JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England and the 1851 Religious Census #general
Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
I have transcribed and published the 1841 census entries for the 2
Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England. See the page
Whilst the image is clear, the census clerk's handwriting is very lazy
so it is possible that I have made some errors with the names. There are
Church of England baptisms for some of the children at the Episcopal
Jews' Chapel, so this might well be a list of those people who switched faiths.
1851 Religious Census:
Most people are aware of the census returns taken every 10 years in
England and Wales >from 1801 onwards (although very little has survived
from before 1841). What is not so well known is that in 1851 there was asimilar exercise carried out for places of religious worship.
For example, the Synagogue in Ipswich, Suffolk is recorded as being in
Rope Lane; erected before 1800; average attendance 10; signed by Moses
Levy (President) and Wolf Samuel (Secretary).
The returns are organised by Registration District, and they can be
downloaded free of charge >from The National Archives:
Go to the page https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search
and specify HO129 (the HO refers to the Home Office) in the "Any of
these references" box. In the "Find words" section you can specify the
name of a county or of a registration district to limit the search.
The process behaves as if you were buying something but there's no cost
so there's no payment screen.