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Gabriel Israel Brandon

Death: October 1804
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Israel Brandon
Husband of Leah Brandon
Father of Joseph Israel Brandon; Joshua Israel Brandon and Miriam Mocatta

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548. JAMES BOTTOMLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of February , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Jacob Israel Brandon , from his person .

GABRIEL ISRAEL BRANDON . I live in New-street, Bishopsgate. On the 10th of February I was in Cutler-street, Houndsditch , with my father and uncle - I saw the prisoner put his hand into my father's pocket, and take out his handkerchief; I seized him - he dropped it, and broke from me - he ran, but was stopped before I lost sight of him.

Prisoner. Q. Were you and your father walking together? A. I was walking in the middle of the road, behind my father, who was on the pavement - there was no one else between you and my father.

JACOB ISRAEL BRANDON . This is my handkerchief;

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I knew nothing of it till it was taken - my uncle gave me the handkerchief; he is not here.

JAMES BRADLEY . I am an officer. I received the handkerchief from the elder Mr. Brandon.

GABRIEL ISRAEL BRANDON . It was a green handkerchief which he took, and I believe it was this.

Prisoner's Defence. I was selling clothes there - I saw this handkerchief on the ground, and took it up; this gentleman came to me, and said he would give me in charge - I said I had not stolen it, but my word was nothing against a man like that, and I got away.

GUILTY. Aged 14.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor, believing it to be his first offence .

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Conference on the first Jyar, 5564 (i2th April, 1804), at

which all the City Synagogues were represented. Five

delegates from the Bevis Marks Synagogue met three

delegates from the Great Synagogue, and an equal

number respectively from the New and the Hambro'

Synagogues. At this Conference, after much dis-

cussion, the Shechita Board, as we have it now, was

formally constituted. Among the Sephardim who took

part in the movement, we find the well known names of

Isaac Mocatta, Alexander Lindo, and Gabriel Israel

Brandon, whilst amongst their Ashkenazim colleagues

figure Moses and Samuel Samuel, Levy Solomons, and

Lyon de Symons. The whole arrangements for providing

Kosher meat for the Jews of London were placed under

one management, and the new Board was deputed to

superintend the dispositions for slaughtering and inspec-

ting animals according to Jewish law. The religious

supervision was confided to Dr. Hirschell, the German

Chief Rabbi, and to Dr.Meldola, the Portuguese Haham,

and points of Jewish law have, at every subsequent

period, been referred to the spiritual authorities of the

two communities.

The Universal British Directory (1791) includes 12 Jews in a list of Sworn

Brokers of the City of London. Sworn Brokers paid for the privilege of a

licence enabling them to trade on the stock exchanges. Only 12 Jews were

allowed this privilege. They are listed under a separate heading in the

directory. The other brokers number over 400.


Abraham de Mattos MOCATTO, Mansell-street, Goodmans-fields

Jacob Israel BRANDON, 9, London-Street

Asher GOLDSMID, 44, Mansell-street, Goodmans-fields

Solomon DE MEDINA, Union coffee-house, or Stoke Newington

Eleazar Philip SALAMONS, No.8, Church-row, Fenchurch-street

Isaac MORON, Hackney, or Grigsbys Coffee-house

Solomon ISRAEL, 16, Lemon-street; or Rainbow Coffee-house

Jacob SAMUDA, 15, Bury-street; or 12, Finch-lane

Gabriel Israel BRANDON, 8, Bevis-marks

Gotchal LEVIEN, 9, Bury-street

Isaac SEQUEIRA jun. 10, Prescot-street, Goodmans-fields

Levy Barent COHEN, 11, Angel-court, Throgmorton-street

293. JOSEPH NEAL and RICHARD NEWMAN , were indicted, the first for feloniously stealing, on the 6th of February, seventy pounds weight of leaf tobacco, value 6l. 10s. the property of Sebastian Frydag , Esq. and five hundred pounds weight of other leaf tobacco, value 45l. the property of Jacob Israel Brandon , and Gabriel Israel Brandon , and the other for receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen. (The indictment was stated by Mr. Gurney, and the case opened by Mr. Knowlys).


Examined by Mr. Gurney. I am the Prussian Consul , I deal in tobacco , I rented a warehouse of Mr. Cooper.

Q. Do any other persons lodge tobacco in that warehouse? - A. Yes; Mr. Gabriel Brandon ; I cannot recollect the day on which I missed the tobacco, there were one hundred samples, each sample containing about two pounds an half.


Examined by Mr. Knowlys. I am a tobacco broker , I had a large quantity of leaf tabacco in the warehouse, where Mr. Frydag's tobacco was lodged; I missed, on the 15th of February, a quantity of tobacco, they were samples of tobacco tied up, the principal part was in the King's warehouse, upon Tower-hill; I had orders for one hundred and ninety-five samples, and when I went to the warehouse, I missed some of the tobacco, which I should know again, if I saw it; the prisoner Neal, was a cooper in the King's warehouse, at Tower-hill; Francis Dring was a tobacco porter, employed in our warehouse.

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