Simmonds Family Prayer Book

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May 052018

Simmonds Family Prayer Book

This book, dated 1837, has the inscription “W Simmonds to J L Simmonds”

There is some information about the book on the Blog at Synagogue Scribes: Simmonds Family Prayer Book

Phil Kirby, who is now the proud owner of the book, has kindly contributed 3 pages from the Simmonds Family Prayer Book, along with the following observations.

Wolf Simmonds and his son Judah Lee Simmonds who are recorded in the prayer book appear in the Borough Synagogue records.

Wolf aka William Simmons aka Simmonds was President in 1826/27 and his son Judah Lee an officer in 1867.

Other Simmonds who were in Hamburg and the West Indies sons of Wolf and Eve Jacobs contributed to the Borough New Synagogue.

Phil also has many postings on the British Genealogy Forum in the Jewish Roots section

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New relatives in New Zealand

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Jul 242017

I was recently contacted via the family tree database by Olivia Jameson.

Liv and her family are descendants of Samuel Jacobs who went to NZ via Tasmania and Australia.

Three Jacobs brothers were in NZ in the mid 1860s – details of Samuel can be found on this site :- The Life of Samuel Jacobs

June very kindly sent me some family photographs, these have been added to the Photo Gallery in the New Zealand Jacobs section.


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