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 o fBath 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. 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 18) officiated.
We are still researching the full life story of Ester and her family.
6 Abbey Street Bath
Place of death