THE PORTSMOUTH CIRCUMCISION REGISTER REVIEWED
by Henry Roche (2008, revised October 2010 and May 2011)
Levy Isaac's Portsmouth Circumcision Register is a document of unique genealogical and historic importance. It spans the years 1762-1807, predating by at least two generations the Portsmouth congregation's own vital registers, which do not begin until 1837. Cecil Roth brought the Circumcision Register to public attention in his well known 1936 paper on the old Portsmouth community in the Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England (TJHSE) vol. XIII; then fifteen years later, in TJHSE vol. XVII, Eugene Newman published his translation of the complete text, with a scholarly and informative accompanying article, and so in 1951 the Register became available for general study and research.
The Register itself is a small, almost pocket-sized notebook, bound in black leather or a similar material. The entries cover 24 of its 38 pages, with the pages following the final entry left empty. It is kept in Portsmouth Synagogue's archives. I saw it on my earliest visits there in 1986, but had no urgent reason at that time to examine it in detail. It then mysteriously disappeared, as I mentioned in my 1994 article on Portsmouth sources in Shemot 2/1, and was in fact "lost" for some 18 years. Very fortunately it was rediscovered by the synagogue officials in November 2004, and was examined on December 5th 2004 at the synagogue by Richard Cooper and myself, Richard making a permanent digital photographic record of each page.
I began in the late 1980's to compile the "Portsmouth Jewish Index" (PJI), on the twin foundations of Newman's translation of the Circumcision Register and my own study and analysis of the old Portsmouth Minute Book, which covers the years 1764-1840. As this index developed, I started to notice that one or two details in the Newman transcription did not correspond quite as expected with similar names in the PJI. So I am delighted to have at last been able to examine the original Hebrew spelling of some of the more unusual or doubtful personal and topographical names, and to present here a detailed review of Newman's transcription, with a new annotated list of all the fathers' names.
Levy Isaac's Hebrew name was Judah Leib ben Isaac, but he was known to all in the local Jewish community as Reb Leib Aleph. He states at the head of the Register that he was born in Aub in Frankenland (Franconia) on 8th Shebat 5483 (14th January 1723, though the "old style" English date was Jan. 3rd; the Bavarian village of Aub lies some twenty miles SSE of Würzburg). He lived in Portsmouth from 1762 until his death in January 1814; he and his wife Boonley died within a few days of each other, and share a joint gravestone in the Portsmouth cemetery. Some of his own relatives are found among the circumcision entries; and his own son Joel, born c.1760, began to assist him as mohel from 1784 (entry no. 63).
The Register contains 113 circumcisions; Levy Isaac numbered all the entries, except the one between nos. 74 and 75 (which I number as 74a). It is written entirely in Rabbinic Hebrew, but with an occasional Yiddish word or phrase. The earlier pages are in a neat, almost minuscule hand; but then in 1784 the writing becomes larger and more irregular, with correspondingly fewer entries to the page. (It may be worth noting that it is precisely at this point that his son Joel began to assist him.) In this rougher handwriting of his later years is the date of his own birth which he added onto the opening statement of his own name and birthplace, just as Newman points out in the second paragraph of his article. But Newman's further statement, that the same change of hand is found within entries 19 and 21, could be misleading: it is clear from the manuscript that both these long and important entries were neatly inscri- bed at or near the original time, with only the final words (that Newman brackets) perhaps added later.
The early entries of the Register tend to present a fairly full version of the father's Hebrew name, often adding a topographical name (toponym) indicating a town of origin. But from about no. 21 (1767), as the congregation was entering its third decade and an increasing number of parents were actually Portsmouth-born, such toponyms are less commonly included, and in fact even the father's patronymic may well be omitted if the congregation at the time happened to have only one husband of that given name of child-producing age. Thus, for example, no. 24 in the annotated list of fathers' names is consistently entered as plain "Benjamin Levi"; he is in fact Benjamin b. Simon Levi (English name Woolf SIMONS), and is to be distinguished from Benjamin (Wolf) b. Jacob Levi (Benjamin LEVI), who
was some thirty years older (he was one of the founders of the congregation, and my own ancestor - he was father of no. 35, and is named in the register as father-in-law of no. 21). Similarly, no. 44 is entered simply as "Asher Lemla", being the only man of that name in the community; only at his fifth and sixth entries (nos. 75 and 79, in 1789 and 1792) is he called "Asher Lemla b. Pinhas Isaac", and it seems no coincidence that in 1789 another Asher (b. Zvi, no. 77) first appears in the Portsmouth Minute Book.
Levy Isaac also carefully records whether the ceremony takes place in the old or the new synagogue. Both Roth and Newman provide invaluable insight into the famous 23-year "split" between the Old and New Congregations in Portsmouth. Levy Isaac was in Newman's words actually the "guiding spirit" behind the breakaway New Congregation, based in Daniel's Row, Portsea. The dispute was recorded in February 1766 in the Minute Book of the old (White's Row) synagogue, including the full member-ships of the two rival groups. In 1774 a compromise was reached, with Levy Isaac performing circum- cisions in either synagogue; the split was finally healed, and full unity restored, in the summer of 1789. Analysis of the membership of the two congregations can be of the greatest genealogical value, and is particularly enlightening where two individuals with similar names have needed distinguishing from each other. Unfortunately no minute book survives for the New Congregation - which probably helps to explain the lack of supplementary information on a few of the fathers named in the Register.
Newman, on p.252 of his article, seems to state that Levy Isaac circumcised most or even all the Jewish boys born in Portsmouth over the 45 years covered by the Register, with the sole exception of the period 1766-1773 (during which years the Old Congregation employed a mohel from London). This statement may well hold good for the years before 1784: even though there is a marked preponderance of future New Congregation members among the pre-1766 entries, there is little evidence for any local male births other than those registered, for either 1762-1766 or 1774-1783. But from 1784, the year Joel began to assist his father, we find an increasing number of Portsmouth-born Jewish males whose births are not recorded in Levy Isaac's Register, and it seems to me fairly probable that Joel very soon set up as a mohel in his own right for the expanding local community. Entry no. 64 in the Register seems a clear reference to this. (It is noteworthy that the previous year 1783 (nos.53-60) saw as many as eight circumcisions.) If such was the case, Joel may very well have performed circumcisions more frequently than his father from then on. He nevertheless continues to be shown as assisting his father on some twenty occasions up to 1803, though only within the local Portsmouth and Gosport area.
The towns outside Portsmouth where Levy's circumcisions occasionally took place are listed by Newman at the end of his introductory article. The last such ceremony was in fact in Poole in 1790 (no. 76). Newman's inclusion of "circumcisions from Rochford (in Essex)" in his list is inaccurate - the parents in question, the brothers Philip and David Barnard from Rochford, were both resident in Portsmouth well before these children were born (nos. 97, 103 and 109).
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Here below is Newman's full translation of the Circumcision Register, with "English" dates added, followed by my complete annotated list of the fathers' (Hebrew) names in the Register. The two lists may thus be studied in conjunction. In both lists, my amendments to Newman are marked with an *asterisk. Apart from date adjustments, particular attention is drawn to the following emendations:
No. 6: The register has Melrin, as also at no. 95. Did Newman have a reason to transcribe this as "Merlin"?
No. 40: Judah from Hartheim (not "the Hard") - a member of the Plymouth congregation, married to Levy Isaac's daughter Nandel.
No. 50: The toponym is Bruck, not Marburg. The baby is Samson, not Simeon.
No. 82: Not Jobman but Chapman (טשאבמאן - Joseph's surname).
No. 98: Newman translates Ari into "Lion" (as at no. 94, though not at no. 47), but neither version seems to correspond with any known person.
No. 99: The true reading Ari for Newman's Uri had long been surmised by me, as the name Solomon b. Uri was unknown in Portsmouth.
No.104: Feis Aaron, not Aaron Feis.
The Circumcision Register, 5522-5567 (1762-1807), in Eugene Newman's full translation, with amendments (*starred) by Henry Roche. English dates are also added in square brackets [ ]. Circumcisions are normally on the 8th day (inclusive) from birth date (which could include previous evening).
I, Judah Leib son of Reb Isaac, of the holy Congregation of Aub, near Würzburg, in [Bavaria] *Franconia, who is called by everyone in Portsmouth Reb Leib Aleph, was born on 8th Shebat [
583] *483 [=5483] [14.1.1723], in the Holy Congregation of Aub.
- 1. I began to perform the rite of circumcision on my brother-in-law's son, Israel son of Mordecai Moses, of Erlang, in *Swabia (Schwaben) [i.e. performed in Swabia], and the name of his son is Mordecai son of Israel, on the Eve of Sabbath, 6th Tebeth 522 [5522: *1.1.1762].
- 2. On 8th Tammuz 522 [29.6.1762*], in Portsmouth, I circumcised the son of my brother-in-law, Judah son of Eleazar, of Somerich, and his name is Zisel Eleazar son of Judah.
- 3. 4th Ab which is Sabbath Hazon 522 [24.7.'62], I circumcised Meir son of Eleazar, of Ansbach, in the Holy Congregation of Portsmouth.
- 4. 2nd Day of Tabernacles 523 [3.10.1762], I circumcised Zisel, son of my brother-in-law, Judah son of Moses, of Wiesenfeld, in the Holy Congregation of Portsmouth.
- 5. 8th Kislev 523 [24.11.1762], I circumcised Barukh son of Eleazar of Fürth, in the Holy Congregation of Portsmouth.
- 6. 18th Tebeth 523 [3.1.1763], I circumcised Judah Yadla son of Joseph
Merlin*Melrin, in Winchester, and I took there a Minyan from the Holy Congregation of Portsmouth.
- 7. On Sunday, 4th day of the Intermediate days of Passover, 524 [22.4.1764], I circumcised Joseph (Yuzev), son of Isaac Standel, a teacher in Portsmouth.
- 8. On Sabbath, 25th [*26th?] Nisan 524, I circumcised Elhanan son of Judah Leib Levi of Königsberg, in Portsmouth. [*Sabbath was 26 Nisan = 28.4.1764]
- 9. On Sabbath, 22nd Heshvan, 525 [17.11.1764], I circumcised Jacob son of Judah Leib *Levi of Wiesenfeld, in Portsmouth.
- 10. On the Eve of the New Moon of Adar 525 [21.2.1765], I circumcised Aaron son of Solomon, in Portsmouth.
- 11. 19th Ab 525 [6.8.1765], I circumcised David son of Judah Leib *Levi, of Königsberg, in Portsmouth.
- 12. On the Eve of Sabbath Teshuvah, 5th Tishri 526 [20.9.1765], I circumcised Joshua son of Moses Levi, in Portsmouth.
- 13. 20th Iyar 526 [29.4.1766], I circumcised Selig Isaac son of Jacob Cohen of Lautersbach, in Portsmouth.
- 14. 20th Tammuz 526 [27.6.1766], I circumcised David son of my brother-in-law, Judah of Somerich, in Portsmouth.
- 15. 23rd Ab 526 [29.7.1766], I circumcised Jacob Kopel son of Joseph, in Winchester.
- 16. On Sabbath, in the Intermediate Days of the Feast of Tabernacles, 527 [19.9.1766], I circumcised Moses son of Meir, and he is the first whom I circumcised in the New Synagogue in Daniel's Row which was built in Portsmouth and consecrated on Sabbath Nahamu 526 [19.7.1766] for the grandson of the Haham Zbi, and his name is Israel Meshullam son of Rabbi Jacob Emden, who is the Rabbi of the Hambro' Synagogue and of the New Synagogue, London. And he will also be the Rabbi of Portsmouth, because he had 16 votes and the Rabbi of Duke's Place had only 8 votes to be the Rabbi here. The above-mentioned 8 people sent the Rabbinical Letter of Engagement to the Rabbi of the Duke's Place to be the Rabbi here. And I with 15 people sent the Rabbinical Letter of Engagement to the Rabbi of the Hambro' Synagogue. Therefore we built another Synagogue in Daniel's Row. And our Rabbi he was, and will be until the day of his death.
- 17. 28th First Adar [27.2.1767], I circumcised Joel son of Judah Levi, called Leib Wiesenfeld, in Portsmouth.
- 18. On the Eve of Sabbath, 25th Nisan 527 [24.4.1767], I circumcised Abraham son of Doctor Jacob, of Wetzlar, in Portsmouth.
- 19. 17th Ab 527 [12.8.1767], I circumcised Michael son of Samuel, called Sanwel [*Zanvil] son of Menahem of Senfeld, in Oderwald. The Synagogue excommunicated me because of the part I played in the matter of the Rabbi, mentioned number 16, namely, that I should not be allowed to perform the rite of circumcision in the White's Row Synagogue. They founded a Society for the purpose and whenever necessary they brought down a Mohel from London. Once it happened that they ordered a Mohel from London, but he did not turn up on the eighth day. The father of the child came to ask me to circumcise his son. I said that I will do it provided he brought the child to my Synagogue in Daniel's Row. Abraham Balak with all his Congregation said: "God forbid." But that I must circumcise the child in their Synagogue "White's Row"! The father of the child came with a most pressing request, crying bitterly, saying, that he is a poor man and if he allowed his son to be circumcised in the New Synagogue, Wolf Levi threatened him that he would stop
giving him merchandise. In the afternoon, however, I circumcised the child in the house of Moses Levi, so that, God forbid, circumcision should not be annulled among the children of Israel. Moreover, since the father of the child is a poor man people should not say that I took revenge on a poor man (which he then was).
- 20. 22nd Elul 527 [16.9.1767], I circumcised Tevele David son of Mordecai a silver smith, of Lublin, in the New Synagogue, in Portsmouth.
- 21. On Sunday, 2nd day of the Intermediate Days of Tabernacles 528 [11.10.1767], I circumcised Moses son of Israel Cohen,
son of*called Lima Cohen, son-in-law of Wolf Levi, that he may make peace between us. For the sake of peace I circumcised the child in White's Row Synagogue. Peace will reign between us until a new Synagogue will be built in White's Row. Then it was proclaimed in White's Row Synagogue that all is null and void and that they will destroy my Synagogue. They have taken all they could from my Synagogue in Portsmouth. Quarrels broke out afresh (and destroyed the New Synagogue).
- 22. On Sabbath, 3rd Tammuz, 528 [18.6.1768], I circumcised Yehiel Michael son of Naphtali Herz [*Hirtz], in Portsmouth Common, in the New Synagogue, in Daniel's Row.
- 23. On Sabbath, 14th Tammuz, 530* [7.7.1770], I circumcised Solomon Zalman son of Jacob Cohen, in the New Synagogue, in Daniel's Row, Portsmouth Common.
- 24. New Moon of Ab, on the Eve of Sabbath, 531 [12.7.1771], I circumcised Elijah son of Benjamin Levi, of Bath near Bristol, who came here with the child who was six weeks and four days old when he was circumcised.
- 25. On the New Moon of Iyar 532 [4.5.1772], I circumcised Herz [*Hirtz], son of Judah Levi of Wiesenfeld, in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, in Portsmouth Common.
- 26. Sabbath, 4th Adar, 533 [27.2.1773], I circumcised Zisel Eleazar son of Simeon, in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, Portsmouth Common.
- 27. Thursday, 12th Sivan 533 [3.6.1773], I circumcised Alexander son of Judah Levi, called Leib Wiesenfeld, in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, in Portsmouth Common.
- 28. Tuesday, 12th Tammuz 534 [21.6.1774], I circumcised Moses son of Akiba in the Old Synagogue, in Portsmouth.
- 29. Sabbath, 20th Elul 534 [27.8.1774], I circumcised Moses son of Jacob Cohen, in the New Synagogue in Portsmouth Common.
- 30. On Eve of Sabbath, 12th Shebat, 535 [13.1.1775], I circumcised Abigdor son of Reb Joseph, Reader of the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, Portsmouth.
- 31. On the New Moon of Sivan 535 [30.5.1775], I circumcised Zisel Eleazar son of Israel Isserle [-lah*], in the New Synagogue, in Portsmouth.
- 32. On Eve of Sabbath, 20th Elul 535 [15.9.1775], I circumcised Yekuthiel son of Judah Levi, called Leib Wiesenfeld, in the New Synagogue, in Portsmouth.
- 33. Wednesday, 24th Shebat, 536 [14.2.1776], I circumcised Judah son of Gabriel, in the Old Synagogue, in Portsmouth.
- 34. Wednesday, 5th First Adar 537 [12.2.1777], I circumcised Mordecai son of Simeon son of Eleazar, in the New Synagogue, in Portsmouth.
- 35. On Eve of Sabbath, 13th Tammuz 537 [18.7.1777], I circumcised Solomon son of Jacob Levi *PḤ, in the Old Synagogue, White's Row, Portsmouth.
- 36. Monday, 12th Shebat 538 [9.2.1778], I circumcised Judah Leib son of Isaac Zekhariah, in the Old Synagogue, in Portsmouth.
- 37. Tuesday, 8th Iyar 538 [5.5.1778], I circumcised Issakhar Bear son of Benjamin Levi, in the New Synagogue, Portsmouth.
- 38. On Eve of Sabbath, 5th Elul 538 [28.8.1778], I circumcised Isaac son of Judah Lima Cohen, in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
- 39. Monday, 7th Tishre 539 [28.9.1778], I circumcised Barukh son of Israel Isserle [-lah*], in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, Portsmouth.
- 40. 8th day of Solemn Assembly, Tuesday, 22nd Tishri 539 [13.10.1778], I circumcised my grandson, Abraham son of Judah Yadla [
(?) of The Hard] from *Hartum [Hartheim] in the New Synagogue, Portsmouth.
- 41. Monday,
22nd*28th Tishre 539 [19.10.1778], I circumcised Jonah son of Jacob Levi *PḤ, in the Old Synagogue,Portsmouth.
- 42. On Eve of Sabbath, 26th Shebat, 539 [12.2.1779], I circumcised Judah Leib son of Zvi in the New Synagogue, in Portsmouth.
- 43. Monday, 27th Adar 539 [15.3.1779], I circumcised Simhah son of Yehiel, in the Old Synagogue, Portsmouth.
- 44. Tuesday [*Wednesday(?)], 23rd Tammuz 540 [26.7.1780], I circumcised Selig Pinhas son of Asher Lemla, in the New Synagogue, Portsmouth. [*22nd Tammuz = Tuesday, 23rd = Wednesday]
- 45. Monday, 1st of the Intermediate Days of the Feast of Tabernacles, 17th Tishri 541 [16.10.'80], I circumcised Simeon son of Benjamin Levi, in the New Synagogue, in Portsmouth.
- 46. On Sabbath, 20th Heshvan, 541* [18.11.1780], I circumcised Alexander son of Solomon in a carpenter shop in White's Row at the time when the
New*new Synagogue was built in White's Row, Portsmouth, because he did not want his son to be circumcised in the New Synagogue in Daniel's Row.
- 47. On Sabbath, 7th Tammuz 541 [30.6.1781], I circumcised Aryeh Judah son of Zvi in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, Portsmouth.
- 48. Thursday, 19th Kislev 542 [6.12.1781], I circumcised Shalom son of Alexander who is called Sender [,] Jeweller, in the New [*i.e. new Old] Synagogue in White's Row and they have also dedicated a new Circumcisional Chair. But the Wardens and Leaders of the mentioned synagogue put up ordinary people (or young men) to buy Aliyoth [to be called up to reading of the Law] and spitefully would not let me have an Aliyah [to be called up to the Law], in Portsmouth.
- 49. On the Eve of the New Year which is 29th Elul, 542* [8.9.1782], I circumcised Judah son of Samuel Sanwel [*Zanvil] in the Synagogue in White's Row, Portsmouth.
- 50. Sunday, 12th Heshvan 543 [20.10.1782], I circumcised
Simeon*Samson (Shimsha) son of Zvi of Marburg*Bruck in the Synagogue in White's Row, Portsmouth.
- 51. Sabbath, 9th Tebeth 543 [14.12.1782], I circumcised Uri Shragai Feis son of Benjamin Levi in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, Portsmouth.
- 52. Sabbath 16th Tebeth 543 [21.12.1782], I circumcised Selig Reuben son of Jonathan Cohen in Gosport.
- 53. Sunday, 9th [
or 19th*] Shebat, 543 [12.1.1783], I circumcised Jacob son of Samuel Levi who left our Synagogue in Daniel's Row and joined the Synagogue in White's Row; in spite of it I circum-
cised his child in Portsmouth.
- 54. Wednesday, 12th Shebat, 543 [15.1.1783], I circumcised Benjamin Wolf [*Ze'eb] son of Isaac Elkin in the Synagogue White's Row, Portsmouth.
- 55. Thursday, 13th Shebat, 543 [16.1.1783], I circumcised Aaron son of Barukh in the Synagogue, White's Row, Portsmouth.
- 56. Tuesday,
28th*25th Shebat, 543 [28.1.1783], I circumcised Naphtali son of Mordecai, in Southampton.
- 57. Tuesday, 28th Second Adar 543* [1.4.1783], I circumcised Benjamin Simeon son of Alexander (Sender) Jeweller in the Synagogue in White's Row.
- 58. Eve of Sabbath 19th Elul 543 [16.9.1783] [?*], I circumcised Uri Feis son of Reb Mordecai, Beadle of Synagogue White's Row, Portsmouth. [*19 Elul = Tuesday; error for 29 (or 15?) Elul?]
- 59. Sunday, 14th Heshvan 544 [9.11.1783], I circumcised Jonah son of Asher Lemla, in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, Portsmouth.
- 60. Sabbath, 4th Kislev 544 [29.11.1783], I circumcised Gimpel son of Yehiel Emden in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, Portsmouth.
- 61. Friday, 4th Nisan 544 [26.3.1784], I circumcised Mordecai son of Zvi in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, Portsmouth.
- 62. Eve of Sabbath, Eve of New Moon, 29th Sivan 544 [18.6.1784], I circumcised Judah son of Abraham in the Synagogue, White's Row, Portsmouth. [*actually day before eve of new moon]
- 63. Eve of Sabbath, 28th Heshvan 545 [12.11.1784], I circumcised Moses son of Benjamin Levi in the New Synagogue in Daniel's Row and my son made the Preeah and Meziza.
- 64. Wednesday, Eve of New Moon of Tammuz, 545 [8.6.1785], I circumcised for the second time the boy Jacob son of Moses, being four months old, namely from the Eve of New Moon of Adar to Eve of New Moon of Tammuz. I cut off a big Orlah and made the Preeah as if he had not been circumcised before, this is called a double-foreskin. And my son circumcised and made Preeah for the first time.
- 65. On the Eve of New Moon of Kislev 546 [2.11.1785], I circumcised the boy Meir son of Joseph son of (*called) David son of Meir and my son made the Preeah and Meziza in the Synagogue in White's Row, Portsmouth.
- 66. Sabbath, Weekly Portion of the Law, Vayyesheb, 24th Kislev 546 [26.11.1785], I circumcised David son of Asher who is called Lemla in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, and my son made the Preeah and Maziza.
- 67. Friday [*Thursday?], 2nd of Second Adar 546 [2.3.1786], I circumcised Moses son of Pinhas, in Gosport, and my son Joel made the Preeah and Maziza. [*2nd Adar II = Thursday, 3rd = Friday]
- 68. Tuesday, 13th Nisan 546 [11.4.1786], I circumcised Pinhas Selig son of Judah in Portsmouth, in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row and my son made the Preeah and Maziza.
- 69. Sabbath, 5th Tammuz, 546 [1.7.1786], I circumcised Abraham son of Menahem Ezriel in Arundel, Sussex. I took with me a Scroll of Law. There are fourteen people [or Jewish families] who originally come from here [Portsmouth] and *Brighthemston.
- 70. Thursday,
19th*9th Kislev 547 [*30.11.1786], I circumcised Yitzhak Isaac (*Isaac Aizik) son of Seligin in *Brighthemston, Sussex. [*looks much more like 9th than 19th (which was Sunday)]
- 71. Thursday, 11th Adar 547 [1.3.1787], I circumcised Joshua Falk son of Jacob *PḤ Levi, in the Synagogue in White's Row, one child, and my son circumcised the other, because they were twins.
- 72. Tuesday [*Wed.?], 18th Tammuz, 547 [4.7.1787], I circumcised Hayyim son of Asher who is called Lemla,in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row, in Portsmouth Common. [*18 Tammuz = Wed.]
- 73. First Day of Pentecost, 548 [11.6.1788], I circumcised Libman Eleazar son of Reb Samuel, in Poole.
- 74. Friday,
5th*6th Tammuz, 548 [11.7.1788], I circumcised Selig Pinhas son of Menahem Ezriel son of Abraham, in Arundel [, Sussex]. (74a.) Tuesday, 20th Tishri 549 [21.10.88], I circumcised Zvi Hirsh son of Yehiel son of Simha and my son made the Preeah and Meziza in the Synagogue, in White's Row, in Portsmouth.
- 75. Thursday [*Friday?], 2nd day of the New Moon of Tammuz 549 [26.6.1789], I circumcised Uri Phoebus [*Feifush] son of Asher who is called Lemla son of Pinhas Isaac in the New Synagogue, Daniel's Row. And may the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, for Nuptial Canopy and for Good Deeds. [*1st Tammuz = Thurs, 2nd = Friday.]
- 76. Friday, 10th Elul 550 [20.8.1790], I circumcised Moses Moshe [*Mozus Moses] son of Solomon Levi in Poole. I went with Zalman Levi to Poole on Thursday, 9th Elul 1790.
- 77. Thursday, 16th Tebeth 551 [23.12.1790], I circumcised the son of Asher son of Zvi and his name is Zvi. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law for Nuptial Canopy and good deeds.
- 78. Tuesday, 7th Shebat, 552 [31.1.1792], I circumcised Pinhas Selig son of Asher, son of Zvi, of Exeter.
- 79. Sunday, 15th Tebeth 553 [30.12.1792], I circumcised son of Asher Lemla son of Pinhas Isaac who is called Elhanan Henla. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law for Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds.
- 80. Thursday, on the New Moon of Nisan 553 [14.3.1793], I circumcised Jacob Kopel son of Judah son of Joseph in Portsmouth. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, for Nuptial Canopy, and for Good Deeds. Amen.
- 81. Sabbath, 5th [*6th?] Ab 554 [*6th = Sabbath, 2.8.1794], I circumcised the son of Libman, who is called Issakhar Bear son of Eleazar, in his house. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, for nuptial canopy, and for good deeds. Amen.
- 82. Friday, 12th Iyar, 555 [1.5.1795], I circumcised Judah son of Asher son-in-law of Joseph
Jobman*Chapman. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, for Nuptial Canopy and for Good Deeds. Amen.
- 83. Friday, 19th Iyar 555 [8.5.1795], I circumcised David son of Asher son of Zvi, Exeter. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, for Nuptial Canopy, and for good deeds. Amen.
- 84. Eve of Sabbath, 22nd Tebeth 557 [20.1.1797]-in Portsmouth. I circumcised Jacob son of Moses and my son made the Preeah and Maziza. May his father and mother rear him in the Law, Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds. Amen.
- 85. Wednesday, 25 Tammuz, 557 [19.7.1797], I circumcised David son of Menahem Ezriel who is called Manes [*Manis]. May his father and mother rear him in the Law, Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds.
- 86. Sabbath, 8th Cheshvan 558 [28.10.1797], I circumcised the son of Simha, Watchmaker, and his name is Jacob son of Simha.
- 87. Wednesday, 1st of New Moon Sivan 558 [16.5.1798], I circumcised Joseph son of Asher son of Gabriel. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds.
- 88. Thursday, 21st Kislev, 559 [29.11.1798]. I circumcised the son of Abraham Plymouth and his name is Jacob son of Abraham. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds. Amen.
- 89. Eve of Sabbath, 13th Tebeth 559 [21.12.1798]. I circumcised Raphael son of Pinhas Selig and my son made the Preeah and Mazizah. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds.
- 90. Sabbath,
8th*18th First Adar 559 [23.2.1799]. I circumcised Judah son of Moses Jacob.
- 91. Sabbath, 9th Second Adar 559 [16.3.1799]. I circumcised Alexander son of Abraham Bordges, and his name is Sender son of Abraham.
- 92. Wednesday [*Tuesday?], 17th Tebeth 560 [14.1.1800]. I circumcised Barukh son of Asher son of Gabriel. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds. [*17th Tebeth = Tuesday, 18th = Wednesday]
Wednesday*Friday, 17th Adar 560 [14.3.1800]. I circumcised Jacob son of Simhah Levi who is called Doctor Lara in the Hebrah.
- 94. Wednesday, 28th Shebat 561 [11.2.1801]. I circumcised
Lion*Ari Judah son of Aaron Israel.
- 95. Wednesday, 5th Adar 561 [18.2.1801]. I circumcised with my son the son of Solomon and his name is Josla Joseph son of Solomon, the grandson of Judah son of Joseph. I circumcised the father and two sons and his grandson, son of his daughter, 561 [-1801], and his name is Yiddle [*Yidlah] son of Joseph
Merlin*Melrin whom I circumcised in Winchester and his son Selig and his son Jacob and two sons of his daughter in Portsmouth.
- 96. Thursday, 10th Iyar 561 [23.4.1801]. I circumcised with my son the son of Simhah Cohen who is a brother-in-law of my son-in-law Yechiel son of Samuel Sanwel [*Zanvil], in Portsmouth, and his name is Yekuthiel son of Simhah Cohen. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, for Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds.
- 97. Portsmouth. Sabbath, 29th Ab 561 [8.8.1801]. I circumcised with my son Solomon Zalman son of Uri Shragai Feis of Rochfort, in Essex. May his father and mother rear him in the Law, for Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds.
- 98. Thursday, 25th Elul 561 [3.9.'01]. I circumcised Joseph son of Asher
Lion*Ari, in Portsmouth. May his father and mother rear him in the Law, for Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds. Amen.
- 99. Monday, 25th Second Adar, 562 [29.3.1802]. I circumcised Asher Lemla son of Solomon son of Reb
Uri*Ari son-in-law of Judah son of Joseph in Portsmouth. I circumcised Judah son of Joseph in Winchester on the 18th Tebeth 523 [-1763] and took with me a Minyan from here.
- 100. Sabbath, Weekly Portion of the Law, Aharei Moth, which is 29th of Nisan 562 [1.5.1802]. I circum- cised with my son, the son of my son-in-law, Michael, son of Samuel Zanwel, and his wife is my daughter, in Portsmouth, and his name is Zanwel [*Zanvil].
- 101. Monday, 12th Tammuz 562 [12.7.1802]. I circumcised Moses son of Abraham, of *Breit [presum- ably Brighthemston], in Portsmouth.
- 102. Wednesday, 28th Tammuz 562 [28.7.1802]. I circumcised Simeon son of Jacob son of Gabriel in Portsmouth.
- 103. Wednesday, 6th Ab, 562 [4.8.1802]. I circumcised Solomon Zalman son of David of Rochfort, in Essex, in Portsmouth.
- 104. Thursday, Intermediate Days of Tabernacles, 563 [14.10.1802]. I circumcised Asher Lemla son of [Aaron Feis] *Feis Aaron, on 18th Tishre, in Portsmouth.
- 105. Tuesday, 24th Tebeth 563 [18.1.1803]. I circumcised with my son, Simeon son of Eliezer [*or Eleazar] Zisl in Portsmouth.
- 106. Sabbath, Second Day of Pentecost, 563 [28.5.1803]. I circumcised my grandson Isaac son of Michael who is called Itzik son of Michael. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, for Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds. Amen.
- 107. Friday [*Eve of Sabbath], Weekly Portion of the Law Eikeb. *Tuesday 6th Ab 563 [25.7.1803](.) I circumcised with my son, Moses *Mozus son of Asher son of Gabriel, in Portsmouth. [*The date seems faulty,as 6th Ab = Monday; the Eikeb reading was later in the month, and might possibly be unconnected with the 6th Ab entry which follows below it.]
- 108. Thursday, 7th Elul 563 [25.8.1803]. I circumcised with my son, Samuel son of Solomon son-in-law of Judah son of Joseph, in Portsmouth. I circumcised Judah son of Joseph in Winchester and his son-in-law and three sons in Portsmouth.
- 109. Sunday, Second Day of New Year, 564 [18.9.1803]. I circumcised with my son, Benjamin Wolf [*Ze'eb] son of Uri Shragai Feis son of Solomon of Rochfort, in Portsmouth.
- 110. Eve of Feast of Tabernacles, 564 [30.9.1803]. I circumcised with my son, Benjamin Wolf [*Ze'eb] son of Eleazar Franklin of London, in Portsmouth.
- 111. Tuesday, 19th Tammuz 565 [16.7.1805]. I circumcised the son of Pinhas Selig Trobe and his name is Simeon. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds.
- 112. Sabbath, 6th Heshvan 568 [7.11.1807]. I circumcised my grandson Naphtali Hertz [*Hirtz] son of Michael, in Portsmouth. May the Almighty enable his father and mother to rear him in the Law, Nuptial Canopy and Good Deeds. - He had to be circumcised a second time by a Mohel from London since I forgot to make Preeah on the day of Circumcision, because of the deep grief over my son Joel who committed suicide for the sake of an evil woman more bitter than death.
COMPLETE ANNOTATED LIST OF THE FATHERS' NAMES IN THE REGISTER
This is a complete expanded list of the fathers' (Hebrew) names, in the numerical (chronological) order of the original. As above, amendments to Newman's transcription are marked with an *asterisk. If a father has more than one entry, I have incorporated all his given details into his first entry, appending all his entry-numbers in brackets ( ). Each father's Hebrew name appears in bold type, and has wherever possible been expanded or completed from other sources, principally from the old Minute Book; any such additions appear in italics. In square [ ] brackets I have added the father's English name if known, with surname in capitals, and have indicated membership of the Old or New Congregation, with "M" if his name occurs also in the old Minute Book. Occasionally (e.g. nos. 36, 54) if the father's surname is found registered as if part of his Hebrew name, I have omitted it in favour of his genuine Hebrew name; the surname will of course be found added in the square brackets. If the ceremony took place outside Portsmouth, the town name is added. Dates and babies' names are omitted; they are found in Newman's translation above. (Mothers' names are never once mentioned, unfortunately the norm for such a register). I have retained Newman's traditional English spelling of Hebrew names, e.g. Isaac, Solomon, etc., and also his near-invariable spelling "Eleazar" (always אלעזר in the Register). Also retained are Newman's "tribal surnames" Levi and Cohen for the standard acronyms Segal (סגל) and Katz (כץ) of the original text.
b. = ben (son of).
fr. = from (+ town, village or place of origin, as final part of Hebrew name).
OC / NC = Old Congregation / New Congregation (during the "split" period 1766-1789).
M = name appears in the congregation Minute Book (1764-1840).
[ - ] indicates that the English name is (as yet) unknown.
* indicates an emendation or adjustment of Newman's transcription (see note above).
Before the Split: 1762-1765 ("OC" and "NC" refer forward to the 1766 split)
1. Israel Isserle b. Mordecai Moses fr. Erlang(en*), b-i-law of Leib Aleph (Levy ISAAC), (performed in *Swabia (Schwaben) [NC; M; Israel MORDECAI] (1, and probably 31, 39)
2. Judah b. Eleazar fr. Somerich (Z-) (*Sommerach), b-i-law of Leib Aleph [NC; M; Judah LAZARUS] (2, 14)
3. Eleazar b. Zvi fr. Ansbach [buried in cemetery Elul 1764; probably Lazarus HART]
4. Judah Leib b. Moses Levi fr. Wiesenfeld, b-i-law of Leib Aleph [OC > NC; M; Levi MOSES (i)] (4, 9, 17, 25, 27, 32)
5. Eleazar Lazi b. Moses fr. Fürth [OC; M; Lazarus MOSES]
6. Joseph b. Judah *Melrin (from Ellern, or Möllern??), in Winchester [NC; M; Joseph LEVI (-Y)] (6, 15; see also 68, 80, and 95, 99, 108)
7. *Rabbi Isaac Standel (*Shtendel), teacher [otherwise unknown]
8. Judah Leib b. Ze'eb Levi fr. Königsberg [NC; M; - ] (8, 11)
9. see 4
10. Solomon [otherwise unknown]
11. see 8
12. Moses Levi (probably Moses b. Mordecai Levi [NC; M; Moses LEVI?] ) (mentioned also in no.19)
First period of the Split: 1766-1773 (NC only, with the two exceptions 19 and 21 (see text & Newman))
13. Reuben Zelig Jacob b. Naftali Cohen fr. Lautersbach, and Fulda [NC; M; possibly JONAS] (13, 23, 29)
14. see 2
15. see 6 (in Winchester)
16. Meir [NC] (probably Meir b. Moses fr. Terkum (= Bad Dürkheim?) [NC; M; - ] )
17. see 4
18. Jacob, the Doctor, fr. Wetzlar [NC; otherwise unknown]
19. Samuel *Zanvil b. Menahem fr. *Sennfeld in Odenwald (in Moses Levi's house) [OC; M; Samuel EMANUEL] (19, 49)
20. Mordecai, silversmith, fr. Lublin [NC; perhaps same as 56]
21. Israel Judah b. Moses Aaron Cohen, *alias Lima Cohen, s-i-law of Benjamin Wolf b. Jacob Levi (Benjamin LEVI) [OC; M; Levi MOSES (ii)] (21, 38)
22. Naftali *Hirtz b. Jehiel (Ye-) [NC; M; very probably Henry MICHAEL]
23. see 13
24. Benjamin Wolf Klinger b. Simon Levi, lately from Bath [NC; M; Woolf SIMONS] (24, 37, 45, 51, 63)
25. see 4
26. Simeon (Simon) b. Eleazar [NC; Simon LAZARUS] (26, 34)
27. see 4
Second period of the Split: 1774-1789 (compromise years, both NC and OC)
28. Akiba b. Samuel fr. Norwich (probably) [OC; M; - ]
29. see 13
30. (Reb) Joseph, Reader of New Synagogue [NC; otherwise unknown]
31. Israel Isserle (-ah) [NC] (31, 39; very probably same as no. 1)
32. see 4
33. Gabriel b. Judah Aaron fr. Michelbach [OC; M; Gabriel NATHAN]
34. see 26
35. Jacob b. Benjamin (Wolf) Levi PḤ (this abbreviation פח is of uncertain meaning) [OC; M; Jacob LEVI] (35, 41, 71)
36. Isaac b. *Zachariah fr. Bohemia [OC; M; Isaac ZACHARIAH]
37. see 24
38. see 21 (in Cowes, IOW)
39. see 31
40. Judah *Yidla b. Moses Jacob fr. *Hartheim ("Hartum"), s-i-law of Leib Aleph [NC; Judah MOSES of Plymouth]
41. see 35
42. Zvi b. Judah fr. Massbach, or Mosbach (מאסבאך) [NC; M; Henry LEVY (LEVI)] (42, 47, 61)
43. Jehiel (Ye-) Michael b. Simhah [OC; M; Michael JACOBS] (43, 74a)
44. Asher Lemla b. Pinhas Isaac [NC; M; Lemle DAVIDS] (44, 59, 66, 72, 75, 79)
45. see 24
46. Solomon b. Isaac fr. Erlangen [OC; M; Solomon ISAAC(S)]
47. see 42
48. Alexander Sender b. Shalom, Jeweller [OC; M; - ] (48. 57)
49. see 19
50. Zvi Hirsh b. Abraham Samson (Shimshon) fr. *Bruck [OC; M; Henry SIMPSON]
51. see 24
52. Jonathan b. Reuben Cohen, in [and of] Gosport [NC; M; possibly JONAS (see 13)]
53. Samuel b. Mordecai Levi [NC; M; Samuel MORDECAI (joined OC in Sept. 1782)]
54. Isaac b. Elhanan fr. Raubach (possibly Raibach, Reubach?) [OC; M; Isaac ELKIN]
55. Baruch b. Moses fr. N-sh (Neustadt?) [OC; M; Barnett MOSES]
56. Mordecai b. Judah, in Southampton [joined OC, perhaps from NC, in September 1782; M; - (see no.20)]
57. see 48
58. Reb Mordecai b. Isaiah Levi, Beadle of OC [OC; M (scribe 1774-84); - ]
59. see 44
60. Jehiel (Ye-) Michael b. Mordecai Gumpel fr. Emden [NC; M; Michael EMDEN]
61. see 42
62. Abraham b. Moses Plymouth [OC; M; Abraham MOSES] (62, 88)
63. see 24
64. Moses (Jacob?) b. Naftali Hirtz, Drucker [OC; M; Moses HART] (64, also 84 and 90?)
65. Joseph *alias David b. Meir fr. Ilfeld [OC; M; prob. Joseph (or David) MYERS]
66. see 44
67. Pinhas b. Isaac Fürth, in Gosport [OC; M; Phineas MOSES]
68. Judah b. Joseph [NC; M; Joseph LEVY (LEVI), son of no. 6] (68, 80)
69. Menahem Ezriel "*Manis" b. Abraham, in Arundel [NC; M; Israel ABRAHAM] (69, 74, 85)
70. Seligin (Ze-), in Brighton [otherwise unknown]
71. see 35 (the twins were Walter Jacob and Isaac LEVI)
72. see 44
73. Reb Samuel, in Poole [Samuel ISAAC(S)]
74. See 69 (in Arundel)
75. See 44
1790 onwards: the NC ceases to function, and the congregations are reunited
76. Solomon (Eliakom Zalman) b. Ze'eb (Wolf) Levi, in Poole [M; Solomon LEVY]
77. Asher b. Zvi fr. Exeter [ex-NC; M; Israel ISRAEL] (77, 78, 83)
78. See 77
79. See 44
80. See 68
81. Eleazar Libman (Lip-) b. Nathan fr. Hamburg [M; Philip NATHAN]
82. Asher b. Gabriel, s-in-law of Joseph b. Jekuthiel Kopman [Joseph *CHAPMAN] [M; Asher NATHAN] (82, 87, 92, 107)
83. See 77
84. Moses (see 64)
85. See 69
86. Simhah b. Jacob Cohen, Watchmaker, b-in-law of Jehiel [i.e. Michael] b. Samuel [no. 100] [M; Simon ABRAHAMS] (86,96)
87. See 82
88. See 62
89. Pinhas Selig (*Ze-) b. Jacob Rintel fr. Amsterdam [ex-NC; M; Solomon JACOBS DE JONG] (v. probable patronym and identification) (also no.111?)
90. Moses Jacob (see 64)
91. Abraham *Bordgis (בארדגיס, final "s" smudged) [conceivably = "Portugese"?] [otherwise unknown]
92. See 82
93. Simhah Levi, "Doctor Lara" ((לץארה [Dr. Benjamin LARA]
94. Aaron Israel (spelt as Hebrew name) [?b. Zvi Exeter = Arnold ISRAEL JOHNSON?] - (N.B. the baby is *Ari Judah)
95. Solomon b. (Reb) Abraham *Ari, s-i-law of Judah b. Joseph (no.68) [M; Charles LYONS] (95, 99, 108)
96. See 86
97. Uri Shraga Feis b. Solomon fr. Rochford Essex [M; Philip BARNARD] (97, 109)
98. Asher *Ari [ - ]
99. See 95
100. Michael b. Samuel *Zanvil, s-i-law of Leib Aleph [M; Michael EMANUEL, son of no. 19] (100, 106,
112; see also 86)
101. Abraham of Brighton (?) [ - ]
102. Jacob b. Gabriel [M; Jacob NATHAN]
103. David b. Solomon fr. Rochford Essex [M; David BARNARD]
104. *Feis Aaron (spelt as Hebrew name, not as surname) [nevertheless = Philip AARON?]
105. Eleazar *Zissel b. Simon [M; Lewis LAZARUS, son of no. 26]
106. See 100
107. See 82
108. See 95
109. See 97
110. Eleazar b. Jacob Benjamin Zeeb Franklin fr. London [M; Lewis FRANKLIN]
111. Pinhas Selig (*Ze-) *Trobey (טרובץ) (likely same as no. 89)
112. See 100
* * * * * * * *
INDEX OF HEBREW NAMES
The alphabetic order within each Hebrew given name is:
1. Given name(s) + patronymic, alphabetically by patronymic (e.g. Zvi Hirsh b. Abraham, Zvi b. Asher...)
2. Given names with no known patronymic, alphabetically by the second word.
3. Name as patronymic, in alphabetic order of son's given name after the comma.
As in the annotated list, b. = ben (son of), and "fr." = from.
Babies' names are in italics (unless they appear later as fathers also - nos.6,19 & 26).
Aaron b. Baruch 55
Aaron b. Solomon 10
Aaron Feis 104
Aaron (Israel) (? b. Zvi) 94
Abigdor b.Joseph 30
Abraham b. Jacob 18
Abraham b. Judah 40
Abraham b. Menahem Ezriel 69
Abraham b. Moses 62,88
Abraham Balak 19
Abraham Bordgis 91
Abraham of Brighton 101
Abraham, Menahem b. 69,74,85
Abraham Ari, Solomon b. 95,99,108
Abraham Samson, Zvi b. 50
Akiba (? b. Samuel) 28
Alexander Sender b. Abraham 91
Alexander b. Judah Levi 27
Alexander Sender (Jeweller)b.Shalom 48,57
Alexander b. Solomon 46
Ari Judah b. Aaron (Israel) 94
Aryeh Judah b. Zvi 47
(& see Abraham Ari, Asher Ari)
Asher Lemla b.Feis Aaron 104
Asher b. Gabriel 82,87,92,107
Asher Lemla b.Pinhas Isaac 44,59,66,72,75,79
Asher Lemla b. Solomon 99
Asher b. Zvi 77,78,83
Asher Ari (Lion) 98
Av- see Ab-
Balak - see Abraham Balak
Baruch b. Asher 92
Baruch b. Eleazar 5
Baruch b. Israel 39
Baruch b. Moses 55
Benjamin Simon b. Alexander 57
Benjamin Ze'eb b. Eleazar 110
Benjamin Ze'eb b. Isaac 54
Benjamin Wolf b. Jacob Levi 19,21,35,41,71
Benjamin Wolf b. Simon Levi 24,37,45,51,63
(& see Jacob Benjamin Franklin)
Bordgis - see Abraham
David b. Asher b. Pinhas 66
David b. Asher b. Zvi 83
David b. Judah 14
David b. Judah Levi 11
David (Joseph) b. Meir 65
David b. Menahem 85
David (Tevele) b. Mordecai 20
David b. Solomon 103
Eleazar Zissel b. Israel 31
Eleazar b. Jacob Benjamin Ze'eb 110
Eleazar Zissel b. Judah 2
Eleazar Lazi b. Moses 5
Eleazar Lipman b. Nathan 81
Eleazar Lipman b. Samuel 73
Eleazar Zissel b. Simon 26;105
Eleazar b. Zvi 3
Eleazar, Judah b. 2;14
(& see Zissel)
Elhanan Henla b. Asher 79
Elhanan b. Judah Levi 8
Elhanan, Isaac b. 54
Eliakom Zalman b. Ze'eb Levi 76
Elias (Elijah) b. Benjamin Levi 24
Feis Aaron 104
(& see Uri)
Gabriel b. Judah Aaron 33
Gabriel, Asher b. 82,87,92,107
Gabriel, Jacob b. 102
Gimpel b. Jehiel Emden (see Mordecai) 60
Haim b. Asher 72
Hirsh (see Zvi)
Hirtz b. Judah Levi 25
(& see Naftali)
Isaac b. Elhanan 54
Isaac Selig b. Jacob Cohen 13
Isaac b. Judah (Lima) Cohen 38
Isaac b. Michael 106
Isaac b. Seligin 70
Isaac b. Zachariah 36
Isaac Standel 7
Isaac, Pinhas b. 67
Isaac, Solomon b. 46
(& see Pinhas Isaac)
Isaiah Levi, Mordecai b. 58
Israel b. Mordecai Moses 1,31,39
Israel Judah b. Moses Aaron Cohen 21,38
Issachar Bear b. Benjamin Levi 37
Issachar Bear b. Eleazar Lipman 81
Jacob b. Benjamin Levi 35,41,71
Jacob b. Gabriel 102
Jacob Koppel b. Joseph Melrin 15
Jacob Koppel b. Judah 80;95
Jacob b. Judah Levi 9
Jacob b. Moses 84
Jacob b. Moses (Drucker) 64
Jacob (Reuben) b. Naftali Cohen 13,23,29
Jacob b. Samuel Levi 53
Jacob b. Simhah Cohen 86
Jacob b. Simhah Levi 93
Jacob fr. Wetzlar 18
Jacob Levi, Benjamin b. 19,21,35,41,71
Jacob Benjamin Franklin, Eleazar b. 110
Jacob Rintel, Pinhas b. 89
Jacob Cohen, Simhah b. 86,96
(& see Moses Jacob)
Jehiel b. Mordecai Gumpel Emden 60
Jehiel b. Naftali Hirtz 22
Jehiel (Michael) b. Samuel - see Michael
Jehiel b. Simhah 43,74a
Jekuthiel b. Judah Levi 32
Jekuthiel b. Simhah Cohen 96
Jekuthiel Kopman, Joseph b. 82
Joel b. Judah Leib Aleph see text
Joel b. Judah Levi 17
Jonah b. Asher 59
Jonah b. Jacob Levi 41
Jonathan b. Reuben Cohen 52
Joseph b. Asher 87
Joseph b. Asher Ari 98
Joseph b. Isaac Standel 7
Joseph b. Jekuthiel Kopman 82
Joseph b. Judah Melrin 6,15;80,95,99,108
Joseph (David) b. Meir 65
Joseph b. Solomon 95
Joseph (Reader, NC) 30
Judah b. Abraham 62
Judah b. Asher 82
Judah b. Eleazar 2,14
Judah b. Gabriel 33
Judah Leib Aleph b. Isaac 1,2,4,40,100,112
Judah Leib b. Isaac Zachariah 36
Judah b. Joseph (Melrin) 6;68,80,95,99,108
Judah b. Moses Jacob (Plymouth) 40
Judah b. Moses Jacob 90
Judah Leib b.Moses Levi W'd 4,9,17,25,27,32
Judah b. Samuel 49
Judah Leib b. Ze'eb Levi K'berg 8,11
Judah Leib b. Zvi 42
Judah Aaron, Gabriel b. 33
Judah Melrin, Joseph b. 6,15
Judah, Mordecai b. 56
Judah, Zvi b. 42,47,61
(& see Aryeh Judah, Israel Judah)
Kopman - see Joseph b. Jekuthiel
Leib - see Judah
Lemla - see Asher
Lima Cohen - see Israel Judah Cohen
Lion - see Aryeh
Lipman - see Eleazar
Meir b. Eleazar 3
Meir b. Joseph (David) b. Meir 65
Meir (? b. Moses) 16
Meir, Joseph (David) b. 65
Menahem Ezriel b. Abraham 69,74,85
Menahem, Samuel b. 19
Michael (Jehiel) b. Mordecai Emden 60
Michael (Jehiel) b. Naftali Hirtz 22
Michael b. Samuel 19;86,96;100,106,112
Michael (Jehiel) b. Simhah 43,74a
Mordecai b. Isaiah Levi 58
Mordecai b. Israel 1
(Mordecai) Gimpel b. Jehiel Emden 60
Mordecai b. Judah 56
Mordecai b. Simon 34
Mordecai b. Zvi 61
Mordecai fr. Lublin 20
Mordecai Moses, Israel b. 1 (31,39)
Mordecai Gumpel, Jehiel (Michael) b. 60
Mordecai Levi, Moses b. (?) 12
Mordecai Levi, Samuel b. 53
Moses b. Abraham 101
Moses b. Akiba 28
Moses b. Asher 107
Moses b. Benjamin Levi 63
Moses b. Israel Judah (Lima) Cohen 21
Moses b. Jacob (Reuben) Cohen 29
Moses b. Meir 16
Moses b. Mordecai Levi - see Moses Levi
Moses (Jacob) b. Naftali Drucker 64;(84,90)
Moses b. Pinhas 67
Moses b. Solomon (Eliakom) Levi 76
Moses Jacob - see Moses b. Naftali
Moses Levi 12,19
Moses, Abraham b. 62,88
Moses, Baruch b. 55
Moses Aaron Cohen, Israel Judah b. 21,38
Moses Jacob, Judah b. 40
Moses Levi, Judah b, 4,9,17,25,27,32
Moses, Meir b. 16
(& see Mordecai Moses)
Naftali Hirtz b. Jehiel 22
Naftali Hirtz b. Michael 112
Naftali b. Mordecai 56
Naftali Cohen, Jacob (Reuben) b. 13,23,29
Naftali Hirtz, Moses b. 64
(& see Hirtz)
Nathan, Eleazar Lipman b. 81
Phoebus - see Uri
Pinhas Selig b. Asher b. Pinhas Isaac 44
Pinhas Selig b. Asher b. Zvi 78
Pinhas b. Isaac 67
Pinhas Zelig b. Jacob Rintel 89
Pinhas Selig b. Judah 68; 95
Pinhas Selig b. Menahem Ezriel 74
Pinhas Selig Trobey 111
Pinhas Isaac, Asher b. 44,59,66,72,75,79
Raphael b. Pinhas Selig 89
Reuben Zelig Jacob b.Naftali Cohen 13,23,29
Reuben Selig b. Jonathan Cohen 52
Reuben Cohen, Jonathan b. 52
Samson b. Zvi 50
(& see Abraham Samson)
Samuel b. Menahem 19,49
Samuel b. Michael 100
Samuel b. Mordecai Levi 53
Samuel b. Solomon 108
Samuel (in Poole) 73
Samuel, Akiba b. 28
Samuel, Michael b. 19;86,96;100,106,112
Seligin (in Brighton) 70
Selig - see Pinhas, Reuben & Isaac
Sender - see Alexander
Shalom b. Alexander Sender 48
Shalom, Alexander Sender b. 48,57
Shimshah, Shimshon - see Samson
Shraga - see Uri
Simhah b. Jacob Cohen,Watchmaker 86,96
Simhah b. Jehiel 43
Simhah, Jehiel (Michael) b. 43,74a
Simhah Levi 93
Simon b. Benjamin Levi 45
Simon b. Eleazar 26,34
Simon b. Eleazar Zissel 105
Simon b. Jacob 102
Simon b. Pinhas 111
Simon Levi, Benjamin b. 24,37,45,51,63
(& see Benjamin Simon b. Alexander)
Solomon b. Abraham Ari 95,99,108
Solomon Zalman b. David 103
Solomon b. Isaac 46
Solomon b. Jacob Levi 35
Solomon Zalman b. Uri Shraga Feis 97
Solomon (Eliakom) b. Ze'eb Levi 76
Solomon, David & Uri Feis b. 97,103,109
Tevele - see David
Trobey - see Pinhas (111)
Uri Phoebus b. Asher 75
Uri Shragai Feis b. Benjamin Levi 51
Uri Feis b. Mordecai 58
Uri Shraga Feis b. Solomon 97,109
(& see Feis)
Wolf - see Benjamin & Ze'eb
Ye- (see Je-)
Zachariah, Isaac b. 36
Zalman - see Solomon
Zanvil (Zanwel) - see Samuel
Zelig - see Selig
Ze'eb Levi, Judah b. 8,11
Ze'eb Levi, Solomon b. 76
(& see Benjamin)
Zissel b. Judah Levi 4
(& see Eleazar)
Zvi Hirsh b. Abraham Samson 50
Zvi b. Asher 77
Zvi Hirsh b. Jehiel 74a
Zvi b. Judah 42,47,61
Zvi, Asher b. 77,78,83
Zvi, Eleazar b. 3
Special index of COHENS AND LEVI'S
(fathers only, with their first entries)
Israel Judah b. Moses Aaron Cohen (21)
Jacob b. Naftali Cohen (= Reuben Cohen)
Jonathan b. Reuben Cohen (52)
Lima Cohen (= Israel Judah Cohen)
Reuben Zelig Jacob b.Naftali Cohen (13)
Simhah b. Jacob Cohen (86)
Benjamin Wolf b. Jacob Levi (19,21)
Benjamin Wolf b. Simon Levi (24)
Eliakom Zalman (Solomon) b.Ze'eb Levi (76)
Jacob b. Benjamin Levi (35)
Judah Leib b. Moses Levi Wiesenfeld (4)
Judah Leib b. Ze'eb Levi Königsberg (8)
Mordecai b. Isaiah Levi (58)
Moses (b. Mordecai) Levi (12)
Samuel b. Mordecai Levi (53)
Simhah Levi (93)
Solomon b Ze'eb Levi (= Eliakom Levi)
PLACE NAMES AND OTHER HEBREW NAME-WORDS
Arundel, Sussex 69,74
Aub start of register
Brighton, Sussex 69,70,101
Franconia start of register
Gosport, Hants. 52,67
Massbach (?) 42
Mosbach (?) 42
Neustadt (?) 55
Poole, Dorset 73,76
Rochford, Essex 97,103,109
INDEX OF ENGLISH SURNAMES
(Fathers only, with each's first entry only)
AARON, Philip (?) 104
ABRAHAM, Israel 69
ABRAHAMS, Simon 86
BARNARD, David 103
BARNARD, Philip 97
CHAPMAN, Joseph 82
DAVIDS, Lemle 44
DE JONG, Solomon Jacob(s) - see JACOBS
ELKIN, Isaac 54
EMANUEL, Michael 100
EMANUEL, Samuel 19
EMDEN, Michael 60
FRANKLIN, Lewis 110
HART, Lazarus 3
HART, Moses 64
ISAAC, Joel see text
ISAAC, Levy see text
ISAAC(S), Samuel 73
ISAAC(S), Solomon 46
ISRAEL, Arnold - see JOHNSON
ISRAEL, Israel 77
JACOBS, Michael 43
JACOBS (DE JONG), Solomon 89
JOHNSON, Arnold ISRAEL 94
JONAS (?) 13; 52
LARA, Benjamin 93
LAZARUS, Judah 2
LAZARUS, Lewis 105
LAZARUS, Simon 26
LEVI, Benjamin 19,21
LEVI, Jacob 35
LEVI (-VY), Joseph 6
LEVI, Moses 12
LEVY, Henry 42
LEVY, Joseph - see Joseph LEVI
LEVY (-VI), Joseph 68
LEVY, Solomon 76
LYONS, Charles 95
MICHAEL, Henry 22
MORDECAI, Israel 1
MORDECAI, Samuel 53
MOSES, Abraham 62
MOSES, Barnett 55
MOSES, Judah 40
MOSES, Lazarus 5
MOSES, Levi (i) 4
MOSES, Levi (ii) 21
MOSES, Phineas 67
MYERS, Joseph (or David) 65
NATHAN, Asher 82
NATHAN, Jacob 102
NATHAN, Philip 81
SIMONS, Woolf 24
SIMPSON, Henry 50
ZACHARIAH, Isaac 36