Aaron (Benjamin) de Sola (c.1700 - 1747) MP

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Birthplace: Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Death: Died in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Occupation: fled from Lisbon in 1749, two of his sons put to death in the Auto da Fe. He fled on a British Man-o-War which was a the mouth of the Tagus and went to London. Publicly abjured Christianity came back to his Judaism after being a converso
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About Aaron (Benjamin) de Sola

Aaron de Sola was in Portugal as a Marano under an assumed name when his father was tortured by the Inquisition. His position became yet more perilous when two of his brothers, likewise living under assumed names, were ferreted out by the officers of the Inquisition as relapsed Jews, and after cruel sufferings met death at an auto da fe in Lisbon.

After some years of extreme danger Aaron succeeded in escaping from Portugal on a British ship in 1749. Landing in London, he and his family at once openly proclaimed their fidelity to Judaism. From London they went to Holland, and here Aaron de Sola spent his latter days.

From his six children are descended the several branches of the De Sola family of to-day. His son Abraham, who was born 1737 or 1739, took an active part in administering the affairs of the Jewish educational and charitable institutions of Amsterdam. Aaron's daughter Rachel, born 1732, married a Cohen in Holland, and her children assumed the name of Cohen-de Solla. Among her descendants was Henri Cohen- de Solla, the musician ; born 1837 ; died in London 1904.

-------------------- escaped to London in 1749 2 sons d. in auto da fé

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Aaron de Sola's Timeline

1700
1700
Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
1727
1727
Age 27
Lisbon, Portugal
1728
1728
Age 28
Lisbon, Portugal
1730
April 18, 1730
Age 30
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1732
1732
Age 32
1733
1733
Age 33
Barberye, France
1735
1735
Age 35
Lisboa, Portugal
1739
1739
Age 39
Lisbon, Portugal
1747
November 23, 1747
Age 47
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands