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MESQUITA, MOSES GOMEZ DE:

Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of England; born in 1688; died May 8, 1751. Mesquita was appointed haham in 1744, in succession to Isaac Nieto, who had resigned, and held the office until his death. He solemnized the second marriage of Isaac Nieto in 1747, and the marriage of his own daughter, in 1749, to Moses Cohen Dazevedo Ferme, who became haham in 1760.

Bibliography:
  • Gaster, Hist. of Bevis Marks, pp. 130-131;
  • Cat. Anglo-Jew. Hist. Exh. p. 49.
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