We have charted the transition between a single Baruch Lousada family in Livorno around 1640 and the eventual emergence of the 2 enduring branches of the family - the Jamaican/English Baruh Lousadas and the Surinam/Curacao Baruch Louzadas. Six destinations were involved in this transition and in each destination a different story arose:
Lousadas were present from about 1659,
and their graves number 34. Offshoot communities
were established in Curacao around 1685 and Jamaica around 1705. Links were
maintained with Amsterdam and Surinam for a period. A link was
established with the Barrows who arrived around 1750, and this link continued in England
but both families
disappeared from Barbados by 1831.
London Baruch Lousadas arrived around 1660,
but the initial influx was on
its last legs despite many interactions with Amsterdam, when there was an influx of Jamaican Baruch Lousadas commencing
Lousadas were present from 1649 only until 1739,
and their graves number 15. There were
relocations to and from London and Curacao.
Surinam Baruch Lousadas had arrived by 1671
but by 1695 seem to have retreated to
from whence they became firmly re-established
in Surinam by 1746.
Our Surinam genealogy has
been left in the form provided by Fenneke
edited slightly by Julian Land to import the
amendments arising in our
chart of the Curacao Baruch Lousadas and
also to import more recent gravestone data. Surinam Baruch Louzada grave records total 38 and the family
lived there until 1912.
Curacao Baruch Lousadas
served a linking role between the family in
Amsterdam, Barbados and Surinam. However, they
did not proliferate, for grave records total
only 14 and their presence covered the period
from about 1685 to 1816. Despite this small
number, the Curacao Baruch Lousadas were crucial
in the settlement of Surinam.
|6. Though Jamaica
played a crucial role in replenishing the
in London with descendants of
Emanuel #41 and
Jacob #380, the local
Jamaican Baruch Lousada
presence was only modest with 9 graves and it lasted from
about 1705 until 1808. Descendants with other
surnames were present and thus the
descendants of Rebecca Aguilar (a daughter
of Emanuel) also
contributed to family replenishment in London as
did the descendants of Rachel Rodrigues Lopes
(a daughter of Jacob) - click
to find a link to them provided by Alan Pereira.
7. Our knowledge of the Tunis Baruch Lousadas comes mainly from French genealogical literature and we have yet to add to it by our own research.