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Some Descendants of

Jose Sanchez de Ortigosa y de Giles

and

Juana Theodora Perez y de Lansarote

 

Compiled from records at the St. Augustine

Historical Society Research Library

 

 

Jose Sanchez de Ortigosa y de Giles, the son of Salvador Sanchez de Ortigosa and Francesca Paula de Giles, was probably born in Spain. The year of his birth and the year he immigrated to La Florida are as yet unknown, but he and Juana Theodora Perez y de Lansarote were married in St. Augustine the 18th of January,1714.

 

Juana was born in St. Augustine on 10 May 1696, the daughter of Juan Lorenzo Perez and Josefa Lucia de Lansarote. Jose died 5 May 1751, Juana died in 1761, both in St. Augustine. Jose and Juana had nine children:

 

1. Ana Maria, b.1715; d. ca 1752;

married Manuel Delgado 27 January 1748/49

 

2. Josefa, b.1717;

married [1] Alfonso Rodrigues 3 April 1736; married [2] Juan Martin Escovedo

 

3. Narcissa, b.1719;

married Lucas de Escovedo 27 August 1736

 

4. Francesca de Paula, b. 21 February 1721/22; d. ca 1753;

married Pedro Delgado 4 January 1736/37

 

5. Jose, Jr., b. 18 December 1724;

married Antonia Petronila de Espinosa ca. 1756

 

6. Joachin, b. 1727

 

7. Lucas, b. 1729

 

8. Juana, b. 1734;

married Manuel Jacinto Rodrigues 25 December 1748

 

9. Francisco Xavier, b. 3 December 1736;

Relationship with Beatrice Piedra produced nine children. Married Maria del Carmen Hill 3 December 1736; they had 11 children.

 

Note: Marriages and baptisms are recorded in the CPR in St. Augustine.

 

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A complete genealogy of the second generation of this family has not been compiled. Following are the families of the two sons who became prominent in Florida: Jose Sanchez, Jr. and Francisco Xavier Sanchez.

 

Jose Sanchez de Ortigosa y Perez married Antonia Petronila de Espinosa on 4 August 1756 in St. Augustine.

Antonia was born ca. 1737 in St. Augustine, the daughter of Diego Espinosa and Josefa de Torres. Diego Espinosa owned a large plantation in what is now the northeast part of St. Johns County, sometimes known as Diego Plains.

 

Jose Jr. and Antonia had seven children:

 

1. Josef Matheo, b. 21 September 1758

 

2. Nicolas, b. 1760

Married Maria Magdalena Joaneda 1 October 1798

 

3. Bernardino de Sena, b. 20 May 1761

Married Maria Antonia Hill 4 February 1799

 

4. Jose (the third), b. 1764

Married Christina Hill 15 September 1794

 

5. Maria de la O=, b. 1767;

Married Vicente Llerma 16 December 1788

 

6. Ramon, b. 1768

 

7. Andrea Maria, b. ca. 1770;

Married Francisco X. de Miranda

 

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Francisco Xavier Sanchez de Ortigosa y Perez had two families. His relationship with Beatrice Piedra, a Afree mulatta,@ produced nine children, all of whom were baptised and provided for in Francisco=s will.

 

Children with Beatrice Piedra:

 

1. Joseph, b. 1771

 

2. Beatrice Maria, b. 15 March 1776

Married Francisco Perez of Antiguera, Granada, son of Juan and Josepha Diaz, 11 March 1795

 

3. Anna Maria, b. 18 Jan 1777

Married Manuel Fernandez of San Martin, Galicia, son of Juan and Silvesa Varela, 1 July 1795

 

4. Catalina Rosa Maria, b. 16 Sept. 1779

Married Francisco Sanchez, son of Geronimo and Gabriela Garcia, 21 January 1803

 

Twins:

5. Maria del Carmen      b. 19 June 1784


6. Maria de la Conception, b. 19 June 1784

 

7. Francisco Mateo, b. 1786

 

8. Maria del Rosario, b. ??         There is a discrepancy regarding her parents; are they Francisco Xavier Sanchez and Beatrice Piedra or Juan Sanchez and Maria Castaneda.

 

9. Antonio, b. ??

 

 

Francisco and Maria del Carmen Hill were married in St. Augustine on 28 December 1787. Records indicate that Maria was 17 and Francisco was 51. Maria, born in Charleston, SC.,  is the daughter of Theophilis Hill and Teresa Tomas. Two of Maria=s sisters married her husband=s nephews.

 

Children with Maria del Carmen Hill:

 

 1. Raphaela Teresa Basilia, b. 15 April 1788

 

 2. Manuel Domingo, b. 12 May 1790

 

 3. Francisco Xavier Ramon Manuel, b. 28 Feb 1792

 

 4. Maria del Carmen Saturnina Rafaela, b. 29 Nov 1794

 

             5. Jose Simeon, b. 4 Jan 1797

 

 6. Juan Manuel de la Cruz, b. 14 Sept 1798

 

 7. Lino Maria Merced, b. 23 Sept 1800

 

 8. Maria de la Assumpcion Joaquina, b. 15 Aug 1802

 

 9. Alexandro Julio Buenaventura, b. 2 April 1804

 

10. Josefa Michaela, b. 28 Sept 1805

 

11. Francisca Rafaela Severa, b. 8 [or 18] Nov 1807

Married Joseph Hunter, 1829 [living in Washington, D.C. 1862]

 

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Third generation ... son of Jose Sanchez de Ortigosa y Perez and Antonia Petronila de Espinosa:

 

Nicolas Sanchez y Espinosa                               b. 1760

d. 

m. 1 October 1798

 

Maria Magdalena Joaneda         [Dtr. of Juan Joaneda & Maria Magdalena Marin]

b. 24 December 1782

d.

Their children:

 

 1.  Mauricio del Carman                                   b. 22 Sept 1799

 

m. 2 May 1838

Maria Marquilla Oliveros           b. ca. 1819

d. 3 November 1866

 

 2.  Francisco Estanislas                                     b. 7 May 1801

d.

Twins

 3.  Josef de la Encarnacion                   b. 7 May 1801

d.

 

 4.  Andrea Laureana                                                    b. 4 July 1803

d.

 

 5.  Maria Antonia Rufina                                  b. 7 September 1804

d.

 

 6.  Dominga de Silos del Carmen           b. 20 December 1806

d.

 

 7.  Juan Manuel Petronilo                                  b. 31 May 1809

d.

 

 8.  Nicolas                                                                               b. 6 December 1810

d.

 

 9.  Sixta Francesca Margarita                           b. 28 March 1813

d.

 

10.  Maria Luisa                                                            b. 25 August 1815

d.

 


Fourth generation ... son of Nicolas Sanchez y Espinosa and Maria Magdalena Joaneda:

 

Mauricio del Carman Sanchez y Joaneda            b. 22 Sept 1799

 

m. 2 May 1838 in St. Augustine

Maria Marquilla Oliveros                                   b. ca. 1819

d. 3 November 1866

 

Their children:

 

1.  Manuel Ramon                                                         b. 17 June 1839

d. 19 July 1923

m. 4 May 1866

Hannah Catherine Russell

 

2.  Francisca Segunda                                                    b. 13 May 1842

d.

 

3.  Maria Dolores                                              b. 15 Sept 1844

d. 10 Oct 1895

m. 1 June 1868

Emanuel Lopez                                                 b. 22 Sept 1842

d. 14 Nov 1907

 

4.  Eugenia                                                        b. 15 Nov 1846

d.  12 Jan 1932

m. 22 Dec 1875

Albert Crespin Rogero                           b. 25 Oct 1825

d. 2 Sept 1897

 

5.  Mateo Mauricio                                            b. 27 Oct 1848

d.

 

6.  Jose Nicolas                                                             b. 19 March 1851

d.

 

7.  John Henry                                                  b. 27 April 1856

d. 18 Sept 1926

m. 2 April 1883

Agnes Weedman

 

 

Note:    Death dates shown for children of Mauricio Sanchez and Maria Oliveros are from tombstones at St. Ambrose Cemetery in Moccasin Branch.

Maria Dolores, listed above, is the famous ALola@ of Civil War fame.