Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
 
Reference NA1192
Family Name SOLOMON
Forenames Mordecai
Probate Date 1813 (30 Aug)
Address Formerly, Birmingham, then, Little Somerset Street, then Clare Court, Drury Lane and then Birmingham.
Occupation Pencil Maker
Spouse Rachel
Parents
Siblings Henry Solomon
Children Mosely Solomon, Jacob (John) Solomon, Saul Solomon, Sampson Solomon, Philip Solomon, Elizabeth the wife of Ezekiel Nathan and Charlotte the wife of Abraham Davis.
Grandchildren Henry, Jacob, David and Rachel Nathan (“orphans of Betsy”)
Other Relatives Niece Rachel Henry Lazarus. Solomon Myers husband of his “oldest grandaughter”
Bequests Moses Levy Newton, Merchant of Great Prescott Street, Isaiah Phillips of Birmingham, Mr. Aaron, Mr. Hollis?
Executors, Administrators Rachel Solomon, Abraham Davis, Ezekiel Nathan and Moses Levy Newton.
Witnesses Sampson Lucas of Haydon Square and Thomas Edwards clerk to Messrs Lamb of Aldergate Street and Abraham Cohen. Appeared John Gabriel Davis, Merchant of 16 Clare Court.
Notes Birmingham Synagogue. In 1809 foundation stone for a Synagogue in Birmingham “laid by Mordecai Solomon, a pencil maker who had been listed in the Birmingham Directory in 1777 and had lived in the area ever since.” Anthony Joseph also mentions Rabbi Isaiah Phillips (1747-1835) Anthony Joseph, “Birmingham’s Jewish community” pp 32-33 in, Shemot, Volume 18, 3.
NA Cat Ref Prob 11/1547

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