Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
 
Reference NA1253
Family Name MENDES DA COSTA
Forenames Isaac (the Elder)
Probate Date 1766 (15 Sept)
Address Bury Street
Occupation Merchant
Spouse Rebecca (marriage agreement with Isaac Lamego)
Parents
Siblings Abraham Mendes Da Costa; Rachel the wife of Aaron Baruh Lousada; Rebecca the wife of Abraham Levy of Amsterdam; Sarah the wife of Samuel Peixotto of Bordeaux; Abigail the wife of David Ximenes.
Children
Grandchildren
Other Relatives Nephews, Emanuel and Daniel Baruh Lousada sons of Rachel and Aaron. Moses, Daniel, Isaac and Abraham Ximenes sons of Abigail and David. Cousins, Sarah Mendes Da Costa, widow and David Mendes Da Costa children of the testators uncle Samuel Mendes Da Costa of Amsterdam.
Bequests David Samuda, clerk
Executors, Administrators Abraham Mendes Da Costa, Aaron Baruh Lousada, David Ximenes, Daniel Baruh Lousada, Jacob Gonsales of London and Benjamin Dias Fernandes of Jamaica.
Witnesses John Ellis, Scrivener and Michael White his clerk.
Notes
NA Cat Ref Burial at Mile End. Bequests to the Portuguese Synagogues in London and Jamaica. Brother-in-law, David Ximenes (NA1264). Brother-in-law Jacob Baruh Lousada is the son of Isaac Lamego (NA352). The records of the Irish Life Annuity Office for 1830 (annuities payable in London) record David (of Devon) and Abigail Ximenes (of Euston Square) children of David and Abigail Ximenes. Abigail was married to D. Brandon. David Jr is ‘Major-Gen. David, K.C.U., (14th Jul. 1832,) entered the Army at the age of sixteen…He is son of David Ximenes, Esq, by Abigail Mendes, his wife, and younger brother of the Sir Morris Ximenes of Bear Place, Berks. The family which he descends, claims to derive from Roderick, brother to the renowned Cardinal Ximenes.’ Burke’s Peerage, see also Wikipedia, Lieutenant-General Sir David Ximenes KCH (1777 – 1848).

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