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Wolverhampton 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: 7 December 2015
Latest revision: 8 January 2016

WOLVERHAMPTON (Staffordshire)

Published Data

A  -  There was a community in 1850, and in 1851 was listed in having 20 appropriated seats, an estimated [Jewish] population of between 50 and 100.

1874[a]

Synagogue, Fryer Street.  Founded 1858. Seat rentals from 1. 6s. to 10 per annum per annum.  Income 1872 203. 13s. 11d. Expenditure, 1872 173. 11s. 8d.

School, Snow Hill. Founded 1 May 1872. Number of Pupils, 40. Income 1872 100. Expenditure, 1872 85.

Hebrew Benevolent Society. Founded May 1872. Income 1872 14. 6s. Expenditure, 1872 9. 5s.

1901[b]

35 Jewish families.  1900 4 marriages.

Synagogue, Fryer Street. Founded 1858 seatholders 43. Annual income and expenditure, 200.

Benevolent Society and Shabbat Meal Society (founded 1867). 150 people were relieved during the last year with money and food, the income and expenditure being 20.

Hebrew School  (founded 1858) There are 40 (30 boys 10 girls).

Branch of Orphan Aid Society.

Chevra Talmud Torah

[a - The Jewish Directory for 1874, by Asher I. Myers]
[b - Jewish Year Book]

 

Board of Deputies returns

  births marriages burials seatholders

1856

5 (2M)

1

2

25

1860

 

4

1

28

1870

 

2

3

26

1880

 

1

0

30

1890

 

2

0

38

1900

no return

4

No register

43

 

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