The Belasco Family
from c.1670


  • The family crest above are of Spanish origin.
  • In Spain, the earliest forms of hereditary surnames were patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronymic Velasco is such a name.
  • Spelling variations of this family name include: Belasco, Blas, Blasco, Blásquez, Blasquez, Velázquez, Velazquez, Vásquez, Vasquez, Vaz, Vaez, Vázquez, Vazquez, Velasco, Vélez, Velez and Velasquez. First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

  • 8th. Generation
     
    Joseph 'Abraham' BELASCO
     
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    1767
    London, England
    18 May 1823
    East London, England
    18 May 1823
    Novo Cemetery, Mile End, London, England
     
     
    Abraham 'Abraham' BELASCO
    Rachel COHEN de LARA
     

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    14 Dec 1791
    Bevis Marks Synagogue, London, England
     

    Sarah 'Joseph' NUNES MARTINES
    2C-5R
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    1771
    London, England
    08 Oct 1833
    East London, England
    08 Oct 1833
    Novo Cemetery, Mile End, London, England
     
     
    Joseph 'Abraham' NUNES MARTINES
    Hagar (Agnes) 'Aaron' MENDOZA
     

    Children:
    3C-4R
      1. Hagar 'Joseph' BELASCO married her 1st. cousin
        • Abraham Julian 'David' BELASCO

      2. Abraham 'Joseph' BELASCO (see "Jews In Sports Online" below) married
        1. Eliza Leah WHAITE
        2. Mary Ann NASH
        3. Sarah Elizabeth 'John' BELL
        4. Hannah 'Aaron' GOMES da COSTA

      3. Israel 'Joseph' BELASCO (see "Jews In Sports Online" below) married
        1. Sarah 'Mordechai' SAMUEL
        2. Rachel 'David' DONATE

      4. Isaac 'Joseph' BELASCO married
        • Rosa (Raischa) 'Alexander - Isaac '

      5. Samuel 'Joseph' BELASCO (see "Jews In Sports Online" below) married
      6. Jacob (John) ' Joseph' BELASCO (see "Jews In Sports Online" below)
          Born: 26 Oct 1804
          Died: Bef 1808

      7. Moses 'Joseph' BELASCO married
        • Sophia JACOBS

      8. Jacob 'Joseph' BELASCO married
        • Hagar (Agnes Agar) 'Israel' NUNES MARTINES

      9. David 'Joseph' BELASCO married
      10. Rachel 'Joseph' BELASCO married
        • Abraham ISAACS

      11. Abigail 'Joseph' BELASCO
          Born: 08 Jan 1814
          Died: 14 Nov 1814
     

  • The four boxing brothers (from Jews In Sports Online)

  • 7th. Generation
     
    Abraham "Aby" 'Joseph' BELASCO
    3C-4R
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    09 Apr 1796/1797
    St. Botolph, London, England
    13 May 1859
    Shoreditch, London, England
    May 1859
    Novo Cemetery, Mile End, London, England
     
    Pugilist, licensed victualler
    Joseph 'Abraham' BELASCO
    Sarah 'Joseph' NUNES MARTINES

    Death Registration (Shoreditch 1c 80)

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    7 Dec 1825
    Bevis Marks Spanish & Portuguese Jew's Congregation, London
     

    1. Leah (Eliza) WHAITE
     
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    1805
     
    15 Apr 1842
    East London, England
     
     
     
     
    unknown WHAITE
    Grace
     

    Child of 1st. marriage:
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      • Joseph 'Abraham' BELASCO married
        • Rachel 'Joseph' TOLANO [3C-6R]
     

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    est. 1827
     
     

    1. Mary Ann NASH
     
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    unknown NASH
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    Child of 2nd. marriage:
    4C-3R
      • daughter 'Abraham' BELASCO
          Born: est. 1828
     

    3rd. Marriage:
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    22 Aug 1842
    50/51 Harrow Alley, Middlesex Street, London, England
    (under the auspices of Bevis Marks Synagogue)
     

    1. Sarah Elizabeth 'John' BELL
    proselyte
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    est. 1811
     
    13 Jan 1843
     
     
     
     
    licensed victualler
    John BELL
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    Sarah was previously married to Isaac 'Daniel' MENDOZA, son of the pugilist.
     

    There was no issue from this marriage.

    • Bevis Marks marriage:


    4th. Marriage:
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    12 Jun 1844
    Gun & Star (Public House), Middlesex Street, London, England
    (under the auspices of Bevis Marks Synagogue)

    Marriage Registrations (London City II 180a)

    1. Hannah 'Aaron' GOMES da COSTA
     
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    06 Apr 1798
    Mile End, London, England
    17 Dec 1875
    Mile End, London, England
     
     
     
    Cook
    Aaron 'Isaac' GOMES da COSTA
    Hannah Fanny LEVY
     

    Children of 4th. marriage:
    4C-3R
      1. daughter 'Abraham' BELASCO
          Born: 27 Jun 1845
          Died: 27 Jun 1845

      1. Hannah 'Abraham' BELASCO
          Born: 23 May 1850
          Died: 17 Aug 1851

    Death Registration (E London II 139)

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    A print of the fight between Randall and Belasco - 30th. September 1817 at Sheperton Range.

    • One of four boxing brothers (from Jews In Sports Online)

    • BELASCO, ABRAHAM
      By : Joseph Jacobs & Frank H. Vizetelly

      English pugilist; born in London, England, April 9, 1797; died there. Belasco entered the prize-ring in 1817, when he defeated Cribb's "Coal-Heaver," a pugilist patronized by Tom Cribb, champion of England (1805-20). During that year he fought four other battles, in two of which he was defeated. In the first of these four—that took place at Woolwich, Kent—he met and defeated Josh Hudson after a two hours' battle. His next encounter—with Jack Payne—took place at Moulsey Heath, Surrey, April 3. It terminated in the sixteenth round. On July 23, at the same place, Belasco was defeated by Tom Reynolds, a potato-salesman, after fighting one hour and twenty minutes. He was again defeated—this time by Jack Randall—at Shepperton Range, Surrey, Sept. 30, in seven rounds. Soon thereafter Belasco accompanied Daniel Mendoza (his 1st. cousin once removed) on an exhibition tour.

      He returned to the ring at Rickmansworth, June 10, 1818, and was defeated in nine rounds by Cyrus Davis, a butcher's apprentice. Later in the year he defeated the Winchcomb champion in twelve minutes on the race-course at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; and Joe Townshend in twenty-four minutes at Coventry, Warwick, on Dec. 9. Belasco was matched against Phil. Sampson, Feb. 22, 1819, at Potter's street, Essex; but the fight terminated in a wrangle, and the stakes were awarded to Belasco.

      On three other occasions he was matched against Sampson; and met and fought him in the first of these in London, Feb. 29, 1820, when, after nine rounds, the contestants were separated. Both the second fight—which occurred at the Tennis Court in Windmill street, London, on Dec. 21—and the third—Aug. 25, 1823, fought on Crawley Downs in Sussex—ended in the defeat of Belasco. Next Belasco was matched against Pat Halton, an Irishman. This encounter, which took place April 8, 1823, on Harpenden Common near St. Albans, Herts, was interrupted on a foul claimed against Belasco, who, it was said, had hit his opponent in the face with his knee as the latter went down in the eleventh round.

      Not desiring to retire from the ring defeated, Belasco fought George Weston, May 25, 1824. Miles describes this encounter as a burlesque in which Weston was knocked all over the ring, surrendering after three rounds.

      Shortly thereafter, Belasco retired from the prize-ring and opened a gambling-house. Step by step he sank lower in the social scale until, continually brought into conflict with the officers of the law, he lost all his friends, and died in almost abject poverty.

      The Jewish Encyclopedia



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