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Gomez family papers

Identifier: P-62

Scope and Content Note

Consists of the papers of the following members of the Gomez family of New York: Lewis Moses (1654/60-1740), a copy of an indenture, 1716, and a copy in Latin and translation in English of a certificate of denization, 1717; Jacob (d. 1722), his son, a copy of an indenture, 1716; Daniel (1695-1780), another son, copies of indentures for the years 1719, 1747 and 1775; Mordecai (1688-1750), another son, inventory of his estate, signed by four of his brothers, 1750; Moses (1744/5-1826), son of Mordecai, a letter to William Livingston, governor of New Jersey, on a personal matter, 1782; Aaron Lopez (d. 1860), grandson of Mordecai, a personal account book, 1858-1860, a ketubah for his marriage to Hetty Hendricks, 1821, and indentures, receipts and other legal records of Aaron and Hetty Gomez, their children, trustees, and estates, primarily relating to properties in New York City, 1818-1882. Also includes a copy of an indenture of 1751, part of which was the Archibald Kennedy Patent from which Lewis Moses and Jacob Gomez purchased land, and a copy of an indenture, 1772, of Wolvert Eckar, owner of property near the Hudson River where the Gomezes built a trading post. Contains also a photograph of the Gomez family coat of arms.

Consists of a ledger listing financial transactions and inventories of estates of several members of the Gomez family. Included is a record of money collected on behalf of the "Holley Congregation of Hebron" (1770) by Gomez in his capacity as the collector for New York and general treasurer for the Hebron appeal in North America; a record of payments to "Wm. Sanders mason" on behalf of "The Holley Congregation of Scherit Israel" (1751); and records of financial dealings with Jacob Almeyda, Jacob Bernal, Daniel Bloom, Salomon Haim Bon, Moses and Isaac Brandon, Isaac Bush, Jacob Cardozo, Jacob Carvallo, Daniel Mendes De Castro, Aron De Chaves, Jeosuah De Chaves, Sarah De Chaves, Jacob Cohen, Jacob Haim De Cordova, Moses De Cordova, Manuel Alvares Correa, Isaac Haim, Rodriges Da Costa, Jacob Rodriges Da Costa, Sarah Da Costa, Moses Henriques Cotino, Caniel De Crasto, Mordecai De Crasto, Benjamin Ferro, Miguel Gomez, Jacob Gonsalez, Naphtaly Hart, Solomon Hayes, Isaac Nunes Henriques, Yeoshua Henriques, Jacob Isaacs, Joshua Isaacs, Philip Isaacs, David Jesurun, Moses and Benjamin Jesurun, Jacob Judah, Michael Judah, Benjamin Marache De Leon, Moses Rodrigues De Leon, Levy Samuel Lepman, Elias Levy, Manuel Levy, Moses Levy, Rebeca Lipkins, Aron Lopez, Sarah Loyall, Samuel De Lucena, Abraham De Lyon, Sipora Machado, Estter Marache, Abraham and Isaac De Marchena, Judah Mears, Isaac Levy Maduro, Abraham Israel Monsanto, Jacob Morris, Barnett Moses, Aron De La Motta, Attias De Neyra, Jacob and Josuah Nones,

Henrique Vas De Olivera, Rodrigo (Benjamin Mendez) Pacheco, Mordecai Parara, Sara De Parrera, Jacob and Mordecai Parrera, Manuel Henriq Penedo, Moses Penso, Benjamin Pereyra, Jaob Pereyra, Jacob Pinedo, Isaac Pinto, Jacob and Salomon Pinto, Moses Lopez Ramos, Jacob Rodrigues Rivera, Isaac Rephael Rodrigues, Levy Samuel, Isaac Mendez Seixas, Abraham Da Silva, Jacob Da Silva, Rebeca and Simha Da Silva, Samuel De Silva, Daivd Tavarez, Simha De Torres, Jacob Valverde and Dr. Elias Woolin.


  • undated, 1688-1905

Language of Materials

The collection is in English, Hebrew, and Latin.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

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1 Manuscript Boxes

1.5 Linear Feet


This Collection consists of the papers of the following members of the Gomez family of New York: Lewis Moses (1654/60-1740); Jacob (d. 1722); Daniel (1695-1780); Mordecai (1688-1750); Moses; Aaron Lopez (d. 1860); and Aaron and Hetty Gomez. It also contains also a photograph of the Gomez family coat of arms.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Note

Gift, in part, of Samuel Oppenheim 1922

Gift, in part, of Mrs. Clarence S. and Mr. Edgar J. Nathan, Jr. (from the estates of various members of the Gomez, Isaacs, and Hendricks families) 1929

Gift, in part, of the Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Foundation 1979

Digitization Note

Collection was digitized in its entirety by Adam Matthew Digital in 2010. The digitized material has been made available for research by the American Jewish Historical Society, on the folder level, in 2016.


Includes former P-552

Guide to the Gomez family papers, undated, 1688-1905 P-62
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Revision Statements

  • March 2016: Added container list and dao links by Eric Fritzler.
  • November 2016: Gomez Ledger in OS4 added by Tanya Elder.
  • April, June 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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