Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
Reference NA822
Family Name BASAN
Forenames Jacob
Probate Date 1836 (8 Feb)
Address Port Royal, Jamaica and (soujourner in) Philadelphia
Spouse Judith
Children David, Sarah, Esther, George and Caleb
Other Relatives
Bequests Abraham Rietti, Ralph Brandon, manumission for Edward, a mulatto servant the son of his slave Jenny. Samuel Bent Aken and Abraham Elkins (wife Eve)
Executors, Administrators Joshua and David Brandon the surviving execs.
Witnesses Robert Beck Laidley, John Brown and Jos. Alexander
Notes Deceased 1816. See also Reports of cases decided in the High Court of Chancery: by the …, Volume 14. “Jacob Basan born in England in 1780 who married a Judith Reitti, dates unknown. The family changed its name to Thomas some time in the late 1800’s when a marriage breakup or death occurred and the children of George and Matilda were adopted (fostered?) by a family by the name of Thomas in Sydney, NSW. I am trying to establish when the family left Spain for England then Australia” (from Dale Kerferd)
NA Cat Ref Prob 11/1857


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