Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Title: [Partial notes on Juan Esteban de Pena]
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Title: Partial notes on Juan Esteban de Pena
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 4
Divider: Block 10 Lot 1, Dr. Peck House
Folder: Block 10 Lot 1, Dr. Peck House, Text for Historic Site Marker
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
143 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Dr. Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Peña-Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 143 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.893507 x -81.312774
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094115
Volume ID: VID00003
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B10-L1

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Juan Esteban de Pena was royal Treasurer in St. Augustine in

1763 when the treaty ending the Seven Year's War was concluded at

Paris. Before the treaty could go into fect, he made an arrang-

ment with John Gordon of St. Augustine, an English subject, to

dispose of several houses and lots in St. Augustine. These were

presented as the personal properties of de Pena and were turned

over to Gordon as a bonafide title transfer. Among the above

propertywas lot 1, Plock 10, The Spanish Treasury.2
The Spanish Treasury, house and lot, was held by Gor e

his personal property until &Mm his 177 A Ie-
diately following ais-4a~ eh the property was seiod by

William Clark. Clark was a creditor of Gordon who presented a

claim against Gordon's estate to the British authorities. The

British allowed his claim to be settled through the si4'C of

the Spanish Treasury property, lot 1, block lieu of payment

from the estate

The Spanish Treasury was then sold twice in rapid succession.

The first sale was by Clark to HenryCYong The s nd sale was
by Henry Yo\pge to William Panton and Thomas Forbes. Thus, in the

year 1778, following the death of Clark, lot 1, block 10 changed

hands three times."

William Panton and Thomas Forbes, the last buyers, d the
property from 1778 to 1785. In the meantime, the American Revolu-
tion took place between 1775 and 1783. Near the end of the conflict,

in 1782, Spain, having joined France and the United States against

Bri-~ was able to seize both Florida in the Americas and Minorca

in the Mediterranean t without British opposition. These had been

the two major losses Spain had sustained in the Seven Years' War of

twenty years'before. The Americans and British acquiesced in the
~t*^ir seizure and -------- -

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