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Ipswich Jewish Community

Town of Ipswich

The town of Ipswich, with a population of about 120,000, is situated on the estuary of the river Orwell in East Anglia.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a local government district of the administrative county of  Suffolk.

The Ipswich Jewish Community

There was a medieval Jewish community in Ipswich. In modern times, there was a synagogue, sometimes referred to as the Ipswich Old Jewish Congregation, by 1792, and a cemetery was purchased in 1796. By the 1890s the community had disappeared. Recently a Liberal Jewish congregation has been formed.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Ipswich:


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The records in the database associated with Ipswich include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Ipswich during the 1770s (1 record), 1780s (2 records), 1790s (11 records), 1800s (10 records), 1810s (20 records); 1820s (23 records), 1830s (18 records), 1840s (11 records), 1850s (26 records), 1860s (10 records), 1870s (6 records), 1880s (5 records) and 1900s (1 record).


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Ipswich Jewish Population Data



(Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain)


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Cemetery Information - IAJGS Cemetery Project

Jewish Congregations in Suffolk

Jewish Communities of England home page




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