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Monson Motor Lodge Project
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Saint Augustine (Fla.)
32 Avenida Menendez (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Monson Motor Lodge (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
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milagro

From: "Jerald T. Milanich" To: "milagro" Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 4:14 PM C, I looked in that new book by Robt Kapitzke and in one paragraph he mentions Don Juan de Salas, an artilleryman, dying suddenly (in 1700; Salas is in the book index). His house may have been built there (the Monson property) prior to the building of the sea wall in 1705, accounting for the flood deposit Carl found on his house floor (???). J

Jerald T. Milanich Florida Museum of Natural History Dickinson Hall/Museum Road Campus Box 117800 Gainesville, FL 32611-7800

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milagro

From: "Jerald T. Milanich" To: "milagro" Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 3:42 PM C, From Jim Cusick: "Jose Peso de Burgos was one of the Mincorcan merchants who lived down in the south part of town and also had a plantation up north, either at San Pablo or on the North and Guana Rivers. He was a heavy hitter-lots of
money, lots of finacial interests. Pat talks about him in Mullet on the Beach. In the 1793 census Don Manuel Fernando Bendicho is listed as a 34 year old resident, with a wife, 23, and five slaves-nothing about his occupation, but probably not a soldier. Juan de Salas I have heard of, and I think he was with the garrison, but I'll have to check. The Lot and Block Files at the old Historical Preservation Board might also contain files on these guys"


Jerald T. Milanich Florida Museum of Natural History Dickinson Hall/Museum Road Campus Box 117800 Gainesville, FL 32611-7800

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milagro

From: "Jerald T. Milanich" To: "milagro" Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 2:45 PM Subject: Re: de Burgos, de Salas, & Bendicho C, from Bruce Chappell, archivist at PK Yonge Library of Florida History here at UF:

"Jerry, let me run this by Jimmy Cusick. He is fresher on this stuff than I am. I think Peso de Burgo (Corsican included with the Menorcans) and Bendicho (an Andalucian who died with wife in an 1814 shipwreck) were both merchant types. However, I will get back to you tomorrow when Cusick is here. We will also check on Otero and Salas."



Jerald T. Milanich Florida Museum of Natural History Campus Box 117800 Gainesville, FL 32611-7800 352-392-1721 ext 242 fax: 352-392-3698




























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milagro

From: "S. Parker" To: "milagro" Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 8:45 Subject: Re: Biographies for Jerry Milanich Carl,

The master site file on the Pellicer-Peso de Burgo probably has the most collected info on J. P. de B. I have a little info on buildings owned by Juan de Salas (on Monson property) in the dissertation. Manuel (Fernandez [as I recall]) Bendicho is a familiar name, but most of what I recall of him is from the East fla. Papers and his probate in that collection. Of course, I would suggest the biographical files at the SAHS Library if he hasn't already done so.

Susan R.Parker, Ph.D. 1671 Asturias Street St. Augustine, FL 32080 904-471-6496

---- Original Message ---From: milagro
To: sparker
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 7:23 AM Subject: Biographies for Jerry Milanich


Susan,
Any chance you would have a database that contains info on Juan de Salas, Manuel
Bendicho, and Jose Peso de Burgos? A basic "who he was," including professions? Jerry emailed and wanted to know if anyone in town has this info. Thank you.

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(Calle Bayor del Principal), now Charlotte Street. Don Antonio owned three adjacent properties along what is now Treasury Street, including the structure at the corner of Treasury and Avenida Menendez (the Vedder House), which was once the headquarters of the Historical Society. This structure was destroyed in the fire of 1914.

According to Susan Parker, the Salas House was an "impressive structure." It
was a sizable house, constructed of thick stone, and displayed many accouterments not commonly found in Spanish architecture during the 18th century, especially the 17 glasspaned windows and 2 chimneys. The structure was two stories and featured an upstairs parlor. According to Parker, "a sizable balcony overhung the street, for its length accommodated three windows with glass panes... The ground-floor living quarters contained eleven doors. Seven downstairs windows also contained glass. Outside stairs provided access to rooftops on the building... A part of the building was only a single story, implied by the downstairs living quarters having its own shingled roof. Two rooms on the back side of the building [Jerry, I exposed one room at the north end] each contained a painted built-in armoire [this may explain the L-shaped wall that I found at the west end] with either glass or mirrors in their' doors. The room built under the main stairs was probably used for storage. A fence with balustered openings (rajas) surrounded the patio. The kitchen as well had its own chimney with a mantel and also a storage area or pantry" (Parker diss. UF, 1999:94-95). Clearly, the Salas House was a few steps above most homes in St. Augustine as can be attested to by the size of the coquina stone foundations exposed and the thickness of the tabby floor surface. A complete inventory of the house can be found in Arnade (1961:179-180). Its value in 1763 was listed at 8,504 pesos and 6 reales.

The other individual you mentioned, Jos6 Peso de Burgos, was born in Corsica and came to Florida as part of Andrew Turnbull's colony of New Smyrna. He was a hide dealer, shop owner, and farmer who had slaves and livestock. He married Maria McBride in 1789 and had five children. According to the East Florida Papers (EFP), by 1793 the 34-year-old de Burgos was living at Calle San Carlos. It appears that he resided on the property until his death in 1819. At that time, his house was listed as a two-story stone structure.

I hope this information is useful. I will put it in the Monson file for later when I write up the results of the excavation. You may be interested to learn that we have exposed two late colonial foundations in Room 14. They parallel each other and a lot of trash has been recovered from between the two walls. We removed one of the walls so that we could continue with the excavation, the other we will leave for the bulldozers.

Leslie Wilson will continue to look for details on Bendicho, and I hope to have more information next week.

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Work~en- of the Crpr Constru.ction Co., of Ocala, Fla., engaged in re-grading and re-paving Bay Street, St. Augustine, Fla., uncovered a 3-inch? pipe in front of the Monson Hotel, about 6 feet west of the seawall, in the street, about 50 feet south of the east front of the hotel.

Forkmen said the wa was not artesian, so I judge that it is a comparatively shallow well. JoseTh Dunne, County Tax Assessor, said he thought it was probably the well that furnished fresh water to the Capo bath house which was an out in the bay from this part of the seawall.

The nell was leaking, and the workmen recapped it. I was told they would leave a plate over it so that it would not be necessary to tear up the paving again to get at it.

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in 'places, you sometimes' uncover unusual things-at least' that's Owhat the city, and the.,Ocala contractors working on' Bay. Street
have found out.
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the, bay front, just south of. the Monson Hotel, when an j4d sight wag.brought to light. All eyes i were turned to what appeared to
be the:top of some round, coquina structure,. It remained a mystery until 'old records were- searched, and it was found that this if the remains of an old artesian well which formerly stood in' what is nowthe middle of Bay Street. The well consisted of a .drinking fountain and. horse trough. .Th. upipe: p structure of the w#P. was finally'torn down, and: fo niany years the pavement' ofthe.street has' covered 'the spot-until unearthed recently during operations to resurface the area.




















































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MEMORANDUM

February 20, 2002

TO: Carl Halbirt

FROM: Leslie Wilson'

SUBJECT: Owners of Selected Property on Charlotte Street Following is the result of my research regarding owners of a property on Charlotte Street:

1764 [Puente] Block L, lot 169 Ana de Oteyro

1788 [Rocque] Block 12, lot 87 Manuel Bendicho

1800 [tax list] Block 3, lot 18 Jose Peso de Burgo



1764 [Puente] .. Block L, lot 169 .. Ana de Oteyro & Juan de Salas

Ana de Oteyro.(Otero/Utero) was born April, 1715, in St. Augustine the daughter of Santiago Utero from Galicia and Juana Catalina Bernal de Fuentes, of St. Augustine. She married Marcos Mendes 23 June 1733. Marcos, also born in St. Augustine, was the son of Geronimo Mendes from Tenerife and Maria Contreras of St. Augustine. They had seven children; the first, Francisco, was born in December 1734. Puente shows Ana's brother, Francisco de Oteyro, as owner of lot 171 and her son, Francisco Mendes, as owner of lot 170. In addition, lot 172 was owned by Ana's brother-in-law, Francisco Benites (not Benet as shown on Drost). Lot 168 was owned by Domingo Escalona; Francisco Benites' mother was Lucia Escalona but I have not established a relationship between Lucia and Domingo.

Have not been able to determine how Ana obtained the property. According to a letter from Puente to de la Torre in 1772, lots 169 and 170 were sold to Don Augustine Carney -- "The houses of Ana de Oteyro and her son Francisco Mendes" -- for 150 pesos. The key to the Puente map (translated by Vera Smith) indicates that Ana's house was of "riprap" and that her son's was of stone. In the Index of land and house transfers to Puente in 1764, #13 is the "cottage of my mother Anna de Vieyzo [sic], another my own signed by Francisco Mendes and Anna de Vieyzo [sic]"


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Lot 171 (Francisco Oteyro, no house) was among those transferred from Puente to Jesse Fish in 1764.


Summary of information on Don Juan de Salas...

I cannot tie the following Juan Salas to the property researched on Charlotte Street, but he is the only adult Juan Salas I can find in St. Augustine in 1764:
The Cathedral Parish marriage entry lists him as Don Juan
Antonio Artus de Salas from San Andres Figuerdo, Archbishoprc of Santiage in Galacia. He and Juana Sanches de la
Rosa were married 11 January 1755.

Witnesses to the marriage were: Thomas Cordero+, Don Juan
Montes de Oca, Pedro Rodrigues*; sponsors were: Fernando
Antonio Laguna and Dona Michaela Llanes.
+Could be the husband of Leonar Gonzales, daughter of Oldest House Tomas Gonzales.
*Could be grandfather of the Rodriguez sisters.

Juan Salas was a soldier from Galacia stationed in St. Augustine. He married a woman born in St. Augustine and they had three sons. His wife might have died in childbirth (3rd son was born Sept 1763) or she may have died in Cuba. Juan returned to St. Augustine in the 2nd Spanish Period and died here in 1807.

Juana was born in St. Augustine on 27 January 1733, the daughter of Francisco Sanches and Thomasa Cordero. Her Godmother was Rosa Angulo. (This is not the Sanchez de Ortigosa family.)

The 1793 census (part 3, Hospital Street) includes the following entry:
Don Juan Fanto(?) de Salas, son of Juan and Maria Ceveris,
age 63, widower [born 1730]
Clemente, son of Juan and of Juana Sanches de la Rosa,
widower, age 35

I believe this is "our" Juan Salas living with his son, Clemente.

The Cathedral Parish Death Records include:

Juan Fausto Salas died 17 February 1807, age 88 [birth year
1719]. Son of Clemente Fasto Salas and Maria Severis.
Soldier. This is the only mention of an occupation for Juan.

Even though there is a discrepancy in the birth year (1719 vs. 1730), I think this is the same Juan Salas for two reasons: [1] smiliarity of mother's name: Severis vs. Ceveris; and [2] Juan's father and son were both named Clemente.

The three children of Juan de Salas and Juana Sanches are:
Joseph Francisco -- b. 4 Dec 1756; Godfather: Domingo Perez
Clemente -- b. 6 Nov 1758; Godfather: Domingo Perez
Julian -- b. 5 Sept 1763; d. 26 Jan 1794;
Godfather: Francisco Isquierdo



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Juan's son, Julian de Salas, married Dona Teresa de Jesus Rodriguez, daughter of Don Lorenzo Rodriguez and Dona Isabel Puima.

In the 1793 census (p. 102), they are listed in Part 5: Dragoon Barracks Street, after the third cross street. Julian was 34 and Teresa 17. Their son was one month old. Also in the household were Juan Ponz (age 19) and Juan Fernandez (age 16) both listed as "apprentice."


1788 [Rocque] .. Block 12, lot 87 .. Manuel Bendicho

Don Emanuel Fernando Bendicho was born in Grenada according to his marriage record. His parents were Francisco Bendicho and Francisca Augustini, possibly living in St. Augustine when he married.

Emanuel Bendicho and Martina Raphaela Rodriguez Puima were married on 3 Dec 1785. Raphaela was the sister of Juan de Salas' wife, Teresa. Martina was born in Cuba on 4 March 1778.

This couple had no children but were godparents to many children born in St. Augustine, including several of Francisco Xavier Sanchez' children.

In the 1793 census (p. 80 #62) they lived on St. Charles Street.

Manuel and Raphaela both died in 1813, when the ship, Dos Hermanos, wrecked in a hurricane on their return from Havana.

They made a will in April before leaving Havana for the voyage to St. Augustine. Heirs were their siblings: her four sisters, his sister and two brothers (who were both priests in Florida).

The partial translation of their will in the East Florida Papers+ mentions that inventories and reports on several houses and lots with full descriptions are included in the will.
+Testamentary Proceedings, Reel 12, box 50, no.
81, 217 pages.


The Lorenzo Rodriguez family is listed because of its connection to Salas and Bendicho:

The Rodriguez family is listed in the 1786 Census (p. 29, #9) under the heading Floridians. Lorenzo is a 55 year old mariner, "of this place;" his wife, Isabela Puima, age 40, was born in Germany. Children living with them are: Maria del Carman, of Havana, age 22; Nicolas, mariner, age 25, "of this place;" and Theresa de Jesus, of Havana, age 10.

Note: Lorenzo was born in St. Augustine 24 Sept 1731. Father was Don Pedro Rodriguez; mother was Ana Maria Tobar. He died
18 Oct 1809, age 83.


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Daughters Maria del Carman and Teresa de Jesus were both born in Havana. Son Nicolas was born in St. Augustine on 6 March 1761. His godmother was Antonia Espinosa.

Lorenzo must have been successful in Cuba, as the 1787 Census of Householders (p. 38) includes:
Lorenzo Rodriguez...Native of this city, has a wife, one son and two daughters; occupation merchant; has a beverage shop;
inhabits a house of the king on the Plaza; has another
house, with registered documents, on Hornworks street; has
no land but requests it. In the household are a female
slave, an English boy and another boy (his nephew), a white
servant lad, and a free mulatto who was formerly a slave.

In the 1793 census (p. 79 #58), Lorenzo and his son Nicholas are both referred to as "Don."

Members of the Salas, Bendicho, and Rodriguez families returned to St. Augustine in the 2nd Spanish Period.

The East Florida Papers+ show that Lorenzo Rodriguez bought two houses (one in 1784 and one in 1790) in St. Augustine. Also that Manuel Bendicho bought two houses (1785 and 1786). Rocque shows that Bendicho owned lots 87, 88, and 89 on Charlotte Street.
+Index of Deeds to Houses, Document 28, Bundle 357,
translated by Edward Lawson, 1957. SAHS MC-63, box 5,
file 41


1800 [tax list] .. Block 3, lot 18 .. Jose Peso de Burgo

The attached copies from El Escribano (Vol. 12, No. 3, July 1975) and a bio prepared for the HSAPB in 1971 include the available information on Jose Peso de Burgo.



Sources used in research:
Cathedral Parish Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
1786, 1787, 1793 Census in First Families of Florida

Notes: All references to a census refer to Donna R. Mills'
First Families of Florida.

In addition to the sources cited, I checked the
Gelabert Report, the calendars of the Stetson
Collection and the East Florida Papers, plus various
lists of St. Augustine residents.









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July, 1975, vol. 12, No. 3 Published quarterly by the St. Augustine Historical Society 271 Charlotte Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Mark E. Fretwell, editor Eugenia B. Arana, associate editor




To bring together those people who are dedicated to the preservation and accurate presentation of the rich history of Saint Augustine and Spanish
Colonial territory in the Western Hemisphere, and constantly to endeavor to foster a greater interest in, and appreciation of, this priceless heritage among the people of Saint Augustine, the State
of Florida, and the Nation.
--Charter,
St. Augustine Historical Society







Table of Contents

The Peso De Burgo Pellicer
Houses. ..... Overton G. Ganong 81

Daniel Boone in Florida . The Editor 100

A Rebellion's Innocent
Bystander, 1795 . . Amparo Rey 112

History News. ......... .... 120











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THE PESO DE BURGO PELLICER HOUSES 89


Pellicer was described as a native of Majorca (sic),22 a Catholic, loyal to the king of Spain, and a carpenter by trade. His wife and three children were counted but not named. At the time he was cultivating eight and one-half acres of land that he rented from two Englishmen for 20 pesos23 a year. His property consisted of his house and a male slave.24 Peso de Burgo, still a bachelor, was somewhat more prosperous. A storekeeper and half owner of a sloop, as mentioned earlier, he owned his house and lot "in the vicinity of the Minorcan Chapel," three slaves, and two horses. He worked an acre of rented land, for which he paid four pesos a year and held (apparently owned) six more acres 25
near the cemetery. 25

Peso de Burgo's growing prosperity soon led him to invest in additional real estate. In July, 1784, he bought from Bartholome Lopez a lot and house at the northwest corner of Cuna and St. George Streets. Since his title was 26
not confirmed until three years later, the 1784 census did not record his owning the property. The following year must have been a good one financially, for that summer he purchased three houses, two on Charlotte Street north of the plaza and one on Hospital (now Aviles) Street. The buildings on Charlotte Street were two-story structures, one of stone, the other of stone and wood. Neither commanded a high price, since both were somewhat run down. In far worse condition was the house on Hospital Street, a crumbling edifice of masonry and wood that the shrewd Corsican acquired for 105

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90 EL ESCRIBANO


Sometime between 1785 and 1791 Peso de Burgo moved from his

little wooden house to the two-story stone house on Charlotte.28

Possibly he lived upstairs and operated his store on the lower

floor. Furthermore, by 1786 he had taken in a fourteen-year-old

Minorcan boy, Francisco Prats,29 the son of Jayme Prats and

Margarita Vives, who were then living with their younger son of six years in a small wooden house on Peso de Burgo's lot at the

corner of St. George and Cuna Streets. Owning no land, livestock, or slaves, 30 Jayme Prats was obviously poor. Peso de

Burgo had taken him under his wing, giving his family a lot to live on, allowing him to work some of his land, and supporting his eldest son. In return, of course Peso de Burgo enjoyed the K labor of young Francisco. The Corsican could afford to support his charge. By early 1787, in addition to his four houses and

lot, he owned two slaves, four horses, four cows, and twelve

acres of land.31

Despite his move, Peso de Burgo retained ownership of his

former dwelling, which he probably rented along with his other

houses. Who the renters might have been is unknown. As for Pellicer, his status in 1786 was essentially the same as two

years earlier, except that his male slave had been replaced by

a female one.32 Shortly afterwards, Juana Vila gave birth to her second child, Antonia Maria de la 0, bringing the number

of children in the Pellicer family to four.33

Pellicer's growing family was becoming cramped in their

small quarters, and Francisco began to ponder a move. Possibly

dissatisfied with his opportunities as a carpenter, possibly










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23. The monetary unit was probably the peso fuerte, in use between 1777 and 1811. Its value in 1936 U. S. dollars was $1.72. J. Villasana Haggard, Handbook for Translators of Spanish Historical Documents (Austin: University of Texas,
1941), p. 106.

24. Census of 1784, ph. 19.

25. Ibid., ph. 59.

26. FND, Bundle 319, Document 29, p. 2.

27. EFP, Escrituras, 1784-87, Bundle 366, pp. 334-36, 376.

28. By August, 1791, he was living in a stone house on Charlotte
Street, EFP, Book of Mortgages, 1784-1821, Bundle 407, p. 23v.

29. Census of Father Thomas Hassett, 1786 (photostats at SAHS).
ph. 6M.

30. Census of 1787 (photostats at SAHS), ph. 20.

31. Ibid., ph. 17.

32. Census of Father Hassett, 1786, phs. 17M-18M.

33. Historical Records Survey (henceforth cited as HRS), Translation and Transcription of Church Archives of Florida,
Roman Catholic Records, St. Augustine Parish, White Baptisms,
1784-92, p. 24, entry 97.

34. EFP, Memorials and Concessions, 1785-1821, Bundle 297P8,
No. 130.

35. Ibid., Escrituras, 1787-90, Bundle 367, p. 51v.

36. Census of 1784, ph. 24; Census of Father Hassett, 1786, ph.
19M; Census of 1787, ph. 8. See also Will of Maria Brox, EFP, Escrituras, 1793-94, Bundle 369, p. 388; and Panagopoulos, p. 33. In writing Fundulakis's name, I have used the spelling given by Panagopoulos in the belief that he,
being Greek, would provide a reasonably accurate transliteration. In the Spanish documents many variants appear, e.g.,
Fudelache, Fedulacho, Pedulach, Odolachy.

37. Census of 1793 (photostats at SAHS), ph. 13.

38. Panagopoulos, p. 181.

39. For example, in Yventarios, Aug. 19, 1790, FND, Bundle 364,
No. 52, entry 48.












JOSE (PEPINO) PESO DE BURGO (born ca. 1758-1760 and died 1819)



Jos4 (Pepino) Peso de Burgo was the son of Pedro Peso de Burgo and Maria Geromima Camogina. Born in Corsiga, the family name was originally spelled Pozzo Di Borgo. He ahd Francisco Pellicer bought the Saint George Street property (block 7, lot 7) in May, 1780. Peso de Burgo worked as a hide dealer and storekeeper. He married Maria McBride, daughter of Nicolas McBriti [McBride] and Maria Costa, in 1789. They had five children (Roselli 1940: 44; Fish 1763-1770 (?): no. 26).

The Spanish Census of 1783 (Italians, Minorcans, Greeks, Old Floridians, Some Irish 1783: 10c) lists Peso de Burgo as follows:

Corsica, Bachelor, Hide Dealer, 1 acres, 4 ps to Englishman, House with grounds near Minorcan Chapel--3 slaves
and 2 horses, half a sloop, 6 acres close to cemetery (Campo
Santo)

Three years later a Spanish Census (Father Hasset's Census of Saint Augustine and Vicinity 1786: no. 20) describes Peso de Burgo's situation thusly:

Family Joseph Peso de Burgo of Corsica, Storekeeper,
No. 20 bachelor of
Francisco Pras [ Prats]
dependent of the said, of Mosquitos, bacheldr of 14a Males white 2
Negro male
slave not baptized 1
Negro female
slave same 1
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The 1787 Census (Census of Mahones, of Britannics [British Empire and U. S. natives] Spaniards, Floridians and Cubans 1787: 10) gives the following information for him:







Jose (Pepino) Peso de Burgo (Cont.) 2



Pepino [Josef) Peso de Burgo, Native of Corsica, C.A.R.
(Roman Catholic), Single, Mahonese farm boy as hand,
2 slaves, 4 horses, 4 houses and a lot, three of them are shown on registered documents and the other, and
lot, by English documents, tills about 12 acres of
land and wants more, has 7 canoes [ ?], and 4 cows

By the time of the 1793 Spanish Census (Census. No Title 1793: no. 53) Peso de Burgo had, of course, married and was apparently living on Charlotte Street.

2 a Street of San Carlos
(Charlotte Street)
No. 53 Josef Peso de Burgo son of Pedro and of
Geronima Camugina of 34 years.
Maria Mabriti [ McBride]
his wife, daughter of Nicolos Mabriti [McBride].1
and of Maria Costa of 18 years,
Pedro Josef Antonio son of the said of 2 months
15 slaves of these baptized
total 18

Jose (Pepino) Peso de Burgo died in 1819. At the time of his death he owned the following property (Peso de Burgo 1819:):

a house where he lives 2 story, stone, bounded by Calle
San Carlos on the east, north by house and lot of
Francisco X. Sanchez, south by house and lot of Juan Andreu; another on the same street, bounded north by heirs of Mateo Guadarrama and south by house and lot
of Antonio Meir:

another on Cuna Street/north boundary, west by house and
lot of heirs of Estevan Benet, south by lot of heirs of
Guillermo McHenry, east by lot of heirs of Jose Buchany;

another on the street that goes to the Quarteles, which
is the north boundary, south by lot of Miguel Crosby,
east by Geromino Alvarez and west by "la cienega":

also plantages, etc. and a lot on Hospital with an
orange grove bounded on the north by the house and
lot of the heirs of Bernardo Segui and south by the
heirs of Andres Ximines; another lot in Fernandina;
15 Negroes, etc.







Jose (Pepino) Peso de Burgo (Cont.) 3



SOURCES


Census of Mahones, of Britannics [ Brisith Empire and U. S. natives] Spaniards, Floridians and Cubans

1787 Census lteturns. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington D. C. Photostats and English typescript at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Census. No Title.

1793 Census Returns, 1784-1814. East Florida Papers,
Library of Congress, Reel 148, bundle 323A, Washington D. C. Microfilm Copy at P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville. Photostats and translation at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Father Hasset's Census of Saint Augustine and Vicinity

1786 Census Returns, 1784-1814. East Florida Papers,
Library of Congress, Reel 148, bundle 3Z3A, Washington D. C. Microfilm Copy at P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville. Photostats, typescript and English translation at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Fish, Jesse

1763- Sale, Jesse Fish to Francisco Pellicer and Jose Peso
1770? de Burgo, May 2, 1780. East Florida Papers, Library of Congress, Accounts of Jesse Fish 1763-1770?, Reel 146, bundle 319, no. 26. Washington D. C. Microfilm copy at P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville. Translation at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Italians, Minorcans, Greeks, Old Floridians, Some Irish

1783 Census Returns. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington D. C. Photostats and English typescript at Saint Augustine Historical Society.






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Peso de Burgo, Jose

1819 Last Will and Testament of Jose Peso de Burgo,
Saint Augustine, July 17, 1819. East Florida Papers, Library of Congress, Escrituras 1819, Reel 168, bundle 363. Washington D. C. Microfilm copy at P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, Gainesville. Extract in Biographical File at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Roselli, Bruno

1940 The Italians in Colonial Florida, 15 13-182 1.
The Drew Press, Florida.



























Joyce Elizabeth Harman Historian
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JOSE (PEPINO) PESO DE BURGO (born ca. 1758-1760 and died 1819)



Jos4 (Pepino) Peso de Burgo was the son of Pedro Peso de Burgo and Maria Geromima Camogina. Born in Corsiga, the family name was originally spelled Pozzo Di Borgo. He ahd Francisco Pellicer bought the Saint George Street property (block 7, lot 7) in May, 1780. Peso de Burgo worked as a hide dealer and storekeeper. He married Maria McBride, daughter of Nicolas McBriti [ McBride] and Maria Costa, in 1789. They had five children (Roselli 1940: 44; Fish 1763-1770 (?): no. 26).

The Spanish Census of 1783 (Italians, Minorcans, Greeks, Old Floridians, Some Irish 1783: 10c) lists Peso de Burgo as follows:

Corsica, Bachelor, Hide Dealer, 1 acres, 4 ps to Englishman, House with grounds near Minorcan Chapel--3 slaves
and 2 horses, half a sloop, 6 acres close to cemetery (Campo
Santo)

Three years later a Spanish Census (Father Hasset's Census of Saint Augustine and Vicinity 1786: no. 20) describes Peso de Burgo's situation thusly:

Family Joseph Peso de Burgo of Corsica, Storekeeper,
No. 20 bachelor of
Francisco Pras [Prats]
dependent of the said, of Mosquitos, bacheldr of 14a Males white Z
Negro male
slave not baptized 1
Negro female
slave same 1
4

The 1787 Census (Census of Mahones, of Britannics [ British Empire and U. S. natives] Spaniards, Floridians and Cubans 1787: 10) gives the following information for him:







Jose (Pepino) Peso de Burgo (Cont.) 2



Pepino [Josef] Peso de Burgo, Native of Corsica, C. A.R.
(Roman Catholic), Single, Mahonese farm boy as hand,
2 slaves, 4 horses, 4 houses and a lot, three of them are shown on registered documents and the other, and
lot, by English documents, tills about 12 acres of
land and wants more, has 7 canoes [ ?, and 4 cows

By the time of the 1793 Spanish Census (Census. No Title 1793: no. 53) Peso de Burgo had, of course, married and was apparently living on Charlotte Street.

2 a Street of San Carlos
(Charlotte Street)
No. 53 Josef Peso de Burgo son of Pedro and of 1
Geronima Camugina of 34 years. )
Maria Mabriti [ McBride]
his wife, daughter of Nicolos Mabriti [ McBride] V
and of Maria Costa of 18 years,
Pedro Josef Antonio son of the said of 2 months 15 slaves of these baptized
total 18

Jose (Pepino) Peso de Burgo died in 1819. At the time of his death he owned the following property (Peso de Burgo 1819:):

a house where he lives 2 story, stone, bounded by Calle
San Carlos on the east, north by house and lot of
N Francisco X. Sanchez, south by house and lot of Juan
Andreu; another on the same street, bounded north by heirs of Mateo Guadarrama and south by house and lot
of Antonio Meir:

another on Cuna Street/north boundary, west by house and
lot of heirs of Estevan Benet, south by lot of heirs of
Guillermo McHenry, east by lot of heirs of Jose Buchany;

another on the street that goes to the Quarteles, which
is the north boundary, south by lot of Miguel Crosby,
east by Geromino Alvarez and west by "la cienega":

also plantages, etc. and a lot on Hospital with an
orange grove bounded on the north by the house and
lot of the heirs of Bernardo Segui and south by the
heirs of Andres Ximines; another lot in Fernandina;
15 Negroes, etc.






I.,;ii. I I ,, ix
Jose (Pepino) Peso de Burgo (Cont.) 3



SOURCES


Census of Mahones, of Britannics [ Brisith Empire and U. S. natives] Spaniards, Floridians and Cubans

1787 Census lAeturns. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington D. C. Photostats and English typescript at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Census. No Title.

1793 Census Returns, 1784- 1814. East Florida Papers,
Library of Congress, Reel 148, bundle 3Z3A, Washington D. C. Microfilm Copy at P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville. Photostats and translation at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Father Hasset's Census of Saint Augustine and Vicinity

1786 Census Returns, 1784- 1814. East Florida Papers,
Library of Congress, Reel 148, bundle 323A, Washington D. C. Microfilm Copy at P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville. Photostats, typescript and English translation at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Fish, Jesse

1763- Sale, Jesse Fish to Francisco Pellicer and Jose Peso
1770? de Burgo, May 2, 1780. East Florida Papers, Library of Congress, Accounts of Jesse Fish 1763-1770?, Reel 146, bundle 319, no. 26. Washington D. C. Microfilm copy at P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville. Translation at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Italians, Minorcans, Greeks, Old Floridians, Some Irish

1783 Census Returns. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington D. C. Photostats and English typescript at Saint Augustine Historical Society.







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Peso de Burgo, Jose

1819 Last Will and Testament of Jose Peso de Burgo,
Saint Augustine, July 17, 1819. East Florida Papers,
Library of Congress, Escrituras 1819, Reel 168, bundle 363. Washington D. C. Microfilm copy at
P. K. Yonge, Library of Florida History, Gainesville.
Extract in Biographical File at Saint Augustine
Historical Society.

Roselli, Bruno

1940 The Italians in Colonial Florida, 15 13-1821.
The Drew Press, Florida.



























Joyce Elizabeth Harman Historian
Historic Saint Augustine Preservation Board April, 1971