Vernacular Jewish notarial wills

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Vernacular Jewish notarial wills

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Saporita writes her will in the presence of her husband and their four sons. The Jewish rabbi/notary Pompeo del Borgo records the will in Italian. One of the four sons, named Manuele, is disabled. Saporita leaves her dowry equally among her other…

This is not the original will of Palomba. Instead, Palomba here has the Jewish rabbi/notary Pompeo del Borgo annul a specific request in her previously written will. The original will left 25 scudi, the value of the cazacà of her room, to charity ("a…

Allegrezze dictated her will to Simone de Castelnuovo, a Jewish rabbi/notary, who recorded the will in Italian.

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... per provedere ale cose e ocasione come conviene fare ali personi da bene e tementi de Dio et spressio…

Grazia dictated her will to the Jewish rabbi/notary Simone de Castelnuovo, who recorded it in Italian. At the time of her will dictation, Grazia was married but had no children. The vast majority of her few goods she left to the Compagnia di Ghemilut…

Laura dictated her will to the Jewish rabbi/notary Salamone di Santoro da Pitigliano, and he recorded it in Italian. Detailed Description from Kenneth Stow: Laura di q.m Moise Abbina, widow of q.m Elia di Perugia, alias di Pinto, writes her will and…

Stella di Spoleto is married, but does not seem to have children. She dictates her will to the Jewish rabbi/notary Grandilio di Porto, who records it in Italian. In the will, she leaves 1 scudo to the confraternity known as the Compagnia of Ghemilut…

An (unnamed?) woman makes a will and leaves to her husband only "quello che da raggion per sua eredità glie proviene". The rest of her goods she leaves to her brother and brother-in-law. The will is recorded by the Jewish rabbi/notary Gradilio di…
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