Nearly half a century ago the noted historian of Spanish colonial Florida, Joseph Byrne Lockey published a transcription, accompanied by a preface and notes, of the Spanish census of St. Augustine and its vicinity which was prepared in December 1786 by the Salamanca-educated Irish priest, Thomas Hassett. An incomplete draft of this document is in the East Florida Papers in the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress. Lockey’s translation of the draft is also incomplete; he omits the lengthy section which contains the largest and most ethnically-diverse sector of St. Augustine’s civilian population during the early years of the second Spanish period in Florida. This article, in which this section of the census draft is translated into English, is offered as a complement to Lockey’s earlier article and as a contribution to the study of St. Augustine’s Minorcans as this group of Minorcan Islanders, Italians, Greeks, Corsicans, their Florida-born descendants, and others have come to be known.
Rasico, Philip D.
"Minorcan Population of St. Augustine in the Spanish Census of 1786,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 66:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol66/iss2/5