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STUDIES IN ANGLO-JEWISH HISTORY
(in association with the Jewish Historical Society of England)
Edited by Rabbi Dr Bernard Susser
[These were a series of A5 booklets in process of publication by Rabbi Susser at the time of his death]

 

There are a number of lists included in the Archive, some contain very small numbers of records and some are difficult to read. Where a list is  legible and contains reasonable numbers of records, it is being prepared for the ALL UK Database, other lists will be found in their original format.

 

1 Jewish South-West of England census returns, 1841-91
Search the ALL UK Database

2 Jewish tombstone inscriptions in South-West England

Introduction

Exeter

Bristol (Barton) - Search the ALL UK Database

Falmouth

Penzance (with photographs)

Plymouth Gifford Place
To be included in the ALL UK Database

3 The Old Jewish Cemetery on Plymouth Hoe
[Sponsored by the Kessler Foundation & The Jewish Chronicle]

 

4 Jewish South-West of England wills
[Sponsored by IJGR courtesy of Anthony & Mrs Judith Joseph]

5 Jewish South-West of England birth, marriage and death registers

Exeter Marriage Register 1838-1907
To be included in the ALL UK Database

Plymouth Birth Register 1829-1837
[Facsimile of Rabbi Susser's Typecript]

Plymouth Marriage Register 1837-1933
To be included in the ALL UK Database

6 Biographies (c.2,500) of all known Jews in South-West England

[Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of England]

[Sadly, Rabbi Susser's card index of the Biographies appears to be lost. FJG]

 

   

ARCHIVE TRANSCRIPTS BY RABBI SUSSER
 

Inscriptions in the Alderney Road Cemetery,
 London, 1696 - 1853

New Synagogue (London), Duplicate Ketubot Register
To be included in the ALL UK Database

The Great Synagogue, London, Burial Register 1791-1823
To be included in the ALL UK Database
[Sponsored by Mrs Shelagh Addis of Wells, Som. and Mrs Angela Shire, London, in memory of their parents Bernard (George) and Merle Levy]

The Myer Solomon Circumcision Register

The Asher Asher Circumcision Register

The Circumcision Register of Joseph Joseph of Plymouth

Circumcision Register Edinburgh

The Circumcision Register of Rabbi Ash of Dover

The Wedding and Circumcision Register of Rabbi Ash

The Marriage Register of the Western Synagogue
To be included in the ALL UK Database

The Hambro Synagogue Burial Register

Norwich, Ipswich and Great Yarmouth Tombstone Inscriptions To be included in the ALL UK Database

The Biography of Nathan Joseph Altmann

Plymouth Hebrew Congregation Deaths 1927-1963
To be included in the ALL UK Database

Handlist of Plymouth Deeds, 1963
[Facsimile of Rabbi Susser's original ms]

Handlist of Plymouth Synagogue Artefacts
[Facsimile original typescript; no date, 20th c.]

Handlist of Plymouth Synagogue Artefacts, 1892
[Facsimile original ms]

Handlist of Plymouth Synagogue Artefacts, 1934
[Facsimile original typescript]

Plymouth Gifford Place Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
To be included in the ALL UK Database

Extracts from the Chief Rabbinate Correspondence for Devon and Cornwall
[Facsimile original ms]

Report on Plymouth Sifrei Torah
[Facsimile original typescript]

 

   

OTHER HISTORICAL WRITINGS OF RABBI SUSSER
 

History of the Willesden & Brondesbury Synagogue  

The Jews of South-West England
[Thesis submitted for Ph D]

Social Acclimatisation of Jews in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Devon

The Jewish Historical Library of Rabbi Dr B. Susser
A handlist of all the books in his collection (now dispersed)

Jewish Cemeteries of the West of England

HOW TO READ & RECORD A JEWISH TOMBSTONE
(In association with The United Synagogue, London)

This is in PDF format - you will need Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download

The Plymouth Synagogue
A brief account of its history (from a souvenir booklet)

The Jewish Tombstones of South West England
A brief account of the cemeteries and their inscriptions. A valuable insight into how Rabbi Susser was drawn into his historical studies. It usefully supplements item 2 above.

   
RELIGIOUS WRITINGS OF RABBI SUSSER

The Covenant of Circumcision

Guide for the Visitor to the Plymouth Synagogue

 

   

OTHER ITEMS FROM THE ARCHIVE
 

 Coat of Many Colours: The History of the Joseph Family
by W. S. Jessop, 1951. With extensive pedigrees of many Westcountry Jewish families.

Records of My Family
by Israel Solomon, 1887. Family History of a Jewish family from Falmouth, and their relations.

Historical Maps of Plymouth
[Facsimiles]

Ancestral Tapestry
History of the Emdon family. [by Mr Bertram Emdon]

Sidney Mendelssohn
Documents and articles concerning Sidney Mendelssohn, born in Exeter, son of the minister there, and later the founding father of South African bibliography.

   

ALSO OF INTEREST
 

The Great Synagogue Births Register
To be included in the ALL UK Database

The Hambro Synagogue Marriage Records 1797-183

The Jewish Community of Stroud
Article by Harold Pollins

The History of the Great Synagogue (Cecil Roth)
Full text and illustrations of this important work

The First Jewish Unit in the British Army: 11th Tower Hamlets Volunteers
Article by Harold Pollins

The Rise of Provincial Jewry, by Cecil Roth

 

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