13 Devonshire Square (see note 7 below) was the home of Isaac Baruh Lousada #34, who is a key ancestor of the English and Australian Baruh Lousadas. Isaac married Judith d'Aguilar, daughter of the extraordinary Baron Moses d'Aguilar, unrelated to the various Aguilars living in #12 next door (see right).   
Devonshire Square showing some Jewish residents in 1749 (from Frontispiece JHSE Transactions XVII 1953).

 Emanuel #87 brother of Isaac #34 married Rebecca Ximenes in 1770, a grand-daughter of Solomon da Costa Athias (benefactor of the British Museum/Library - see his house above). Jacob Salvador died in 1749, and being born in The Netherlands, his lands were forfeit to the Crown; his older brother Joseph was politically active and on the Mahamad of Bevis Marks in 5511, 5509, 5506, and 5501 as Joseph Jessurun Rodrigues. Isaac Lindo 1709-66 was a relative of the Barbados Lindos (see note 12 below) and his son Elias 1745-85 married a sister of Abraham Lumbroso de Matos Mocatta (see here), thus providing numerous further family linkages across Devonshire Square. Elias was Gabay at Bevis Marks in 5532. Remarkably, it seems Isaac moved from the above house to #12 in 1749 (see note 8 below).

Judging from the triangular peaks on the porticos of #12 and #13 (see left and right images) which do not match those visible above, it appears that the drawing was made from the roof of the non-visible north side of Devonshire Square ie the side containing #12 and #13. Much of the original square seems to have been lost presumably due to WW2 bombing.
  12 Devonshire Square (see note 8 below) was the home of Isaac Aguilar #168 whose first cousin and contemporary Isaac Baruh Lousada #34 lived in #13 next door (see left). Mike Dugdale (pictured) has a connection with Isaac Aguilar #168 (see note 9 below).

Devonshire Square and Isaac Baruch Lousada #34 a pillar of Anglo-Jewry

Following his father Jacob #36 who was on the Mahamad of Bevis Marks in the Jewish years 5508 (as Gabay) and 5509, Isaac Baruh Lousada ~1748-1831 #34 was on the Mahamad of Bevis Marks in the Jewish years 5539, 5542, 5547, 5552, 5556, 5561, 5566, 5575 and 5581; as were (mostly in other years) his sons Moses #32 and Emanuel #142, his son-in-law Isaac #92, his brother Emanuel #87, his cousin and neighbour Isaac Aguilar #168, Simon Barrow of Bath (whose sister Bella married Moses Baruh Lousada #32 1780-1826) and Simon's brother Joseph Barrow from Barbados. Isaac's 1st cousin (once removed) Aaron #1174 (who lived in Bury St which is almost adjacent to Bevis Marks somewhat closer than Devonshire Square) was on the Mahamad in 5524 and 5528 (the year he died), Aaron's brother-in-law and also uncle Moses Lamego #388 did this duty in 5515 and 5519, and Isaac Lamego #38 (who was a great-uncle of Isaac #34 and uncle of Aaron #1174) served in 5509, 5513 and 5518. Joseph, Daniel and Abraham Dias Fernandes (no doubt ancestors of Sarah #1283 - see note 9 below) were also on the Mahamad, as was Aaron Israel Pereira (no doubt a distant Lousada cousin), and other distant Mendes da Costa, Gomes Serra and Franco relatives. These details can be found in ref 6.

Isaac was in business with Jacob Barrow, father of Simon Barrow of Bath #59 1787-1862 (on prior connections between the families see note 5 below). Isaac's sons Jacob #538, Moses #32, Emanuel #142 and David #524 came into the business as did Simon Barrow of Bath. Simon's sister Bella married Moses #32 and their children John, Simeon Charles, Mary, George Emanuel produced many descendants (and for us many ancestors) - quite a few of whom were distinguished (but see note 11 below). Isaac's sisters Esther #88, Rachel #90 and Rebecca #89 each married Jamaican cousins (see note 1 on marriages between first cousins). Esther's marriage to Emanuel #135 of Jamaica seemed to be challenging (as can be seen from our analysis of his will) and she returned to England after his death. Rachel was the 1st wife of Daniel #127 brother of Emanuel #135, and Rebecca #89 the 2nd; both marriages were ended by early death of both original spouses and the survivor Rebecca went on to marry David d'Aguilar 2 months before Isaac #34 married David's sister Judith. For these d'Aguilar marriages see note 10 below. Rachel's descendants included many Mocatta grandchildren.

 Isaac's brother Emanuel #87 was the builder of Peak House which is on the outskirts of Sidmouth (see note 6 below) and became something of a magnet for family and friends (see note 4 below). Because Emanuel #87 was childless, Peak House passed to his nephew Emanuel #142 (3rd son of Isaac #34), also childless. Peak House then passed in turn to a nephew John (Jacob before his conversion to Christianity) - second son of Moses #32. The will of Emanuel #142 has been examined (see note 2 below) and it shows John Baruh Lousada having a central role in the execution of the will whereas his elder brother Isaac #68 is relegated to the ranks of relatives receiving modest bequests (see note 3 below).


1. There are many further examples of marriages between first cousins in the family. The father of Isaac #34 was Jacob #36 who married his cousin Abigail Lamego #37 in 1743. The youngest daughter of Isaac #34, Lydia (Leah originally), in 1807 married Isaac Baruh Lousada #92 who became the first English Lousada Duke, and head of a line of English Lousada Dukes. The mother of Isaac #92 was Esther #88, a sister of Isaac #34, so in marrying Lydia Isaac #92 in 1763 married a first cousin. Sarah, daughter of Isaac #92 the first English Lousada Duke, in 1836 married her first cousin Isaac #68, son of Moses Baruh Lousada #32, and this couple lived at Sidmouth in the period around the 1851 Census. John Baruh Lousada married his first cousin Tryphena Barrow (daughter of Simon Barrow of Bath) and this 1832 marriage is the source of the Australian Lousadas.

2. The list of beneficiaries of the will is most instructive of the social milieu and the extended family of Emanuel #142.

3. The probable reason for this, and for Isaac #68 not inheriting Peak House, can be gleaned from ref 165. It relates to Emanuel #87 and Emanuel #142 being unsuccessful investors in Jamaican sugar estates owned by the in-laws of Isaac #68.

4. John Baruh Lousada and his wife Tryphena lived at Peak House after inheriting it from Emanuel #142 in 1854. Emanuel #142 had a wide circle of friends many of whom were known at Sidmouth (see note 2). David #524, the youngest son of Isaac #34, also became well known at Sidmouth as did his son the photographer Percy Martindale Lousada. Isaac #68 (see note 1 above) also lived at Sidmouth and a portrait of his wife Sarah can be found here.

5. Though we think it quite possible that the families first linked in Livorno (with the Barrows originating as the product of an Ashkenasi man and a Baruch Lousada wife), more recently the families became linked in Barbados through a complex pattern of intermarriage between a number of families.

6. Emanuel #87 was in fact a prime developer of Sidmouth as a fashionable resort town at a time when it was unclear whether Jews were legally entitled to own property. He also obtained a family coat of arms, later adopted in modified form by the line of English Lousada Dukes. See note 1 for the connection between these family branches.

7. The photograph is thanks to John Bury. To see the current (2017) use of the property click here. On 5 Jun 2021 Peter Lousada advised that as a result of a dinner invitation to Cooper's Hall located at #13 Devonshire Square he learned that evidence of the Lousada connection exists within the records of the Cooper's Society.

8. The photograph is thanks to Mike Dugdale (see note 9) Feb 2017. The property was purchased by the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) in 2001. It provided Mike Dugdale with a leaflet listing the past occupiers from 1692. Some of the occupiers were Isaac Lindo (during 1749-1766), Elias Lindo (during 1766 -1785), and Isaac Aguilar 1748-1825 #168 (during 1785-1812). Other Aguilars lived in Devonshire Square - Judith #2008 2nd wife of Abraham #191 at #18 (1784-1807), and Joseph #1213 at #2 (1811) and #5 (1808). 

9. As illustrated here Mike Dugdale (pictured) has a connection with Isaac Aguilar #168 who was a great uncle of Emanuel Aguilar #1279 and Sarah Dias Fernandes #1283, his great-great-grandparents (for their other descendants see ref 349). Isaac's mother Rebecca was a sister of Jacob Baruh Lousada #36, and the Aguilar family retained its own Lousada tableware!

10. These d'Aguilar marriages are depicted here and further d'Aguilar marriages are depicted here. Both 1771 d'Aguilar marriages were commemorated by tableware.

11. The eldest child of Moses and Bella - Bella Baruh Lousada #70 - created an example which no doubt all her siblings and Barrow cousins sought to avoid.

12. Claire Myers, a descendant of the Barbados Lindos, has studied Elias and Isaac Lindo and many other relatives of the Barbados Lindos.