Amsterdam Baruch Lousadas

Apart from the Den Haag Louzadas (see note 1 below), the chart above shows all but 5 (see note 3 below) of the Louzadas who appear in the Amsterdam burial records - ref 312, and our extract at ref 146. The Baruch Louzadas are shown in the lilac colour and the spouses who may not have been born as Baruch Louzadas are shown in the brown colour. Moses Baruh Lousada of London we believe to have been a nephew of Isaac and Luna (click here for an explanation). David had a half-brother Jacob who died in 1681 (see ref 99). Moses appeared regularly in Amsterdam in the 1649-59 period (ref 105) we believe from Rouen, but returned to Amsterdam on a few occasions after his move to London around 1660. His daughter Sarah married her cousin Solomon in a marriage that was recorded in Bevis Marks as well as Amsterdam.

An unusual circumstance is recorded in the above chart - mother and daughter Luna have the same name presumably because one of the grandparents had the same name. We are not sure whether Esther Baruch Louzada was a daughter of Isaac as this is not indicated in the records, but she is not shown as a widow of Solomon either. A son Moses appears in ref 85 p21 in connection with the will of the younger Solomon who seemed in debt when he died - but Moses did not appear on 28 Jun 1739 for the estate administration in which Solomon Levi Gomes his cousin (probably Rachel's nephew) was principal creditor - presumably there was no surplus for Moses!  Solomon the younger contributed to the dowry of his cousin Luna (see note 4 below). The last 3 Amsterdam Baruch Lousadas were involved in a London court case of 1738 which involved 2 branches of the Bernal family. A 1731 Power of Attorney relevant to this case may be found here.

The witnesses to the 1673, 1677 and 1709 marriages, on the bride's side, were respectively Jacob Montezinos, Jacob Levi and Abraham Henriques Faro. Shown above are the last 2 brides of David Baruch Louzada #44, and their origins in Paris and Madrid respectively are interesting and tends to support the view that the Baruch Louzadas were part of the exodus of New Christian merchants from Madrid in the first half of the 1600s though Isaac at least sojourned in Livorno for around 20 years. The Baruch Lousada, Henriques Faro and Israel Pereira interconnection revealed in ref 141 is shown here. The location of the Beth Haim graves of Isaac #42, Luna #2503, David #44 and his last 2 wives (shown above), and Jacob #1388 were found as shown here.


1. We show the Den Haag Louzadas separately and they carry the Louzada name in the Netherlands from 1645 to 1787, mostly without the 'Baruch' prefix.

2. Not shown is the stepson of David #44 Jacob/James #711 who went to Barbados via London in 1696 and who died in Barbados in 1711.

3. Samuel Baruch Lousada had a daughter Rachel who died in Amsterdam in 1730. Samuel was probably part of the remnant Livorno Baruch Lousadas for Samuel Mendes Loizada (d1711 and presumably the same person) had a name suggesting the 1654 Livorno marriage of Sarah de Joseph Lousada with Isaac de Abraham Mendes. We can make no such guesses as to the origin of Sara Costa Lozada (d1750). However Reina Barugh Loizada (d1721) may be the person we discuss here (see note 6) in which case she would have been one of the Den Haag Louzadas to use the 'Baruch' first surname. David Levi Lousada who died in 1744 is probably a scion of the Livorno Levi Lousadas.

4. The 1719 marriage of Luna Baruch Lousada and Isaac son of David Aboab da Fonseca generated a prenuptial agreement which may be found here Her London brother Aaron was present and also her cousin Solomon who contributed 2000 guilders to her dowry. Luna's father Abraham had died in 1714.