205-"P", 1763 Puente
Juan de la Mata Perez
This was a native of St. Augustine.
His wife was of the Casteneda family and his mother
was an Andrada, all natives of the presidio.
1687, Dec. 13, marriage of Don Juan de Andrada of
Los Angeles and Michaela de Antanilla. Ph. 172
Juan Andrada was No. 62 on the Ruined House list of 1702.
Their daughter, Josepha de Andrada, married JUAN PEREZ ARREGUES
de la Rosa y de la Mata, 1712, 1/11. Ph. 275.
Juan Perez de la Rosa y de la Mata was of Seville, son of
Bernardo Arregues Perez and Gregoria Ortiz de la Mata.
Juan Perez and Josepha de Andrada had several children.
Michaela in 1717, Jose in 1720 and JUAN CLAUDIO Perez
de la Mata 11/10/1722, Ph. 58.
1744, 7/28, Ph. 207. Juan de la Mata Perez married
Josepha de Casteneda.
The Casteneda family begins:
Francisco Perez de Casteneda of New Spain, 105 on the Ruined
House list of 1702, married Juana Serrano, 4/20/1678, Ph. 131
in the home of Don Tomas Menendez Marques.
She was the daughter of the Serrano-Velardez household, having
been born in 1663, her parents, Antonio Serrano and Sebastiana
de Velardez married( Oct. 8, 1659, Ph. 57.A
Casteneda and Juana Serrano had Gaspar de Casteneda in 1684, Index.
The 4/20/1731 he married Sebastiana de Vargas. It was his 2nd
marriage. She was born 1704, 1/28, the daughter of Sebastian de
Vargas and Francesca Gonzales who were married in 1703.
Gaspar de Casteneda and Sebastiana de Vargas were the parents of
JOSEPHA CASTENEDA, born 1732. It was she who married Juan de la
Mata Perez of 205-"P", Puente.
When the Spaniards left in 1763, Fish shows this
entry in his Account Book...JUAN PEREZ de la '4ata(no entry)
Moncrief Map 1765 shows Fish holding this area(possibly for
Perez de la Mata)
This was the southeast corner of Charlotte and Paniagua lane
(now Treasury Street)
It locked like an L-shaped affair.
Escritiras: 184, 1785 gives Fish selling this place to
JOSEPHA D ESPINOSA. After the Spaniards returned.
Josepha de Espinosa was returning home....for she was
a native of St. Augustine.
Sister to the man who occupied the other corner in 1763 on
Puente, Francisco de Espinosa, No. 211, Puente. "P".
TODAY THIS IS THE SIrE OF 'HE SNOW HO..E facing the bay.
Josepha was also sister of Antonia Espinosa, Mrs. Jose Sanchez
de Ortigosa, Jr.
When she returned to Florida she brought her Sanchez nephews and
nieces and they were living with her(and her brother, Sebastian
de Espinosa) in 1786(presumably in the very house she bought
in 1785) on the Census of that year, 1786, No. 1 of the FLORIDANS
Counting her brother, her six Sanchez relatives, we have 8 in
this house in 1786.
Then one of the Sanchez nephews, Bernadino, gets the house as
on the Map of 1787, Rocque, he owns the house and rents it
to Juan Josef de la Toro. So. 17, No. 127. 1788.
If you look at the sketch of Treasury Street, 1763, No. 203, "0"..
you will see listed Rosalia Ponce de Leon. 3he married Juan del Tor
and this was their son, Juan Josef de la Toro, returned to his
homeland once more. See Census 1793, No. 19 for his parentage.