Balls Pond Burial Ground

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Balls Pond Burial Ground was the early cemetery for the West London Synagogue.

The burial register commences with an entry for a burial on 13 July 1843; the last burial is dated 22 January 1951.

The Times of Saturday 22 July 1843 (p.6d) reported the first burial as follows:

CONSECRATION OF A JEWISH BURIAL GROUND. - On Friday last the first interment took place in the burial ground (situate at Ball's-pond, Islington) of the West London Synagogue of British Jews, Burton-street, Burton-crescent, upon which occasion the ground was consecrated, and a short discourse was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Marks, the minister of the Synagogue.

On 5 April 1891, for the census, Moss and Hannah MYERS with their children Esther, Albert, and Benjamin were living at the "Jews Cemetery House". (The National Archives reference RG 12/173, f 166 p 12; schedule no. 83.)



Index of all burials



Some people buried at Balls Pond Burial Ground


Name Born Died Buried
Phineas ABRAHAMc.181221 Feb 1887 24 Feb 1887
Fanny ABRAHAMSc.183616 Nov 1889 22 Nov 1889
[stillborn child] ALBERGA Sep 1878 1 Sep 1878
David Judah ALBERGA 1 Feb 1881 3 Feb 1881
Ella Hortense ALBERGA1884Aug 1887 21 Aug 1887
Henrietta ALBERGA
  (née DELGADO)
c.18128 Jun 1891 10 Jun 1891
Hyman ALBERGA Jul 1859 18 Jul 1859
Abigail BELINFANTE
  (née HENRIQUES)
28 Jun 180531 Mar 1870 2 Apr 1870
Amelia BENJAMIN 26 Jan 189330 Jan 1893
Emily BRANDON
  (née ASCOLI)
c.1805  10 Mar 1879
Kate COLLINS   
Louisa COLLINSc.1849 1 Apr 1858
Annette DAVISc.184024 Aug 189526 Aug 1895
Deborah DURLACHER 27 Sep 187930 Sep 1879
Edward Louis DURLACHERc.186619 Jan 1892 
Montague DURLACHERc.182316 Nov 189419 Nov 1894
Isaac Lyon GOLDSMID25 Jan 177827 Apr 18592 May 1859
Claude Joseph GOLDSMID-MONTEFIORE6 Jun 18589 Jul 193811 Jul 1938
Florence Fyfe Brereton GOLDSMID-MONTEFIORE
  (née WARD)
c.185110 Dec 1938 13 Dec 1938
Catherine HARFELD
  (née MARKS)
1832  17 Apr 1892
David HARTc.179525 Dec 184828 Dec 184?
Edward Naphtali HARTc.180418 Feb 189020 Feb 1890
Alice Emily J. HENRIQUES  27 Oct 1893
Alice Rachel HENRIQUES22 Mar 185425 Apr 1926 28 Apr 1926
Amos HENRIQUESc.18125 Jun 1880 8 Jun 1880
David Quixano HENRIQUES13 May 18046 Mar 1870 9 Mar 1870
Edward HENRIQUES  13 Mar 1864
Elizabeth Quixano HENRIQUES  19 Dec 1884
Elizabeth Waley HENRIQUES12 Jun 1855 8 Jan 1909
Ernest HENRIQUESc.1849 20 May 1884
Francis Quixano HENRIQUES13 Jun 185219 Apr 1857 21 Apr 1857
Frederick Gutteres HENRIQUES5 Aug 182717 Jun 1907 20 Jun 1907
Jacob Quixano HENRIQUESJul 181117 Oct 1898 20 Oct 1898
Joseph Gutteres HENRIQUESc.17968 Sep 1885 11 Sep 1885
Julia HENRIQUESc.18309 Mar 1894 12 Mar 1894
Julian Quixano HENRIQUES5 Dec 18495 May 1872 7 May 1872
Moses Joseph HENRIQUES180930 Oct 1893 2 Nov 1893
Rebecca HENRIQUES10 Jan 1920 13 Jan 1920
Rebecca Quixano HENRIQUES
  (née MICHALIS)
29 Aug 181420 Dec 1880 23 Dec 1880
Sarah HENRIQUESc.1818 4 Jun 1878
Sarah Elizabeth HENRIQUES
  (née BRAVO)
8 Mar 18044 May 1892 9 May 1892
Alexander ISAAC183415 Dec 191118 Dec 1911
Annie ISAAC23 Dec 18204 Jan 19147 Jan 1914
Benjamin ISAAC182315 Dec 190519 Dec 1905
Leon Joseph ISAAC27 Mar 182620 Aug 190623 Aug 1906
Lewis ISAACc.1835Mar 1862 17 Mar 1862
Louisa ISAAC183025 Aug 188428 Aug 1884
Matilda ISAAC5 Sep 181927 May 190130 May 1901
Sophia ISAACc.1859Dec 192026 Dec 1920
Isabella ISAACSc.182328 Jan 189231 Jan 1892
Julia ISAACS
  (née SAMUEL)
c.18217 Jan 189211 Jan 1892
Matilda JACOBS
  (née NATHAN)
1 May 182122 May 189526 May 1895
Blanche JOSEPHc.188017 Jan 1891
Edward JOSEPHc.180414 Mar 1853
Elizabeth JOSEPH  
Elizabeth JOSEPHc.18388 Mar 1892
Felix JOSEPHc.184119 Aug 189222 Aug 1892
Isaac JOSEPHc.184126 Sep 189728 Sep 1897
Joseph JOSEPH 10 Jun 1872
Morris JOSEPHc.18314 Jul 1851
Priscilla JOSEPH
  (née SAMUELS)
c.1812Feb 188410 Feb 1884
Rebecca JOSEPHc.180510 Nov 1886
Sarah JOSEPHc.181517 Jul 1869
Solomon JOSEPHc.1807Dec 18625 Dec 1862
Louis KYEZORc.18337 Jul 18878 Jul 1887
Joseph Maurice LEE  11 Jul 1849
Annie LEONc.18323 Mar 18916 Mar 1891
Charles Lewis LEON16 Aug 186910 Dec 186913 Dec 1869
Kate LEON23 Jul 184218 Dec 186921 Dec 1869
Lewis LEONc.181328 May 187731 May 1877
Philip LEON2 Dec 183924 Mar 187926 Mar 1879
Amy LEVY10 Nov 18619 Sep 188915 Sep 1889
Louis David MEYER1858 20 Apr 1877
Rosetta MICHOLLS
  (née LUCAS)
10 Dec 178930 Dec 1863 3 Jan 1864
Frederic David MOCATTA16 Jan 182816 Jan 1905 19 Jan 1905
Rebecca MOCATTA2 Dec 183924 Mar 1879 26 Mar 1879
Benjamin MONTEFIORE26 Jun 18359 Jun 1878 13 Jun 1878
Caroline Antonine Gerardine Levi MONTEFIORE
  (née LOUYET)
c.18309 Apr 1901 14 Apr 1901
Emma MONTEFIORE
  (née GOLDSMID)
22 Aug 181913 Apr 1902 15 Apr 1902
Evelina MONTEFIORE
  (née MONTEFIORE)
183119 Dec 1883 23 Dec 1883
Horatio Joseph MONTEFIORE26 Oct 179811 Aug 1867 15 Aug 1867
Jacob Levi MONTEFIORE11 Jan 181924 Jan 1885 28 Jan 1885
Joseph Barrow MONTEFIORE24 Jun 18034 Sep 18937 Sep 1893
Leonard Abraham MONTEFIORE4 May 18536 Sep 1879 24 Sep 1879
Leslie Jacob MONTEFIORE3 Jan 183027 Oct 1909 31 Oct 1909
Nathaniel MONTEFIORE24 Sep 181928 Mar 1883 30 Mar 1883
Rebecca MONTEFIORE
  (née MOCATTA)
c.180924 Oct 1886 27 Oct 1886
Sarah Evelina Barrow MONTEFIORE7 Jun 183210 Nov 1893 13 Nov 1893
Thérèse Alice MONTEFIORE
  (née SCHORSTEIN)
27 Oct 186410 Jun 1889 13 Jun 1889
Sarah MOSESc.182826 Feb 189628 Feb 1896
William MYERS25 Jun 183916 Sep 186317 Sep 1863
Alexander NATHAN  13 Jul 1843
Louis NOVRAc.183812 Aug 189214 Aug 1892
Josephine Barrow OPPENHEIM
  (née MONTEFIORE)
c.183715 Oct 1934 18 Oct 1934
Leopold OPPENHEIM29 Mar 183215 Jun 188017 Jun 1880
Sidney Philip PHILIPS  22 Jan 1951
Esther PHILLIPS
  (née SPEYERS)
c.17814 Feb 18744 Feb 1874
Lawrence PHILLIPS Feb 186228 Feb 1862
Michael Angelo ROSSELLINI  [? ROSSELLI]c.181314 Feb 189018 Feb 1890
Helen Maria SALOMONS
  (née PHILLIPS)
c.18567 Sep 188711 Sep 1887
Annie Horatia SCHLOSS
  (née MONTEFIORE)
4 Jul 18404 Mar 18957 Mar 1895
Leopold SCHLOSSc.18253 Jun 19066 Jun 1906
Sadok SCHNEIDERS  7 Sep 1885
Hannah SIMMONSc.179228 Jan 188131 Jan 1881
Charlotte SOLOMONS
  (née LEON)
17 Dec 184128 Nov 189329 Nov 1893
Philip SOLOMONS23 Aug 18364 Jul 19077 Jul 1907
Eliza SPYER
  (née NATHAN)
c.182028 Dec 186731 Dec 1867
Henry SPYERc.183325 May 188328 May 1883
Joseph SPYERc.18365 Jan 18808 Jan 1880
Lawrence SPYER12 Sep 180329 May 187031 May 1870
Miriam Rebecca SPYER
  (née NATHAN)
c.180917 Aug 188721 Aug 1887
Stephen Joseph SPYERc.181026 Jan 187829 Jan 1878
James Joseph SYLVESTER3 Sep 181415 Mar 189719 Mar 1897


If you can provide information on any of the above people or others who are buried at Balls Pond, please

contact Tony Martin-Jones.



I am indebted to the staff of West London Synagogue for allowing me to study the burial registers of Balls Pond Burial Ground, for providing me with a list of all burials, and for letting me spend an afternoon at the cemetery.

I also thank the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, Ken and Jenny B., and others for providing further details.



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