Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
 
Reference NA1242
Family Name MENDES DA COSTA
Forenames Benjamin
Probate Date 1765 (4 May)
Address Bury Street, London
Occupation
Spouse 1. Judith, 2. Rebecca Pereira
Parents
Siblings Jacob Mendes Da Costa
Children Abraham and Raphael (both deceased) sons with first wife Judith
Grandchildren
Other Relatives Nephews, Hananel Mendes Da Costa, Merchant of London; Joshua Mendes Da Costa son of brother Jacob; Jacob Rodrigues Sylvia and his daughter Esther Gradis wife of Mr. Gradis; Raphael De Abraham Mendes Da Costa the son of the testators nephew Abraham Mendes Da Costa. The five sons of the testators late nephew Moses De Raphael Mendes Da Costa – Raphael, Abraham, Benjamin, Samuel and Jacob.
Nieces
Esther Mendes Da Costa the widow of David Da Benjamin Mendes da Costa; Judica the wife of Isaac Mendes Da Costa of London; Reyna the sister of Judica, daughters of his brother Jacob. Rachel the wife of Aaron De Moses De Chaves; Jacob De Costa of London; Lea Lamego wife of Jacob De Castro, Surgeon of London.
Cousins, Isaac de Benjamin Mendes Da Costa and his wife Esther Thondos ? Da Costa; Rachel Mendes Da Costa the wife of Abraham Ximines Pereira of Amsterdam; Moses Sylvia of Bayonne; Abigail Rodrigues, Spinster of Bayonne; Esther Sylva Ergas wife of Abrahaim Haim Ergas of Leghorn; Moses Bravo and Rachel his wife; Rachel widow of Moses Mendes Da Costa of Amsterdam; Ribca Salazar widow of Jacob Cohen Faro of London; Moses Alvares Pereira of London. Sisters-in-law, Blanche? Mendes Da Costa widow of brother Jacob and Sarah Dias Pereira wife of Joseph Marquez Jr.; Mother-in-law Rachel Alvares Pereira.
Bequests Moses Cohen D’Azevido Franco, Jacob Jessurun of Amsterdam, Benjamin Nunes Lara the testators Book-Keeper; Samson Levi; David Da Meira; William Esgre? Gardener; Ann Bonfield, Servant.
Executors, Administrators Hananel Mendes Da Costa, Isaac Jessurun Alvares and Abraham Lopes Pereira.
Witnesses Jacob Mendes Da Costa Sr., Joseph Marquez Jr, Philip Carpret Webb, Jno. Whiteside, Thos. Le Breton of Sun Court, Cornhill, Richard Sword and Alex. Gerande.
Notes
NA Cat Ref Mile End Cemetery. Bequests to the Portuguese Synagoues of London, Bayonne and Amsterdam; to the Synagogue in Dukes Place called Moses Hart’s Synagogue and the Synagogue in Magpie Alley called Henry Isaac’s Synagogue

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