Row Eight, Stone One
(next to David aphael de Mercado)
DE SARAH FILHA
DE DAVID DE ISHAC
DE MERCADO FALE=
=CEO EM 22 KISLEF
HNTN ZE LKCH SHMO MVORACH
SEH FILHO DE DAVID
DE YSHAC DE MERCA
DO FALECEV EM 23
This is a double inscription on a small, cracked stone.
The family connections are as follows:
Dr Abraham de Mercado arrived in Barbados from Recife in 1655.
he had three sons:
1. Isaac de Mercado came to Barbados from Amsterdam. In 1675 he appears on a list of the Gevirim of Amsterdam. It is his children who are buried here.
He had another son, called David, who inherited from his uncle David Raphael de Mercado.
2. Moses Hiskia de Mercado - He served as Gabbai of K.K.N.I., but emigrated, and is buried in Altona, 1692.
3. David Raphael de Mercado, who married Gracia Louzada.
There is a David de Mercado buried in New York, thought to be David Raphael Mercado's grandson, however, the discovery of a previously unrecorded tombstone next to David Raphael's complicates matters:
Do bem Aventurado ~
David de Mercado que foy
Deos Servido Recolher
para sy Em 11 de Menhahem
anno 5457 que corresponde
a 19 de Julio 1697
Sua Alma Gose da Gloria