had finally come to the area known today as
St. Francis Street I found a house in 1702,from its
evident number almost to the end of the list, the
property of Nicolas Tovar and on the 1763 map his
known son, Josef Tovar, owned a house on the corner
of present day St. Francis and Charlotte, a house
that is still standing today.
Accounts place the Sartucha family and the Ponce de
Leon family near and the numbers also make them
So It went all over the little town. One of the
glaring incidents was the houses of the Governor
on this list of 1702 which indicated the Plaza
section from the arrangement of the numbers going
before. And just two numbers away the houses of
Don Lorenzo Horruytiner. Compared to the 1763 map
we find in truth the House of the Governor where the
Post Office stands today and two doors away the house
of a man who was the known grandson of Lorenzo Rorruytiner.
Today that house, the Lindsley House, is adjacent to this
Next to Don Lorenzo was the de Lara house, or what
may have been called the Sanchez de Urisa, mother-in-
law of Don Lorenzo Horruytiner.
I worked out that the houses of Sartucha and his neighbors
were about the section where the new Catholic School is
today on Charlotte and St. George. Somewhere from the
Bay to St. George in this area lived Mateo de Sartucha.
His next door neighbor was the former Governor Pedro
Benedict de Horruytiner, father of Don Lorenzo.
A couple houses one side or the other was another son,
Captain Juan Horruytiner, brother of Don Lorenzo.
All this in 1702.
_7/, / /We are concerned with Don Lorenzo's house. He was listed
/LAq-. -> as requiring 400 Teos. This was not much compared with
some of the others, even his rather asked 1500 pesos.
t /, But then h4s father had more than one house.
Capt. Juan asked 500. And their sister, Manuela, married
to the old Sgt. Major Henrique de Riberia, wanted 400.
The cheapest house burned was listed as 80 pesos. Some
were 100. Many were in the 400's. The residences of
both Don Pedro Horruytiner and Capt. Juan Pueyo were
one of the top ones at 1500. The Plorencia family
claimed 3000, the Ponce de1 Leon family 2,200, and
ex-Governor Salazar 1000 pesos. The Governor's places
ranged from 8000. So it was)
We do not know to whom the 20 or 30 residences belonged
that seemed to escape the hol6omht. I do know that in
comparison of names in 1602 and those of 1702 there
were certain ones missing on the ruled houses list.
But it would be hard to say as so many here in 1702
had not even arrived in 1602.
Take the Horruytiners. They first appear in 1633.
Do# Luis Horruytiner was Governor of Florida from
1633 to 1638.
In 1637 Don Pedro Benedict Horruytiner got married.
And was ad-interim Governor 1652-53.
I said above that it was not known to whom the 20 or
30 remairdhouses belonged in 1702. I will qualify that
by explaining that one of the Horruytiners was here, was
fathering a child that very year, 1702, but was not on
the list of ruined houses. So unless he was livrTg
with Papa, or in one of Papa's houses, he MAY be one
of the men whose house was still standing. This was
Josef Horruytiner and his wife was of the Ascencio y
Florencia family. I make note that her family of Ascencie
was not on the ruined list either. These are two of the
possible 20-30 houses left in 1702.
3 other possible owners whose houses were not on the list
were Geronlmoe, Tomas and Juan Hita y Salazar. Listed as
de Hita only. They were three sons of the ex-Governor,
ablo e Hitas. Only Don Pablo and his son, Don Pedro,
were ON the list of 1702.
Another group that possibly had houses remaining were
Don Manuel Solana and his brother Don Diego Solana.
Only the father, Alonso, Sr., the son, Alonso Jr. and
the other son, Jnan Solana were ON the list. Some explanation
of Manuel may be made In the fact he was Deputy Governor of
Apalchee at the time. All of the suggestions are just conjecture.
The most important fact as far as your present house is
concerned is that today it stands in part or in whole a house
possibly rebuilt after 1702 in part or in whole, in possession
of a man known to be the grandfather of the one who owned it
in 1763. Both 1702 and 1763 adjacent to the Governor's house
as it in truth stands todayJ
Eleanor P. Barnes