Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
 
Reference NA459
Family Name SAMUEL
Forenames David
Probate Date 1799 (14 Sept)
Address Mansell Street
Occupation Watchmaker
Spouse Sarah the daughter of Simon Prager
Parents
Siblings
Children Sons, Samuel, Lyon, Isaac, Simon, daughters Ann and Hannah
Grandchildren
Other Relatives Grandaughter Henrietta/Handelan the daughter of Samuel
Bequests
Executors, Administrators
Witnesses
Notes Wife Sarah is Prob 11/1427, daughter Ann Prob 11/2112 and son Samuel Prob 11/2011. The will translated from the “vulgar Hebrew” by Barnard van Landau. David Samuel is recorded in an Old Bailey Trial of 1785 ( t17850223-2) ‘I am a Jew merchant, I sent one box of watches on board the Elbe, it contained one hundred watches…some three cases, some two cases, some with enamelled landscapes…watches made for foreign markets.’ and t17850112-12 DAVID SAMUEL sworn. “I put some watches on board the Elbe, Captain Goddard, they were packed in a box, I packed them up myself and my son, there were a hundred…..SAMUEL SAMUEL sworn. ‘I am son to the last witness, I assisted my father in packing up a box of watches…’ see will of Samuel Samuel 1845.
NA Cat Ref Prob 11/1330.

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