Will Extract
Reference NA2561
Forenames Emanuel
Probate Date 1791 (9 June)
Address St. Clement Dane
Occupation Notary Public of the City of London
Spouse Elizabeth nee Skillman (His 2nd wife). (His 1st wife Leah Da Prado died 1763)
Parents Abraham otherwise John Abraham Mendes Da Costa. Ester otherwise Johanna
Siblings Jacob Philip. Sarah. Joseph
Children 1 daughter name not known from his 2nd marriage
Other Relatives
Executors, Administrators Sole executrix his wife Elizabeth
Witnesses Elizabeth Brigg. St. F? Westminster Middlesex spinster. Charles West? Ther. St. Clement Danes. Hair dresser
Notes Refers to his Marriage Bond with Leah De Prado 1747.She was his cousin. His burial place to be left to his wife and all his goods and property. He was born Rouen. France 1717- see Dictionary of National Biography. He was a naturalist and author but convicted of fraud while working as a clerk at the Royal Society and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. He is buried Mile End (see The Rise and Fall of Emanuel da Costa. A severe case of ‘the philosophical dropsy’ G Cantor 2001 English Historical Review. Oxford University Press Buried at the Velho Cemetery 21 May 1791 (732) Emanuel Mendes da Costa 17 Iyar 5551
NA Cat Ref PROB 11/1205