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Provincial Jewry
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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)

  

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CHIEF RABBINATE - APPENDIX

  1. Congregations listed in the Report of 1871

    (The Congregations marked thus * were among the Original Contributors to the Fund.)

    Provincial Congregations:

     .   s.  d.

    * Birmingham 20   0   0
    * Brighton   5   0   0
    * Bristol 10   0   0
       Canterbury   5   0   0
    * Cheltenham   5   0   0
    * Dublin (owes 1 year) 10   0   0
    * Glasgow (now pays, after 20 years' lapse)   5   0   0
    * Liverpool, Old 20   0   0
    * Liverpool, New 10   0   0
       Hull (owes 4 years)   5   5   0
    * Manchester, Old (owes 2 years) 20   0   0
       Merthyr   5   0   0
       Nottingham   3   0   0
    * Plymouth (owes 3 years)   5   0   0
    * Southampton (now pays, after 25 years' lapse)   2   2   0 
       Sunderland (owes 1 years)   5   0   0
    * Swansea   5   0   0

    Colonial Congregations:

     

      Melbourne, Old 10   0   0
      Sydney 10   0   0

    The following Congregations, which have at some time or other contributed to the Fund, have ceased to do so. (Those marked * were among the original contributors.)

    Provincial Congregations:

     .   s.  d.

     

      

    * Dover        -  Never Paid   
    * Chatham   5   0   0  Not paid for 17 years   
    * Edinburgh 10   0   0 Not paid for 10 years   
    * Falmouth   5   0   0  Not paid for 23 years   
       Glasgow, New Congreation   5   0   0 Defunct   
    * Ipswich   5   0   0  Defunct   
    * Jersey        - Defunct   
    * Newcastle   5   0   0 Not paid for 25 years   
    * Penzance   5   0   0  Not paid for 24 years   
    * Portsea 10   0   0 Not paid for 2 years +

    Colonial Congregations:

      

      

      

       Adelaide 10   0   0  Not paid for 3 years +
       Hobart Town 10   0   0 Not paid for 14 years   
    * Kingston, Jamaica 10   0   0  Not paid for 21 years   
       Melbourne, New Congregation 10   0   0 Not paid for 10 years   
    (+ Refuse to contribute)


    The following congregations have never contributed.
    Metropolitan: Provincial: Colonial:
       Borough    Aldershot    Ararat, Victoria
       North London    Bath    Auckland, New Zealand
       German    Cardiff    Ballaret, Victoria
       Stepney    Coventry    Bendigo, Victoria
             Dover    Cape Town
            Exeter    Dunedin, New Zealand
             Grimsby    Geelong, Victoria
            Hartlepool    Graham's Town, Cape of Good Hope
             Leeds    Hokitiki, New Zealand
            Leicester    Lauceston, Tasmania
             Manchester (New Congregation)    Nelson, New Zealand
            Middlesbrough-on-Tees    Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope
             Newcastle (New Congregation)    Sydney, N.S.W. (New Congregation)
            Newport    Sandhurst, Victoria
             Norwich    Wellington, New Zealand
            Oxford      
             Sheerness     
            Sheffield      
             Shields, North     
            Shields, South      
             Wolverhampton     

    (NOTE. Some of these 'defaulting' Congregations, such as Leicester, were not, in fact, properly organised communities, despite the fact that there were several Jews residing there at this time.)


  2. Congregations invited to vote for the new Chief Rabbi, 1891

       Annual Contribution Voting Power
        .   s.  d.   
    Bath   1   1   0 1 vote 
    Birmingham 20   0   0 4 votes
    Brighton 10   0   0 2 votes
    Bristol   2 10   0 1 vote 
    Cardiff   5   5   0 1 vote 
    Cork   2   2   0 1 vote 
    Dublin 10   0   0 2 votes
    Edinburgh   5   5   0 1 vote 
    Glasgow   5   0   0 1 vote 
    Hull   5   5   0 1 vote 
    Leeds, Great   5   5   0 1 vote 
    Leeds, Maryempole   3   3   0 1 vote 
    Leeds, New Briggate   3   0   0 1 vote 
    Liverpool, Old 20   0   0 4 votes
    Liverpool, New   5   0   0 1 vote 
    Manchester, Great 20   0   0 4 votes
    Manchester, New   5   5   0 1 vote 
    Merthyr Tydfil   3   3   0 1 vote 
    Newcastle on Tyne   5   5   0 1 vote 
    Newport (Mon.)   2   2   0 1 vote 
    Nottingham   3   3   0 1 vote 
    Portsea   2   2   0 1 vote 
    Plymouth   5   0   0 1 vote 
    Southampton   2   2   0 1 vote 
    Sunderland   5   5   0 1 vote 
    Swansea   5   0   0 1 vote 
    West Hartlepool   2   2   0 1 vote 
          
    NOTE. The Congregations participating in the Conference in 1890 but not in 1891 were:-
    Bradford  
    Grimsby  
    Hull, Central  
    Manchester, South  
    Sheffield  

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