From Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain
Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain

Prepared by Aubrey Newman: 6 July 1975.
reproduced here with his kind consent: 21 February 2004
Reformatted: 13 February 2013


In 1842 there were 14 full members of the congregation representing 30 families. The synagogue was then in St. Dunstan's, but after the premises were needed for railway construction, a new one was built in King Street, dedicated in 1848.

1874  Synagogue, King Street.  Founded about 1760.  Present synagogue consecrated 1848

1901  1899 12 Jewish residents 0 burial

Synagogue King Street (said to be founded in 1680).  Seatholders 4.  Annual income 25

Although there are no charitable institutions from 50 to 100 poor casuals pass through the city during the year and are relieved.


1852 1 Birth (F) 0 Marriages 2 Burials 13 Seatholders
1860   0 6 23
1870   0 1 13
(1872)   (0) (7) (23)
1880   0 0 13
1890   1 2 10
1900 0 0 1 5

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