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LAMEGO , Marrano family, prominent in Hamburg and London. Among its members may be mentioned isaac lamego, one of the most substantial merchants in the City of London in the middle of the 18th century; and moses lamego, who in 1757, in commemoration of the death of his only son, presented the Sephardi congregation with £5,000 as an endowment for its orphanage and educational institutions. He is probably identical with the "Mr. Lamego" who was a prominent racehorse owner in England in the mid-18th century.


M. Grunwald, Portugiesengraeber auf deutscher Erde (1904), 114; J. Picciotto, Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History (19562), 88, 145–6, 314; M. Gaster, History of the Ancient Synagogue (1901), passim; Gentleman's Magazine (1759), 551; Jackson's Oxford Journal, Jun. 8; Jul. 21, 1754.

[Cecil Roth]