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Book of Matrimonials for the

Parish of St. Augustine, 1720 and 1721

 

An excerpt from Emily Wilson's transcription of early Cathedral Parish Records.

 The complete set of records is available

at the St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library.

 

 

 

 

8 of May 1720 - baptise with Holy Oil Pedro, son leg. of Antonio Joseph and Manuela Rodrigues; sponsor Gaspar de Santiago.

Luis Bernardo de San Martin

 

10 of May 1720 - baptise with Holy Oil Antonio, son leg. of Corporal Antonio Esquibel and of Anna Maria Calderon; sponsor Ignacio Amaro.

Luis Bernardo de San Martin

 

13 of May 1720 - baptise with Holy Oil Pedro, son leg. of Don Domingo.

Luis Bernardo de San Martin

 

20 of May 1720 - baptise with Holy Oil Benito, adult slave of the Ensign Don Thomas Fernandes de Mora; sponsor Estevan Martines.

Luis Bernardo de San Martin

 

21 of May 1720 - I, Father Luis Bernardo de San Martin, Curate interim of this Parish, Holy Oils to Juan Joseph, negro adult slave of the Sergeant Mayor [probaly should be Major - ed.] Juan de Ayala having been baptised by necessity by Father Don Lorenxo Benedit Horruytiner his sponsor Bartolome slave of the Sergeant Mayor.

Luis Bernardo de San Martin

 

21 of May 1720 - Baptise with Holy Oil Joachin Joseph, negro adult slave of the Adjutant Tomas Ligio de la Puente; sponsor Francisco Ansures.

Luis Bernardo de San Martin

 

22 of May 1720 - Baptise with Holy Oil Bartolome, son leg. of Bartolome Peres and of Hanna Norman; sponsor God-mother Dona Anna de Leon.

Luis Bernardo de San Martin

 

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MATRIMONIES -- 1720 & 1721

 

Arranged by the Father Don Pedro Lorenzo de Azevedo, Curate ..?.. for his Majesty of this Parish, Vicar Judge Ecclesiastical in it and the Province under its jurisdiction, Commissioner Appointed Royal sub-delegate of the Holy Crusade.

 


Betrothal:  Francisco de la Rosa and Maria de Quinones Velaronse1

22 of June 1720 with licence I the Father Don Francisco Pueyo Sacristan Mayor betroth Francisco de la Rosa resident of the city of Seville son leg. of Pedro de la Rosa and of Fr..?.. and widower of Augustina Cavalero to Maria de Quinones daughter leg. of Manuel[?] de Quinones native of Segovia and of Maria[?] Alvares de Sotomayor native of this city.

Witnesses present: Captain Bernardo Nieto and ..?.. Adjutant Gabriel Alvares.

Pedro Lorenzo de Azevedo

 

Betrothal:  Alonso Solana and Maria Escalona Velaronse1

26 of June 1720 with licence the Father Sacristan Don Francisco Pueyo betrothed and married Alonzo Solana native of this city son leg. of the Adjutant Alonzo Solana and ..?.. and of Juana de Cabrera to Maria Escalona also native of this city daughter leg. of Bartolome Escalona and of Lucia Alvares de Sotomayor having a licence for their relationship etc.

Witnesses present: Captain Don Bernardo Nieto de Carvajal [and] Sebastian Sanches

Pedro Lorenzo de Azevedo

 

Betrothal:  Patricio Rodrigues and Francisca Solana[?]

29 of July 1720 with licence Father Don Francisco Pueyo Patricio Rodrigues native of this city son leg. of Antonio[?] Rodrigues and of Sebastian de Escalona to Francisco native of this city daughter leg. of Manuel[?] Solana[?] and of Maria Rica de los Reyes.

Witnesses present:  Diego Carvallo [and] Augustin Monzon

Pedro Lorenzo de Azevedo

 

Betrothal & Marriage: Domingo Rodrigues and Manuela Marrero

12 of August 1720 with licence Father Don Francisco Pueyo Sacristan Mayor of this Parish betroths and marries Domingo Rodrigues native of this city son leg. of Juan Rodrigues and of Lorenca de Florencia and widower of Juana Rodrigues to Manuela Marrero also native of this city daughter leg. of Juan Lorenzo Marrero and of Lucia de los Rios Henriques with dispensation.

Witnesses present: Don Geronimo de Leon [and] Diego Carvallo

Pedro Lorenzo de Azevedo

 

Betrothal & Marriage: Antonio Hernandes Alvaredo and Maria Bernal de Fuentes

2 of September 1720 with licence Father Don Francisco Pueyo betroths and marries Antonio Hernandes Alvaredo native of this city of Maracaibo son leg. of Francisco Hernandes Alvaredo and of Cathalina de Secaro[?] Cha..?.. natives of that city and residents, to Maria Bernal de Fuentes native of this city daughter leg. of Alonzo Bernal de Fuentes and of Maria de la Crus Tezero [third?]

Witnesses present: Don Pablo de Ita [and] Diego Carvallo

Pedro Lorenzo de Azevedo

 

1721

 

Betrothal: Manuel Herrera and Maria de Maldarrama

12 of January 1721 I Don Antonio Ponce de Leon Presbyter Promoter Fiscal and Visitor General with licence of his ..?.. the Senor Don Juan Estevan Romero Montaner Presbyter Judge Visitor General Ecclesiastical of this city its Missions and Provinces ..?.. before Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo secretary of that visitor betroth (in the house of the following) according to the order of our Holy Mother Church, etc., Manuel de Herrera native of the city of Santander in the Montanes and Bishopric of Bureos in the Kingdom of Castilla son leg. of Geronimo de Herrera and of Fernanda de la Calrada residents of that town, to Maria de Malderrama native of this city daughter leg. of Thomas Malderrama and of Catharina de la Barga residents also of this city.


Witnesses present: Diego Carvallo [and] Pedro de Florencia residents of this city.

Pedro Lorenzo de Azevedo

 

Don Lorenzo Joseph de Leon and ..?.. de Florencia

16 of March 1721 I Doctor Don Juan Estevan Montaner Curate interim Judge Visitor General with dispensation Don Lorenzo Joseph de Leon native of this city son leg. of the ..?.. Juan Joseph de Leon and of ..?.. to ..?.. de Florencia also of this city daughter leg. of Francisco de Florencia and of Maria de Arguelles all residents of this city.

Witnesses present: Captain Geronimo Joseph de Leon, Ensign Don Sebastian Sanches, Ensign Antonio Ponce de Leon, Dr. Don Juan Estevan Montaner.

Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Betrothal: Fernando Villegas and Maria de los Reyes

3 of March 1721 - Father Pedro Alonso Lodares Cotta Curate Beneficiary of this city betroth Fernando Villegas native of the city of ..?.. son leg. of ..?.. Villegas and Josepha Rodrigues to Maria de los Reyes native of this city daughter leg. of Tharar de los Reyes and of Geronima Quintero ..?.. Lucas de los Reyes.

Witnesses: Juan Solana EscPedro[sic]

Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Betrothal: Juan de Salazar and Josepha Mexia slave Velaronse1

6 of April 1721 Juan de Salazar native of this city son leg. of Dionisio de Salazar and of Maria Margarita to Josepha Mexia slave of the Captain Don Juan Ruis Mexia and both pardos.

Witnesses: Francisco Gabriel Pueyo, Lizdo[sic] Antonio Ponce, Diego Carvllo.

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Don Antonio Vibano de Meto and Dona Manuela Menendes Marques

14 of April 1721 Don Antonio Vibano de Meto native of the city of Seville son leg. of Don Alexander de Meto and of Dona Francisca Manuela Lopes to Dona Manuela Menendes Marques native of this city daugher leg. of the Contador Don Francisco Menendes Marques and of Dona Basilia de Leon.

Witnesses the Lizdo: Don Francisco Gabriel Pueyo, Diego Carvallo, Pedro de Florencia residents of this city.

 

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Juan Cordero and Maria Andrea Rodrigues[?]

..?.. of April 1721 Juan Cordero ..?.. resident of this city widower of Predencia de Morales to Maria Andrea ..?.. daughter leg. of Antonio Rodrigues and of Sebastian de ..?.. resident of this city.

Witnesses: Sergeant Major Don Francisco Gabriel Pueyo, Captain Juan ..?.., and Pedro de Florencia residents of this city.

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

Editors note: The following was added:

Parents of Thomas Cordero, bapt. October 2, 1723

 

Betrothal & Marriage: Francisco Rodrigues and Ildefonsia Santiago

3 of May 1721 I Father Francisco Gabriel Pueyo with licence Francisco Rodrigues son leg. of Juan Rodrigues and of Lorensa de Florencia to Ildefonsia Santiago daughter leg. of the Ensign Pedro Santiago and of Francisca Monson all residents of this city.

Witnesses present: Diego Carvallo and Pedro de Florencia

Francisco Gabriel le Puente[sic]

 


 

Don Juan de Pueyo and Dona Sebastiana de Monson

19 of May 1721 Don Juan de Pueyo widower of Aldonsa de los Rios to Dona Sebastiana de Monson daughter leg. of Juan Monson deceased and of Dona Antonia de Arguelles residents of this city.

Witnesses: Don Antonio Ponce de Leon Presbyter, Captain Don Joseph Horruytiner, Don Francisco de Yanes residents of this city.

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Don Pablo de Hita Salazar and Dona Maria Josepha de Pueya

25 of May 1721 I Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo Presbyter Sacristan Mayor of the Parish with licence Don Pablo de Hita Salazar son leg. of the Captain General Don Juan de Hita Salazar and of Dona Antonio Menendes Marques to Dona Maria Josepha de Pueya daughter leg. of Captain Don Juan de Pueya deceased and of Dona Maria de Leon all residents of this city.

Witnesses: Don Francisco de Yanes, Don Juan de Pueyo, Pedro ..?.. residents of this city.

Francisco Gabriel le Puente

 

Juan de Campelo and Maria de la Cruz

Note: Juan and Maria Velaronse1 in this day and of ..?..

27 of May 1721 with licence the Father Don Antonio Ponce de Leon Presbyter, Juan de Campelo native of the city of Coruna in Galicia son leg. of Juan de Campelo Lopes ..?.. to Maria de la Cruz daughter leg. of Salvador de la Cruz and of Maria Solana deceased.

Witnesses: Diego Carvallo, Pedro Florencia

Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Don Thomas de Mora and Dona Lorenca de Florencia

28 of May 1721 Don Thomas de Mora widower of Dona Theodora de Canisares to Dona Lorenca de Florencia daughter leg. of Captain Alonso de Florencia and of Dona Luisa de Arguelles deceased residents that were of this city.

Witnesses: Contador Don Francisco Menendes Marques, Captain Don Joseph Hurruytiner, Captain Don Luis Rodrigo residents of this city.

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Betrothal & Marriage: Bartolome and Augustina

Note: Bartolome and Augustina, slaves, Velaronse1 the same day

1st of June 1721 with licence Father Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo, Bartolome and Augustina slaves of Don Juan de Ayala married with his consent.

Witnesses: Diego Carballo and Pedro de Florencia

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Betrothal: Matthias de San Jorge and Maria Magdalena Perdomo

Note: matthias de san jorge and maria magdalena perdomo, velaronse1 the same day

23 of June 1721 with licence Father Don Gabriel de Pueya Matthias de San Jorge son leg. of Juan de San Jorge and of ..?.. Rodrigues deceased to Maria Magdalena Perdomo daughter leg. of Salvador ..?.. Perdoma and of Maria Anna de la Fuereres residents of this city.

Witnesses: Diego Caraballo, Pedro de Florencia

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Juan Carlon and Maria de la Rosa


..?.. of August 1721 Juan Carlon native of Ireland son leg. of Thomas Carlon and of Maria Magdalena ..?.. to Maria de la Rosa, and[sic] Indian native of the Pueblo of Timucua.

Witnesses: the Lizdo Don Francisco de Pueya Presbyter, Don Juan Alcencio residents of this city.

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Betrothal: Juan Dias and Diosasia Marrero

Note: Juan dias and diosasia marrero Velaronse1 in the same day.

30 of August 1721 with licence Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueya Presbyter Juan Dias native of the Isle of the Palma son leg. of Diego Dias and of Luisia Gomes to Diosasia Marrero native of this city daughter leg. of Juan Lorenzo Marrero deceased and of Luisia de ..?..

Witnesses: Diego Caraballo, Pedro de Florencia

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Manuel Sanches and Juana Serrano

31 of August 1721 with licence Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo Manuel Sanches son leg. of Joseph Sanches and of Ana de Contreras to Juana Serrano daughter leg. of Rodrigo Serrano and of Feliciana de Tobar all residents of this city.

Witnesses: Diego Caraballo, Don Antonio Trbanes, Pedro de Florencia

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Juan Joseph Ransatte and Dona Maria de Florencia

Note: Juan Joseph Ransatte and Dona Maria de Florencia Valaronse los contendos2

19 of September 1721 Juan Joseph Ransatte native of the ..?.. to Dona Mariana[sic] de Florencia widow of Manuel ..?.. of this city. Pueyo

Witnesses: Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo Presbyter, Don Juan Mexia and Cayetta

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Thomas Munos and Emeriana de Torres

Note: Thomas Munos and Emeriana de Torres Velados3

1st of October 1721 Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo Presbyter Sacristan Mayor of this Parish with my licence Thomas Munes[sic] native of the place of Lureno in Castile son leg. of Michael Munes and of Maria Ximenes to Emericana de Torres native of this city daughter leg. of Pedro de Torres and of Emericana Hernandes deceased.

Witnesses: Antonio Solana, Antonio Uritia, Adjutant Caraballo

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Domingo de Mena and Maria Amador

6 of October 1721 Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo etc. to Domingo de Mena native of the town of Be.... in Galicia son leg. of Amaro de Mena and of Maria de Villar to Maria Amador native of this city daughter leg. of Antonio Amador and of Josepha de Esquibel deceased.

Witnesses: Ensign Juan Solans[sic], Pedro Horruytiner, Cayetano Carballo

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Joseph Martin and Manuela Espiolea

Note: Joseph Martin and Manuela Espiolea Velos3

29 of October 1721 Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo to Corporal Joseph Martin native of Old Castile son leg. of Domingo Martin and of Matthea Rodrigues to Manuela de Espiolea native of this city daughter leg. of Francisco Espiolea and of Anna de Barbosa deceased.

Witnesses: Don Marcos de Avila, Don Manuel Rutti..., ..?.. ...ballo

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta


Nicolas de Pastrana and Juana Cardoso

Note: Nicolas de Pastrana and Juana Cardoso Velada3 in this day

30 of October 1721 Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo etc. Nicolas de Pastrana native of the province of the Montt in New Spain son leg. of Juan Antonio de Pastrana and of Juana de Godina to Juana de Jesus Valdos native of this city daughter leg. of Gabriel de Cardoso and of Juana Marlos.

Witnesses: the Sergeant Don Alvaro Lopes, Don Juan Fernandes Garcia, Joseph Hildago

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Betrothal & Marriage: Don Alonso de Escalona and Sebastiana de Vargas

4 of November 1721 Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo etc. Don Alonso de Escalona son leg. of the Sergeant Bartolome de Escalona and of Lucia Alvares de Sotomayor to Sebastiana Vargas daughter leg. of Sebastian de Vargas and of Francisca de Santiago all natives and residents of this city.

Witnesses: Diego Caraballo, Patricio Rodrigues, Juan Caardero

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Betrothal & Marriage: Alonso Menendes and Dona Lorenca Espiolea

10 of November 1721 Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo etc. Alonso Menendes de Pontevilla Bishopric of Oviedo son leg. of ..?.. Menendes and of Maria Fernandes to Dona Lorenca de Espiolea native of this city daughter leg. of the Captain ..?.. de Espiolea and of Dona Antonia Barbora.

Witnesses present: Diego Carballo, Don Francisco Menendes, Adjutant Pedro Hurruytiner

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Betrothal & Marriage: Francisco Dias and Ana Maria

24 of November 1721 having attended to everything necessary before Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo Notary Public etc. Francisco Dias moreno free native of this city son leg. of Pedro de Hita and Maria de los Reyes Dias to Ana Maria negress of nation Congo slave of the Ensign Don Manuel Benidit Horruytiner.

Witnesses: Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo Presbyter, Don Manuel de Herrera, Diego Caraballo

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Antonio Peres and Antonia de Fuentes

15 of December 1721 Sergeant Antonio Peres native of the town of Gutina in Galicia son leg. of Francisco Peres and of Catharine Lopes to Antonia Cathalina de Fuentes daughter leg. of Antonio de Fuentes and of Maria ..?.. de Aguilar.

Witnesses present: Don Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo Presbyter, Don Manuel de Herrera, Catpain Don Pedro Lamberto, Benedit Horruytiner

Don Pedro Alonzo Lodares Cotta

 

Francisco de Oviedo and Rosa Gomes

Note: Velaronse1

29 of December 1721 Fra/ncisco de Oviedo widower of Barbara ..?.. to Rosa Gomes native of this city daughter leg. of Corporal Joseph Gomes and of Dona Juliana Ponce de Leon.

Witnesses: Capt. Andres ..?.. de ..?.., Don Lorenzo de Pueyo

Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo

 

Betrothal: Isadoro and Maria Josepha


? of December 1721 I Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo Presbyter Sacristan Mayor of this Parish Church Isadore ..?.. slave of ..?.. the Treasurer  ..?.. de Urisa to Maria Josepha ..?.. the widow Dona Maria de Leon.

Witnesses present: Don Francisco Ponce de Leon, Gabriel & Bartolome Peres

Francisco Gabriel de Pueyo

 

Emily Wilson=s note pertaining to the above entry: The above is so torn, eaten and badly written I do not feel sure of the translation.

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 These are probably additional notes by the priest who performed the ceremony:

 

1           Velaronse: I (i.e., the priest who signed the entry) married this couple.

2           Velaronse los contendos: Same as above.

3           Velados/Velos/Velada: Refers to the act of performing the marriage.