Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
 
Reference NA373
Family Name MYERS
Forenames Joel
Probate Date 1836 (23 July)
Address Maldon, Essex
Occupation Gentleman
Spouse Frances Lazarus
Parents
Siblings Selig of Sherovy in Prussia
Children Mitchell, Wolf, Lawrence, Benjamin, David and George. Daughters, Matilda Myers to marry Lawrence Abrahams of Brighton, Sarah Myers and Hannah Joseph.
Grandchildren Henrietta, Julia and Esther Joseph.
Other Relatives Father-in-law, Moses Lazarus of Rochford. Son-in-law, Solomon Davis of 8 Bury Street.
Bequests
Executors, Administrators Frances Myers and Mitchell, Wolf and Lawrence Myers
Witnesses C.G. Parker and his clerks Josh. Arthy and Jas. Kirkham; Samuel and Jane Sandle and James Lewis of Maldon.
Notes New Synagogue. Ref. number is the same as for George Myers (ie. same folio). Debtor is S? Moses of Aldgate. Son George died in 1836 (Catalogue Reference:Prob 11/1864). Soton 138 Circ 1809 [7 May] MYERS David [David b. Joel at Malden] Soton 210 Circ 1812 [21 Mar] MYERS George [Gershon b.Joel at Malden] 20 On Sunday 19 MarHeshvan ’557 pericope Hayyei Sarah I circumcised and uncovered the corona of the child Gedali’[ah] b Moses. May he merit to raise him to all good. The sandek was Moses ROCHFORD. Gadaliah M. Daniel, BILLERICAY, ESSEX. Hamburg Synagogue 20 Nov 5557 [1796] (The Circumcision Register of Rabbi Ash of Dover, 1765 – 1818). “Moses Lazarus, who hailed from Worms, was generally known from his place of residence as Moses Rochford, and is the ancestor of half of the upper stratum of Anglo-Jewry of older vintage. In 1791, his daughter Frances was married under the auspices of the New Synagogue to Joel Myers, of Maldon, who subsequently removed to Colchester (he was ancestor of the late Dr. Charles Myers). In his former home there seems to have been at one time an incipient community: for when in 1828 Michael Hart Simonson (Michael Zevi ben Simeon) performed the marriage-ceremony at Sheerness between Solomon Davis and Sarah, widow of Hyam Abrahams, the grandparents of Sir Sidney Lee, he was described as “the Shochet of Maldon.” Roth, “Rise of Provincial Jewry” the setting.)

NA Cat Ref Prob 11/1864

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