Posts Tagged ‘ wills ’

Isaac ABOAB of Gibraltar

February 6, 2014
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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 1712 and  died in Oct 1786 London. He was a successful merchant living in...
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Names, place and Ebarstrow

October 21, 2013
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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 Cemeteryscribes nor Synagoguescribes are Genealogy sites, as such. In the former we record and...
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MISTAKES HAPPEN!

January 11, 2013
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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 but, regrettably, slip-ups, such as this, do creep in from time to time. As...
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More Will Abstracts

November 11, 2012
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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 en route to Madras, and whose widow subsequently became the mistress of mistress of...
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The Will of Jacques de Paiva 1688

April 29, 2012
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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 Merchant abroad in the Seventeenth Century » in The Dutch Intersection: The Jews and...
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The Will of Diego Rodrigues Marques dated 1675

January 1, 2012
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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 far. We are publishing here extracts from our transcription, but stress that it is...
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Will Extracts now total 1300

January 1, 2012
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We have added a further 200 new will extracts to the collection found here There are many fascinating insights to be found amongst the wills, accounts of business transactions, married life, possessions and of course for the genealogist lots of family connections!  
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