Monday, 24 December 2007

1661 - the de Piza Family expelled

Around 1661, some Jews of Barbados, Isaac Israel de Pisa, Aaron Israel de Pisa, and their brother Abraham Israel de Pisa, who lived in Jamaica, said that they had discovered gold mines...their punishment was that they were expelled from Barbados.

In the Cemetery in Barbados, lies a tombstone to SY DE PIZA, who died on 7 ADAR 5444
i.e in 1683, who one presumes was related, but who was not expelled from the Island.

The inscription reads in full:

SA
DO BEMAVEN
TVRADO SY
DE PIZA FALE
CEV EM 7 ADAR
~5444~

2 comments:

Claire Myers said...

Please could you confirm but as I understand it they were not expelled.

Claire Myers said...

Please could you confirm but as I understand it historically they were not expelled. I am sure I have read that they got away with a rebuke for want of a better word. I am following the depiza's of Barbados and would appreciate any help
thanks