Funchal Jewish Cemetery | CemeteryScribes

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Funchal Jewish Cemetery | CemeteryScribes

Funchal Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery to the left of 3 vans centre, on top of cliff.

The Jewish Cemetery in Funchal, Madeiria faces the sea and has been damaged by erosion. From the plaque above the entrance it dates back to 1851. Sadly some graves may have fallen into the sea. All photos are copyright Lynn…

Funchal Jewish Cemetery | CemeteryScribes

Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery – update


Here are some photos taken recently of Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery. We have written a number of articles on the state of this cemetery and these show that some tidying up has been done. Unfortunately many of the tombstone inscriptions…

Funchal Jewish Cemetery | CemeteryScribes

Benjamin and Isabella .. who?

We were recently contacted by a sharp-eyed researcher who suspected we had a duplicate entry for Benjamin Woolf. Normally, such duplications are relatively easy to look into, albeit administratively very much harder to rectify! But not so in the case…

Funchal Jewish Cemetery | CemeteryScribes

Julia and Edward Laurine


The serendipity of the random Google Search occasionally drops an unexpected sugar plum in your lap.. One such dropped into ours recently: a book entitled “An historical and topographical description of Chelsea, and its environs, Volume 2”  By Thomas Faulkner.…

Funchal Jewish Cemetery | CemeteryScribes

BANCROFT ROAD Updated records

What makes The Old Hoxton Cemetery and the Bancroft/Maiden Lane Cemetery different from all the other cemeteries that appear on the CemeteryScribes website? The answer is simple: If you go to you will not see a single picture of…