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Samuel Jacobs

1801 – 1866

Here lies 
Samuel Jacobs
And God called Samuel
son of Samuel and said here I am (I Samuel 3:4) 
who went to his eternity on the 19th day 
in the month of Shevat aged five
and sixty years
 in the year 626 
May his soul be bound up in the bond of life eternal

פנ
ויקרא ה אל שמואל
בן שמואל ויאמר הנני
והלך לעולמו ביום יט
לחדש שבט בן חמש
וששים שנה שנת תרכו
תנצבה


In memory of
SAMUEL JACOBS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 4TH 1866
IN HIS 65TH YEAR
SHEBAT 19TH 5626

THE LORD CALLED SAMUEL AND HE
ANSWERED HERE AM I
I SAMUEL III CHAP 4 VERSE 3


Samuel Jacobs was born in 1801 in London. He married Phoebe Levy, born in London in 1799, at the Great Synagogue London on 31 October 1821.  They had three sons and six daughters, all born in London. 

In 1836 Samuel, a clothes salesman, registered an insurance policy on 10 South Street, Manchester Square, London. The family are living at this address in the 1841 census. 

His business must have prospered as by 1845 he has registered insurance polices at two other premises in London. Their eldest son, Philip, died in 1845 and is buried in Brady Street Jewish Cemetery. There is no record of the family in the 1851 census. 

Samuel, Phoebe and four of their unmarried daughters were still living in London in the 1861 census, but have now moved to Paddington. We do not know why they moved to Bath. Perhaps because of Samuel's health? Samuel is registered in the Bath Directories 1862-6 as a Gentleman living at 12 Bladud Buildings. He died there in 1866. 

The Bath Chronicle of Thursday 8 Feb 1866 reports: 
'Feb. 4, at 12, Bladud-buildings, Bath, Mr. Samuel Jacobs, late of Connaught-terrace, London, in the 65th year of his age.' 

The Probate Register records that died a rich man - effects at death were under £5,000, which is £500,000 in 2020 terms. 

Phoebe and three of their daughters, Harriet, Rachel and Julia are buried in Bath. We have not been able to find any records about the life of Samuel and Phoebe's other children except for Hannah, who married Abraham Edward Alexander and lived in Birmingham.

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
 1861  59 Cambridge St  London
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Samuel Jacobs 60
St James, London
Head
Fundholder
Phoebe Jacobs 63
Bishopsgate, London
Wife
None
Harriet Jacobs 38
Whitechapel
Daughter
Not_taken
Julia Jacobs 30
Whitechapel
Daughter
Not_taken
Maria Jacobs 20
Marylebone
Daughter
Not_taken
Name unknown 0
Not_taken
Servant
Servant
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 
 1873-1889  6 Broad Street  Bath
Kate Aaaron: Dealer in Antique Plate
Kate Aaron 
Samuel Jacobs 
Samuel Aaron 
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