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A Colonial Australian Mystery

Benjamin Jacobs, Isaac Lev Lyons and William Shannon.   On 6th November 1810 Benjamin Jacobs made out his will leaving all his “goods, chattels, money and wearing apparel” to his “good friend” and sole executor Ann Taylor. The witnesses to…

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Confusion in the stars!

The Star of David (Mogen David) is frequently seen on tombstones but not all are Jewish and many cause confusion. We were recently contacted by Evelyn Simak who very kindly photographed tombstones at Jewish cemeteries in East Anglia for us.…

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Quakers Lane Jews Burial Ground in need of help!

The ground in Talbot Square, Norwich which is also called Glidencroft,  was acquired in 1813 by 4 members of the Jewish community,  Barnett Crawcour (Dentist), Henry Carr (Merchant), Israel Jacobs (Optician) and Colman Michael (Merchant) of Wymondham. It closed 41…

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Belfast City Cemetery – Jewish Section

A free database of burial records, now available online, includes burials in the Jewish Section. See here The Jewish section was acquired in 1871: the first burial took place 2 years later on 2 Feb 1873, and the last on…

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Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

SynagogueScribes are delighted to announce a brilliant new addition to our special section featuring Secular Records. Ranging from 1682 to the late Nineteenth century, from towns across the United Kingdom and  places as far afield as New York, Jamaica, and…

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How technology saved the sanity of a stone mason

The following has been written by Guest Author Adam Binstock of Sydney, Australia. Adam contacted CemeteryScribes to give some feedback on stonemasons and we were delighted when he agreed to tell us more about the craft. Adam’s family of stonemasons…