Grave 8

Phoebe Jacobs

1789 – 1867

The inscription is lost entirely

Phoebe Jacobs (nee Levy) was born in 1799 in Bishopsgate London. She married Samuel Jacobs, born in 1801 St James, London 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, and 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 yet know why they moved to Bath. Perhaps because of Samuel"s health?

Samuel died 1866 in 12 Bladud Buildings, Bath, described as a 'Gentleman'. 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 died a year later on 19 February 1867, aged 69, at 12 Bladud Bulidings. Her death was also reported in the Bath Chronicle. There is no trace of her will or probate record. Harriet, Rachel and Julia are also buried in Bath.