Latinate Wills

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Kerana testates during an illness, and names her mother Herini as her executor. She leaves her daughter Kali 10 hyperpera. She also gives Kali a home that Kerana had received from her own mother. She also leaves money for expenses for her son…

Potha testates during an illness. She names her mother, Kali, who lives in the fortress town of Belvedere, as her executor. She also gives her mother all of her dowry funds, and instructs her to do with those funds "as she sees fit." She does not…

Herini testates during an illness. She names her husband Helia as her executor, and she gives him all of her goods. She instructs him to give some of her goods to their daughter, Kali, as he sees fit ("sicut sibi videbitur").

Plecti is not identified in her will according to father or husband, though she does have a son and a daughter. It is notable and unusual that she is not listed as a widow.

She testates while ill, and names as her executor her son Moyses. She…

Seti testates while during an illness. She names her paternal aunt (an "amita") Helea as her executor. She records that her dowry is 200 hyperpera and a home, located on the top floor in the Judaica of Candia. She leaves all of this to her aunt, and…

Anastassia is the wife of Judah (Iecudha) Balbo, a spicer (speciarius) in Candia. She names as her executors her husband as well as her brother Sambatheus Balbo. It seems that she married a relative. She testates while sick, and names her husband…

Porfira, who says that she is ill, names her widowed mother Anna as her sole executor. She leaves her dowry money to her daughter Herini. But she instructs her mother to invest the dowry money, and then give it to Herini once she has completed her…

Eudhochia was born into the Carvuni family, and married Iacobus Blancula, who predeceased her.

Esther names her husband Lingiachus as sole executor, and leaves him her entire dowry in order to hand it over as a dowry to their daughter Anna as her husband sees fit. If Anna dies before she can marry, Esther instructs her husband to give their…

Eudochia records a will because she is planning to travel from Candia to Jerusalem. She names her three grandsons (Lingiachus, Iochuda, and Chavi) as her executors. She also seems to have a fourth grandson, still a minor, named Lingiachus, who is the…

Soi testates during an illness. She names her husband Chavi as her executor, and leaves all of her goods to her daughter Eudochia, who seems to be a minor. Although Soi does not say this explicitly, the goods seem to be meant as a dowry, since she…

Cherana named a female friend, a widow, as her executor. She leaves two homes that she owns in Candia's Jewish quarter to her children, a daughter named Xathi and a son named Ioste.

She seeks to make it known in her will that she had the goods of…

Cheranna testates during an illness. She names her sister Chrusafa and Chrusafa's husband Samargia as her executors.

Cheranna attests that her late mother, Helea, had placed in Cheranna's hands 50 hyperpera that was intended for Chrusafa, but…
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