The Mendoza Family
from Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
c.1624

  • The family crest above is of Spanish origin.
  • Mendoza is a Spanish surname of Basque origin, and a place name. The Portuguese version is Mendonça (Mendoça) . It means Cold Mountain, from basque words mendi (mountain) and hotza (cold) (Mendoza being mendi+hotza). When related to Spain, it usually applies to the descendants of the Mendoza family, an old basque noble family originally from Llodio, Alava, Mendoza not being a common surname in Spain. Álava (Basque: Araba and officially Álava-Araba) is a province of northern Spain in the southern part of the Basque Autonomous Community.

    • There is a gap of about 100 to 150 years between the expulsion of the Jewish people from the Iberian Peninsular at the the end of the 15th. century, when many of them, for expediency's sake, converted to Catholicism, and their arrival in countries where they found freedom to practice their religion without overt persecution, specifically in the Netherlands, Schleswig-Holstein (then a duchy of Denmark) and England in the late 16th. to 17th. centuries, when the earliest records are to be found.
    • The intention is to record the Spanish and Portuguese Mendoza Family up to the mid 17th. century in the hope of finding a link to the Dutch and English Mendoza Family whose earliest records indicate that they probably originated or at least resided in Seville.
    • There are definite marriages to the Senior/Perez Coronel and Cabrera/Madrid-Gibaja familes in the 13th. and 14th. centuries but as yet no links to David de Mendoza, patriarch of the Dutch and English branches.


    Coat of Arms of Llodio
     

    Seville in the 16th. Century
  • The progenitor of the Dutch branch of the Mendoza family, David de Mendoza, is believed to have come from Seville where his wife Abigail de la Penha Castro was born.


  • Coat of Arms of Seville
     

    13th. Generation
     
    Patriarch de MENDOZA
    8th. Great Grandfather
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    c.1624
    Spain
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
    unknown
     

    Marriage:
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    Place of marriage:
    c. 1649
     
     

    unknown
    8th. Great Grandmother
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    c. 1628
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
    unknown
     

    Children:
    7GGF/U
     

    12th. Generation
     
    Baruch MENDOZA
    7GGU
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    est. 1642
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Patriarch de Mendoza
    unknown
     

    Marriage:
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    Place of marriage:
    est. 1667
     
     

    unknown
     
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    est. 1646
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
    unknown
     

    Child:
    1C-8R
     

    Assumed brother of:
     
    David de MENDOZA
    7th. Great Grandfather
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    1650
    Seville, Andalusia, Spain (unconfirmed)
    Dec 1730
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    13 Tevet 5491 [22 Dec 1730]
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    David de Mendosa
     
    Patriarch de Mendoza
    unknown

    Burial Record #16077

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    05 Adar 5444 (20 Feb 1684)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     

    Abigail 'David' de la PENHA CASTRO
    7th. Great Grandmother
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    1665
    Seville, Andalucia, Spain
    13 Jul 1751
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Jul 1751
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
     
     
    David Haim 'Joseph' de la PENHA CASTRO
    Gracia de LEDESMA
     

    Child:
    6GGF/A/U
     

    11th. Generation

     
    Daniel 'David' de MENDOZA
    6th. Great Grandfather
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    c.1685
    Seville, Andalusia, Spain (unconfirmed)
    Oct 1755
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    23 Cheshvan 5516 [28 Oct 1755]
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Daniel de Mendoza
     
    David de MENDOZA
    Abigail 'David' de la PENHA CASTRO

    Burial Record #16076

    Marriage:
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    Place of marriage:
    05 Adar 5444 (20 Feb 1684)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     

    Esther
    6th. Great Grandmother
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    1689
    Spain (unconfirmed)
    1774
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    21 Iyar 5544 [02 May 1774]
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Ester de Mendoza
     
    unknown
    unknown

    Burial Record #16080

    Children:
    5GGF/5GGU
      1. Aaron 'Daniel' de MENDOZA married
        • Benvenida 'Abraham' TUBI

      2. Solomon 'Daniel' de MENDOZA married
        1. Abigael OROBIO FURTADO
        2. Clara (Hannah) 'Joseph - Joshua' PALACHE

      3. Abigail 'Daniel de MENDOZA married
        • Jacob 'Garcia' TORRES

      4. Rebecca 'Daniel de MENDOZA married
        • Jacob Arranjo SERANO

      5. Rachel 'Daniel de MENDOZA married
        • Abraham FERNANDEZ

      6. Blanca 'Daniel de MENDOZA married
        • Isaac CARDOZO da COSTA

      7. Jacob 'Daniel' de MENDOZA
          Date of birth:
          Date of death:
          1730
          1791
     

    Brother of:
     
    Jacob 'David' de CASTRO y MENDOZA
    6th. Great Grand Uncle
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    1686
    Seville, Andalusia, Spain
    1748
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    3rd. of Iyar 5508 [01 May 1748]
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Jacob de Mendoza
     
    David de MENDOZA
    Abigail 'David' de la PENHA CASTRO

    Burial Record #16082

    Marriage:
    Civil marriage:
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    1707
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    12 Adar II 5467 (16 Mar 1707)
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 705-352)

    Portuguese Marriages
    (Key #924)

    Rachel 'David' (OROBIO) de CASTRO
    1C-9R
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    Mother:
    1681
    Seville, Andalusia, Spain
     
     
     
     
     
     
    David (OROBIO) de CASTRO [8GGU],
    assumed son of Balthazar (Isaac OROBIO de CASTRO
    unknown
     

    Children:
    1C-7R
      1. Abigail 'Jacob' MENDOZA married
      2. child 'Jacob' MENDOZA
          Date of birth:
          Date of death:
          1713
          1713

      3. Raphael 'Jacob' MENDOZA
          Date of birth:
          Place of birth:
          8th. of Cheshvan 5477 [24 Oct 1716]
          Netherlands
     

    • Marriage Notice:

    • Synagogual Marriage:

    Brother of:
     
    Moses 'David' de MENDOZA
    6th. Great Grand Uncle
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    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    1688
    Seville, Andalusia, Spain





     
    David de MENDOZA
    Abigail 'David' de la PENHA CASTRO
     

    Marriage:
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    1710
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    5th. Cheshvan 5471 (29 Oct 1710)
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 707-351)

    Portuguese Marriages
    (Key #1055)

    Sarah 'David' (OROBIO) de CASTRO
    1C-9R
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    Mother:
    1687
    Valladolid, Castilla y Leon, Spain

    Jan 1740
    29 Jan 1740
    Novo Cemetery, Mile End, London, England

     
    David (OROBIO) de CASTRO [8GGU],
    assumed son of Balthazar alias Isaac OROBIO de CASTRO
    unknown
    Bevis Marks Cemetery Burial Records
    Row (car) 6 Grave No.1.

    Children:
    1C-7R
      1. child 'Moses' MENDOZA
          Born: 1713
          Died: 1713

      2. Daniel 'Moses' MENDOZA married
        • Rachel 'Abraham' GOMES SILVA
     

    • Marriage Notice:

    • Synagogual Marriage: 29 Oct 1710

    Brother of:
     
    Samson 'David' de CASTRO y MENDOZA
    6th. Great Grand Uncle
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    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    1692
    Valladolid, Castilla y Leon, Spain





     
    David de MENDOZA
    Abigail 'David' de la PENHA CASTRO
     

    Marriage:
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    Place of marriage:
    1714
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    17 Adar 5475 (20 Feb 1715)
    Portuguese Israel, Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 709-430)

    Portuguese Marriages
    (Key #1141)

    Anna 'Aron' ISRAEL NUNES
    xC-xR
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    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    1689
    probably Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands





     
    Aaron 'Abraham' ISRAEL NUNES
    Esther CORONEL
     

    Children:
    1C-7R
      1. Moses ISRAEL MENDOZA assumed son of Samson
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          Inscription:
          1716
           
          Jan 1781
          Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
          18th. of Tevet 5541 [15 Jan 1781]
          Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
          Moses Israel Mendoza

      2. Abigail 'Samson' CASTRO y MENDOZA
          Date of birth: c.1717

    Burial Record #11244

    • Marriage Notice:

    • Synagogual Marriage:

    10th. Generation
     
    Aaron 'Daniel' de MENDOZA
    5GGU
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    1709
    Spain or Amsterdam

    London, England (unconfirmed)


     
    Shochet (ritual slaughterer) - butcher
    Daniel 'David' de MENDOZA
    Esther
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    4th. of Nissan 5490 [22 Mar 1730]
    Under the Auspices of The Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue, London, England
     

    Benvenida 'Abraham' TUBI
     
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    1709
    Livorno (Leghorn), Toscana, Italy
    1765
    London, England (unconfirmed)



     
    Abraham 'Judah' TUBI
    Abigael 'Emanuel' NUNES
     

    Children:
    5GGF/5GGU
      1. Daniel 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
        • Sarah

      2. Abraham 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
        • Esther 'Isaac' LOPES

      3. Rebecca 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
        • Selomoh Abi SADIQ

      4. child 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Date of birth:
          Date of death
          1732
          1734

      5. Solomon 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
        1. Sarah 'Jacob' TORREZ FIGAROA
        2. Reyna

      6. child 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Date of birth:
          Place of birth:
          Date of death
          1738
          London, England
          1740

      7. daughter 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Date of birth: 1741

      8. Hagar (Agnes) 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
      9. Moses 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
        • Judith

      10. Abigail 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
      11. David 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
          Date of birth:
          Place of birth:
          Date of death
          1747
          London, England
          1748

      12. Judah 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
        • Hannah LOPES

      13. Judith 'Aaron' MENDOZA married
          Date of birth: 1749

      14. child 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth:
          Date of death
          1751
          1751
     

  • NOTES:-
    • In 1732 Aaron published one of the first books produced by a Jew in England, a manuel of the laws governing ritual slaughter, with illustrations in his own hand:
      "Dinim de Sehita, y Bedica" (Laws of Slaughter and Examination of Animals)

    Click on book cover to see the complete book.

    Mizrach attributed to Aaron Mendoza

  • Brother of:
     
    Solomon 'Daniel' de MENDOZA
    5th. Great Grandfather
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    08 Sep 1712
    Spain or Amsterdam
    Nov 1776
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    17 Nov 1776
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Selomoh van Daniel Mendosa
     
    Daniel 'David' de MENDOZA
    Esther

    Burial Record #16088

    1st. Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    1748
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    14 Tishrei 5509 (06 Oct 1748)
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 729-460)

    Portuguese Marriages
    (Key #2074)

    1. Abigail OROBIO FURTADO
     
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    1722
    Lisbon, Portugal
    1751
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    13 Tamuz 5511 [06 Jul 1751]
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Abigael Orobio Furtado
     
    Benjamin 'Isaac' OROBIO FURTADO
    Esther de PINHA

    Burial Record #16075

    Children of 1st. marriage:
    4GGU
      1. son 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth: 10 Sep 1749

      2. son 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth: 10 Jul 1751
     

    • Marriage Notice:

    • Synagogual Marriage:


    2nd. Marriage:
    Civil marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Synagogual marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    1753
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    14 Nissan 5512 (29 Mar 1752)
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 732- 96 )

    Portuguese Marriages
    (Key #2168)

    1. Clara (Hannah) 'Joseph' PALACHE
    5th. Great Grandmother
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    Father:
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    1727
    probably Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    1765
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    17th. of Kislev 5542 [04 Dec 1781]
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Hana Palache
     
    Joseph 'Joshua' PALACHE
    Esther 'Isaac' de CORDOVA

    Burial Record #16081

  • Children of 2nd. marriage:
  • 4th. Great Grandfather
    4GGU/A
      1. son 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth: 31 Jan 1753

      2. son 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth: 20 Feb 1754

      3. Esther Hannah 'Solomon' de MENDOZA married
        • David 'Daniel' NUNES LUMBROZO

      4. Joshua 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth: 16 Nov 1756

      5. Abigail 'Solomon MENDOZA married
      6. child 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth: 30 Jul 1760

      7. Moses 'Solomon' MENDOZA married
        • Rachel 'Emanuel' NAMIAS TORRES

      8. Rebecca 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth: 22 Feb 1762

      9. Clara 'Solomon de MENDOZA married
        1. assumed son of Isaac 'Menachem' PROVENÇAL
        2. Moses 'Jacob' LEVY POSTHUMUS

      10. David 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth:
          Date of death
          Place of death:
          Date of burial:
          Place of burial:
          Inscription:
           
          1774
          Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
          14 Tamuz 5534 [23 Jun 1774]
          Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
          David v. Salomon Mendoza

      11. Jacob 'Solomon' MENDOZA
          Date of birth: 28 Feb 1776


    Burial Record #16078

    • Marriage Notice:

    • Synagogual Marriage:

    9th. Generation
     
    Daniel 'Aaron' MENDOZA
    1C-6R
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    1730
     
    1787
     
     
     
     
     
    Aaron 'Daniel' MENDOZA
    Benvenida 'Abraham' TUBI
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    est. 1761
     
     

    Sarah
     
    Date of birth:
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    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    1738
    London, England
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
    unknown
     

    Children:
    2C-5R
      1. Benvenida 'David' MENDOZA married
        • Solomon 'Isaac' RODRIGUES RIBEIRO

      2. Aaron (Enrique) 'Daniel' MENDOZA married
        • Leah 'Meir' ABRAHAMS

      3. Jacob 'Daniel' MENDOZA married
        • Pryah

      4. child 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Born: 1766, London England
          Died: 1769, London England

      5. Esther 'Daniel' MENDOZA married her 1st. cousin
      6. Rachel 'Daniel' MENDOZA
          Born: 1769, London England
          Died: 1771

      7. Isaac 'Daniel' MENDOZA
          Born: 1773, London England
     

    Brother of:
     
    Abraham 'Aaron' MENDOZA
    1C-6R
    Date of birth:
    Place of birth:
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    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    1731
    London, England
    30 Dec 1805
    London, England
    Dec 1805/Jan 1806
    Novo Cemetery, Mile End, London, England
     
     
    Aaron 'Daniel' MENDOZA
    Benvenida 'Abraham' TUBI
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    est. 1761
     
     

    Esther 'Isaac' LOPES
     
    Date of birth:
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    Occupation:
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    1731
    London, England
    09 Apr 1813
    London, England
    Apr 1813
    Novo Cemetery, Mile End, London, England
     
     
    Isaac LOPES
    (Born: 1709, Portugal)
    unknown
     

    Children:
    2C-5R
      1. Benvenida 'Abraham' MENDOZA married
        • David 'Isaac' GENESE

      2. Aaron 'Abraham' MENDOZA
          Born: 1754, London England
          Died: 1759, London England

      3. Isaac 'Abraham' MENDOZA married
        • Simha (Fanny) 'Mair' ABECASIS

      4. daughter 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Born: 1759, London England
          Died: 10 Jun 1759, London England

      5. Sarah 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Born: 1760, London England

      6. daughter 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Born: 1762, London England
          Died: 16 May 1762, London England

      7. Daniel 'Abraham' MENDOZA married his first cousin
        • Esther 'Daniel' MENDOZA

      8. daughter 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Born: 1770, London England
          Died: 13 May 1770, London England

      9. Raphael 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Born: 1772, London England

      10. son 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Born: 1773, London England
          Died: 03 Mar 1773, London England

      11. Miriam 'Aaron' MENDOZA
          Born: 1774, London England
     

    Brother of:
     
    Moses 'Aaron' MENDOZA
    1C-6R
    Date of birth:
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    1744
    London, England
    1779
    London, England
    1779
    Novo Cemetery, Mile End, London, England
     
     
    Aaron 'Daniel' MENDOZA
    Benvenida 'Abraham' TUBI
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    est. 1759
     
     

    Judith
     
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    Father:
    Mother:
    1744
    London, England
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
    unknown
     

    Children:
    2C-5R
      1. Aaron 'Moses' MENDOZA married
        • Sarah Clara CARDOZO

      2. son 'Moses' MENDOZA
          Died: 1768

      3. son 'Moses' MENDOZA
          Died: 1768

      4. Elhazar 'Moses' MENDOZA married
        • Esther 'Michael' JONAS sister of Rebecca or Hannah

      5. Mordechai 'Moses' MENDOZA married
        • Zipporah (Sophia) LEVY

      6. David 'Moses MENDOZA married
        • Rebecca or Hannah 'Michael' JONAS sister of Esther
     

    8th. Generation
     
    Aaron (Enrique) 'Daniel' MENDOZA
    2C-5R
    Date of birth:
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    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    1764
    London, England
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Daniel 'Aaron' MENDOZA
    Sarah
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    est. 1761
     
     

    Leah 'Meir' ABRAHAMS
     
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    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    c.1772
    London, England
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Meir ABRAHAMS
    unknown
     

    Children:
    3C-4R
      1. Sarah 'Aaron (Enrique)' MENDOZA married
      2. Moses 'Aaron (Enrique)' MENDOZA married
        • Rechla bar ELIAHU or ELISU

      3. Daniel 'Aaron (Enrique)' MENDOZA
          Born: 11 Jun 1797

      4. Isaac 'Aaron (Enrique)' MENDOZA
          Born: 06 Dec, 1804 London, England
     

    1st. Cousin of:
     
    Daniel 'Abraham' MENDOZA
    2C-5R
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    05 Jul 1764
    Aldgate, London, England
    03 Sep 1836
    Petticoat Lane, London, England
    Sep 1836
    Spanish-Portuguese Cemetery, Mile End, London, England
     
    Pugilist, Sheriff's officer (County oF Middlesex), Landlord (Admiral Nelson", Whitechapel)
    Abraham 'Aaron - Daniel' MENDOZA
    Esther 'Isaac' LOPES
     

    Married his 1st. cousin:
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    22 May 1787
    London, England
     

    Esther 'Daniel' MENDOZA
    2C-5R
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    c.1767
    London, England
    1855
     
    1855
     
     
     
    Daniel 'Aaron' MENDOZA
    Sarah
     

    Children:
    3C-4R
      1. Sarah 'Daniel' MENDOZA
          Born: 1788
          Died: 1788

      2. Abraham 'Daniel' MENDOZA married
        • Rachel ANIDJAH ROMAIN assumed daughter of Abraham
          Transported to Australia for assault in 1816.
          Abraham was accused in July of 1816 in London for assault and banished to New South Wales, Australia. He fulfilled the penalty and went to live in Sidney where he returned to the craft of shoemaker. He died in poverty and was buried according to ritual sefaradita.

      3. Sophia 'Daniel' MENDOZA
          Born: 1793
          Died: 1855
          Transported to Tasmania
          Never married but had three children

      4. Isabella 'Daniel' MENDOZA
          Born: 1796

      5. Jesse 'Daniel' MENDOZA
          Born: 1801

      6. Louisa 'Daniel' MENDOZA
          Born: 1803

      7. Aaron 'Daniel' MENDOZA
          Born: 1807

      8. Isaac(i) 'Daniel' MENDOZA married
      9. Matilda 'Daniel' MENDOZA married
        • Samuel 'Michael' SIMMONS

      10. Isaac(ii) 'Daniel' MENDOZA
          Born: 1810
          Died: 1897, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
     

    "The Star of Israel"


    • MENDOZA, DANIEL
      By : Joseph Jacobs & Frank H. Vizetelly

      English pugilist; born 1763 in White-chapel, London; died Sept. 3, 1836. Champion of England from 1792 to 1795, he was the founder of a distinct school of boxing which marks a period in the history of pugilism. In Miles's "History of British Boxing," London, n.d., the first period (1719-91) is described as "From the Championship of Fig to the Appearance of Daniel Mendoza" (i. 1-70). Mendoza entered the prize-ring April 17, 1787, at Barnet, where he defeated, in less than thirty minutes, Samuel Martin, a butcher of Bath. This victory led to his being matched against Richard Humphries, by whom he was defeated Jan. 9, 1788, at Odiham, Hampshire, after a contest that lasted twenty-nine minutes, and during which more skill and science were displayed than had been shown in any match hitherto in England. In another match, at Stilton, Huntingdonshire, May 6, 1789, Humphries in the twenty-second round dropped to the ground without being hit, and on a repetition of these tactics Mendoza was declared the conqueror. He fought a third battle with Humphries at Doncaster Sept. 29, 1790, and again defeated him. A popular ballad was composed on these encounters.

      In 1791 Mendoza went on a sparring tour and, crossing over to Ireland, thrashed "Squire Fitzgerald," an amateur, who had expressed a desire to test his skill with the champion (Aug. 2, 1791). On his return to England Mendoza was matched against William Warr (sometimes called "Ward") of Bristol, whom he defeated in two encounters, at Smitham Bottom, near Croydon, May 14, 1792, and at Bexley Heath Nov. 12, 1794, respectively.

      Mendoza was appointed sheriff's officer for the county of Middlesex in 1806, and later went on exhibition tours, the most successful being that made in the summer of 1819. After an absence of fourteen years from the ring, Mendoza was matched against Tom Owen, a Hampshire innkeeper, and met him July 20, 1820, at Banstead Downs. At this time Mendoza was in his fifty-seventh year, his opponent being six years younger. Owen, who had terribly "punished" his adversary, was declared the winner after twelve rounds. Advancing age and chagrin at his defeat led Mendoza to retire from the prize-ring, and to become the landlord of the "Admiral Nelson" in Whitechapel. It is clear that Mendoza introduced a more skilful method of defense than had been current before his time, and tended to make boxing more "scientific," a contest of skill rather than a struggle of brute force.

      The Jewish Encyclopedia


    A set of prints depicting the Mendoza/Humphries matches. (Click on the pictures to see enlargements)

    A note of interest is that in the "Pink Panther" films, these prints can be seen on the wall in the apartment of
    Inspector Jacques Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers. Daniel and Peter were 1st. cousins 4 times removed.

    • Left - No. 3, Paradise Row, London the house where Daniel lived when writing his book "The Art of Boxing".

    • Below - details of the ubiquitous blue plaque.

    • Right - A piece of contemporary memorabilia.
    The Daniel Mendoza Memorial Plaque


    Commemorative coin




    1st. Cousin of:
     
    Mordechai 'Moses' MENDOZA
    2C-5R
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    23 Jan 1774
    London, England
    Jul 1851
     
    1851
     
     
     
    Moses 'Aaron' MENDOZA
    Judith
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    15 Jan 1798
    London, England
     

    Zipporah (Sophia) LEVY
     
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    c.1775
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown LEVY
    unknown
     

    Children:
    3C-4R
      1. Benvenida 'Mordechai' MENDOZA
          Born: 11 Apr 1798, London, England

      2. Moses 'Mordechai' MENDOZA married
        • Miriam MATTAYA

      3. Judah 'Mordechai' MENDOZA married
        • Rachel 'Moses' DIAS

      4. Julia (Judith) 'Mordechai' MENDOZA married
        • Abraham 'Aaron' HENRIQUES VALENTINE

      5. Rachel 'Mordechai' MENDOZA
          Born: 31 Jul 1802, London, England

      6. Clara 'Mordechai' MENDOZA
          Born: 15 Nov 1803

      7. Sarah 'Mordechai' MENDOZA
          Born: 10 Dec 1804

      8. Miriam 'Mordechai' MENDOZA
          Born: 24 Oct 1806

      9. Aaron(i) 'Mordechai' MENDOZA
          Born: 01 Oct 1808
          Died: before 1817

      10. Israel 'Mordechai' MENDOZA married
        • Bilha (Elizabeth-Betsy) 'Abraham' LESER

      11. Aaron(ii) 'Mordechai' MENDOZA
          Born: 04 Apr 1817

      12. Amelia 'Mordechai' MENDOZA married
        • Myer HAMBURGER
     

    7th. Generation
     
    Israel 'Mordechai' MENDOZA
    3C-4R
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    21 Sep 1811
    Stratford, London, England
    09 Sep 1897
    Barrow's Alms Houses, East End, London, England
    12 Sep 1897
    Mile End Novo Cemetery, London, England
     
    general dealer, leather dealer
    Mordechai 'Moses' MENDOZA
    Zipporah (Sophia) LEVY
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    08 Nov 1833
    London, England
     

    Bilha (Elizabeth-Betsy) 'Abraham' LESER
     
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    1813
    Sunderland, Durham, England
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Abraham LESER
    unknown
     

    Children:
    4C-3R
      1. Mordechai Mark 'Israel' MENDOZA married
        • Frances 'Elias' BENJAMIN, sister of Adelaide

      2. Aaron S. 'Israel' MENDOZA married
        • Caroline-Galla 'Mordechai' SOLOMONS MINDOY>

      3. Moses 'Israel' MENDOZA married
        • Adelaide 'Elias'BENJAMIN, sister of Frances

      4. Abraham 'Israel' MENDOZA married
        • Miriam (Maria) 'Henri (Zvi)' DEFRIES

      5. Judah 'Israel' MENDOZA married
        • Rebecca 'Abraham' DAVIS

      6. Elhazar (Lazarus) 'Israel' MENDOZA married
        • Rebecca 'Asher' KEYS

      7. Joseph 'Israel' MENDOZA married
        • Alice (Elsie) 'Isaac' NATHAN

      8. Agnes (Hagar) 'Israel' MENDOZA married
        • Baron 'Aaron' BARNETT

      9. Emanuel 'Israel' MENDOZA married
        • Fanny 'Isaac' da COSTA

      10. Sophia 'Israel' MENDOZA
          Born: 20 May 1853, Spitalfields, London, England

      11. David 'Israel' MENDOZA
          Born: 18 Dec 1854, Spitalfields, London, England

      12. Benvenida (Welcome) 'Israel' MENDOZA married
      13. Emma 'Israel' MENDOZA
          Born: 27 Jan 1859 Spitalfields, London, England

      14. Jacob 'Israel' MENDOZA
          Born: 07 Nov 1860, Clarendon Square, Somers Town, London, England
     

    6th. Generation
     
    Solomon MARKS
     
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    c.1854
    City of London, England
     
     
     
     
     
    Looking Glass Maker
    unknown MARKS
    unknown
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    26 Jun 1877
    Great Synagogue, Duke's Place, London, England
     

    Benvenida (Welcome) 'Israel' MENDOZA
    4C-3R
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    18 Jan 1855
    Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London, England
     
     
     
     
     
    ran an acting company
    Israel 'Mordechai' MENDOZA
    Bilha (Elizabeth-Betsy) 'Abraham' LESER
     

    Children:
    5C-2R
     

    5th. Generation
     
    Bill SELLERS
     
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    1900

    Oct 1962
     
     
     
     
    worked in an acting company run by his mother-in-law
    unknown SELLERS
    unknown
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    c.1923
     
     

    Agnes 'Solomon' MARKS
    5C-2R
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    c.1882
    Hackney, London, England
     
     
     
     
     
    worked in an acting company run by her mother
    Solomon MARKS
    Benvenida (Welcome) 'Israel' MENDOZA
     

    Children:
    6C-1R
     

    4th. Generation
     
    Richard Henry SELLERS alias Peter SELLERS C.B.E.
    6C-1R
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    08 Sep 1925
    Southsea, Hampshire, England
    24 Jul 1980
    London, England
     
    Golders Green Crematorium, London, England
     
    Comedian and actor
    unknown SELLERS
    unknown
     

    1st. Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Divorce:
    15 Sep 1951
     
    1961
     

    1. Anne HAYES nee HOWE
     
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    Actress
    unknown HOWE
    unknown
     

    Children of 1st. marriage:
    7C
      1. Michael Peter Anthony SELLERS

      2. Sarah SELLERS
     

    2nd. Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Divorce:
    19 Feb 1964
     
    1968
     

    1. Britt-Marie EKLAND
     
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    06 Oct 1942
    Stockholm, Sweden
     
     
     
     
     
    Actress
    unknown EKLUND
    unknown
     

    Children of 1st. marriage:
    7C
      • Victoria SELLERS
     

    3rd. Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Divorce:
    24 Aug 1970
     
    1974
     

    1. Miranda Elizabeth Louise QUARRY
     
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    1948
    Australia/Wokingham, Berkshire, England
     
     
     
     
     
    Fashion Model
    Richard Bridges St. John QUARRY
    Diana Elizabeth LLOYD
     

    There was no issue from this marriage.

    4th. Marriage:
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    Place of marriage:
    18 Feb 1977
     
     

    1. Lynne FREDERICK
     
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    25 Jul 1954
    Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
    27 Apr 1994
    Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
     
     
     
    Actress
    Andrew FREDERICK
    Iris SULLIVAN
     

    There was no issue from this marriage.


    No. 10, Muswell Hill Road, Highgate, London, England
    Photos. courtesy of Barrie K. Davis

    • There are numerous web sites depicting the comic genius of Peter Sellars, from the 101 voices in the "Goon Show" with Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan up to his last film "Being There". I include the link to Wikipedia which in turn includes other links of interest.

    • From a personal side, at school, members of my peer group were all great fans of the Goon Show. I remember borrowing a book of BBC scripts of some radio broadcasts. On one of the shows Peter was unwell and unable to appear. He had to be replaced by at least 6 other actors.

    • His Inspector Jacques Clouseau character still makes me laugh and other artists who have attempted the role do not quite make the grade, although Steve Martin's elocution scene "I want to buy a hamburger" always breaks me up.

    • A point of interest is that in the films, on one wall of Inspector Clouseau's apartment was a set of prints depicting Daniel de Mendoza, indicating that Peter was well aware of his heritage.


      The Dead Comics Society Plaque

    Next Generation


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