Will Extract
Reference NA1572
Forenames Joseph
Probate Date 1789 (8 Apr)
Address St. Michaels Alley Cornhill
Occupation Public Notary
Spouse Sarah
Children Abraham Cortissos Josiah Cortissos Esther Cortissos Rachel Cortissos Sarah Cortissos Leah Cortissos and Hannah Cortissos
Other Relatives
Executors, Administrators Sarah Cortissos
Witnesses Joseph Schabracq Notary Public of the Royal Exchange and Jacob De Pinna Notary Public of St. Michaels Alley
Notes From the personal account of his family history by Joseph Cortissos written circa 1780- see Joseph Cortissos and the War of the Spanish Succession. Charles Rubens.Transactions and Miscellanies Jewish Historical Society Vol 24 1970-1973 pp 114-133 Grandfather-Joseph Cortissos b 1656 came to England 1712. His wife Clara Levy a near relation of Uri Levy (German Rabbi Hasan in Amsterdam 1604). Parents of Joseph were Abraham (b 1701 Barcelona died London 1754) and Simha daughter of Samuel Cohen Farro and Sarah Salazar firstcousin to Joseph Mendes Da Costa. His mother came to England in 1728 with Jacob Mendes Da Costa. She was about 26 and married in 1729. Her sister Esther married Joshua Sarfaty de Pinna. Josephs sister Sarah b 1730 married Abraham Sarfaty son of Hazan Sarfaty and nephew of Josephs uncle Joshua Sarfaty de Pinna. Their daughter was Grace. Joseph was born 1731 and married firstto his cousin Hester Cortissos daughter of Abraham de Isaac Semah Cortissos. They had no children. His second marriage in 1764 was to Sarah Lumbroso daughter of Daniel Lumbroso and Strella Serra of the family Gomes Serra. His wifes brother David married Leah Jesurun.He went into partnership with his cousin Jacob de Pinna.
NA Cat Ref Prob 11/1177