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Jews in Cromwellian Great Britain & Ireland

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  • Antonio Israel Fernandes Carvajal (1590 - 1659)
    An associate of Antonio Rodriguez Robles and Simon de Caceres . I mium-1659-first-english-jew-dies-1.5288163
  • Menasseh ben Yossef ben Israel (1604 - 1657)
    Note; Some historians argue that Menasseh ben Israel was born in Amsterdam on the October 3, 1606 and died on the December 2, 1659. Others claim that Menasseh ben Israel was born on the island of Madei...
  • Rebecca Vance (c.1621 - 1643)
    Rebecca Baptista (or Basticia ) (c1621-after 1648). She is recorded in the birth record of her daughter Katherine as Rebacca Bastisia . Her surname suggests that she was a converted Jew, a Gypsy, or a ...
  • Joachim Chaim Gans (deceased)
    Joachim Gans (other spellings: Jeochim, Jochim, Gaunz, Ganse, Gaunse) was a Bohemian mining expert and renowned for being the first recorded Jew to live in North America. German mining expert who fig...
  • Cantor Benjamin Levy (1601 - 1631)
    Benjamin was Cantor at the New London Synagogue, London, England in 1664. In 1654 he was Cantor, Hazzan, & Bodeck in Recife, Brazil; but was forced to flee when the Portuguese conquered Recife and star...