Isaac of Southwark

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ISAAC OF SOUTHWARK (d. 1289/90), English lawyer and financier. Isaac appears as a possibly professional lawyer, speaking on behalf of clients, in the Exchequer of the Jews in 1268 and 1270, but later only as a financier lending money. In 1285 he was accused of the murder of Maud of Worcester, but was subsequently cleared of this charge. Not long before his death in 1289/90 he sold his house in Southwark, just south of the river Thames opposite London, to Richard Clerk and his wife, Alice, but his widow, Zipporah, was able to continue living in a house in St Lawrence Jewry in the City of London.


P. Brand, Plea Roles of the Exchequer of the Jews, vi (2005); idem, prome, Parliaments of Edward i, appendix of material related to Roll 2, no. 178; J. Hillaby, "London: The 13th Century Jewry Revisited," in: jhset, 32 (1990/92).

[Paul Brand (2nd ed.)]