Thank you very much for the replies. Your answers do help a lot, however I'm still
1. Daniel Maccabeth a Low Country> [cf. Holland/Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg]
is a quote >from the cathedral book c.1681, so in any case the person in question
had to identify himself bfore he received some money. OK, I probably can assume
that he wasnt Jewish.
2. I still do not understand, who was responsible for transportation of the
Torah scrolls >from country to country? Any member of the community? Somebody in
particular? Will the Torah move >from its original place only in case when the
community was dispersed? Were there any other reasons for the scrolls to travel
great distances? The scroll in question, as I mentioned previously originated in
North Africa, according to the hand-writting of the scribe.