Jacob Lumbrozo

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Jacob Lumbrozo was born in Lisbon, Portugal his exact date of birth is unknown. He was a physician and farmer by trade.  He moved to Holland and then to Maryland arriving is 1656.  At the time of his arrival he was the only physician in Maryland.  In 1663, he was given letters with them containing certain privileges, enabling him to take up land under the liberal terms established.

He appeared as a witness in a lawsuit in 1657, and served as a juror in 1663.  In 1665, he was granted a commission to trade with Native Americans.  He amassed considerable wealth both in real and personal property.  In 1658, he was arrested under the provisions of the so-called Toleration Act of 1649, for blasphemy: that is, for the denial of the doctrine of the Trinity.  He was given amnesty ten days later.  He died in 1665.

What you may not know about Dr. Lumbrozo is that he was the first Jewish resident of Maryland who can be identified by documentary evidence.

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Comments (16)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - this is yet another of the profiles from history that you have shared that seem to introduce someone new-to-me but also wonder what else might exist in this man's life story.  I guess many things remain a mystery.  

Jul 10, 2021 04:33 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He was in the right places, at the right time.

Make yourself an awesome day.

Jul 10, 2021 04:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, James... what an interesting piece of our history. I would guess knowing this is a first for most of us.

Jul 10, 2021 05:39 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Through your posts, I hear about so many interesting people that I have never ever heard of before.

Jul 10, 2021 06:07 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Jacob was previously unknown to me. Thanks for the introduction. He was a go getter that stood his ground. Enjoy your day.

Jul 10, 2021 06:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Keep cool, stay safe and have a great day.

Jul 10, 2021 07:25 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning james. Quite an interesting biography right there. Thank you.

Jul 10, 2021 08:27 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Jacob created his own legacy that has withstood the halls of time. 

Jul 10, 2021 09:33 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James, Good Afternoon,

What an interesting biography of Jacob.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend. A

Jul 10, 2021 10:10 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

This is a cool story. For the most part the Jewish community in the USA started much later.

Jul 10, 2021 10:39 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- what's interesting is that all of the people we see and read about have these back stories. 

Jul 10, 2021 11:23 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hey! I wonder if Roy Kelley knows him, I think they went to highschool together? (Just teasing Roy). Thanks James Dray 🙂.

Jul 10, 2021 02:59 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


He certainly led an interesting and diverse life, as so many of the people you share with us do.

Jul 10, 2021 03:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James clearly here is another historic figure I knew nothing about, glad you shared, Endre

Jul 10, 2021 10:36 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thank you for sharing this very interesting story of Jacob Lumbrozo.  I like that he was a physician and farmer - too very time consuming professions.

Jul 10, 2021 11:22 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Way back in the seventeen century the faith of Jacob Lumbrozo landed him in jail. Here we are about five hundred years later and religious hatred can still be found in America.

Nov 01, 2021 01:57 PM