Extract from the Will of Emanuel Baruch Lousada #135 of Kingston, dated 24 March 1795 (and recorded at Liber 62, folio 185 on 25 October 1797). He bequeathed £20 to the poor of the Synagogue at Kingston and £100 to the Portuguese Synagogue at Kingston. (His sons were Jacob, Daniel, Aaron and Isaac. His wife's name was Esther). His cousin was Grace Lopes Torres. His granddaughter was Abigail Ximenes. His nieces were Rebecca Baruch Lousada; Abigail Lumbrozo and Rebecca Lumbrozo.

Notes by Julian Land on the preceding extract :

The cousin referred to was Grace Aguilar #657 (daughter of Rebecca Baruh Lousada #130 and Joseph Aguilar #124) who married David Lopes Torres #188 as we learn from an Aguilar genealogy provided by Simon Greenfield. She was significant to her cousin as explained below. His daughter Abigail #138 married Daniel Ximenes #951. His wife Esther was his cousin (daughter of Jacob #36). The three nieces are the daughters of his brother Daniel - Abigail #147 and Rebecca #148 marrying Mocattas, and Rachel #146 being unmarried (the Will Extract above incorrectly refers to her as Rebecca - inspection of  the will shows that Rachel is indeed correct). Study of the will also shows that there were 4 codicils - all of which have been studied. Codicil A was signed 1 Apr 1795, the second 15 Dec 1795, the third 29 May 1796 and the fourth 6 Oct 1796. The will was finally proved in London 14 Feb 1807. His will is also discussed in ref 89 in the context of some legacies to widows being contingent on continued widowhood; in this he followed his father Aaron #125.

Codicil A restrains beneficiaries from challenging Aaron's right to be treated as a son as provided in the will. Codicil B inter alia provides for his grand-daughter Abigail who is not yet 21. Her mother Abigail died well before 1795 (the year her father Daniel Ximenes married again) but doubtless she was named after her paternal grandmother Abigail Mendes da Costa #1319. Codicil C distinguishes the Carlisle and Knights plantations over his other plantations, provides a bequest to the wife #1225 of Hananel d'Aguilar #1220 for assisting son Daniel when he was in England and to Judith Baruh Lousada #35 for assisting son Jacob when he was in England. Codicil D appoints Hananel d'Aguilar #1220 of Kingston as executor of the estate and guardian of his sons during their minorities.

A possible explanation for Codicil A appears in ref 131 pp236-7, these pages falling within a chapter by Stanley Mirvis. This chapter provides data from the will of Grace Lopes Torres nee Aguilar (see above) which shows Aaron was an adoptive son of the childless Grace and is suggestive of Aaron being a coloured person (in that he was dealt with in the section of her will dealing with coloured beneficiaries). Further, because the arrangements in Grace's will for the manumission of a slave named Amelia are so tied to the fate of Aaron, it seems possible that she was the natural mother of Aaron. Academic rectitude prevents Mirvis being certain about these possibilities and also about the origin of the first Aaron, but to us Emanuel #135 seems to have sired a mixed-race son Aaron 1782-1808 #1580 before he and Esther finished their own child-rearing with Isaac 1784-1857 #92, the 1st Lousada Duke. This second Aaron was buried in the Jewish cemetery at Spanish Town and his name Aaron correctly reflects the name of Emanuel's father, as is appropriate for the 1st son of a marriage (albeit in this case one of questionable legitimacy!), and mirrors the name of Emanuel's first son with Esther (a son Aaron who died aged only 1 in 1777 and who is buried at the Kingston Jewish cemetery). We are forced to a remarkable conclusion here - that Isaac #92 was conceived after the second Aaron was born, and perhaps we can also conclude that Esther was away from Jamaica for a period, returning by 1783.

Emanuel #135 is described in ref 131 p 236 as 'quite possibly the most distinguished Jewish legal expert in Kingston in the late eighteenth century', drafting many wills including his own and subscribing to the 1786 edition of the 'Laws of Jamaica'.

A chart has been prepared showing all the Baruh Lousadas who died in Jamaica. This discusses the above Aaron and also the son Aaron of Emanuel's marriage with Esther.