Secular Records

If you find a name that interests you under the Secular Records, don’t forget to return to the main SynagogueScribes database of London Ashkenazi pre-1837 Jewish records (births, marriages, deaths, burials) using the ‘Search Synagogue Scribes’  to look for matching Synagogue records.

City of London Census - Names abstracted from An Index of London inhabitants within the city walls in 1695. Based on assessments for 80 parishes made under the Act of 6 & 7 Wm. and Mary.

City of London Tax 1693 – 1694We abstracted the following names from the records of the Four Shillings in the Pound 1693 to 1694 tax, raised by Parliament to fund King William’s European warfare. We do not guarantee that we have identified every listed Jewish person and may have included some who were not: this applies in particular to names of Spanish and Italian origin. For further information see here.  Unfortunately we have no records in the SynagogueScribes main database for this very early post-readmission period.

More very early records abstracted from civil sources. As before, some persons listed may not have been Jewish, and we may have missed some who were. For further information click here

For further information regarding the late Arthur Arnold’s abstracts, published in the Jewish Historical Society of England Miscellanies. Part VI, and not included in this table, click here.

City of London Settlements- Some names selected from City of London Settlements St Botolph Aldgate 1742 to 1868 This is a very partial abstract and some of the individuals may not be Jewish. For further details on this excellent resource and information on how to purchase the CD, see here.

Hull Aliens- Hull Alien registration certificates 1793 to 1815 available from here

Subscribers to the 1807 Prayer Book - Subscription list from The David Levi Machzor of 1807 [Index at the end of volume 6 (Shavuot)] Libraries of UCL and the University of Jerusalem.

Jewish Will extracts 18th – 19th Century - Many of the extracts are taken from Wills available at the National Archives Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC) Wills made between 1384 and 12 January 1858 as well as some available at the LMA London Metropolitan Archive. These extracts were prepared, and generously contributed, by David Alexander. In some of the notes abbreviations are used. For example Franklin records 1915, is Franklin, Arthur Ellis, Records of the Franklin Family and Collaterals. London 1915

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