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Brampton, Sir Edward [Duarte Brandão] (c. 1440–1508), soldier and merchant, was born in Lisbon c.1440, reputedly the illegitimate son of Rui Barba and the wife of a Jewish blacksmith. About 1468 he travelled to England and converted to Christianity. As was usual in such cases, the ...

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Carvajal, Antonio Fernandez (d. 1659), merchant, was probably born in Portugal, for in his youth he seems to have lived in Fundão. He may have fled to Spain at some time, and apparently owned land in the Canary Islands. By the early 1630s he was in ...

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Fonseca, Alvaro da [Jacob Jessurun Alvares] (1657?–1742), diamond merchant, was born in Lisbon, the second of three children of Manuel Alvares and Brites Gomes. His full name was probably Alvaro da Fonseca Alvares. The family were New Christians from Trancoso in northern Portugal...

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Robles, Antonio Rodrigues [Ishac Barzilai] (d. 1688), merchant, was born in Fundão in Beira, Portugal. His uncle, Duarte Henriques Alvares, had been appointed as receiver of customs and royal revenues in the Canary Islands and appointed him, under the surname Rodrigues Fererino (or, according to another text, ...

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Rodrigues, Alphonso [Isaac Israel Sequeira] (d. 1716), merchant, was born in Lisbon, Portugal, the eldest son of Gomes Rodrigues [Abraham Israel Sequeira] (d. 1678), who originated from Villa Viçosa. Gomes Rodrigues went to England with his family in 1662 to avoid the Portuguese Inquisition and to take advantage of clauses in the marriage treaty between ...

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