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Exeter 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: 23 December 2015
Latest revision: 11 December 2016

EXETER (Devon)

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

Published Data

A  -  The Exeter community was originally a flourishing one, and its foundation dates back to the middle of the eighteenth century. In 1842 there were about 30 families, or between 175 and 200 individuals, and in 1845 there were 14 :Ba'ale Batim„ There were 52 appropriated seats in 1851 and about 175 individual members. The average attendance 1851 was 55, and in 1852 there were 21 seatholders.

1874[a]

Synagogue Mary Arches Street, Founded 1822.
First synagogue erected. 1764, rebuilt 1836. Has seat accommodation for 90 persons; males 54, females 36. Seat rentals 6s. to £7.7s. per annum.

1901[b]

Synagogue St. Mary Arches, S.W. (founded 130 yeras ago).
Seatholders 6. The annuak income averages £32.

[A - Primarily from 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

  births marriages burials seatholders

1852

6 (4M)

0

4

21

1860

 

0

5

16

1870

 

0

0

13

1880

 

0

0

6

1890

No return

1900

 

0

1

10

 

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