Scandinavia Special Interest Group (SIG)

Extract of the Tax List November 1711

Poll- and Horse-Tax

by Josef Fischer

Published in:
"Mindeskrift i anledning af Hundredeaarsdagen for Anordningen af 29. marts 1814" [1] (p. 129-131).
by Danmark Loge U.O.B.B. No. 712., Copenhagen 1914

NOTES:

The Danish currency at that time: "Rdl." = Rigsdaler - "Mk." = Mark

The meaning of the note: "At court" or "To the Court" is unknown at present.

Copenhagen was divided into different sections of the city each called "quarter" (~ "kvarter"), e.g. "Vester Kvarter" ~ "Western Quarter".
Below the addresses are listed according to the "quarter" the street belonged to, and the "quarter" is found underlined and with CAPITAL LETTERS above each new section. The addresses follwing are within the same quarter and are marked with a "-".

Address: Name: Paid:
Rdl.-Mk./Rdl.-Mk.
ØSTER KVARTER
- Boldhusgade 211
Ruben FØRST
2 children
4-0/2-0
STRAND KVARTER:
- Ved Stranden 15 C
Magnus GABRIEL, Jew, and
wife and 2 children - poor
0-0/0-0
- Ved Stranden 10 E Isack Mandel SPEIER, Jew and wife,
2 children,
1 apprentice and
1 maid servant
7-0/10-0
- Læderstræde 49 Mejer LEVIN, Jew and wife
His son and wife
Mejer LEVIN's 6 childreN
1 maid servant
11-3/20-0
- Slods Holmen 107 Henrich ISRAEL [1], Jew and
wife and 3 children
7-0/4-0
SNARENS KVARTER
- Snaregade 5
Nathan DAVID, Jew and wife
2 children
2 servants
38-0/26-0
- Snaregade 5 B Nathan GOLDSMITH, Jew,
out of town, with family
estimated to
30-0/30-0
- Snaregade 11 B Abraham CANTOR, Jew and wife
2 maid servants
26-0/34-0
- Snaregade 11 C Jacob CANTOR, Jew, out of
town, with family estimated to
16-0/16-0
- Magstræde 27 B LEVIN, Jew, schoolmaster,
and wife and children, poor
0-0/0-0
- Compagnistræde No. 55 C Bernt JACOB, Jew
1 wife
1 child
1 maid servant
31-0/31-0
- Compagnistræde No. 59 B Magnus ISACK, Jew - dead 0-0/0-0
- Compagnistræde No. 65 C Simon HARTWIG, Jew and wife
5 children
2 servants
8-0/8-0
- Badstruestræde 113 Meyer GOLDSMITH (at Court)
Klædeboderne 159 Henrich FÜRST, Jew (at Court)
VESTER KVARTER
- Raadstuestræde 5
Jost GOLDSMITH, Jew,
"indicates on his paper to be free"
(to the Court)
- Farvergade 18 B Isac GRANADE, Jew and wife
3 children
2 maid servants
43-0/12-0
- Vandkunsten 31 f Levin ABRAHAM, Jew and wife
3 children, 1 maid
43-0/20-0
- Farvergade 42 Widow of Jacob FRANCO Jew
3 children
1 maid servant
2 work horses
9-3/8-0
- Nye Torf [Nytorv] 115 Moses Meyer Goldsmed To the Court
- Vestergade 230 Abraham Levin, Jew, tobacco manufacturer,
wife
2 servants
5-0/16-0
- Vestergade 230 B Isack Cantor [2], Jew
wife
8-0/8-0
- Torved v. Vandkunst. 244
[Vankunsten 244]
Widow of Jew Jochum Geld
3 children
1 maid servant
5-3/10-0
- Torved v. Vandkunst. 244 D
[Vankunsten 244 D]
Widow of Samuel Delime
2 children
1 maid servant
4-3/6-0
Frimands Kvarter
Vimmelskaftet 30 C
Jacob Cohon, Jew
wife
4 children
1 maid servant
7-3/2-3
- Løvstræde 125 B Moses Cantor, Jew
Wife
2 children
1 poor maid servant
6-3/2-0
Klædebo Kvarter
Bleegmand 58
Niels Børgensen at the Jews' Cemetery
wife
4-0/1-0

Josef Fischer’s notes:

  1. Henrick ISRAEL (return), aka Chajim KØTHEN, was son of court jeweller Israel (Asriel) DAVID from Køthen, who was held in high esteem by the King, and he obtained - togehter with his partner, Meyer GOLDSCHMIDT - permission to hold common religious services. The 29. september 1685 Israel DAVID obtained permission to import jewels, pearls and gold without having to be checked by the customs. Meyer GOLDSCHMIDT obtained the same rights. Israel DAVID, however, died young the 16. May 1695. The son presumably could not continue his father’s business; in 1698 he became cantor at the Jewish congregation. Henrik ISRAEL served in this position for 31 years until in 1729 (after the death of Jens Gedeløche) he - together with other Jews - was accused of of having persuaded Jens Gedeløche to convert to the Jewish Religion. As he in his position was at greater risk of being subjected to the brutality of the chief of police, Hans Himmerich, he gave up his services for the congregation. His name is last found recorded in the "Indkvarterings-mandtalslisten" (~ List of Lodgers) of 1733. Among the descendants of his son, David’s grandchild was the stockbroker Jacob SIMONSEN.

  2. Isac CANTOR (return), was son of Abraham CANTOR. In 1731 his mother applied for permission for him to deal in tobacco based upon the privileges of his father, and this was granted him. Before that he was Abraham LEVIN’s partner, and Abraham LEVIN now - supposedly for lack of means - wanted to transfer the tobacco production to him. Abraham LEVIN moved from the house he owned in Vestergade 230 and it was taken over by CANTOR. Isac CANTOR died 31. March 1774.

Other persons listed above who are also listed on either the "Carosse-peruque og Fontange-skat af 1710" [~ List for taxpayers of e.g. wagons, wigs] or the "Krigs-Styer Listen af 1710" [~ Tax list for war taxes] will be mentioned there. [These lists will be uploaded at a later date]


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