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Southampton 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: 10 December 2004
Latest revision: 11 December 2016

SOUTHAMPTON (Hampshire)

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

Published Data

A  -  The community was in existence in 1833. In 1845 there were ten Ba'ale Batim and seven seatholders. In 1851 there were fifty seven appropriated seatholders, and seven actual attendees at services, with an estimated [Jewish] population of 75.

1874[a]

Synagogue, Albion Place.  Synagogue erected in 1865. It has seat accommodation for 60 gentlemen and 40 ladies.

Hebrew Sabbath School, Snow Hill. Number of Pupils, 20.

Society for the Relief of the Poor.

1901[b]

20 Jewish families.  1900 - 4 marriages and 4 burials.

Synagogue, Albion Place, High Street.  Founded 1864. Seatholders, 20.

Jewish Poor Relief Fund (founded 1876).

Hebrew and Religious Classes  Twenty-two children attend the school (12 boys and 10 Girls).There are 40 (30 boys 10 girls).

[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

1 (F)

0

0

13

1860

 

2

1

18

1870

 

0

2

23

1880

 

1

1

22

1890

 

0

2

15

1900

4

4

4

20

 

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