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  • Collection: Hebrew Notarial Wills

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This will is part of the so-called "Girona Geniza," which is a collection of Hebrew documents which were preserved because they were reused as book bindings. Baladre's will was part of the binding of a notarial register belonging to the notary…

Perna, identified as elderly ("zeqena"), bequeaths her dowry funds mostly to relatives. She leaves 3 scudi to one David di Hannania di Sabatello, for him to say the mourner's prayer (kaddish) for her, noting quite cheekily that he should only receive…

Palomba, testating while in the house of another widow, leaves her meager possessions to the confraternity known as the Compagnia di Ghemilut Hasadim, which, among other activities, cared for the ill, as it seems to have cared for Palomba. (See also…

The widow Cosa leaves nearly all of her possessions to the confraternity known as the Compagnia di Ghemilut Hasadim. She notes that this generosity comes as repayment for the fact that the confraternity cared for her during her illness, despite the…

Consola is a businesswomen on her deathbed in her son Elia's house. She is co-owner of a taverna and a pescaria, and her will mostly deals with money she owes related to these businesses. Her will is recorded by either Leone (father) or Isach (son)…

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The widow Annella leaves money for her three children, two sons and a daughter. The daughter is already married, but the moneys are meant to fund her dowry, and are to be given to the daughter's husband. Her younger son is still a minor. Other money…

This will of a lonely Jewish widow was recorded by a Jewish notary in Hebrew, either by Leone (father) or Isach (son) Piattelli.TRANSCRIPTION:In the Scola Siciliana, in the women’s gallery, Simcha, widow q.m Giacobbe Siciliano, on her deathbed, gives…

The dying widow Fiore leaves her meager possessions to the girl who cared for her, and whose father's house Fiore is currently in. The will is recorded by a Jewish notary, either Leone (father) or Isach (son) Piattelli, in Hebrew.

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The widow Sarella, who Kenneth Stow considers to be reasonably well off, testates while in the house of her daughter Consola's father-in-law. The will is taken by the Jewish notary Yahudah (Leone) Piattelli in Hebrew. This is pre-Ghetto text.…

Perna testates before a Hebrew notary in Rome. Her will focuses on her lack of assets -- she claims to be destitute. She lives in the house of her nephew Gabriele, who took care of all her needs. She explains that she is testating to protect Gabriele…
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