Nigel Saperia

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Biographical Information



Born, London, England to Joseph & Gwendoline Saperia. Siblings Anne, Melanie & Malcolm



BA, Philosophy, Politics & Economics, New College Oxford.



Worked in Singapore for Shell, met wife (Helen Loke).



Worked in Holland for Shell, 1st child (Tuesday Jade).



Lived and worked in London, for Solomon Inc, Bankers Trust & Glencore, 2nd child (Edward).



Gave up work, got divorced, moved to Buenos Aires, became a student at the UBA



Live in Andorra, remarried (Nerea Gutiérrez), 3rd child (Olivia)

Personal Interests

Sport (golf & cricket)

After devoting much time to golf and cricket, have decided life is more fun if I swim, cycle and play tennis.

Economics & Trading

Prefer gambling on real world events to the throw of a dice or turn of a card (though have represented Singapore at bridge and played on the Merit European backgammon circuit in my time too).


Dirty business but fascinating...


Will I ever become fluent in Spanish?  Que yo.


The earliest male ancestor we know of was Joseph Saperia, one of two children (the other, his brother, was stabbed and killed whilst relatively young). We are not sure of his birthplace (Suwalki?). He emigrated to Leeds, England, in 1888 to work as a tailors machinist. He married Rachel Harris in Belgrave St Synagogue on 14th June, 1891. The marriage record gives his age as 24 and his address as 89 Byron St. Rachel, a tailoress, was aged 22, the daughter of Solomon Harris, a tailors presser. Their name was probably changed to Harris from Hirsh; she was the sister of Myer Harris/Hirsh, with whom she lived. Rachel gave birth to my grandfather, Menasseh, on 14th March, 1896. Their address at the time was 51 Back Nile St. In 1898, Joseph died in Leeds, whereupon Rachel returned with Menasseh to the Bialystok area , where apparently her family hailed from. Menasseh lived on in Bialystok and married Jean (Szena) Wolfe, who gave birth to Joseph (my father) in 1923. Menasseh and Jean emigrated to Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1925, where Menasseh worked as a draper. They chose Belfast on the recommendation of a family friend, Jack Puchinski, who had settled there previously. Menasseh died in March 1956 in Belfast. My father emigrated to London, England in 1949, to further his medical studies, and has lived in London ever since.

My father had two brothers, Jack and Mark. Jack, who died ten years ago, had two daughters, Debbie (in Israel) and Myhal (just returned to London from San Francisco). Mark, who lives in Johannesburg with his wife Gail, has three children. Jeremy is an engineer, currently living in Singapore. Martin lives in Manchester, England and Lisa is in Johannesburg.

I have two sisters and a brother. Anne, married to Phillip Silkoff, lives in the USA. Melanie, married to Simon Coberman, lives in London, England. Malcolm, married to Martine Lovell, is a teacher in Nottingham, England. All have children.  I have a son (Edward) and two daughters, Tuesday and Olivia.  Tuesday is married to Carlo Reitano; she has two children, Giorgio and Valentina.  


4 Generations of my family






Birth Certificate

Last revised: March 18, 2007.

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