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Southend-on-Sea Community

Borough of Southend-on-Sea

The seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea (which also includes the towns of Westcliff-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea) is in southeast England, lying on the northern shore of the Thames estuary, and has a population of nearly 160,000.  It was a county borough from 1914, until 1974, when it became a local government district (later borough) of the county of Essex.  In 1998, it became a unitary authority taking over those responsibilities previously exercised by the county council.

The Southend Jewish Community

The Southend Jewish community developed at the end of the nineteenth century, primarily from London's East End, many of the Jewish residents settling in Westcliff-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea. 

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Southend-on Sea:


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The records in the database associated with Southend include:


Southend Jewish Cemetery (Orthodox), 1877 - 2002 (10 records with surname Isaac or Isaacs).

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea and Rochford (3 miles to the north) during the 1760s (1 record); 1770s (1 record); 1780s (1 record); 1790s (1 record); 1800s (1 records); 1810s (4 records); 1820s (13 records), 1830s (10 records) and 1860s (1 record).


Southend Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 2000)



(The Jewish Year Book 2004)


Southend Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Project)

Jewish Congregations in Essex

Jewish Communities of England home page




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