Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 16
Title: Digest
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Title: Digest
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 16
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Creator: Barnes, Eleanor P.
Publication Date: 1963
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 6
Divider: Block 16
Folder: Block 16
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.896803 x -81.314374
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094814
Volume ID: VID00005
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B16

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This report contains the family of Lorenzo

Josef de Leon, the known listings of his twelve

children, the family of his wife, Luisa de Arguelles,

the known listings of their grandchildren, the several

listings of their great grands.

The comparison to the 1702 Ruined House list as to

known numbers.

The comparisons to the 1763 Puente Map as to locations.

The list of prominent sponsors and a number of de Leon

slave's names.

A digest of the map properties so you may spot quickly

where an area is on another later map. A map of Puente,

1763 with areas blocked in.

And a complete run down of the numbers of these 1763
properties denoting if they were owner-grandchild or

owner-great grand to de Leon.

Lorenzo Josef de 'eon was known as Capt. Don Lorenzo

Josef and as "'he Treasurer" in 1664. He married into

the old and well established de Arguelles family thereby

becoming in law to the Dias Mexia, the VillaGarcia, the

Ponce de Leon and other influential families.


He was a slave owner with at least a dozen

slaves listed in the records. Perhaps he had many more

but these were either being married or had children


He married 1660 and fathered one dozen children

been 1661 and 1682. He died after this year and

pre 1689.

The map maker, Juan Eligio de la Puente was

married to one of his great grand daughters.

His progeny entered every known prominent family

in the town, Menendez Marques, de Pueyo, Ponce de

Leon, Hita-Salazar, Horruytiner, Florencia, Gonzales

VillaGarcia, Villaverde, Dias Mexia, Sanchez Casahonde,

and many others.

The well known Sgt. Major Henrique de Ribera; the

Treasurer of the day, Joachin de Florencia; the

two ex-Governors, Pablo Hita Salazar and Pedro

Benedict Horruytiner; and the prominent Don Tomas

Menendez Marnues, Contador of his time, all were

famous fathers-in-law to de Leon's children.

In 1702 Juan del Pueyo, his son-in-law, was Contador.

Don Lorenzo Jose#* family left their marks upon

more than 21 of St. Augustine's 40 odd blocks in


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His grandchildren numbered over 60

and his great grands added many more

relatives to his family line.

We have shown 39 places known to have been

occupied by his direct descendants. Just

visualize the situation. 39 or 40 houses

with from 8 to 10 people in each covering

virtually every area in the little city.

This makes (and there could be more) over

400 little de Leon or Pueyo-leon, Menendez-

Leon, Hita-Leon, Horruytiner-Leon and all

the others leading from these names, populating

this area. It is a whole town in itself!

I very sincerely call you attention to the AREAS

section of this report. Note the well known places

his descendants held.

This should make quite a-,4(ry!

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