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London Jewish Cemeteries

Image right - Old Jewish Cemetery - White Chapel, London

There are many Jewish Cemeteries servicing London. The aim of this project is to list the names of notable burials and to link them to GENi profiles where possible.

How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni profiles in projects. Bold links are to GENi profiles.

Jewish Museum London

  • Raymond Burton House
  • 129-131 Albert Street
  • London NWl 7NB Tel: 02072847384
  • Website:- www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

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Alderney Road Jewish Cemetery, E1

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Cemetery Scribes have 3 pages of photographed headstones.

  • Rabbi Samuel Jacob Chayim Falk (1708-82) The 'Ba'l Shem' of London. English Cabalist and mystic.
  • Philas Franks (1722-1765) A great beauty painted by Gainsborough and Reynolds.
  • Aaron Hart (1670-1756) Polish born, the first chief rabbi of the Ashkenazim in Britain, 1709-1756
  • Moses Hart (1676-1757) Merchant. The Great Synagogue was built at his expense (1721). He also bequethed money to the London Hospital
  • Benjamin Levy (?-1705) Merchant. Bought a 999 year lease of this Cemetery ground for £190 in 1696.
  • David Levy (1740-1799) Published a Hebrew grammar in three volumes and several other books on Jewish ritual.
  • David Schiff (1722-1791) Chief Rabbi 1765-1791
  • Elias Levy (1703-1780) son of Benjamin Levy and a benefactor of the Great Synagogue
  • Judith Levy (Hart) (1707-1803) widow of Elias Levy and daughter of Moses Hart who bore a large part of the cost of construction in 1790 of the Great Synagogue

Brady Street Jewish Cemetery, E1

  • Samuel "Dutch Sam" Elias (1775-1816) Professional Boxer. Born in London, England, he was a pioneer lightweight boxer nicknamed "Dutch Sam" and credited as the inventor of the uppercut punch. Known as the hardest hitter of his era, he fought bare-fisted in over a 100 organized, losing only twice from (1801-14). He died in London, England, is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • Abraham Goldsmid (1753-1808) Financier who had a near monopoly of influence on the Stock Exchange with his brother Benjamin. Generous Philanthropist - both took their own lives.
  • Solomon Hirschell (1761-1842) Chief rabbi of the Ashkenazim in England/Chief Rabbi of German and Polish Jews in London, 1802-1842.
  • Hyman Hurwitz (1770-1844) Polish born Jewish professor of Hebrew at London University, 1828. Author of the 'Elements of the Hebrew Language'. A friend of Coleridge.
  • Moises Jacab (?-1781) A founder of the New Synagogue.
  • Miriam Levey (1801-1856) Welfare worker who opened the first soup kitchen for the poor in Whitechapel.
  • Nathan Moses (1692-1799) Died aged 107years and 6 months
  • Hannah Rothschild (1783-1850) Widow of Nathaniel Rothschild.
  • Nathan Meyer Rothschild (1777-1836) Founded the London branch of the family's bank in 1805, and helped fund the government during the Napoleonic wars. His remains were brought from Germany where he died.
  • Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, 3rd Lord Rochschild, GBE, GM, FRS(1910-1990) Zoologist, government advisor, banker and oil executive. He also had a distinguished career in military intelligence.

Carterhatch Lane Jewish Cemetery, Enfield

Also known as Adath Yisroel Cemetery Find a Grave list 1197 interments

East Ham, Sandford Road Jewish Cemetery,E6

  • Isidore Berliner (1869-1925) Founder and President of the London Jewish Hospital
  • Ted 'Kid' Lewis (1896-1970) Real name - Solomon Mendeloff, world champion welterweight boxer 1915
  • Marcus Lipton (1900-1978) Labour MP for Lambeth 1945-1978.

Edgwarebury Jewish Cemetery, Edgware, HA8

Find a Grave list of 11 interments.

  • Sidney Brichto (1936-2009) British Liberal Rabbi, scholar, activist, writer and thinker. He was the first executive director of the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues (now Liberal Judaism).

Edmonton Federation of Synagogues Cemetery, N18 2NF

A.K.A. Edmonton Jewish Cemetery - Find a Grave list of 117 interments]

  • Lilian Helen 'Lily' Montagu, (1873-1963) Daughter of Samuel Montagu (q.v.). In her youth founded night classes for working girls, with her sister Marian (q.v.). Later became founder of National Organisation of Girls' Clubs and president of English Youth Club Movement. She also founded the Liberal Synagogue Movement and became the first Jewish woman to serve as a lay minister (1918).
  • Samuel Montagu, '1st Baron Swaythling' (1832-1911) British Statesman. Born Montagu Samuel to a silversmith in Liverpool. Reversed his name, and sought his fortune in London. Became a leading banker specialising in foreign exchange. Liberal MP 1885-1900. Many charitable works, including support to charities for Jewish and non-Jewish poor in the East End of London, and support for Jews fleeing oppression in Russia. Founded the Federation of Synagogues. Peerage 1907. (✳ Note/Query listed in London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer Hugh Miller & Brian Parsons. in Montagu Road and at Find a Grave at Edmonton Jewish Cemetery)

Fulham Road Jewish Cemetery, Brompton, SW3

The site was purchased on 16 Dec 1815 for £400 by the Western Synagogue and closed in 1884.

Cemetery Scribes have photographed all headstones

  • Solomon Hart (1806-1881) Artist, the first Jewish Royal Academician, professor of painting in the Academy 1854-1863
  • Zadok Jessel (1792-1864) Wealthy merchant and father of Sir George Jessel, Master of Rolls
  • Jacob Waley (1818-1873) Professor of political economy at London University, first president of the Anglo-Jewish Association 1870.
  • Simon Waley (1827-1875) Stockbroker, pianist and composer.

Golders Green Jewish Cemetery, Hoop Lane NW11 7NL

Find a Grave list of 107 interments.

West Side

  • Emanuel Belilios (1837-1905) A Hong Kong businessman, educational philanthropist and member of the colony's Legislative Council 1882-1900
  • Sir Bernard Cohen (1886-1965) who lost both his legs during the Great War and served on many committees concerned for the disabled.
  • Sir Frederick Cohen (1852-1935) Composer and conductor of the Hallé Orchestra.
  • Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987) Acclaimed Cellist, Musical Pordigy. Find a Grave
  • Julia Goodman (1812-1906) Portrait painter.
  • Sir Basil Henriques (1890-1961) who spent a lifetime working in the boys' clubs of East London.
  • Leslie, Lord Hore-Belisha (1893-1957) Liberal MP for Devenport 1923-1945 as Minister of Transport. He introduced the 'Belisha' beacon - an amber-coloured globe lamp atop a tall black and white pole, marking pedestrian crossings of roads in the United Kingdom.
  • Gerald Isaacs, 2nd Marquess of Reading (1889-1960) Barrister who took an active role in foreign of Reading affairs, particularly during the Suez Crisis in 1956.
  • Maurice Kaufman (1928-1997) British Actor. He was married to actress, Honor Blackman. Film and television credits include "Bless This House," "The Vault of Horror," "The Abominable Dr. Phibes," "Fright," "The Saint," "The Avengers,""Danger Man," "Crossroads," "A Shot in the Dark,""The Protectors," "Dixon of Dock Green," "Gorgo,""The Adventures of Robin Hood," "The Vise,""Ivanhoe," "The New Adventures of Charlie Chan,""The Count of Monte Cristo," and "The Quatermass Experiment."
  • Sir Albert Levy (1864-1937) Benefactor of the Royal Free and Eastman Dental hospitals.
  • Hans Liebeschuetz (1893-1978) German historian who was an authority on German Jewish historiography.
  • Sir Philip Magnus (1842-1933) Mathematician who took an active interest in education and science.
  • Baron Sterling Nahum (1906-1956) Photographer well known for his photographs of the royal family. He was the official photographer at the Queen's Coronation.
  • Lawrence Phillips (1842-1922) Artist and Inventor of patent sketching boxes, calculating machines and the rocking bar keyless watch.
  • Napoleon Sadek (1905-1970) Lawyer, writer and Journalist.
  • Sir Harry Samuel (1853-1934) Banker with business interests in the East
  • Sir Edward Sassoon (1853-1924) Banker with business interests in the East. (Deaths Dec 1924 Sassoon Edward E age 71 St.Geo.H.Sq. 1a 452)
  • Sir John Simon (1853-1934) The first MP for Dewsbury 1868-1888 and the second Jew to practise as a barrister, mainly in Jamaica.
  • Sir Frederick Stern (1884-1967) Banker and horticulturist who specialised in growing lilies and daffodils. He was chairman of the John Innes Horticulturist Institute, 1947-1961.

East Side (Sephardi)

  • Arthur Blok (1882-1974) Principal examiner HM Patents Office, first director of the Israel Institute of Technology.
  • Philip Gueddalia (1899-1944) Barrister, civil servant and historian. Author of many books on modern European History.
  • Stanley Setty (1902-1949) Car dealer murdered by Donald Hume, his dismembered torso was discovered in the Essex marshes having been dropped into the sea by Hume from an aeroplane.

Golders Green Jewish Crematorium

(Planned separate project from Hoop Lane Jewish Cemetery, NW11)

Hoxton Jewish Cemetery

Destroyed in 1960, remains transferred to West Ham Jewish Cemetery

Kingsbury Road Jewish Cemetery, N1

Formerly known as the West London Reform Jewish Cemetery. Under threat of redevelopment.

Balls Pond Jewish Cemetery (Kingsbury Road): Opened in 1840/3 and closed in 1951. Owned by West London Synagogue Described as being neatly kept and full of very large tombstones by Mrs Basil Holmes in ‘London Burial Grounds’ 1896, Fisher-Unwin.

Cemetery Scribes have 11 pages of photographed headstones - the headstones have all been photographed . For further information on burials at Balls Pond go to http://www.apex.net.au/~tmj/balls-pond/

  • Sir Isaac Goldsmid (1778-1859) Financier and bullion broker, a founder of University College, London and patron of University College Hospital. He was the first Jew to be made a baronet in 1841.
  • Sir Julian Goldsmid (1838-1896) 3rd Baronet Goldsmid. He was British lawyer, businessman and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1866 to 1896. Vice Chancellor London University and art collector. Find a Grave
  • Lionel Lawson (1824-1879) who made a fortune from manufacturing printing ink and was a large shareholder in the Daily Telegraph
  • Joseph Levy (1812-1888) Founder of the Daily Telegraph in 1855 which was sold for only 1d, the first London newspaper at that price. The Levy family changed their name to Lawson.
  • David Marks (1811-1909) Minister of the West London Synagogue, professor of Hebrew at London University for fifty six years.
  • David Mocatta (1803-1882) Architect who designed railway stations and synagogues. He was a founder of the West London Synagogue.
  • Josephine Barrow Montefiore Born on 1 July 1837 at Brunswick Square, London. Married in 1870 at Victoria, Australia, Leopold OPPENHEIM. Died on 15 October 1934 at 2 Hereford Mansions, Bayswater, London. Buried on 18 October 1934 in row 19 no. 20.
  • Leopold S. Oppenheim Born on 29 March 1832 at Offenbach, Prussia. Died on 15 June 1880 at 52 Kensington Gardens Square, Kensington, London. Buried on 17 June 1880 in row 19 no. 19.
  • Camillo Roth (1847-1888) Stockbroker. He was the first professing Jew to be cremated, his ashes are interred in the grave. Deaths Jun 1888 ROTH Camillo, age 41, St. Geo. H. Sq 1a 258

Lauriston Road Jewish Cemetery, E9

A.K.A. Hackney Jewish Cemetery Find a Grave list if 11 interments.

  • Isaac Valentine (1822-1898) Founder of the Jewish Orphan Asylum.
  • Morris van Praagh (1809-1871) President of the Hambro Synagogue

Mile End - Nuevo (New) Jewish Cemetery Sephardi, Mile End Road. E1

Also known as Beth Chaim Jewish Cemetery.

  • Henry Hart (1818-1891) Merchant in South America who established the first Synagogue in Argentina.
  • Jacob Montefiore (1801-1891) The 'last survivor of the commissioners appointed in 1834 by William IV for the colonisation of South Australia'

Mile End - Velho (Old) Jewish Cemetery Sephardi, Mile End Road. E1

Reputed to be the oldest surviving Jewish Cemetery in the United Kingdom (closed before 1800)

http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=THM050

  • Antonio Carvajal (1590-1659) A merchant from Amsterdam and largely responsible for establishing the new Jewish community in England. The cemetery ground was leased to him in 1657.
  • Simon de Caceras (?-1704) Merchant who advised Cromwell on the defence of Jamaica and on plans for the conquest of Chile.
  • Don Isaac Lindo (1636-1712) One of the first Jewish brokers in the City and an ancestor of Disraeli
  • Don Fernando Mendes (?-1724) Physician to John IV of Portugal who accompanied Catherine of Braganza to England and attended Charles II in his last illness.
  • David Nieto (1654-1728) Hebrew scholar and rabbi at the Bevis Marks synagogue. His epitaph reads - "Sublime theologian, profound sage, distinguished physician, famous astronomer, sweet poet, elegant preacher, subtle logician. ingenious physician, fluent rhetorician, pleasant author, expert in languages, learned in history.'

Montagu Road Jewish Cemetery, N18

  • Samuel Montagu, '1st Baron Swaythling' (1832-1911) British Statesman. Born Montagu Samuel to a silversmith in Liverpool. Reversed his name, and sought his fortune in London. Became a leading banker specialising in foreign exchange. Liberal MP 1885-1900. Many charitable works, including support to charities for Jewish and non-Jewish poor in the East End of London, and support for Jews fleeing oppression in Russia. Founded the Federation of Synagogues. Peerage 1907. (✳ Note/Query listed in London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer Hugh Miller & Brian Parsons. in Montagu Road and at Find a Grave at Edmonton Jewish Cemetery)

Plashet Park, High Street Jewish Cemetery, E6

Find a Grave list iof 71 interments.

Cemetery Scribes have 6 pages of photographed headstones.

Jewish Cemetery Plashet Park - Flickr

Opened in 1896, now an unattended cemetery, looked after from East Ham/Marlow Road by the North East London office of the United Synagogue Burial Society. Known as the “Trade Unionists Cemetery". Past secretaries of the cigars union and costomongers union are buried in the cemetery. On 6th May 2003 386 tombstones were vandalised.

  • Sir John De Villiers - Knighted by the British Government for his work in connection with the Venezuelan-Surinam frontier negotiations also the librarian and deputy keeper of the printed books and head of the Map Room at the British Museum.
  • Henry Osprovat - Illustrator, caricaturist, draughtsman and occasional portrait painter. Illustrated Shakespeare, Matthew Arnold and Browning 1899–1902. Engaged on a series of caricatures of ‘Stars of the Music Hall Stage’ when he died on 2 January 1909. Memorial exhibition at the Baillie Gallery 1909.

Pound Lane Jewish Cemetery, NW1O

Rowan Road Jewish Cemetery, SW16

West Ham Jewish Cemetery, Buckingham Road, E15

  • Ferdinand James von Rothschild
  • Sir Benjamin Phillios (1810-1889) Fancy goods waregouse owner who was the first Jew elected as a common councilman in London. Lord Meyer of London 1865-1866.
  • Evelina de Rothschild
  • David Salomons (1797-1873) who was a founder memeber of the London and Westminster Bank. He was active encouraging legislation permitting Jews to hold municipal offices. He was appointed the first Jewish magistrate in kent in 1838, first Jewish Lord Mayor of London 1855-56, Liberal MP for Greenwich 1859-73.
  • Philip Salomons
  • James Samuel (1797-1866) Founder of the firm J.Samuel and Son, monumental masons which has carved many of monuments in London's Jewish Cemeteries.
  • Matthew Digby Wyatt

Willesden Jewish Cemetery Glebe Road, NW10

Find a Grave Page and of 304 interments

  • Hermann Adler (1839-1911) Religious Leader. The son of Rabbi Nathan Adler, he served as British Chief Rabbi.
  • Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler (1803-1890) Religious Leader. He served as the first Chief Rabbi of the British United Synagogue. He was the father of Rabbi Hermann Adler.
  • Asher Asher (1837–1889), first Scottish Jew to enter the medical profession. In London, he was secretary of its Great Synagogue, and then the first secretary of the United Synagogue.
  • Barney Barnato (1851–1897), financier Find a Grave - Barney Barnato
  • Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958), co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
  • Mark Gertler (1891–1939), painter
  • Sir Charles Solomon Henry, 1st Baronet (1860–1919), Australian expatriate businessman and Member of the British Parliament
  • Dudley Joel (1904–1941), businessman, politician, World War II naval officer
  • Jim Joel (1895–1992), businessman, racehorse owner
  • Jane Marian Joseph (1894–1929), composer and music teacher
  • Sir Emmanuel Kaye (1914–1999), industrialist and philanthropist; and his wife, Lady (Elizabeth) Kaye (1925–2012)
  • Samuel Jacob Eliezer Zessel Moses (1807-1873) (the first burial in this cemetery?)
  • Alfred Charles de Rothschild (1842–1918), Governor of the Bank of England
  • Sir Anthony de Rothschild, 1st Baronet of Tring Park (1810–1876)
  • Charles Rothschild (1877–1923)
  • Charlotte von Rothschild (1819–1884)
  • Hannah Primrose (née Rothschild), Countess of Rosebery (1851–1890)
  • James A. de Rothschild (1878–1957)
  • Leopold de Rothschild (1845–1917)
  • Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868–1937)
  • Lionel de Rothschild (1808–1879)
  • Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882–1942)
  • Mayer Amschel de Rothschild (1818–1874)
  • Sir Matthew Nathan (1862–1939), Governor of Hong Kong
  • Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild (1840–1915), banker, politician
  • Marcus Samuel (1853–1927), 1st Viscount Bearsted, banker and a founder of Shell Oil Co.
  • Sir Albert Abdullah David Sassoon, 1st Baronet of Kensington Gore (1818-1896)
  • Sir Edward Albert Sassoon, 2nd Baronet of Kensington Gore (1856-1912)
  • Simeon Solomon (1840–1905), painter
  • Conchita Supervía (1895–1936), Spanish mezzo-soprano.
  • Sir Julius Vogel (1835–1899), Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Giulia Warwick (1857–1904), opera singer
  • Michael Winner (1935-2013), film director, restaurant critic

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