Julia Jacobs is the daughter of Samuel (grave 87) and Phoebe Jacobs (grave 88). Her sisters Harriet (grave 89) and Rachel (grave 90) are also buried in Bath.
She was born in 1826 in Whitechapel London. She had a brother, who died aged 15, and seven sisters, all born in Whitechapel. She never married and suffered from mental illness for much of her life.
Sometime in the 1840s the family made the hazardous journey by sailing ship to western Australia where the he gold rush had attracted many immigrants. Perhaps they went because Samuel, a clothes salesmen, saw business opportunities or perhaps to find husbands for their daughters? Indeed three of Julia's sisters did marry in Victoria between 1851 and 1854. However, it is in Melbourne in 1849 that Julia was first unwell, her illness ascribed to "sunstroke". In March 1855, Julia , her parents and three of her sisters, Harriet, Rachel and Maria, returning from Victoria, Australia and lived in Paddington. Another of Julia's sisters, Maria married and went to live in Vienna.
The family moved to Bath in 1861/2 , probably because of Samuel's health. He died in 1866 a rich man and Harriet's mother died a year later.
Julia continued to live in Bath with her two unmarried sisters , Harriet and Rachel. 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'. But in April 1880 Julia was admitted to the St Cuthbert's Asylum in Wells. Her sisters reported that she had attempted to throw herself over the parapet of their house at 5 Lambridge Street. Her sisters wrote to her and visited when Julia's health permitted them to do so.
Harriet died in 1885 leaving her personal effects of £973 12s 8d. to her sister Rachel who died three years later on 15 March 1888. Her personal estate was £2,026 1s. 9d. which she left to "my sisters who shall be living at my decesase".
Julia's surviving sisters were abroad so she was then alone except for her brother in law Emmanuel Davis. He had returned to Birmingham with his 4 children after the death of his wife Amelia, Julia's sister, in Australia. In June 1888 Emmanuel arranged for Julia to be transferred as a private patient to Glendossil Asylum in Henley in Arden where she died in 1897. . She had not made a will. So it seems that Julia had lived in mental asylums for at least 16 years. Emmanuel must have arranged for her body to be transported to Bath where she was buried near to her parents and sisters.