Tag: wills

Over 400 will extracts added to SynagogueScribes

Over 400 Will extracts added to SynagogueScribes.com Each entry contains valuable information for tracing your Jewish Genealogy. Family names include: Aarons, Abadee, Aboab, Abrahams, Alexander, Allen, Alvares, Arons, Attias, Bamberger, Barnard, Barnet, Barnett, Barrow, Benjamin, Bernstein, Barndon, Bravo, Cantor, Capua,…






Isaac ABOAB of Gibraltar

There are a number of fascinating elements to Isaac Aboab’s Will, an abstract of which, thanks to David Alexander, will soon be added to SynagogueScribes’ ever growing collection. Isaac was born in Tetuan (a city in northern Morocco) in about…






Names, place and Ebarstrow

In 2010 we featured a piece on our Cemeteryscribes blog Names: Places of origin or occupations or ? We recently received a lengthy follow-up from a correspondent from Australia. Much of this very interesting post is outside our scope. Neither…






MISTAKES HAPPEN!

And when they do, we hold our hands up and apologise.  We recently found an error in our transcript of the Will of Elizabeth Gompertz NA143. which has now been corrected online.  We do our best to get things right…






More Will Abstracts

Few of the abstracts on our site conceal quite so much romance and drama behind the dry, archaic, legal language in which it was written, as the Will of Jacques de Paiva  who wrote his Will aboard the ship Beaufort…






The Will of Jacques de Paiva 1688

Jacques de Paiva sometimes known as James and Isaac and whose Hebrew name is thought to have been Moses Zagache (according to R.D. Barnett and Edgar Roy Samuel see Jonathan Schorsch, « Mosseh Pereyra de Paiva : An Amsterdam Portuguese…






The Will of Diego Rodrigues Marques dated 1675

This will fascinated us to such an extent that we attempted to transcribe it all. The vast amount of information covering people, places, trade, possessions and a little family intrigue make it the most interesting we have come across so…






Jewish Will Extracts now total 1300

We have added a further 200 new Will extracts to the collection found here to help you research your Jewish genealogy. There are many fascinating insights to be found amongst the wills, accounts of business transactions, married life, possessions and…