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North-East England Jewry
in Victorian Britain
(Stockton-on-Tees)

 

 

   
 


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: 28 July 2016
Latest revision: 23 August 2016

Papers on North-East England

STOCKTON-ON-TEES (Co. Durham)

Published Data

1901[b]

About 100 Jewish residents. 1900 - 1 marriage, 0 burial.

Synagogue, Skinner Street (founded 1884). Seatholders, 14. The annual income is 100.

Chovevi Zion Association (founded 1894). Income 1897-8, 10.

Orphan Aid Society (founded 1896). Income 6.

Sabbath School (founded 1884). The scholars number 25 (15 boys and 10 girls).

[b - Jewish Year Book]

 

Board of Deputies returns

marriages burials seatholders

1884

0

0

15

1890

2

5

15

1900

1

0

14

 
Stockton
prepared by L. Olsover

The Jewish settlement of Stockton was founded in the early 1870s, when services were conducted by laymen, at first in private houses and later in a tavern in Skinner Street, the Crow's Nest. One of the earliest families was that of the Alstons, also prominent in Middlesbrough. At one time he had been rebuked by the Synagogue Council of Middlesbrough, and this may well have been his reason for moving to Stockton.

In 1884 there was a Sabbath school of 11 boys and 3 girls, and the minister in charge was Rev. Benjamin Cohen of Jews College; ho was also the secretary to the congregation. By 1896 the community had grown to about 25 families


Conference Paper on North-East England by L. Olsover

Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain - List of Contents

Stockton-on-Tees Jewish Community home page


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