Re: Fw: The Goldsmids and Admiral Lord Nelson #unitedkingdom


In a message dated 9/15/2003 2:43:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Does anyone know anything about the Goldsmid family and their connections
with Admiral Lord Nelson? "A History of Lord Nelson's Merton Place" talks
about how Horatio Nelson left Merton Place to Emma, Lady Hamilton when he
died at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. >>

You will find an extensive discription of the Goldsmid family and its
financial ties in the Encyclopedia Judaica, under the entry "GOLDSMID (Eng. fam.)."

The financial and social dealings with Nelson, or Lady Hamilton, are probably
irrelevant to Jewish genealogy. There's no suggestion in EJ that Nelson
fathered a Jewish child or that the Goldsmid fathered a child of Lady Hamilton.

Michael Bernet, New York

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