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Isaac Conquy Abecassis

bulletBorn: 1840, S. Miguel, Azores
bulletDied: 3/3/1902, Var, France (buried in Lisbon, CIASJ)
bulletParents: Fortunato (Messod) Abecassis and Júlia Conquy Abecassis
bulletWife: Helena Nathan Bensaude
bulletChildren: Fortunato Carlos, Julietta Catharina, Elias Frederico (Fred), Rachel Esther, Max (Moses), Sarah Sophia

He had English nationality. He was a very dynamic businessman and during the economic crisis in S. Miguel, due to the drop in orange exportation, he promoted the moving to Lisbon of his parents and brothers. That was when he founded Abecassis (Irmãos) e C.ª.

He cared a lot for the education of his children wich gone to England to study. He was also philanthropic. The business of his firm was continued by his sons Fortunato and Max. Because of his asthma he spent lots of time in his yacht in the Tagus river.

He married in London with Helena Nathan Ben Saude (or Eleanor Asseboni). She was born in 1852 in Ponta Delgada, Azores, and was of English nationality. She was daughter of Elias Ben Saude and Rachel Friedeberg Nathan.


Isaac Abecassis and Helena Bensaude, painted by Frederico (Fred) Abecassis, their son.


Palace in Rua da Escola Politécnica, 1, Lisbon; Third residence of Isaac Conquy Abecassis.

"Abecassises Novos". The six brothers, from left to right: Max, Julietta, Sarah, Fred, Fortunato and Rachel.

Abecassis brothers, sisters and wives and husbands. Photographes in a Quinta in Lumiar from Fred Abecassis.

Standing up: Maria Luísa d'Almeida Brandão (married with Fred Abecassis); Fred Abecassis; Max Abecassis; Henry Scholtz (married with Rachel Abecassis); Merita Abudarham (married with Max Abecassis); Rachel Abecassis; Salomão Seruya (married with Sarah Abecassis).

Sitted: Fortunato Abecassis; Sophia Buzaglo (married with Fortunato Abecassis); Julietta Abecassis and Sarah Abecassis.

Julietta Catharina Bensaude Abecassis, her mother Helena Bensaude, her sister Sarah Abecassis, her aunt Emília Bensaude, her sister Rachel Abecassis, her father Isaac Abecassis and her husband Otto Leroi. Bernau, Germany, 1901.

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