There is a faint difficult to read inscription at the bottom of this tombstone. We believe it reads:
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs M Lazarus of the city of Bath who departed this life January 24th AM aged 63 years.
There is a faint difficult to read inscription at the bottom of this tombstone. We believe it reads: 'Sacred to the Memory of Mrs M Lazarus of the city of Bath who departed this life January 24th AM aged 63 years.
Ester was born in Portsmouth. She was married to Mark 'Mordecai' Lazarus. They may have had 8 children born in Portsmouth and Bristol. In 1833, M Lazarus is listed as a Broker at 6 Abbey street. In 1838 there is an advert in the Bath Chronicle that 'M Lazarus of No 6 Abbey Street Begs to inform the nobility and gentry of Bath that he has entered into the engagement with one of the houses in London for the supply of fancy dress for the Royal Dramatic Fete'.
Ester died at 6 Abbey Street on 24 January 1838, occupation broker. The Bath Chronicle of 1 February 1838 carried the following notice 'January 24 aged 61 deeply lamented Ester wife of Mr Lazarus of Abbey Street. Her son Benjamin Lazarus was present at her death. A few moths later, Benjamin married Maria Isaacs, furrier, in Bath 'according two the rites of the Jewish church. Solomon Wolfe (grave 57) officiated.
Benjamin and his wife Maria lived in Bath St, Bath during the 1840s. They had four children burned in Bath, Hannah (1839), Phineas, named after Maria's father (1842) Fanny (1844) and Nathaniel (1846) . They had moved to London by 1851. Benjamin had a colourful life: he became bankrupt in 1841, and had a number of criminal convictions.
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