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The only Jews elected to that position were: Lewis Wormser (1876) who died before taking office, Robert Briscoe 1956, 1961, and his Ben Beiscoe in 1988.
Jews elected in other parts of the country were:
1555, William Annyas Mayor of Youghal (County Cork),
1569, 1576, 1581, Francis Annyas (Ãnes) Mayor of Youghal,
1899, 1904, Otto Yaffe, Lord Mayor of Belfast,
1977, Gerald Goldberg, Lord Mayor of Cork.
The Annyas were Sephardic.
Perhaps a relative worked for one of them….. and the family embroidered the story.