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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.

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. 
 


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The records in the database associated with Southend include:

Burials

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).
 

The Jewish Congregations

The following are the congregations that make up the Southend-on-Sea Community:
 

Jewish Population Data

1934
1946
1965
1999
2004  
600
1,500
3,500
4,500
2,721

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 2000)
(The Jewish Year Book 2004)

Other Southend Jewish Information

Southend Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Project)


Jewish Congregations in Essex

Jewish Communities of England home page

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