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De Fonseka & Jewish connections
Posted by: Fazli Sameer (ID *****5463) Date: October 28, 2002 at 03:37:19
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I put a message on the Sephardim Jewish message baord and this came up from a person called Amram.

Da Fonseca in S.India//In the book "The Jews of India" by Walter J Fischel much is told about Alvares/Alvarez da Fonseca "the Hebrew" in S. India. He is always referred to as a Jew not a Christian convert//many converted Jews from
Spain and Portugal returned to Judaism after arriving to Amsterdam, London or India. He is mentioned in 1683 in Fort St. George, Madras as an "interloper" merchant, i.e, one who works outside the East India Co. He was soon legally
received, had commerce with inner India and Bengal, had pemission to use the Company's ships and ended as one of the 12 "elders" of the municipal council of St George.

He spent his last years in London and died there after.1707.

We came across a rumbustious English man. Sir Edward Winter, who bore our surname and who was the Governor of Fort St. George about this time. Must check to see if he could have met Alvarez, the Jew. My ancestor, George
Winter who first went out to Lanka was also of the EIC and bore this Governor's Arms and crest. We are still trying to find out if he was entitled to it??

Sincerely,
Anne Winter Williams /UK
cottesbrooke@aol.com


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