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THE JEWS' CEMETERY IN EXETER

Tombstone Inscriptions

compiled by Michael Adler in 1940

[with Hebrew transcriptions and notes by Rabbi Dr B. Susser 1963]

 

Against the wall - next to mortuary

 

1. 1827

Isaac (?)

Front Row

 

2. No name. Surface illegible: all Hebrew. 12 lines

(?) 1807 (?)

 

3. Jacob David

15. Dec. 5602/1842

Aged 55

 

4. John Jacobs

1911

 

Against Left Wall

 

5. Indistinct. Sunk in earth. No date

 

6. 1839

Hannah relict of Moses Ancona

and daughter of the late Moses Vita

Montefiore. April 25. 5599. aged 71

[W. S. S. thinks that Hannah is the daughter of the centenarian's uncle, and thus his first cousin]

 

Row 2

 

7. Levy Alexander

21st. Nov. 5615

aged 99 years and 7 months

1855

 

8. Fanny Alexander

3 lines Hebrew poem...

5612/1852

 

9. Betsy relict of Henry Ezekiel

Sept 16 5611/1851

aged 68

 

10. Priscilla Ellen Myers aged 17

1852

 

11. Elizabeth Levy, wife of late Emanuel Levy

aged 91 and 9 months

Sept. 28 1852

 

12. Isaac Solomon

[died 22 June 5614 aged 82 years

5614/1854

 

(Apart)

 

13. Hebrew only

Samuel Levy

1824

(Design of ewer and Basin)

 

Row 3

 

14. Betsey wife of David Lazarus

12th July, 1848

aged 44

 

15. Esther Jacobs sister of Jacob Jacob of this City

aged 60

April 9th 5608/1848

 

16 Mr Hyman Cohen of this City

April 14 5607/1847

aged 78

(hands of cohen)

 

17. Phoebe Cohen

Jan 1848

aged 80

 

18. Elizabeth Davis

Jan 20 5608-1848

aged 48

 

19. Eliezer Lazarus

26 heshvan 5605

4th Nov. 1845

aged 56

 

Row 4

 

20. Catherine Lazarus Cohen

1840

aged 69

 

21. Miriam Davis

Nov. 1838

aged 52

 

22. Amelia daughter of Abraham Ezekiel

13th Sivan 1839

[death certificate says 6th June - 23rd-24th Sivan]

aged 60

(enormous letters)

 

23. Catherine daughter of Abraham Ezekiel

3rd July 1837

aged 69

 

24. Judith Phillips

died 28 dec. 559[?]

aged 89[?]

(Indistinct)

 

25. (Small, indistinct)

Hebrew poem. No date

 

Row 5

 

26. Rachel Davis

10 Eyor 5597/1835

aged 84

 

27. Aaron Samuel Paris

1836

Erected by lamenting parents.

 

28. Lazarus Cohen

14 Tishri Motzei Shabbos aged 71

5595/1836

Another photograph of tombstone

 

29. Julia Lazarus wife of Eleazar Lazarus

of this City

died 2nd Av 5596/1835

 

30. Jacob Jacobs

died 17 Dec. 1836

aged 57

Poem on last word

 

31. Henry Ezekiel

Nov. 10 5596/1836

 

32. Judith Davis

Jan. 10 1837

aged 73 years

(2 grave spaces)

 

33. Samuel son of Joseph Marks

1870

aged 12

 

Row 6

 

34. Moses Johnson

died 26 August 5592/1832 aged 76

 

35. Sarah Solomon [died 29th May 5592/1832 aged 82]

 

36. Moses Horvitz Levi

Minister of this Congregation 42 years. Died 5594 corresponding with 1834 aged 80.

[In Gentleman's Magazine, 1837, p. 99. 44 years in office and 1837, aged 83!]

 

37. Catherine wife of Moses Levy

 

died 7 Oct. 1834

aged 59[?] years

 

Row 7

 

38. (Small, indistinct)

David Cohen son of Andrew and Lavinia Cohen [no date]

 

39. Moses Alexander 1835

aged 8 months

 

40. (No English) 1829

 

 

41. (40 and 41 have exactly same gravestone shape) (No English)

1832 (Mother of Baruch Jonas. See EHC Minute Book I, p. 38 and Ex. 1811BS)

 

 

42. 1831, aged 68. (No English) [probably Abraham Cohen brother of Lazarus Cohen. BS]

 

Row 8

 

43. Sacred to the Memory of

Mrs Dorothy Lyons

aged 52

5585/1825

 

44. (No English)

5587/1827

 

45. Juliet the beloved wife of Gershon Levy

(of Guernsey) Aged 72 13 August 5586/1826

 

46. (Altar Tomb) (Very indistinct. The marble top chipped off) (Text of inscription supplied by Sir T. Colyer Fergusson and printed in his brother's (Isaac's) book of poems, called "Devon."

Barent Gompertz

Died Sept. 9th 5584/1824

Second photograph 

Row 9

 

47. Lazarus Moses Johnson

5581/1821

aged 86

 

48. Samuel Benedict

5581/1821

aged 81

 

49. Gershon Levy of Guernsey

5582/1822

(Indistinct. In Gentleman's magazine, 1822, p. 285)

 

50. Israel Myers

1827

aged 14

 

Row 10

 

51. (Indistinct) 1816

 

52. Nancy Lazarus wife of Moses Lazarus

1810

Sunday 2[0?] Shevat

 

53. Moses Lazarus of this City

1811

died 2nd Adar 5571

 

54. (Indistinct) 1816

 

[Five further tombstones indecipherable]

 

[apart: 15 Hebrew lines indistinct]

 

Row 11

[From back]

 

55.Rosina Elsner beloved wife of Solomon Elsner 1861

 

56. Harriet Jacobs 1862

 

57. David Lazarus 1862

 

58. Solomon Aarons aged 102 1864 [No H.]

 

59. Fanny Aarons 1861 [No H.]

 

60. 1861

 

 

61. Isabella wife of B. Myers

d. Nov 1859 Aged 56

 

62. Naphtali Solomon

15th March 5618/1858 85 years

 

63. Fogel Solomon

Oct. 31st 5617/1857 aged 80 years

 

64. Fogel beloved infant of Myers and Deborah Solomon

May 3rd 1859

3 weeks and 13 days

 

65. Louisa Schultz 1866 aged 74

 

66. Catherine Aarons 1864

 

67. Ann Jacobs 27 Tamuz 1864

aged 60[?] years

 

 

Row 12

 

68. Laura Gabrielson

aged 55 1937

 

 

69. Harriet Gabrielson aged 78 1924

 

 

70. Simon Silverman

July 25 1919 aged 78

 

71. Eugene Joel died 14 Feb 1918 aged 85

 

From Back

 

Row 8

 

72. Fanny Milcah daughter of Myers and Deborah Solomon

aged 11 years and 4 months Tamuz 27 1871

 

73. Henry M Hynes

aged 55 [?] 29 May 1871

 

74. David Franklin 1869 aged 84

 

75. Henry Lazarus 1867 aged

 

Row [?]

 

76. Mr Jonas Walter

1888 aged 65

Brother of Catherine and Henry Walter and Ann Cohen of Lyme Regis and New Oxford Street, London

 

77. Gustave son of Charlotte and Samuel Gittleson aged 8 months 1893

 

78. Morris Gabrielson 1905

 

79. Emanuel Jacobs aged 83 6 June 1903

 

80. Alexander Alexander 22 Feb 1887 aged 83

Another photograph of tombstone

Photograph of footstone

 

Row 3

 

81. Aaron Joshua Nunez (Indistinct) 1846[?]

 

82. (Indistinct)

 

83. Florence Miriam Goodman

1897 aged 34

 

84. Harriet Aarons Jan 22 1897 aged 64

85. Priscilla Zamoisky April 1908 aged 87

 

 

86. Everetta Glynn aged 34 Adar 1910

 

 

Row 2

 

87. 1850

 

88. Elizabeth Abraham 1823 24 Oct 1843[?]

 

Row 7

 

89. Aaron Israel aged 72

Sept. 20 1874

 

90. Aaron Aarons 1874 aged 48

 

 

91. Louis Schultz aged 90 Dec 19 1873 aged 94 1874

 

92. Katherine wife of Joseph Abrahams Sept. 23rd 1873

aged 84

 

Row 6

 

93. Lawrence A. Alexander 13 Sept 1881 aged 43

 

94. Abraham Solomon Palmer March 13 1879 aged 85

 

95. Betsey Jonas Nov 25 1878 aged 85

 

96. Esther widow of Jacob Jacob Oct 21st 1874 aged 85

 

Row 5

 

97. Barnet Jonas Jan 23 1885 aged 79

 

98. Jonas Levy Feb 19 1884 aged 85

 

99. Alfred Kennard Dec 17 1883 aged 36

 

100. aged 83 (No English) Sunday 27 Shevat 1883 [aged 82. BS]

 

101. Andrew George Jacob

Born at Falmouth, Cornwall

Died at Exeter March 1900

 

102. Golda wife of Aaron Raphael

Aug 11 1915

RIP

 

103. Rev. Abraham Rosenberg

Minister of the Hebrew Congregation of Exeter

aged 61

May 12 1913

 

Row 1

 

104. Aaron Raphael

Jan 12 1918 aged 42

 

Apart-side

 

105. Charlotte Hannah wife of Charles Samuels Aged 67 1933

 

106. Charles Samuels 20 Nov 1944 aged 82

 

107. Isidore Samuels (wife Marie and daughters Jane and Susan) Sep 27 1947

 

108. Julius Samuels aged 59 Sep 27 1947

(wife Josephine and daughters Barbara and Pamela)

 

109. Conrad Samuels aged 73 May 25 1952

 

110. Edgar Samuels (husband of Joyce and father of Felicity and Amanda) May 23 1958

 

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