"Depending upon the clerk writing the church records, this surname has been spelled Leonardi, Leonardy, and Leonardey." [WPTH] Also listed as "Lunardi" in the Gragnanella documents. 1786 census lists "1 female Negro slave,
converted" and "1 free Negro male, not baptized". " He had four houses, 50 acres of land, two horses and one slave in 1787." 1787 census of householders says: "Native of Modena, in Italy; Catholic; has a wife, three sons, and
two daughters; occupation, farmer; has one male slave; has four houses with plots of land on Medical street and lives in one of them; has twelve horses; works about fifty acres and wants more; has a house and a shop in the city."
Godfather to Pedro Roque Arnau b: 6/29/1800
Between about 1784 and 1800 Roque lived with his family on Hospital St. (Aviles today) just before Bridge Street. This location must have been very close to today what is called the Papi House. That entire area is as of
this writing (2002) owned by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Roque also owned the property where Hospital Street (Aviles today) runs into Bridge Street which of this writing (2002) is a school playground.
For these Church Records see: http://halsema.org/people/theleonardifamily/history/antiquedocuments/index.html Bonelli - Leonardi
Received from Marti Patton via Douglas Halsema. Generated by Marti's mother, Grace Eugenia Prior. We Passed Through Here (WPTH) Convento dei Cappuccini, Castelnuovo, Garfagnana, Italy