Disiata, widow of Muxa de Galfa: Sciacca, 1486

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Title

Disiata, widow of Muxa de Galfa: Sciacca, 1486

Subject

Disiata, widow of Muxa de Galfa

Description

Disiata names as her universal heirs her brother Xibitello de Galiono and her nephew Busacca, the son of Siminto de Galiono (another brother). She leaves other bequests to her neice Rachila, her daughter Gaudiosa, and her sister Stella. She also leaves to the synagogue (meskita) money to buy oil, funded through the rent from a house she owned.

As in a number of other such documents, Jewish signatories sign their names in Hebrew characters (Judeo-Arabic), and the notary renders the names in Latin letters (Sicilian).

Creator

Sciacca, Sicily

Date

7 November 1486

Source

Sezione di Archivio di Stato, Sciacca

SASS, not. Pietro Randazzo, reg. 27, cc. 41v-42v
See Scandaliato, L'ultimo canto di Ester, p. 208
See Perani, "Le firme in ebraico e in giudeo-arabo dei Bulfarag, parenti di Guglielmo Raimondo Moncada, in atti dei notai di Sciacca e Caltabellotta e nella ketubbah di Giv'at Lot," 145-146.

Language

Latin

Coverage

Italy