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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…

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…

DETAILED DESCRIPTION FROM THE PRINCETON GENIZA PROJECT: Deathbed will of a rich woman, made during the absence of her husband. Location: Fustat. Dated: Wednesday, 26 Iyyar 1454 Seleucid, which is 13 April 1143 CE, under the reshut of Shemuel b.…

This Geniza document is missing both the beginning and end of the will, and thus the testator's name is unknown, as is the exact date. It is written in Judeo-Arabic by the well-known court clerk and scribe Halfon ben Menashe, who was active between…

FROM THE PRINCETON GENIZA PROJECT: Fragment of a will of the teacher Sittuna bat Avraham the parnas. She leaves a property to the son of her sister's daughter, who will pay her funeral expenses out of the income of this property, and her personal…

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…

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.…

Jamila and her late husband had four sons. Three of them remained Jewish (Juce, Acach, and Azmel), while one (Solomon-cum-Salvador) chose baptism and became Christian. In her will, Jamila left all four sons the amount stipulated for all legitimate…

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Francisca Coronel, wife of Juan Dinis, was the daughter of Hector Coronel and Beatriz Alvarez, New Christians and residents of Salvatierra (Galicia). Francisca's mother Beatriz Alvarez, already a widow , was condemned as a Judaizer by the Santiago de…

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This is the codicil to the will of Antonia Saraiva. Around 1560, Antonia Saraiva married her relative, the doctor Antonio Dinis, both New Christians born in Barcelos (kingdom of Portugal) and living in Pontevedra (Galicia). She was the daughter of…

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In 1582, in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain, Martha Dinis married the licenciado and merchant Enrique Pereira. She was the daughter of the licenciado Paulo Núñez de Vitoria and his wife Isabel Thomas. All of these people were new Christians, natives of…

Benvenida was a member of the famous Sephardic Abravanel family, from Naples, resident in Ferrara. The will records that Benvenida had already made a will in Hebrew on the very same day. This Latin will, however, states that it is explicitly meant to…

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…

TRANSCRIPTION: XI kalendas DecembrisGentill uxor Iacob Abrahe Choen Iudei, licet etc., meum facio et condo testamentum de bonis meis, ordinando etc. In quo testamento constituo manumissorem meum et executorem huius mee ultime voluntatis dictum…

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…

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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…

TRANSCRIPTION:אנחנו חתומי מטה נכנסנו בבית היקרה רחל אלמנת ה"ר [=הרב ר'] משה וכך אמרההוו עלי עדים וקנו ממני קנין גמור אגב סודר איך נתתי במתנה גמורה מעתה ומעכשו שרירא וקיימא דלא למיהדר מינה לעולם כל נכסי מטלטלי'[ם] כסף וזהב ושאר נכסים ומעות ששוה הכל…

This widow, whose name remains unknown, appears in at least two dispositive documents, constituting three shelf-marks. That is to say, she testated an original will, which is in one piece. A revision exists as two fragments that have been re-joined…
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