Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
Reference NA272
Family Name LEVY (Levy van Swellem/Wilde)
Forenames Asser
Probate Date 1682
Address New York
Occupation Butcher
Spouse Miriam (nee Israel?)
Siblings Rachel the wife of Valentine Vanderwilde
Other Relatives Cousin, Simon (Simon Valentine Vanderwilde?); nephew-in-law Assur Michaels.
Executors, Administrators
NA Cat Ref Leo Hershkowitz, Original inventories of early New York Jews (1682-1763). Two originals exist, one reported on April 24, 1682 which is in the library of the American Jewish Historical Society, the other, for February 9, 1683, which is in the archives of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City. Hershkowitz’s transcription incorporates the beginning of the February 1683 document with the bulk of the April 1682 document. Wife Miriam was the sister of Judith Israel, also called Judith Armes, whose daughter was Hannah Israel.


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