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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…

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…

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…

Sara married Davi of Castebany, a major moneylender of Perpignan, and together seem to have had three sons: Mosee, Bonsenyor, and Profet. Davi predeceased her.

In her will, she leaves nothing to her sons, since ostensibly they had already been…

Among Gentile's bequests was 70 scudi for the dowries of local poor Jewish girls, and 50 scudi for the Jewish burial society.

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This will is copied into the register of the notary twice. Heregina names a woman, Herini, as her executor. Her dowry and other goods are given to four women, each of whom is identified as her "amita" -- a paternal aunt. She does not leave anything…

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Herini names three women as her executors: her mother Kerana, her sister Kali, and her daughter, also named Kali. She does leave her husband a portion of her dowry, after giving gifts from it to her three executors.

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Chimefti leaves her son Michael all of her dowry and virginity money (parthenica), which had been transacted "according to Jewish custom."

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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