The ibn Yahya (Yachya) Family

The descendants of
Don Yachya "el Negro" ibn Ya'ish

בני יחייא בן יעיש

from Tunisia, Spain & Portugal c.1055

Continued from

The Exilarchs




Partial view of old Lisbon, viewed from Cacilhas



Coat of Arms of Lisbon
 


 
Tahya Tapestry
The Yahya Tapestry
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28th. Generation
[23rd. great grandparents]
 
Don Yachya "el Negro" ibn Ya'ishThe Sar (Minister) השר
alias Yahia Ben Rabbi, Yahya Ha-Nasi, Yahya Ibn Yaish, Dom Yahia "o Negro",
Don Yahia "el Negro", Lord of Aldeia dos Negros, Portugal
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1150
Cordova, Almohad Caliphate
4982 (1222)
Lisbon, Portugal
 
 
השר דון יחייא שעלה מקורדובה ובא ליסבונה והיה חכם ורופא המלך
ועשיר גדול ונפטר שנת ד'אלכים תתקפ''ב והיה נקרא ממשפחת אבן יעיש
The Prince Don Yachya who went up from Cordova and came to Lisbon
and was Hacham and physician to the king and wealthy and died in the
year 4982 (1222 CE) and was named from the family son of (ibn) Ya'ish
 
Don Yehuda Ya'ish ben Hiyya
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22GGF
 

  • NOTES:
      Yahia Ben Rabbi, also known as Yahya Ha-Nasi, Yahya Ibn Yaish, Dom Yahia "o Negro" or Don Yahia "El Negro" (died 1222), known as Lord of Aldeia dos Negros, Portugal - English: Village of the Blacks), and said to be a direct descendent of the Exilarchs of Babylon, was the eponymous ancestor of the "Ibn Yahya" Family. He resided in Lisbon and was held in high esteem among the Jews as well as by King Afonso I of Portugal who honored him for his courage and presented him with an estate that had belonged to the Moors, wherefore he assumed the nickname "Negro". He was the son of Yaish Ibn Yahya (died 1196) and grandson of Hiyya al-Daudi (died 1154), who was a prominent Rabbi, composer and poet, and served as Advisor to Portugal's first King Afonso I.
      By his wife had five sons:
      1. Yaish Ben (Ibn) Yahya, the father of three sons, namely, Yosef (Jucef), Shlomo (fl. 1255), and Moshe (died 1279), had issue
      2. Yakov Ben Yahya, the father of Hiyya, the father of Eli
      3. Yosef Ben (Ibn) Yahya (died 1264), the father of Shlomo Ha-Zaken (died 1299)
      4. Yehuda (Judah) "Sar" Ben Yahya, father of Yahya and Yosef
      5. Yahya Ben Yahya, father of Shlomo and Bakr Ben Yahya

  • 27th. Generation
    [22nd. great grandparents]
     
    Don Judah ben Yahya ibn YAHYA 22nd. great grandfather
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    Don Yachya "el Negro" ibn Ya'ish
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    1180
    Lisbon, Portugal
    1227
    Lisbon, Portugal
     
     
    דון יהודה חכם ועשיר ומת בליסבונה
    Don Yehuda, Hacham and wealthy and died in Lisbon
     

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    21GGF




     

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  • 26th. Generation
    [21st. great grandparents]
     
    Don Yosef "HaZaken" ben Yehudah ibn YAHYA 21st. great grandfather
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    Don Judah ben Yachya ibn YAHYA
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    1210
    Lisbon, Portugal
    1264
    Lisbon, Portugal
     
     
    דון יוסף היה חכם גדול ועשיר מונלו והוא בנה בית הכנסת הגדולה בליסבונה
    Don Yosef was a Great Hacham and wealthy xxxxx and he built the Great Synagogue in Lisbon
     

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    20GGF




     

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  • 25th. Generation
    [20th. great grandparents]
     
    Don Shlomo ben Yosef ibn YAHYA 20th. great grandfather
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    Don Yosef "HaZaken" ben Yehudah ibn YAHYA
    unknown
    1245
    Lisbon, Portugal
    1340
    Lisbon, Portugal
     
     
    דון שלמה היה גם הוא עשיר והניח בנים ובנות
    Don Shlomo was also wealthy and had sons and daughters
     

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    19GGF




     

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  • 24th. Generation
    [19th. great grandparents]
     
    Don Gedaliah "Hazaken" ben Shlomo ibn YAHYA 19th. great grandfather
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    Don Shlomo ben Yosef ibn YAHYA
    unknown
    1295
    Lisbon, Portugal
    1385
    Toledo, Castilla de la Mancha
     
     
    דון גדליה הכם ורופא מלך קסטיליא כנראה שהיה רופא שלו ומת בטולידולה
    Don Gedalia Hacham and physician, was apparently physician to The King of Castille and died in Toledo
     

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    18GGF/U/A
     

  • NOTES:
    1. Chief Physician of Ferdinand 1 ("The Fair King" 1367-1383), then served Henry 1 King of Castile.
    2. Court Physician of Ferdinand I, then Invited by King Henry of Castile to administer Jewish communities of his realm who made him the head of the Jewish communities of his realm; and he enjoyed a yearly income of 5,000 gold ducats, which sum was levied as a tax. His final residence was Toledo, Spain; father of David (Rabbi) and Don Ibn Todoros “Todros” (some of whom became fierce persecutors of their Jewish brothers upon conversion to xtianity).
    3. He had a daughter named Paloma bat Gedaliah. Paloma bat Gedalyah was mistress of Don Fadrique Alfonso of Castile, 1st Señor de Haro (1334 – 1358), 25th Master of the Knights of the Order of Santiago (1342-1358). Paloma and Don Fadrique had three (3) children:
      1. 1.Don Alfonso Enríquez de Castilla (b. 1354, d. 1429), 1st Señor de Medina de Río Seco, married to Juana de Mendoza (b. circa 1360, d. January 24, 1431), had issue, and by an unknown mother had a bastard son,
      2. 2.Don Pedro Enríquez de Castilla (b. 1355, d. May 5, 1400), 1st Conde de Trastámara, 2nd Constable of Castile, married in 1385 to Dona Isabel de Castro (b. circa 1360), had issue. Constable of Castile (Spanish: Condestable de Castilla) was a title created by John I, King of Castile in 1382, to substitute the title Alférez Mayor del Reino. The constable was the second person in power in the kingdom, after the King, and his responsibility was to command the military in the absence of the ruler. In 1473 Henry IV of Castile made the title hereditary for the Velasco family and the Dukes of Frías. After these changes, the title ceased to have any military or administrative connotations, and was simply an honorific title.
      3. 3.Doña Leonor Enríquez de Castilla (b. circa 1357), married to Diego Gómez Sarmiento, Marshall of Castille (b. circa 1355, d. August 14, 1385), had issue.
    4. The introduction of the name “Gedalyah” at this point in family history is interesting. The name “Gedalyah” is a Hebrew name from the Tanach which means "made great by God.": 1: (God is my greatness), son of Ahikam (Jeremiah�s protector, (Jeremiah 26:24) and grandson of Shaphan the secretary of King Josiah. After the destruction of the temple, B.C. 588, Nebuchadnezzar departed from Judea, leaving Gedalyah with a Chaldean guard, (Jeremiah 40:5) at Mizpah to govern the vinedressers and husbandmen, (Jeremiah 52:16) who were exempted from captivity. Among the refugees who had joined Gedaliah in Mizpah was Yishmael, the son of Natanyah, a descendant of the royal house of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah. Baalis the king of Ammon, who had been following with apprehension the regrowth of Judah under its new governor Gedaliah, encouraged and sent Yishmael to assassinate him. In the seventh month (Tishrei) Yishmael came to Gedaliah in the town of Mitzpa, and was received cordially. Gedaliah had been warned of his guest's murderous intent, but refused to believe his informants, having the belief that their report was mere slander. Yishmael murdered Gedaliah, together with most of the Jews who had joined him and many Babylonians whom Nebuchadnezzar had left with Gedaliah (Jer. 41:2, 3). The remaining Jews feared the vengeance of Nebuchadnezzar (seeing as his chosen ruler, Gedaliah, had been killed by a Jew) and fled to Egypt. This happened about three months after the destruction of Jerusalem.
    5. To lament the assassination of the righteous Gedaliah which had left Judah devoid of any Jews and Jewish rule and made the destruction of the first Temple complete, the Jewish Sages established the third day of Tishrei, the day of his assassination, as the Fast of Gedaliah.
    6. This writer believes the name Gedalyah is inserted in order to illustrate the connection to the Egyptian Nagids as well as the Fatimids and Radhanites. -------------------- He is said to have been the father of La Paloma, mistress of Fadrique de Haro, but the connection is doubtful.

  • 23rd. Generation
    [18th. great grandparents]
     
    David (I) ben Gedaliah ibn YAHYA NEGRO 18th. great grandfather
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    Gedaliah "Hazaken" ben Shlomo ibn YAHYA
    unknown
    1330
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Oct 1385
    Villarreal, Castellon, Valencia
     
    Toledo, Castilla de la Mancha
    דון דוד הכם גדול ריש גלוטה מכל מלכות קאסטיליא ובראותו ירידת
    המלכות ההוא צוה לבנוי וישובו לפניהם וגומר וכן עשו ונפטר בטולידו
    Don David Great Hacham and Resh Golata for all the Kingdom of Castille
    (....unclear....) and died in Toledo
     

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    Dona Cimfa (Simcha) NAVARRO 18th. great grandmother
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    17GGF




     

  • NOTES:
    1. Chief Rabbi of Castile, diplomat and advisor to Juan 1 of Castile and Ferdinand 1 of Castile. Resident of Castile; lost many Ibn Yahya estates in Portugal. In the war between Portugal and Castile, David provided immense help to Castile for which he incurred the wrath of King Joao of Portugal. Joao confiscated many of the Ibn Yahya estates in Portugal for what he saw as the treasonous behavior of David.
    2. On the other hand, David was appointed Chief Rabbi of Castile and King Ferdinand awarded him the title of Almoxarife, which he held until his death in Toledo in October 1385. He was buried with honor and his tombstone has been preserved. He was appointed Chief Rabbi of Castile by Ferdinand I, known as Rav shel Sepharad; father of Gedaliah, Yitzchak, Yehuda and Shlomo. [Yehudah is known as “Don Yehudah el Negro”, Shlomo is refereed to as “Solomon Negro”]
    3. Cousins of the Ibn Yahya Family, the Navarro family of Santarem. Moses Navarro of Santarem, was personal physician to King Pedro I and his (treasurer and receiver-general of taxes) , serving for nearly 30 years as chief rabbi (*arraby moor) of Portugal. The king granted Moses Ibn Yahya and his wife, Salva, the right to adopt the family name Navarro and to bequeath it to his descendants.
    4. His son, Yehudah, inherited the posts of personal physician and chief tax collector under Pedro I and continued in the latter capacity under Juan I. Moses and Solomon Negro (Shlomo Ibn Yahya) agreed to pay some 200,000 livres annually for five years for the privilege of farming taxes. Moses is also known to have given King Juan I a rich estate in Alvito, Alemtejo. Moses' grandson (or son according to Amador de los Rios), also called Moses, was likewise chief rabbi and personal physician to the king, in this case Juan I.
    5. All three Navarros used their offices to benefit their fellow-Jews. Particularly noteworthy are the efforts of the younger Moses Navarro at the time of the large-scale massacres of the Spanish Jews in 1391. In that year he presented the Portuguese king with the bull decreed on July 2, 1389, by Pope Boniface IX (based on a bull of Pope Clement VI), forbidding Christians to harm the Jews, desecrate their cemeteries, or attempt to baptize them by force. On July 17, 1392, the king ordered the promulgation of this bull throughout Portugal, reinforcing it with legislation of his own. Moses was also instrumental in acquiring the king's protection for Jewish refugees from Spain.

  • 22nd. Generation
    [17th. great grandparents]
     
    Don Shlomo (I) ben David (I) ibn YAHYA 17th. great grandfather
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    David (I) ben Gedaliah ibn YAHYA
    Dona Cimfa (Simcha) NAVARRO
    c.1367
    Toledo, Castilla de la Mancha
    1430
    Lisbon, Portugal
     
     
    דון שלמה והוא נמצא בציציליה בעת שתיו גורות פרא
    ויצינצא והוא ואחים ירדו לפורטוגל ומת בליסבונה

    Don Shlomo; he was to be found in Sicily when there were the savage decrees
    in Venice and he and his brothers immigrated to Portugal and he died in Lisbon
     

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    16GGF/U




     

  • NOTES:
    1. According to the Tapestry: "Don Shlomo, and he was to be found in Sicily when there were the savage decrees in Venice, and he and his brothers immigrated to Portugal and he died in Lisbon".
    2. Rabbi and Court Jew to Eduard (Duarte) King of Portugal. Father of three sons. The Pogroms of 1391 forced Shlomo to flee to Portugal to take up residence with family members in Venice then Sicily...ultimately returning to Portugal to die in Lisbon. Samuel Abravanel of Seville, of whom Menahem ben Zerah wrote was "intelligent, loved wise men, befriended them, was good to them and was eager to study whenever the stress of time permitted." He had great influence at the court of Castile.
    3. Solomon Negro and his cousin, Moshe Navarro, agreed to pay some 200,000 livres annually for five years for the privilege of farming taxes.
    4. In 1388, Samuel Abravanel served as royal treasurer. During the anti-Jewish riots of 1391 he was converted to Christianity under the name of Juan Sanchez de Sevilla and was appointed Almoxarife in Castile. Samuel and his Family and his family apparently later fled to the safety of their cousins (ibn Yahya Family of Lisbon) in Lisbon, Portugal, where they reverted to Judaism and filled important governmental posts with Ibn Yahya family members.

      http://up-pt.academia.edu/RodrigoDominguez/Papers/922000/Mercadores-banqueiros_e_cambistas_no_Portugal_dos_seculos_XIV-XV

  • 21st. Generation
    [16th. great grandparents]
     
    Rabbi David (II) ben Shlomo (I) ibn YAHYA 16th. great grandfather
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    Don Shlomo (I) ben David (I) ibn YAHYA
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    1404
    Portugal
    1465
    Castilla y Leon
     
     
    דון דוד חכם ומשורר ועשיר ולא רעה שאביו, יקח קרקעות ולא יקרה טיהם, כמו שקרא לאבותת בזמן
    ס'ויצינצא ומת ב ליסבונה. לו בבנו אסתר אשת ר' שלמה קריספו__ רגינה אשת כלה רבי שלמה יחייא

    Don David, scholar and poet, rich and not bad father took inexpensive land tribes like his ancestors while S. Tzinza
    He died in Lisbon. His children Esther was wife of Rabbi Shlomo Crispo and Regina was wife of Rabbi Shlomo Yihye
     

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    15GGF




     

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      Court Jew to Alfons V of Portugal. Scholar, poet, father of four sons of which only one is known – Shlomo, and two daughters: “Esther” (wife of Rabbi Shlomo Caspi) and “Regina” (wife of Rabbi Shlomo ibn Yahya).

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    Don Gedaliah Abraham ben Solomon (I) ibn YAHYA 16GGU
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    Don Shlomo (I) ben David (I) ibn YAHYA
    unknown
    c.1412
    Lisbon, Portugal
    1496
    Lisbon, Portugal
     
     
     
     
     

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    1C-17R




     

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  • 20th. Generation
    [15th. great grandparents]
     
    Rabbi Shlomo (II) ben David (II) ibn YAHYA 15th. great grandfather
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    Rabbi David (II) ben Shlomo (I) ibn YAHYA
    unknown
    1430
     
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    14GGF




     

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  • 1st. Cousin of:
     
    Don David ben Gedaliah Abraham ibn YAHYA 1C-17R
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    Don Gedaliah Abraham ben Solomon (I) ibn YAHYA
    unknown
    c.1445
     
    1500
    Lisbon, Portugal
     
     
     
     
     

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    2C-16R




     

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  • 19th. Generation
    [14th. great grandparents]
     
    Rabbi David (III) ben Shlomo (II) ibn YAHYA 14th. great grandfather
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    Rabbi Shlomo (II) ben David (II) ibn YAHYA
    unknown
    est. 1455
     
    1528
     
     
     
     

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    Dinah 14th. great grandmother
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    13GGF




     

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    Don Moshe alias Gabriel ben David ibn YAHYA
    2C-16R
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    Don David ben Gedaliah Abraham ibn YAHYA
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    1500
    Salonika, Ottoman Empire
     
     
    According to the Tapestry: "Don Moshe who was called Gabriel from the time of his childhood died in Salonica and had four sons and four daughters".
     

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      Dona unknown daughter of 'Joao (David)' SENIOR
    14GGA
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    Joao (David) 'Abraham' SENIOR alias Fernao PEREZ CORONEL
    Cataline del RIO [?]
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    1C-15R
      1. Baruch ben Moshe (Gabriel) SENIOR ibn YAHYA

      2. Shlomo ben Moshe (Gabriel) SENIOR ibn YAHYA
     

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      1. Hacham Gedalia ben Moshe (Gabriel) BENVENISTE

      2. Abraham ben Moshe (Gabriel) ibn YAHYA




     

    18th. Generation
    [13th. great grandparents]
     
    Ya'akov Tam ben David (III) ibn YAHYA 13th. great grandfather
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    David (III) ben Shlomo (II) ibn YAHYA
    Dinah
    1475
    Lisbon, Portugal
    1542
    Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
     
     
     

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    12GGF/U
     

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  • 17th. Generation
    [12th. great grandparents]
     
    Dr. Don Gedalyah ben Ya'akov Tam ibn YAHYA (MARCO) HaRofeh 12th. great grandfather
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    Ya'akov Tam ben David ibn YAHYA
    unknown
    1503
    Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
    1575
     
     
     
     

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    Anna FURTADO y MANRIQUE de LARA 12th. great grandmother
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    Gabriel FURTADO
    MANRIQUE de LARA
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    11GGF/Us
     

  • NOTES:

  • 16th. Generation
    [11th. great grandparents]
     
    Felip Salomao ibn YAHYA/DINIS/DIONIS(may be progenitor of the MUSAPHIA family) 11th. great grandfather
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    Dr. Don Gedalyah ben Yakob Tam ibn YAHYA (MARCO) HaRofeh
    Anna de LARA MANRIQUE
    c.1530
    Porto, Portugal
    1599
    Venice, Italy

     
     

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    est. 1578
     
     

    Gracia Abigail 'Pedro' FALACIOS/PALACIOS 11th. great grandmother
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    Pedro de PALACIOS
    Felipa BARBOSA
    c.1540
    Portugal
    1589
    Venice, Italy

     
     

    Children:
    10GGF/Us
     

  • NOTES:
    1. These earliest recorded members of the Musaphia family shown above have been assumed to be siblings , together with their possible parentage as described below.
    2. Recent information has indicated that Emanuel may have been the son of Felip Salomao ibn YAHYA (also known as DINIS or DIONIS) and Gracia Abigail de FALACIOS or PALACIOS, daughter of Pedro de PALACIOS and Felipa BARBOSA and believed to be the sister of Rabbi Isaac PALACHE of Fez.
      This may only be based on the fact that his son, Benjamin, in his Latin work on medicine, calls himself "Dionysius".
    3. The ibn YAHYA family trace their lineage through a tapestry and recorded in a work by Eliakim Carmoly;
      "Sefer Divre HaYamim le-Bene Yahya" "ספר דברי הימים לבני יחייא" (Book of Chronicles of the sons/family of Yahya) (Frankfurt am Main: Bet HaSefarim shel A. Koyfman, 1850).
      They can be linked back to the Exilarchs - 'Princes of the Captivity' or 'Heads of the Exile' - (Heb. ראש גולה, rosh galut) (Aram. רֵישׁ גָּלוּתָא, resh galuta), who are descended from King David.
      See:
      1. The Jewish Encyclopedia
      2. Wikipedia
      3. Jewish Virtual Library
      4. Graham Senior Milne's article about the The Exilarchs and the possible connection to Don Abraham Senior Coronel who appears elsewhere in this tree as Abraham Senior Coronel alias Fernan Perez .
    4. I am not yet convinced of the relationship between Emanuel Musaphia and of Felip Salomao ibn YAHYA. However I have included an additional page showing the ancestry of the latter.

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