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Offline jay jay

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Is Freeman Jewish??
« on: Tuesday 13 January 09 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Hello .... I wonder whether anyone may have some good advice for me to follow??

I have only just found out (after a long time) that my ancestor was European Jewish.  Where do I go from here?

He was apparently born in Crawley - I suppose then the possibility is that his parents were from Europe somewhere ... but where!!!

No birth or marriage exists for him - is this because his records might be held in a synagogue?  I strongly suspect (because of his age) that he had 2 marriages - possibly the first one was to a Jewish lady - the first 3 children are not registered, but the next 4 are registered in York where he appears to be married (possibly to a second wife)!

What a mess .... how do I manage to make any progress from here??

ANY HELP AT ALL WOULD BE INVALUABLE.

Many thanks to all

Jay    ???



Freeman - Leeds
Swindells - Disley, Cheshire
Davis - Mickleton, Gloucestershire
Henry Freeman - Crawley (1791)
James Leigh - Staffs
Simmons - Staffs/Warwicks
Dickinson - Yorkshire

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Re: Is Freeman Jewish??
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 January 09 16:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

When was your ancestor born?  Would he or his parents feature on any census?


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Re: Is Freeman Jewish??
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 January 09 16:21 GMT (UK) »
Freeman is an English name although if they were Jewish, the named could have been Anglicised to Freeman from Friedman possibly which is a Jewish name.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday.
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Palding
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham.
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe.
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster.
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk.
USA Musgrave, Saix.
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift.
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Is Freeman Jewish??
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 January 09 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Many thanks to you both for that.

He does not appear on any census until the 1851 when he is in York.

I know that before this time he had 3 children in Birmingham but none are registered.  He was born in 1791 and his first apparent child was born in 1836 when he was 45!

I have no knowledge of who his parents are and I have chased records everywhere, but there seems to be nothing at all on him until the 1851.

He had a child in Birmingham around 1841, but doesn't figure on either the Birmingham or York census - the child was christened in York 6 months later.

Still... many thanks again.

Jay
Freeman - Leeds
Swindells - Disley, Cheshire
Davis - Mickleton, Gloucestershire
Henry Freeman - Crawley (1791)
James Leigh - Staffs
Simmons - Staffs/Warwicks
Dickinson - Yorkshire

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Re: Is Freeman Jewish??
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 January 09 18:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi

How did you find out that he was Jewish?

Ben
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday.
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Palding
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham.
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe.
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster.
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk.
USA Musgrave, Saix.
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift.
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain