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Brown Bag Lunch with Jean Mann

7/11/2018 12:00:00 PM
Amelia Island Museum of History
233 S. 3rd St. Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
7/11/2018 1:00:00 PM

Date: July 11, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Amelia Island Museum of History

Address: 233 S. 3rd St. Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Joshua Whitfield | joshua@ameliamuseum.org | 904.261.7378, x. 102

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, July 11th at noon. Our special guest will be Jean Mann, author of Family Legacy - The Last Spanish Land Grant in Florida: the Descendants of Domingo Fernandez and Mary Mattair. Mann will discuss the fascinating history of the Fernandez family, whose roots in Fernandina trace back to the Second Spanish Period. Domingo and Mary Fernandez were the owners of Yellow Bluff Plantation which included most of what is now “new” Fernandina Beach. Though most of the plantation was sold to developers of New Fernandina, the Fernandez family never deeded the one acre containing the cemetery next to St. Michael’s Church. This one acre can still be considered a Spanish Land Grant and is, technically, owned by the descendants of Domingo and Mary Fernandez. Their descendants have scattered across the globe with some still living in Australia and England, as well as here in Nassau County and other parts of Florida. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come/first-served – no reservations needed. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or gray@ameliamuseum.org. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 S. 3rd St.
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