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THE ANCESTRY OF BENJAMIN DISRAELI, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD

 

1  Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

   b 21 Dec 1804, London

   d 19 Apr 1881, Mayfair, London

 

Parents

 

2  Isaac Disraeli of Bradenham House, Buckinghamshire

   b 11 May 1766, 5 Great St. Helen’s, London

   d 19 Jan 1848, Bradenham House, Buckinghamshire

   m 10 Feb 1802, London

3  Maria Basevi

   b 1 Dec 1775

   d 21 Apr 1847, Bradenham House

 

Grandparents

 

4  Benjamin D’Israeli of Stoke Newington, Middlesex; Italian Merchant

   b 22 Sep 1730

   d 28 Nov 1816, Stoke Newington

   m 28 May 1765, Spanish and Portugese Synagogue, Bevis Marks, 

   London

5  Sarah Shiprut de Gabay Villa Real

   b ca 1742

   d 24 Oct 1825, Kensington

6  Nathan Basevi of Billiter Square, London; President of the Jewish Board of Deputies

   b 1738

   d 3 Apr 1808, Islington

   m Jun 1768, Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, London

7  Ricca Rietti

   b ca 1745, England

   d 24 Dec 1798, bur Mile End

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  Isaac Israeli

   b

   d

   m

9  Rica or Enrichetta Rossi

   b

   d

10 Isaac Shiprut

   b

   d

   m

11 Esther

   b

   d

12 Solomon Basevi of Verona

   b 1692

   d 1788

   m

13 Rica Levi

   b

   d

14 Abraham Vita Rieti of London

   b

   d 1782

   m

15 Sarah Cardoso

   b England

   d

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16

   b

   d

   m

17

   b

   d

18

   b

   d

   m

19

   b

   d

20

   b

   d

   m

21 ... daughter of Jonas Gabbai de Villa Real

   b

   d

22

   b

   d

   m

23

   b

   d

24 Joseph Basevi

   b 1668

   d 1740

   m

25 R. Asson

   b

   d 1744

26

   b

   d

   m

27

   b

   d

28

   b

   d

   m

29

   b

   d

30 Jacob di David Aboab Cardoso

   b England

   d

   m

31

   b

   d

 

 

Sources

 

J.J. Howard and F.A. Crisp, eds., Visitation of England and Wales, vol. 14

John McLeod, “Genealogy of the Disraeli Family”, Genealogists’ Magazine, 24(1992-94):342-48

Will of Nathan Basevi (Prerogative Court of Canterbury)

Lucien Wolf, “The Disraeli Family”, Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, 5(1902-05):202-18

Cecil Roth, Benjamin Disraeli (1952)

Michael Selzer, “Benjamin Disraeli’s Knowledge of his Ancestry”, Disraeli Newsletter, 1.2(Fall 1976):8-17

Colyer-Fergusson collection (Society of Genealogists, Mf 2594-97)

The Examiner, 30 Oct 1825

 

Notes

 

Number 11 is described as sister-in-law of Simon Calimani, Chief Rabbi of Venice.

 

The marriage of 14 and 15 may have taken place in 1746, slightly later than the birth of their supposed daughter, so more research would be desirable on that line.