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Plymouth 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: 21 February 2004
Latest revision: 11 December 2016

PLYMOUTH (Devon)

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

Published Data

A  -  This was one of the oldest communities in England.  In 1845 there were 19 Ba'ale Batim and 33 seatholders.  In 1851 there were 150 appropriated seats, 205 individual members and 45 at service.

1874[a]

Synagogue, Catherine Street.  The present synagogue was erected in 1762, prior to which the congregation met for Divine Worship in a room in Hoor or Woolsten Street.  Has seat accommodation for 179 persons, 99 gentlemen's and 80 ladies' seats.  Income about 300 per annum.

 'Jacob Nathan' School, 69 Well Street.  Founded 1865.  Attendance 11 boys, 13 girls

Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society (a private society).

'Hand-in-Hand' Charitable Society.  Founded in 1861.  Supported by members' subscriptions and donations

1901[b]

Jewish population 260.  1900 1 marriage, 6 burials.

Synagogue, Catherine Street, founded 1767.  Income and expenditure, 400.  Seatholders 66.

Ladies Society (founded about 70 years ago). For charitable purposes.

Also branches of the Chovevi Zion Association and Anglo-Jewish Association.

Jacob Nathan Day School.  The average attendance of scholars is 15.

Sick Visiting Society.

[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

11 (7M)

1

5

52

1860

 

4

8

52

1870

 

4

3

40

1880

 

0

3

44

1890

 

3

13

50

1900

 

1

6

72

 

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