AGUILAR DE CAMPÓO
AGUILAR DE CAMPÓO, fortress-town in Castile, district of Palencia, northern Spain. The earliest evidence of a Jewish settlement is furnished in the lease of a flour mill in 1187 witnessed by 17 Jews, including two blacksmiths. In the 13th century it was a medium-sized community, with 15 families or about 70 Jews. The farming and other revenues in the districts were in the hands of Don Çaq de la Maleha (*Ibn Ẓadok) and his associates. The taxes paid by the Jewish community in 1290 amounted to 10,718 maravedis. In 1311 the Infant Pedro confirmed the rights of the convent of Santa Maria to tithes and the dues of porteria paid by the Jews; these were reconfirmed in 1370, although the Jewish community had been
Baer, Urkunden, 2 (1936), index; I. Huidobro and Cantera, in: Sefarad, 14 (1954), 335–52; L. Huidobro Serna, Breve historia y descripción de la muy leal villa de Aguilar (1954); Cantera-Millás, Inscripciones, 329–31; P. León Tello, Los judíos de Palencia (1966); L. Suárez Fernández, Documents acerca de la expulsion de los judíos (1964), index. ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: G. Ruiz, La Cascajera, no. 6 (Oct. 1982), 24, 29.
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