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DETAILED DESCRIPTION FROM THE PRINCETON GENIZA PROJECT:Deathbed declaration, AD 1006. ORC 7/10/86 [P]. The document is a deathbed declaration, made by a woman whose name is not preserved. The upper part of the document is missing, but the…

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…

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…

Ginevra was a silk manufacturer. Among her bequests she left money to the synagogue for lighting, and charity for the Jewish burial and charity society. Stefanie Siegmund suggests that this will may have been written during a pregnancy; Ginevra was…

The widow Reina distributed 2,720 sous in her will. She gave 500 sous to marry off poor Jewish girls, and orders money to be invested to finance a Torah for the synagogue. She leaves money to family and friends, most notably 1000 sous to a female…

Among the fascinating clauses in this will is an attempt by Astruga to prevent  her husband, Jucef, from remarrying -- or at least to disincentivize a second marriage. She first leaves to her mother, Fava, 600 Barcelonan sous. But then, she…

TRANSCRIPTION:Regina uxor Bondia Coras Iudei condam, licet sim infirma etc., meum facio et condo testamentum de bonis meis, ordinando etc. [deleted: in quo constituo]. In primis iubeo corpus meum sepeliri.Et iubeo dari Iuceff Choen C solidos, quos ei…

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…

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TRANSCRIPTION: FF. In nomine domini amen. Notum sit et cetera annodomini Millesimo CCClxxxxviiii die vii mensis Novembris circa terciam. Notum sit et cetera quod cum nil sit certius morte quamvis eius hora sit dubia et inserta idcirco ego Sterella…

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 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.…

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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