Emanuel Lousada

1783 - 14th Dec 1854

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Isaac Baruch or Baruh Lousada (1748-30/05/1831) and Judith D'Aguilar (1747-1821, daughter of Diego Lopes Pereira Baron D'Aguilar), a London West India merchant, partner with Simon Barrow (q.v.) in Barrow and Lousada (q.v., sometimes given as Louzada).

  1. Left £100,000 on his death. Major developer of Sidmouth as a resort. 'West Indies merchant in the City of London and probably a planter in the West Indies.' High Sheriff of Devon 1842-3. "He was apparently the first professing Jew to be made a provincial High Sheriff".

  2. Not to be confused with his paternal uncle Emanuel Baruh Lousada (c. 1744-1832) who also lived in Sidmouth and was a West India merchant. Burke's Landed Gentry states that the uncle Emanuel "Lived in great splendour, on his West India estates": this refers to another uncle, again named Emanuel Baruh Lousada, of Kingston Jamaica (q.v.)

  3. Will of Emanuel Lousada proved 22/01/1855. He left his wife Jane £7000 and an annuity of £1200 p.a.

  4. The will of Isaac Baruh Lousada of London was proved 16/06/1831. In his will, he requested that he be interred in the Portuguese burial ground at Mile End Town. Altogether his legacies exceeded £85,000. He left legacies to a number of Jewish charitable organisations to the Jewish Portuguese synagogues in Kingston, Jamaica and Barbados, and to the poor of the parish of St Botolph, Bishopsgate Street. Also named in his will are his sons David and Emanuel and his deceased sons Jacob and Moses; his brother Emanuel Baruh Lousada of Sidmouth; his unmarried daughters Abigail, Esther and Sarah; his married daughters Rachel (widow of his nephew Daniel Baruh Lousada), Rebecca (widow of Moses Gutteres), Lydia (wife of his nephew Isaac Baruh Lousada, junior) and Bilah Baruh de Symon (wife of his late son Moses); his granddaughter Julie Lousada, daughter of his late son Jacob; Rebecca Aguilar, the wife of his cousin Isaac Aguilar of Devonshire Square; his daughters-in-law Harriet (wife of his son David), Jane (wife of his son Emanuel) and Roberta (widow of his son Jacob). He left legacies to his friend Simon Barrow (q.v.), merchant, a son of his late friend Jacob Barrow of London; to Jacob Mendes de Costa, senior; to Manuel de Castro; and to Samuel Cardozo. He named as his residuary legatees his sons Emanuel and David, whom he also named as his executors along with his brother Emanuel and Simon Barrow.


T71/897 Barbados claim no. 2743.

A detailed family tree of the Lousadas is available at www.barrow-lousada.org/PDFdocs/LousadaBarrowTree4.pdf [accessed 08/06/2013].

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (MS) reference 1855/1; nb that 'Isaac Baruch Lousada' is shown as making a claim against which Emanuel Lousada counterclaims as executor of E.B Lousada: there is room for confusion here. Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (London, Harrison, 1863) p. 900.

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Michael Jolles and Hilary L. Rubinstein, The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History (Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011) p. 618. There are two wills for Emanuel Baruh Lousada of Sidmouth: 12/03/1832 PROB 11/1797 and 29/10/1832 PROB 11/1806.

  3. PROB 11/2205/225.

  4. PROB 11/1786; summarised in an email from Jonathan Cutmore, 21/06/2013.

We are grateful to Jonathan Cutmore for his assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Emmanuel Louzada
John Baruch Lousada
Wealth at death
West India merchant

Associated Claims (5)

£165 1s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£122 6s 10d
£1,879 16s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,536 18s 0d
£4,194 18s 1d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1808 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (6)

Railway Investment
Northumberland [1845151]  
Firm Investment
Barrow & Lousadas
West India merchant  
Railway Investment
Exeter Great Western [1846163]  
Railway Investment
London, Chatham and North Kent [1845120]  
Railway Investment
North Kent [1846402]  

Physical (1)

Town house
Cliff House [Built] 

Political (1)

Local Government
office →
High Sheriff
1842 - 1843

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Also testator-legatee and...
First Cousins
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (2)

11 Lower Bedford Place, Russell Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Peak House, Sidmouth, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England