Grave 9
     

Harriet Jacobs

1827 – 1885

Here lies
a spinster of upright and honourable character Etta
Jacobs daughter of Mr Samuel may his memory be a blessing 
who joined
her fathers on day 3 (Tuesday) the 14th of Tevet in the year 5646 
in the sixty third year of the days of her life 
May her soul be bound up in the bond of life eternal

פנ
הבתולה מ גזע ישרים ונכבדים מ עטע
רזי יקאבס בת ר שמואל זל שבה אל
אבותיה ביום ג יד טבת שנה התרום
בשנת שלשה וששים שנה לימי חייה
תנצבה


IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBERANCE OF
HARRIET JACOBS DAUGHTER OF
SAMUEL & PHOEBE JACOBS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 22ND 1885
AGED 63
TEBETH 14 5646


Harriet was born in 1827 in Whitechapel London. She was the daughter of Samuel and Phoebe Jacobs who are buried in graves 7 and 8. Her sister Julia is buried in grave 16 and her sister Rachel is buried in grave 10. 

We know very little about Harriet's life. She had two brothers and seven sisters, all born in Whitechapel. She never married. Her father Samuel was a clothes salesman. His businesses did well, and Samuel, Phoebe, Harriet, Rachel, Julia and their youngest sister Maira had moved to Paddington by the 1861 census. 

They moved to Bath in 1861/2 , probably because of Samuel's health. He died in 1866 a rich man and their mother died a year later. 

Harriet continued to live in Bath with her two sisters, Rachel and Julia. 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'. By the 1881 census Harriet and Rachel are living in a lodging house at 11 Manvers Street. Their sister Julia was recorded as living in the St Cuthberts Lunatic Asylum Wells. 

Harriet died on 22 December 1885, leaving personal effects of £973 12s 8d.



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
 1871  2  Somerset Cottages Prioir Park   Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Harriet Jacobs 50
London
Head
Bond Holder
Rachel Jacobs 47
London
Sister
Bond Holder
Julia Jacobs 45
London
Sister
Bond Holder
 1881  11  Manvers Street  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Harriet Jacobs 58
London
Lodger
Income from Foreign Bonds
Rachel Jacobs 51
London
Sister
Income from Foreign Bonds
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 
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Harriet Jacobs
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