Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 1
Title: Memorandum to Mr. Newton from Eleanor P. Barnes
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Title: Memorandum to Mr. Newton from Eleanor P. Barnes
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 1
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Barnes, Eleanor P.
Publication Date: 1962
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Carrera House [nonexistent] (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.895981 x -81.3116
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Bibliographic ID: UF00090498
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B1-L7

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Memo: To r. Neswton
Prom: EPB

Thank you for th5 leag letter with enclosures. I will
sommout on page 2.
Re: Don Guillerme Maeaueaere (Reserd out of Beaet HouEs
1st, I hasten to ask Mt y~"oua n~o et et ary2rne dub this Irishmaa
a SpaaLsk "DOR".

This was William NeHenry, birthplace.. Irelaad, resident of
Philadelphia for years. Wife was MathA Hackett and daughter,
Elizabth(Isabel) born there about 1764.

XeHalry was a Dealer in Provisions, a dealer in "spirits" and
a earpeater. I have seen his last name apelled 4 different ways
and the Spanish officials called him .itl1.rme, meening William,
but he was plain Wi1llia NHeHnry.

He was a Rean Catholic hence atltached to the Register of the
Ninereans. he daughter, Elisabeth, married George Munre first
and had two Mtuma children, She married 2nd here in St. Auu3sttne
Deo. 27, 1788, William Geren.

FPr references of all this seet
Spanlah land CGrnts, Vol. IV p.87, No. M-17.

Census 1793, Mo. 120

Census 1786, No. 102

Cathedral Parish Marriages, Canova Tranacrlpts,
p. 1, year 178.,
Hist. Survey Recsrda, 1795, No. 239.
The house in question, -Just south of the Beonet Histe:

1763: Puente there was a masonry house there belonging to
Pratnisea Zuarez(Suares)
1769: Fish List: Passed to Goerge Kemp No. 42

1771 granted to L im leglly and sold by agent to WrILIAM IEt7RRY
rn the 7yar 1787, Esorituruas,, 1. 15. HFwse was of stone and wrea

with eo.TUArd.

O r -

To *e~ ent n the section known as the Pojoud House.

You have the early genealogical back-Vreund of the families
which I have sent earlier.

ThEre was only a tradition that it was the Carrera House.
So many of his relatives lived on the street that I suppose
they recalled he lived in this locaties.
This is ane of the places I call the "eenfuaed" blocks.
Se mueh of it is in contradiction. For example Puente in 1763
repreaeoted this this stretch from Treasury to having 6 mouses and property dimenaiens of about
148 varas. From Rypellta street corner where lived Daefa Manuela
Dias right down the line to Manuel Gareta, to Fr~aisoe Cbhiseateae,
to Bernarde Niete, to Antonie Gallarde an~ to the Treasury corner
where Diega Mexia lived it is quite clearly 148 varas.

aexia's house passed to David Yeats along with several others
on Tresaasry ard on St. George. Thru a suecoF rion of oAers this
Ksxia house finally passed to Antonio Fermandee, osa-in-law of
Antonla de Avers. In later transactions the Fernandas daughter
Iaearits this prc-oerly and sells it as registered in the Eaerituras.

Yeats alsle sed one or mere of these places an St. CGeege north
*f Iexia to Father Hassett in 1788. Thomas Hassett evidently
liked the next block north better, (Benet, MeHenry) for in 1787
he eboght here and seld this Yeats place or places to Gerald PFrrester.

Frrrestaer was always the seuth tarder of Carrara.

It may have been the Chrisestoeu place that Juan Carrera lived in
thinking it was his own, passing it to son, Diego, and finally
finding out it was not and the real gift of the Governor was nearer
the Gates, leaving Diego out in the eeld. However he seemed to stay
here and in 1791 when the Fish properties went on the bloek in this
area, Diego bid it in, setting it really for his own.
I had always bl.iTeod it was the Manuel Garcia property but the
17. wap seemao to sentradict that as too many a as are left
^vor, In 1788 Defia Manuela's house seems to be iane and in its
place the Stablea of the King.

Yet in 1790, when each house and each let is given on the Tax list,
they begin with these STABLES, giving th- dimenslaies as 28 varas.,.
go dova Hypelita around Charlette up Tr~aury and MED with CARAsRaA '-)
giving ilim 21 varas....SAYTNG NOTHING about the varas the 1788
Map show lteoe Csarrra and the Stables) 'Wky
Sanchea, (F.X.) gets this property possiblyy in 1791) but before

DVCT 135 52

1807 when we find is wife listed as wide. Someone inherits
it and in 1816 sells it to Maria Antonia Hill.

By the way that dash in the Escrituras(-) means "teo..
Kac. 268, 1816.
Here it is necessary to knew that Francisce Xavier Sanehes
was married te Maria del Carmen Hill.

His nephew, Jose, was wed to Christina Hill, Maria Carmen's sister,

Another nephew, Bernadine Sanchez, was married to Maria Antonia Hill,
the lady above who buys the worden house in 1816, and amether sister
of Maria Carmen.
In 1816 Jese Sanehez was the north neighbor of this wooden house
that someone sold to Maria Anteoia Hill and Diege Carrers was
her south neighbor. The reason I say "someone" sold is that the
transcript is in error and this should be translated properly.
Eac. 268, 1816.

Amether indication that Sanchez might have picked up this
stable area in 1791 is that Eso. 215-1812 makes mention that
an area on Spanish Street in 1791 is being reserved for the
King's StablesJ Se it, too, was going the way the bleok seems
to have gone that year

In 1763 the two properties (Ruiz and Garcia) measure 53 varas.
What are the measurements today of Weinstein and Peujend?

And why did the 1790 Tax list begin with 8 var a at the stables
and end after going all around the bleek at Carrers at 21~..
Together these make 49 varas and this is CLOSE.

Was the Jose `anchez house on the corner, the wooden one sold to
M.A. Hill where the Finance office is today and Carera where
the Poujeod is?

Hope this has helped..,

After 1867 and before 1815 these changes teek place
on the old Carrera wooden house.

On the map of 1763 there is nothing but a grassy plet
for this area. On the raps close to this one, (1763 Puente)
the o.ncrief, 1764/65, the de Sells, 1769(?) till a grassy
plot. One house about where the Cuna alley is today belonged
to Speroer Mann during British days.

A cew path cut across this place and the block just south of it.
By 1788 some type of crazy block was formed and the Carrera
house to be seemed to dwell on the corner. la reality this was
ant quite the corner as when the block was ROUNDED out the
Carrera house was a house from the corner.

In later years as well it seemed to be on the corner as the
wooden stmeture just north of it was removed. This shows in
photos as late as 1883.

Either one of these conceptions would be preferable to the house
you have put upon your raedel. But No. 1 is the correct one.,


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