Grave 10
     

Rachel Jacobs

1825 – 1888


Here lies
a spinster of upright and honourable character 
Ms Rachel
Jacobs daughter of Mr Samuel 
may his memory be a blessing 
who joined
her fathers on day 1 (Sunday) 
the first of the month Shevat 
in the year 5648
in the sixty second year of the days of her life 
And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of
Rachel’s grave unto this day (Genesis 35:20) 
May her soul be bound up in the bond of life eternal

פנ
הבתולה מגזע ישרים ונכבדים מ רחל
רזי יקאבס בת ר שמואל זל שבה אל
אבותיה ביום א רח שבט שנה התרחם
בשנת שתים וששים שנה לימי חייה
ויצב יעקב מצבה על קברתה הוא מצבת
קברת רחל עד היום
תנצבה


IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF 
RACHAEL JACOBS. DAUGHTER OF
SAMUEL & PHŒBE JACOBS.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 
JANUARY 15TH 1888.
AGED 62.
SHEBAT 1. 5648.

“AND JACOB SET A PILLAR UPON HER
GRAVE: THAT IS THE PILLAR OF RACHAEL’S
GRACE UNTO THIS DAY.” GEN. CHAP. 35.VER.20.


Rachel was the daughter of Samuel and Phoebe Jacobs, graves 7 and 8 and the sister of Harriet grave 9 and Julia grave 16.  She was  born in 1826 in Whitechapel London.  

We know very little about Rachel's life. She had two brothers and seven sisters, all born in Whitechapel. She never married. Her father Samuel was a clothes salesman. His businesses did well, and Samuel, Phoebe, Harriet, Rachel, Julia and their youngest sister Maira had moved to Paddington by the 1861 census. 

They moved to Bath in 1861/2 , probably because of Samuel's health. He died in 1866 a rich man and their mother died a year later. Rachel  continued to live in Bath with her two sisters, Harriet and Julia. In the 1871 census they are living in 2 Somerset Cottages, Prior Park Road. Their occupations are recorded as 'bond holders/income from foreign bonds'. 

By the 1881 census Harriet and Rachel are living in a lodging house at 11 Manvers Street. Her sister Julia was recorded as living in the St Cuthbert's Lunatic Asylum in Wells. Her sister Harriet died on 22 December 1885, leaving personal effects of £973 12s 8d. Rachel died three years later on 15 March 1888 at 4 New King Street, Bath.  Her personal estate was £2,026 1s. 9d. Her will was administered in Birmingham where her sister Hannah Alexander lived. 

Census records
 1841  39 South St Manchester Square  London
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Samuel Jacobs 40
London
Head
Clothes Salesman
Phoebe Jacobs 0
Not_taken
Wife
Wife
Harriet Jacobs 13
London
Daughter
Unstated
Rachel Jacobs 15
London
Daughter
Unstated
Philip Jacobs 11
London
Son
Unstated
Julia Jacobs 15
London
Daughter
Unstated
Alice Jacobs 10
London
Daughter
Unstated
Francis Jacobs 6
London
Son
Unstated
Amelia Jacobs 4
London
Daughter
Unstated
Maria Jacobs 2
London
Daughter
Unstated
 1871  2  Somerset Cottages Prioir Park   Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Harriet Jacobs 50
London
Head
Bond Holder
Rachel Jacobs 47
London
Sister
Bond Holder
Julia Jacobs 45
London
Sister
Bond Holder
 1881  11  Manvers Street  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Harriet Jacobs 58
London
Lodger
Income from Foreign Bonds
Rachel Jacobs 51
London
Sister
Income from Foreign Bonds
 1901  9 Stall St  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Kate Aaron 73
Dover
Head
Retired fancy shop keeper
Louisa Aaron 40
Torquay
Daughter
Music teacher
Rachel Jacobs 0
U
Daughter
U
Associated addresses
 1862-1870  12 Bladud Buildings  Bath
The Jacobs family lived here from 1862. End date uncertain, but by 1871 after their parents deaths, Phoebe and Harriet and Rachel are living elsewhere
Samuel Jacobs 
Phoebe Jacobs 
Harriet Jacobs 
Julia Jacobs 
Rachel Jacobs 
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Rachel Jacobs
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