This blog is about Sephardic Jewish genealogy and history. In 1492 the Jews were expelled from Spain. They went to Portugal, Italy and the Islamic lands around the Mediterranean. The history of this small community is both fascinating and complex. They were the first globalised people. They were persecuted by the Inquisition. Some identified as Jews, some Christian, while others lost faith and embraced the Enlightenment.
Friday, 25 November 2011
Robbery at Bevis Marks, London, 1748
Robbery at Bevis Marks in 1748:
The Jews synagogue, in Duke's Place was broke open on the 28th ult by one Jeremiah Levi, a Jew (since apprehended) and robb'd of plate, vestments, &c. value 300 £.