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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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jamila had married the cobbler Jento Arrueti, and together they had two daughters. One, Orosol, remained Jewish. One, Violante, abandoned her husband and was baptized Christian. Her three children (Jamila's grandchildren) did not become Christian.…

Reyna was married to the physician Juce Abenardut, and had three daughters with him. The Abenardut family was a famous medical family in Aragon. Juce had predeceased Reyna, and had named her his universal heir in his (undated) will. In her own will,…

Duenya came from a well-known Navarrese Jewish family. She and her husband had three sons, and lived in Pamplona. She lived there until, widowed, she moved to Zaragoza to live with one of her sons. Two of the three sons converted to Christianity, but…

Parnatissa seems to be a widow. She had two daughters, Cali (widow of a man named Sabatheus, and mother to a daughter named Anastassu) and Parmya (married to Samerya de Rodo, i.e. from Rhodes, and mother to a girl named Cali?).

Parnatissa names…

Wuhsha's Will from Goitein, A Jewish Business Woman 229-232.pdf
This is the will of the famed Jewish businesswoman known as "Wuhsha the Broker" (Wuhsha al-Dallala), whose given name was Karima. Although it is not dated, the informal document was written in the hand of the cantor and court clerk Hillel ben Eli,…

The unnamed testator was Karaite, and testated while pregnant. The will is recorded in Hebrew.DESCRIPTION FROM PRINCETON GENIZA PROJECT:Recto: Fragment of a Karaite will by a mother of two girls, before delivering another child, in particular with…

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.

DETAILED…

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…
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