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Chatham Jewry
in Victorian Britain

 

 

   
 


Extract from papers on
Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain

Papers prepared by Dr. (now 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
Latest revision: 6 December 2016

CHATHAM (Kent)

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

Published Data

1874[a]

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  Superseded the former Chatham Synagogue which had been in existence upwards of a century.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[b]

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)

[a - The Jewish Directory for 1874, by Asher I. Myers]
[b - Jewish Year Book]

 

Board of Deputies returns

  births marriages burials seatholders

1852

 2 (F)

2

1

30

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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