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THE RISE OF PROVINCIAL JEWRY
by Cecil Roth
(published 1950)


APPENDIX

TABLE OF PROVINCIAL JEWISH COMMUNITIES

Place First mention of Jews Traditional foundation or first mention of community Jewish population 1847 Synagogue seating or attendance 1851 Seat holders or members 1854 Source
BATH 1736 c.1800 50 30 13 a, e
BEDFORD 1785 1803 20 b
BIRMINGHAM 1718 1730 679 300 210 (2) a, b, c
Boston 1779 f
BRIGHTON 1766 1800 150 55 31 c, e
BRISTOL 1753 b. 1753 150 adults 180 46 b, c, e
CAMBRlDGE 1732 c. 1774 f
CANTERBURY 1750, b. 1742 1760 106 30 13 a, c
CARDlFF 1797 1840 9 f
CHATHAM c. 1750 189 54 32 a, c
CHELTENHAM 1749 1824 71 (+25) 70 14 a, c
CORK 1731 f
COVENTRY c. 1775 c. 1800 f
DOVER b. 1762 c. 1770 31 60 12 a, b
DUBLIN c. 1660 1689, 1822 150 42 b, c
EDINBURGH 1691 1795 107 c
EXETER b. 1735 1728, 1763 c. 175 52 17 a, b
FALMOUTH 1740, 1766 50 8 6 a, b, c
GLASGOW 1812 1823 128 c
GLOUCESTER b.1765 b.1784 f
HULL b.1770 b.1810 65 74 80 b
IPSWICH b.1750 1741, 1792 9 10 9 a, b
JERSEY etc 1765 1843 47 c
KING'S LYNN 1747 1747 f
LEEDS c.1750 c.1820 17 86 19 f
LIVERPOOL c.1750 c.1750 c.1850 530 (3) 160 (2) b, c
MANCHESTER c.1780 360 (2) 166 b, c
NEWCASTLE 1775 1830 69 50 15 a, b, c
NORWICH c.1750 1700, 1813 7 members 30 30 a
NOTTINGHAM 1763 1822 6 27 35 f
OXFORD 1733 1841 20 10 f
PENZANCE 1784 1740, 1807 51 30 6 a, b, c
PLYMOUTH 1740 1752 205 150 42 c
PORTSMOUTH 1742 1746 22 members 160 66 c
RAMSGATE 1786 1833 45 a, b
SHEERNESS 1790 13 35 15 a, b
SHEFFIELD c.1790 1838 56 27 42 a, b
SOUTHAMPTON 1782 1833 57 16 c
SUNDERLAND 1791 1768, 1781 34 (2) 27 f
SWANSEA 1741 1768 133 42 19 c
WOOLWICH 1817 1840 a
YARMOUTH c.1760 1801 48 30 12 c

Key

a. - Account in The Jewish Chronicle, 1842;

b. - Margoliouth's History, 1851;

c. - vote in Chief Rabbinate election, 1844;

d. - Census of 1851;

e. - Statistics in The Jewish Chronicle, 23.vii, 1847;

f.- - other sources, if not known from the above.

Figures in brackets in the later columns indicate the number of synagogues, when more than one; dubious dates and data are in italic. The figure in column v. indicates allotted synagogue seating or attendance on a specified day, whichever was greater.

 

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