Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
Reference NA1180
Family Name BENJAMIN
Forenames LYON
Probate Date 1825 (15 Dec)
Address Chatham
Occupation Salesman and silversmith
Spouse Hannah
Siblings Moses Benjamin, Salesman of London; Jacob Benjamin, Laborer of London, Rose Benjamin, Widow of London
Other Relatives
Executors, Administrators Hannah Benjamin
Witnesses John Waller, William Hills and J. Stephens.
Notes Probably GSM 006/1 in 1792 to Hannah Aarons. “A particularly interesting tombstone with a curious, long and erudite Hebrew inscription marks the last resting-place of Abraham Judah ben Asher (=Abraham Lyon(?) Benjamin), Parnas of the community, who died in 1826 at the age of sixty-three after an operation for removing a gall-stone, which was buried with him! His widow, Hannah, daughter of Jacob (Mrs. Hannah Benjamin), survived him by eighteen years, and is described as a benefactress of the Synagogue and Orphanage: her bequests were administered by the Great Synagogue in London. THE RISE OF PROVINCIAL JEWRY Cecil Roth 1950

NA Cat Ref Prob 11/1706


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