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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Isaac Mendes Belisario

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Isaac Mendes Belisario and Chris Blackwell share a common ancestor in Lorenço Lindo who was imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition in 1656.
Belisario and Blackwell inherited their Lindo Jewish ancestry through their mothers: Belisario, through Esther Lindo, the daughter of Jewish émigré, Alexandre Lindo, who arrived in Jamaica in 1765 from the French seaport town of Bordeaux. And Blackwell through Blanche Lindo, who broke centuries of tradition when she married a non-Jew, Captain Joseph Blackwell — a direct descendent, incidentally, of the notorious sixteenth century Irish female pirate, Grace O'Malley, "a most feminine sea captain," who sailed the high seas with her three galleys and 200 fighting men.  read on ...
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