Author Archive for CemeteryScribes

An application for a disinterment

George Eliot John (or David) Johnasson, was born in London on 4 February 1863 and was circumcised at 149 Sloane St, Chelsea by Rabbi Asher Ash, on 25th February – somewhat later than the usual seventh day following a birth.…

Website error: Hannah Montefiore

Among the photographs kindly donated by Dr. Helen Fry, was one from the Exeter Jewish Cemetery for Hannah Montefiore, wife of Moses d’Ancona. The inscription on her stone reads “Hannah relict of Moses Ancona daughter of Moses Montefiore died April…

Workhouse burials?

A letter to the Hull Packet dated 29th Aug 1849 and printed in the Friday edition a couple days later describes the following situation. Arnold Eichborn, a penniless cabinet maker, had died earlier that week. Due to the distance his…