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Falmouth Jewish Congregation

& Jewish Community

Falmouth, Cornwall

 

 

   


Page created: 6 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 18 March 2016

Town of Falmouth

Falmouth, a port on the south coast of Cornwall in southwest England, has a population of about 20,000.

It was a municipal borough until 1974, when it was merged with neighbouring localities to form the local government (non-metropolitan) district of Carrick. In April 2009, the district of Carrick and all other local government districts in Cornwall were abolished, and Cornwall became a unitary authority.

The Falmouth Jewish Community

Jews were settled in Falmouth from at least 1720. However, the community ceased to exist by the end of the nineteenth century.

Congregation Data

Name:

Falmouth Jewish Congregation



Falmouth Synagogue
Tim Green

Address:

Synagogue built in 1806 in Gyllyng Street / Smithick Hill (or Parram Hill), previosly known as Fish Street Hill.

Former Address:

1766 - Hamblyn's Court (later Dunstan's or Jeffery's Court)

Current Status:

Closed about 1880 and sold in 1892.

Date Founded:

Community established by Moses Alexander in 1740.

Ritual:

Askenazi Orthodox

Minister: 1860s - Rev. N. Lipman (last minister)

Membership Data:

1847 - 9 subscribing members and 3 additional seatholders (Roth)

1852 - 3 seatholders (Board of Deputies Return)

1860 - 2 seatholders (Board of Deputies Return)

 

On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Falmouth Jewish Community

on JCR-UK

on third parties' websites

  • Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Cornwall by Joseph Jacobs, c 1906.

 


Falmouth Jewish Cemetery Information


Courtesy Len van der Put, 1982

Falmouth had its own Jewish cemetery:

  • Falmouth Jews' Burial Ground, Penryn Road, Ponsharden, TR11. Established about 1780, the cemetery contains over 50 recorded burials, of which over 30 have in-situ legible gravestones. The earliest in-situ gravestone is dated 1790 and the latest 1868, apart from a burial in 1913, long after the Falmouth Jewish community had dispersed. The cemetery is one of the disused cemeteries administered by the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

 


 Courtesy Len van der Put, 1982

Articles and other material on JCR-UK:

(For additional information, see also IAJGS Cemetery Project - Falmouth)

 

Falmouth Jewish Population Data

1842

14 families

(Jewish Chronicle 18 Marh 1842)

1847

9 heads of family - 50 individuals

(Jewish Chronicle 23 July 1847)

1874

3 familes

(Jewish Directory, A. Myers, 1874)

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