All of the known Barrows and Lousadas, incuding the Den Haag Louzadas, the Surinam Louzadas, and the Aguilar descendants of Rebecca Baruh Lousada #130, are contained within the Descendants of Pedro de Lousada genealogy. Pedro de Lousada is known from Portuguese Inquisition records as the father of Amador de Lousada who was born about 1540 and who in 1590 was married to Ana Mendes. Perhaps Pedro and his wife Briatis Alvares came as children to Portugal from Spain in late 1492 or early 1493. We may never know. But they are possibly not our earliest known Sephardic ancestors - see note 4 below for our Montefiore ancestry. We also have further data on many other families and family branches which are only partially covered by this genealogy, especially when the Baruch Lousada or Barrow names are not used. We explain below how to access each of them:
1. Only a little is known of the paternal ancestry of Simon Barrow of Barbados. His father was an Ashkenasi man called Baruch whose origin is not known with certainty but our current thoughts are given here. Though we have placed Simon Barrow and his descendants in the above genealogy as the son of an unknown Baruch Lousada mother in Livorno, we have not strictly ruled out the possibility that his mother was a Levi Lousada, not a Baruch Lousada. To that extent Simon Barrow's Sephardic ancestry is uncertain as well, though it does seem that the Baruch Lousadas and Levi Lousadas were closely related (see note 5 below).
2. Descendants of Jacob Baruh Lousada #380 of Jamaica comprise almost 1/3 of Uncle Ben's family tree though the Lousada name disappears after one generation in this branch. Descendants of Jacob #380 include some of the most interesting characters of Anglo-Jewry like Sir Menasseh Masseh Lopes #398 MP who served 2 years jail for electoral irregularity (see ref 47). On the other side of the law was Sir Henry Charles Franco Lopes #421 also an MP, but who became Lord Justice of Appeal and Privy Councillor in 1895 and was made the first Lord Ludlow in 1897. Alan Pereira is a descendant of Jacob #380 and in Jan 2017 produced a 9-generation genealogy of the descendants of Jacob #380. Our data includes a subset of it, enough to cover the descendants of Jacob 380 who appear in Uncle Ben's family tree; but the full 9-generation family tree is uploaded as well. Alan Pereira has succeeded in synchronizing the numbering system in this genealogy with ours. Alan Pereira and Margaret Nye-Pereira have placed their ancestors together with all the descendants of Jacob #380 on http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=alan_pereira&id=I7. His connection to the other Baruch Lousadas can be seen here.
3. Moritz Baruh (probably Moses bar Baruch) we suggest was a brother of Simon Barrow (Simon bar Baruch) of Barbados. By this means we can understand why the Dirsztays of Hungary considered themselves descended from the Baruch Lousadas, though our suggestion of course differs from the (erroneous) Dirsztay proposal that was made to us. The Dirsztays however, like many Baruch Lousadas, were amenable to linking themselves with the Duque de Losada.
4. The Barrows, and all the Baruch Lousadas descending from Bella Barrow, have Montefiore ancestry. This ancestry has been taken by others back to Alvaro and Catalina de Carvajal who were in Fermoselle in Spain in 1486, but migrated across the border to Mogadouro in Portugal in response to the 1492 expulsion. Their descendants later returned to Spain and then (unfortunately) moved to New Spain. Aged about 7 Joseph Leon, a great-great-great-grandson of Alvaro and Catalina, in 1596 had a lucky escape from the Mexico Inquisition to later become in Italy (the father of) Judah Leon the first Montefiore. Some later Montefiore ancestry is revealed here in the context of the marriage of Herbert George Lousada and Marion Helen Mocatta, here in the context of the marriage of Claude Lousada with Maude Spielmann, and in an Australian context here.
5. The Levi Lousadas were closely related to the Baruch Lousadas. They seemed to have had Mendes ancestry in common with the Baruch Lousadas and furthermore it seems likely there was marriage of cousins in Livorno. Abraham Levi Lousada was an uncle of Isaac #42 and Isaac was living in his house in 1641 and 1642 (ref 149). Isaac was probably new to Livorno at that time for the only earlier date we have of him in Livorno is the birth of David #44 in 1640. Isaac appears to have become the husband of Luna after the death of his brother David who was the natural father of Aaron #376. Perhaps Abraham Levi Lousada is the person who appears with Jacob Levi Lousada as bullion workers in Livorno who in 1686 assisted in the supply of some Hebrew books to Manuel and Jacob Athias (ref 175 #3). We have not attempted to link Abraham and Jacob to the only Amsterdam Levi Lousada in the records - David who died on 30 Aug 1744 - nor Isaac of Tunis (for http://www.bh.org.il shows in 1672 Isaac Levi Louzada from Livorno who according to ref 186 was still there in 1686). They remained in Livorno throughout the 18th century. By the second half of the century the Levi Lousadas appear to have greatly outnumbered the Baruch Lousadas as we saw in the Decime property records at the Livorno City Archive. So far we have not prepared a genealogy of them.
6. The Baruch Lousadas of Tunis came from Livorno and a merchant Elias Baruch Lousada appears in ref 171. Presently only he appears in our main genealogy. He was born in Tunis around 1725 and had a son Benjamin and further descendants in Tunis through to the 20th century. Additional Tunis data from French consular documents is referred to in ref 186 where with others Jacob Baruch Louzada in 1686 pleads economic hardship, and http://www.bh.org.il which also cites a Jacob Baruch Lousada in connection with ransoming Christian slaves and a Rebecca daughter of Benjamin Baruch Louzada who married Raphael de Abraham Israel Enriques on 15 Sep 1790. And ref 185 p469 shows in 1686 an Isaac and a Jacob Baruch Lousada. So far we have not prepared a genealogy of them.
7. The ancestors of the 3 fourth cousins who started this website, Julian Land, John Bury and Tony Harding can be found by clicking on their names. These genealogies overlap, in a way reflecting the intersection of the Barrow and Baruh Lousada genealogies. They are incomplete in the sense that they are tailored to show only the known Barrow Lousada ancestry. Inevitably, such genealogies will show few of our other ancestors whether Sephardic (Mercado, de Caceres and Spinosa, Abravanel, Mocatta, Montefiore, Lamego, Nunes, Mendes da Costa, Lopes/Pereira, Franco etc), Ashkenazi (Goldsmid, de Symons, Keyser etc) and non-Jewish (Bacon, Butler, Rochfort, Jameson, Wingate, Tiarks/Hall, Truscott, Kemp, Arnold, Sorell, Huxley, Combe, Linton, Dowel etc). As an example of what we are excluding, the Bacon ancestry can be taken back to 8th century Norway - according to John Bury! Genealogies of other contributors would show many more such interesting families - for instance the descendants of Simeon Charles Lousada #74 can trace their ancestry back to Edward III - according to data provided by Peter Lousada. In addition, John Bury has provided an interesting study into his origins. The ancestries of 2 cousins Allan Lousada and Jeremy Lousada are uploaded.
8. Some of the Israel Pereira descendants of Amador de Lousada appear in our main genealogy - but we know Amsterdam data covers quite a few more of them. A comparison of the descent of Julian Land and Israel Pereira descendant Michael Waas is given here.
9. Many instances of the Massiah family of Barbados can be found in the main genealogy, and we have summarized them here showing how they link the Barrows with the Barbados Baruch Lousadas. A contributor Claire Myers is a descendant of Rachel Massiah 1762-1847 of Barbados who married Jacob Lindo; she has contributed charts of her genealogies of the Massiah, de Peza and Lindo families.