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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: 4 January 2012

CHATHAM

1874 
Chatham Memorial Synagogue, St. Margaret's Bank, Rochester.  Erected 1870 by Simon Magnus in memory of his only son, Captain Lazarus Simon Magnus.  Superseded the former Chatham Synagogue which had been in existence upwards of a century.  Has seat accommodation for 124 persons:  70 gentlemen's seats, 54 Ladies' seats.  Seat rental from 1.1s. to 5.5s. per annum

1901
Jewish population 67.  1900, 3 deaths

Synagogue, High Street, Rochester (founded about 1780, rebuilt 1870) seatholders 10.  The income and expenditure averages 110 per annum

Philanthropic Society - object, Relief of Local Poor, of whom ten were relieved during the last year.  Income and expenditure 14

Branch of Anglo-Jewish Association (Founded 1887)


BOARD OF DEPUTY RETURNS

1852 2 Births (F) 2 Marriages 1 Burial 30 Seatholders
1860   0 6 31
1870   0 2 34
1880   0 1 30
1890   2 0 15
1900 1 0 4 10


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