Records from the Bevis Marks Synagogue in London, prompts us to question the accuracy of the accepted marriage records of Jacob Louzada. This Jacob is generally identified as the father of Aaron(1693-1764) and Moses Louzada (1700-1750). He died in 1729 and was interred in the Chatham Square Burial grounds in New York
Volume II: Bevis Marks Records, Being contributions to the history of the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation of London, Edited by Lionel D. Barnett, Part II, Abstracts of the Ketubot or Marriage-Contracts of the Congregation from Earliest Times to 1837, with Index.
Page 65, [Record number] “64. Abram Lozada and Sarah de Almeida. 6 Kislev 5459.”, [Record number] “65. Jacob de Lossada and Rachael de Abraham Lousada. 6 Kislev 5459.” [The date translates to Sunday 9 November 1698.]
The spellings are as they appeared in the records.
Previous Luzadder family histories list Jacob de Louzada married to Rachael de Almerda with Jewish Rites in 1698 in the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue of London. The records show that both couples were married on the same day, so this might explain why the surname “de Almerda” could have been transposed and listed as Jacob’s wife.
This assumes that the Jacob of Bevis Marks records and the Jacob of New York and Chatham Square are the same person.
Has anyone researched this area of the Louzada family or has any information to add?