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Canterbury Jewry
in Victorian Britain

 

 

   
 


Extract from papers on
Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain

Papers prepared by Dr. (later Prof.) Aubrey Newman for a conference at University College, London, convened on 6 July 1975 by the Jewish Historical Society of England
(Reproduced here with Prof. Newman's kind consent)

Paper first published on JCR-UK: 21 February 2004
Reformatted: February 2013 and December 2015
 Latest revision: 5 December 2016

CANTERBURY (Kent)

(For the Community's history, see "Canterbury" in Cecil Roth's "The Rise of Provincial Jewry", 1950)

Published Data

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

1874[a]

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

1901[b]

1899 12 Jewish residents 0 burials

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

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

[A - Primarily from "Canterbury" in The Rise of Provincial Jewry (1950), by Cecil Roth a - The Jewish Directory for 1874, by Asher I. Myers
 b -
Jewish Year Book]

 

Board of Deputies returns/u>

  births marriages burials seatholders

1852

 1 (F)

0

2

13

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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