Jews in Nantes late 18th Century #france

Alison Greengard <aligreengard@...>

According to the Encyclopaedia Judaica,

"At the end of the 18th century a number of local merchants,
in particular the old clothes dealers, instigated the prosecution
of some Jewish merchants newly established in the town; however,
public opinion sympathized with the Jews, as is particularly
evident >from the Journal de la Correspondence de Nantes
[Correspondence Journal of Nantes] of 1789 to 1791, and the
Feuille Nantaise [[Nantes Leaflet]] of 1795.

There were 25 families in Nantes in 1808-09.

Could anyone provide me with the details of this prosecution?
My husband's gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather Isaac Alfenne was amongst
those newly established Jews in Nantes. Isaac Alfenne was born
in Metz in 1751, had been married in Rouen in 1789, was living in
Nantes in 1791, and was listed amongst the 25 families in Nantes in

Thank you.

Alison Greengard
Lakewood, Colorado, USA

ALFENNE (Metz, Rouen, Nantes, Ghent, Brussels)
MAREX (Metz)
ARON (Alsace; Paris; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

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