Tito Benady

Mesod Benady MBE (born 17 July 1930) is a Gibraltarian historian of Sephardic Jewish descent. He currently lives in Grendon, Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom.

Benady was involved in local politics during the seventies; he contested the 1976 election, as an independent,[1] and in the 1980 election,[2] as a candidate of the Party for the Autonomy of Gibraltar, led by Joseph Triay; he defended positions of rapprochement with Spain. In neither election was he successful.

Benady has specialised in the local and military history of Gibraltar and has also written about:

In 2000 he was awarded an MBE after a proposal by the Government of Gibraltar for his services to local history. In 1993 he founded a history journal published by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, was one of the board members of the Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society 1985-2013.[3] Benady was elected "Consejero de Honor" of the Centro de Estudios Campogibraltareños (English: Centre for Campo de Gibraltar Studies) [4] and runs the publishing house Gibraltar Books Ltd., specialising in books about Gibraltar.


  • The Settlement of Jews in Gibraltar, 1704 -1783, Transactions, Jewish Historical Society of England 26 (1979)
  • The Gibraltar police, 1830-1980 (Mediterranean Sun, 1980)
  • The Jewish Community of Gibraltar, in Western Sephardim (Gibraltar Books, 1989)
  • Guide to the Gibraltar Museum, ISBN 0-948466-10-3 (Ashford, Buchan & Enright, 1989)
  • The Royal Navy at Gibraltar, ISBN 0-907771-49-1 (Maritime Press, Liskeard, 1992)
  • Los menorquines en Gibraltar in Revista de Menorca (1992)
  • Grendon in Northamptonshire, with Eileen Wilmin, ISBN 0-948466-34-0 (Gibraltar Books, 1994)
  • The Streets of Gibraltar, ISBN 0-948466-37-5 (Gibraltar Books, 1996)
  • The Convent at Gibraltar in Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research 77 (Summer 1999)
  • Spaniards in Gibraltar in Gibtel Gibraltar Heritage Journal No 7, ISBN 0-9524808-5-9 (2000)
  • The Settee Cut: Mediterranean Passes issued at Gibraltar in The Mariner’s Mirror 87:3 (August 2001)
  • Genoese in Gibraltar in Gibtel Gibraltar Heritage Journal No 8, ISBN 0-9524808-6-7 (2001)
  • The Royal Navy at Gibraltar Since 1900, ISBN 978-1-904459-04-0 (Maritime Books, 2004)
  • The Royal Gibraltar Police, with Cecilia Baldachino (Gibraltar Books, 2005)
  • Trade and Contraband in Gibraltar in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries’, Anglo-Saxons in the Mediterranean (Malta University Press 2007)
  • "Essays on the History of Gibraltar" (Gibraltar Books 2014)


External linksEdit

  • Short biography of Tito Benady as speaker in the session Gibraltar Privateers 1793 to 1814, in the 5th International Congress of Maritime History 23 June 2008 - 27 June 2008