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North Tyneside Jewish Community

Borough of North Tyneside

North Tyneside is a metropolitan borough in the county of Tyne and Wear in the North East of England. It was created in 1974 upon the merger of several authorities, including the boroughs of Tynemouth and most of Whitley Bay, all of which were then part of the county of Northumberland.  In 1986, North Tyneside became a unitary authority, when the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.

Towns in the borough  include the port of North Shields (formerly in the county borough of Tynemouth), situated opposite South Shields on the north side of the Tyne estuary, and the seaside town of Whitley Bay, located  few miles to the north on the North Sea coast.

North Tyneside Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with North Tyneside include:


Hazelrigg Cemetery (1,199 records*, including those of Newcastle upon Tyne)
*A search in the database may also reveal duplicates of these records on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (JOWBR).

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in North Shields during the 1790s (2 records), 1800s (4 records), 1810s (4 records); 1830s (13 records), 1840s (31 records), 1850s (62 records), 1860s (27 records), 1870s (7 records) and 1880s (3 records).

The following congregations existed in what is now North Tyneside:

Jewish Population Data


40 in North Shields: 300 in Whitley Bay
40 in North Shields: 120 in Whitley Bay
40 in North Shields: 175 in Whitley Bay

First Jewish settlement in North Shields
First Jewish settlement in Whitley Bay
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1955)


Other North Tyneside Information

Bibliography and other sources

North Shields Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Projsect)

Whitley Bay Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Project)

Jewish Congregations in Tyne and Wear

Jewish Communities of England home page

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