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IMAGE from PEREZ baladre.pdf
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…

This woman's will was recorded by the well-known court clerk and scribe Halfon ben Menashe, who was active from 1100 to 1138 CE. It is written in Judeo-Arabic. DESCRIPTION FROM THE PRINCETON GENIZA PROJECT: Will of a woman. In the hand of Ḥalfon b.…

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…

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…

Tolosana was a member of the de la Caballeria family, a wealthy and prestigious Zaragozan family, and married a relative named Benvenist, who was a financier to two Aragonese kings. Together they had seven children (two boys, five girls). Five of…

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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AGNESA wife of Busacca Naguay.pdf
Agnesa testates while ill, naming her husband her universal heir and executor. She leaves donations to the synagogues in Palermo and Trapani, and to the burial society of Palermo. She leaves two silver Torah finials to the synagogue in Trapani…
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