In the book "American Imigrations 1765-1799" by Peter Wilson Coldham, copywright 2000, Library of Congress Catalogue Card # 99-72962, Jacob Louzada can be found on page 414. This book is about people that were in America at the time of the Revolution, and later made a claim for losses they incured in the war, because of there Loyalty to the Crown. The book shows a synopsis of claims made, the original claims being in the posession of the Office of Audits in London. The following is a quote from that book, which is just a discription of his claim. "Louzada, Jacob of Somerset Co. Memorial Digby, NS, 1786. He was obliged to leave home on 30 September 1776. He went from NY to NS in September 1783. Claim for 80 acres and two houses at Bound Brook, 12 miles from Bruswick Town; a spinning wheel; furniture, etc. Rejected. (13/25/322-323)." Of course many false claims were made at the time, but he claims that he was a loyalist and since he was in Nova Scotia, it lends creedence to the probability. I don't often deal with the ancient ones, "Louzada" It's all I can do to sort out the Lewsaders of Fountain Co. Indiana, But I have a real feeling that the way to approach this area of the genealogy is that Jacob Louzada, that came to America at or about the same time as Aaron and Moses, was of a different faction of Louzadas. Most likley he was from the group that stayed in Portugal and became "conversos" and Aaron and Moses were probably from the the faction that left Portugal, remaining practicing Jews, and wound up in London. I don't wish to list my reseasons for this now as I have not done much research in this field, and I don't want to rely too much on other people's work for my bases of this opinion. Someone else may prove this theroy correct before I do. And I believe it will be easier to prove that Jacob Louzada was not the father of Aaron and Moses than to prove he was.