Welcome to Jewish Women's Wills!

Jewishwomenswills.org collects all known extant wills written for Jewish women until around 1600 CE. It is a collaborative project spearheaded by Rena Lauer, associate professor of history and religious studies at Oregon State University. See the About page for more on the project, or to get involved.

This website is currently under construction. Please note that this is a TEST SITE. It will be constantly in flux. Please excuse the mess! 

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From the will of Anastasu, widow of Solomon Astru: Crete, 1426

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Mayrona: Girona, 1430

Mayrona, a Jew, left goods and money to her various grandchildren, who were all Christian.

Estelina, widow of Isaac de Piera: Girona, 1470


Estelina, a Jewish widow, testates in 1470, before a Catalan notary, who records the will in Latin. She identifies herself as twice a widow, first the…

Blanca, widow of Bernat Falcó: Girona, 1437

TRANSCRIPTION from PLANAS MARCE blanca widow of bernat ferrer girona.pdf

Blanca was a conversa who had perhaps been baptized in the aftermath of the Disputation of Tortosa (1413-1414). She and her husband had been married…