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Torbay Jewish Community

The Borough of Torbay

The three main towns of Torbay are Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, all situated around on of the English Channel coast of Devon in South West England.   All three towns had been separate municipal boroughs until 1968 when they were amalgamated into the single county borough of Torbay.  In 1974 Torbay became a local government district of the county of Devon and, in 1998, it became a unitary authority.

Torbay Jewish Community

Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Torbay (Torquay & Paignton) include:


Paignton Cemetery, 1963 - 2010 (89 records).


1851 for Torbay (Torquay).

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Torquay and Dartmouth (5 miles to the south) during the 1800s (2 records), 1810s (6 records), 1820s (4 records), 1840s (2 records), 1850s (15 records), 1860s (4 records), 1870s (4 records) and 1880s (2 records).

The Jewish Congregations

The following were the Jewish congregations within what is now Torbay:

Cemetery Information

Jewish Section of Paignton Cemetery - A layout of the Cemetery, showing
the position of each tombstone and the name of the person interred.

Jewish Population Data



(Jewish Year Book 1966)



(Jewish Year Book 1991)



(Jewish Year Book 2000)


Jewish Congregations in Devon

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used





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