JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A Mystery Found in London Synagogue Marriage Registers (JewishGen 1/10/2004) #general
Could it be that this one couple -- Simon Henry and Harriet / Hannahtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Saunders -- was married twice? They might have been married a first time when it
was thought the bride was unquestionably Jewish (i.e. as Yetta bat Dovid), and
a second time shortly thereafter, when the marriage -- or marriage ketuba --
was redone to indicate that she, Sarah bat Avraham Avinu, was a convert??
Converts are usually known as a child of Avraham Avinu, our father Abraham.
I hope this suggestion is of some help to you as you puzzle over those
mysterious entries that were discovered during the computerization of the
marriage registers of the Great Synagogue in London.
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY
In a message dated 1/11/2004 1:40:23 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Subject: A Mystery Found in London Synagogue Marriage Registers
From: "Harold Lewin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 21:43:49 +0200
Can anyone suggest a solution to the following mysterious entries discovered
during computerization of the marriage registers of the Great Synagogue,
The two sources were the photocopy of the marriage certificate found in
another microfilm and the synagogue register.
1. >from the certificate: On 4th February 1863, Simon Henry 21, son of Henry
Henry, was married to Harriet Saunders 19, daughter of David Saunders.
2. >from the register: On 4th February 1863, Simon Henry (patronymic in
Hebrew script: Shimon ben Zvi Hirsch) was married to Hannah Saunders
(patronymic in Hebrew script: Yetta bat Dovid).
3. >from a later entry in the register: On 7th May 1863, Simon Henry
(patronymic in Hebrew script: Shimon ben Zvi Hirsch) was married to Harriet
Saunders (patronymic in Hebrew script: Sarah bat Avraham Avinu).
Can anyone solve the mystery? Harold Lewin - Jerusalem >>