JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Meere ancestry--Jamaica/London #general


In a message dated 9/7/00 3:39:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
mstringr@... writes:
<< William was born abt. 1716 (>from burial listing). Wife Mary was born
abt. 1730. So, he may have been married before, but no other children are
named in his will.

Son William baptised Mangotsfield, 1754 (in Gloucester, England). Two
daughters in Westerleigh. Youngest daughter March, 1765 in Dyrham. >>

If he married a non-Sefardi woman, the Bevis Marks congregation would
probably not have allowed him to marry in its Synagoge. If he married a
non-Jewish woman, and/or his children were baptised, he was possibly not
afforded Jewish burial--and probably didn't seek it.

Michael Bernet, New York

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