Legal document: PER H 90

Legal document PER H 90



Deathbed will. In Judaeo-Arabic. Location: Minyat Ashna. Dated: Monday, last decade of Shevaṭ 1461 Seleucid, which is January 1150 CE, under the authority of the Nagid Shemuel b. Ḥananya. The testator is Ghazāl al-Ṭawwāf ("the nightwatchman") who never married and had no children. He leaves all of his possessions to his closest known relatives, his cousins (banāt ʿamm) Sitt al-Nās and Sitt al-Diyār. Peraḥya b. Yaʿaqov of Minyat Zifta, the son-in-law of Sitt al-Nās, stands as security for paying this money to any other heir with a greater claim who should make themselves known in the future. Signed by: Yiṣḥaq b. Moshe; Shelomo b. Zurʿa; and Shela b. Yefet.