BARUK, 1820 Settler ?? #southafrica


Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Does anyone know if this family actually went to the Cape and if (because of the
Biblical given names and surname that is similar to Baruch) ,was Jewish?

Saul


In August 1819 Daniel BARUK, Physician & Accoucheur, Aged 37 years with
his wife, Mary BARUK Aged 36 and children applied to lead a party of
1820 Settlers to the Cape Colony. (ref: CO48/41 at the National Archives
Kew, London)
children :


Samuel BARUK 17
Fanny BARUK 16
Lewis BARUK 15
Raphael BARUK,Apothecary,19
residing at 21 Mansell Street, Goodmans Fields

A further extract " On August 30 1819 Mr. Astley COOPER has the honour
of informing Lord BATHURST that Dr. BARUK is anxious to proceed to the
Cape of Good Hope as a settler. He has four children with very limited
means of supporting them and he is therefore very anxious to place them
in a situation in which they may have a prospect of providing for
themselves. Dr. BARUK as been known to Mr. A. COOPER for many years and
he has a high opinion of his professional talents"

Dr Baruk wrote "as I have long practised with success as Physician and
Accoucheur, being a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, and a member
of the College of Surgeons in London, this remark will not I trust be
thought too presuming."

He was fluent in Dutch and German. In the light of a surname that seems
close to Baruch, and biblical names of his family, was he Jewish and did
he eventually get permission to go to the Cape under the assisted
passage scheme?

Saul Issroff


Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

There is a fascinating web site called the British 1820 Settlers to South
Africa Genealogy Web Site which can be reached at:

http://www.1820settlers.com/modules.php?name=Topics

As you will see, there are numerous documents relating to Settler Letters
and, amongst them, a series relating to Dr. Daniel Baruk.

There is also a listing for an actual settler, a Ralph Baruk, who was an
apothecary, born 1794, and who was part of the Parker party, sailing on the
ship East Indian. The Parker party settled in Drog Valley in the
Clanwilliam district and some moved to Albany.

As you can see >from the Daniel Baruk's letters, his eldest son was Raphael
or Ralph Baruk, an apothecary, age 19, in 1819.

No further mention on the site of the Daniel Baruk family as a whole as
being actual settlers, i.e., Danie Baruk, age 37, Mary Baruk, wife, age 36,
Samuel Baruk, age 17, Fanny Baruk, age 16, and Lewis Baruk, age 15.

http://www.1820settlers.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=121

I did find a Daniel Baruk who is listed in the quarterly death registrations
for 1863 in Whitechapel. There is also a Selina Baruk who died in 1862 in
Whitechapel as well. I would assume if the death record could be obtained,
it would confirm whether this was the same Daniel Baruk or not.

In addition, there appears to be a birth of a Wolf Baruk in 1892 in St.
George in the East, London, Surrey. This actual record too could provide
information on the Baruk family and what happened to them.

Further research shows a Baruk family who went to California, one to New
York and one to Ontario. Possibly, these are not related, but the records
show that the families originally came >from England.

Funnily, the Baruk family does not appear in the available British Census
years beginning with 1841, although the vital records prove there were Baruk
individuals living in London.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

After my last posting on this topic, I realized that Ralph Baruk had come
out to South Africa with the Parker party and that they had settled in
Albany.

I contacted the Albany Museum and their resident genealogist there sent me
some wonderful bits of information relating to Ralph Baruk.

They stated the following:

1. He had joined the David Polley Francis group of families which was part
of the Parker party. David Polley Francis had originally been part of the
elder Baruk's initial efforts to come out to SA that failed to gain support.

2. Francis had returned to England at about the time that Baruk disappeared
from the records of the area. Francis returned again to SA and settled in
Port Elizabeth. It may be that Baruk returned with him to England and then
came back with him as well.

So, it is always good to contact the many small Museums that dot the South
African landscape as they may have unexpected information to help in your
research.

In a further effort to determine if the Baruk family were Jewish, I looked
in the book "Joodse Achternamen in Amsterdam, 1669 - 1850" which provides a
listing of Jewish family names >from that time period. I did not find the
Baruk surname there unfortunately.

More to come on this topic if I dig it up!!!!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Len Yodaiken <shoshly@...>
 

Hi Saul,
All this Baruk (Baruch) family births are recorded in Vol. V of the
Spanish and Portuguese Community in London
Regards
Len Yodaiken

----- Original Message -----
From: "Saul Issroff" <saul@shaul.homechoice.co.uk>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 12:03 AM
Subject: [safrica] BARUK, 1820 Settler ??


Does anyone know if this family actually went to the Cape and if (because
of the
Biblical given names and surname that is similar to Baruch) ,was Jewish?

Saul


In August 1819 Daniel BARUK, Physician & Accoucheur, Aged 37 years with
his wife, Mary BARUK Aged 36 and children applied to lead a party of
1820 Settlers to the Cape Colony. (ref: CO48/41 at the National Archives
Kew, London)
children :


Samuel BARUK 17
Fanny BARUK 16
Lewis BARUK 15
Raphael BARUK,Apothecary,19
residing at 21 Mansell Street, Goodmans Fields

A further extract " On August 30 1819 Mr. Astley COOPER has the honour
of informing Lord BATHURST that Dr. BARUK is anxious to proceed to the
Cape of Good Hope as a settler. He has four children with very limited
means of supporting them and he is therefore very anxious to place them
in a situation in which they may have a prospect of providing for
themselves. Dr. BARUK as been known to Mr. A. COOPER for many years and
he has a high opinion of his professional talents"

Dr Baruk wrote "as I have long practised with success as Physician and
Accoucheur, being a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, and a member
of the College of Surgeons in London, this remark will not I trust be
thought too presuming."

He was fluent in Dutch and German. In the light of a surname that seems
close to Baruch, and biblical names of his family, was he Jewish and did
he eventually get permission to go to the Cape under the assisted
passage scheme?

Saul Issroff


Haim pogrund
 

Louis Herrman in his book the History of the Jews in South Africa,
describes a Ralph Baruk >from Cork who immigrated to the Cape at that time.

Haim P

On Jul 11, 2006, at 01:03, Saul Issroff wrote:

Does anyone know if this family actually went to the Cape and if
(because of the Biblical given names and surname that is similar to
Baruch) ,was Jewish?

Saul

In August 1819 Daniel BARUK, Physician & Accoucheur, Aged 37 years
with his wife, Mary BARUK Aged 36 and children applied to lead a party
of 1820 Settlers to the Cape Colony. (ref: CO48/41 at the National
Archives Kew, London)
children :


Samuel BARUK 17
Fanny BARUK 16
Lewis BARUK 15 Raphael
BARUK,Apothecary,19 residing at 21 Mansell Street, Goodmans Fields

A further extract " On August 30 1819 Mr. Astley COOPER has the
honour of informing Lord BATHURST that Dr. BARUK is anxious to proceed
to the Cape of Good Hope as a settler. He has four children with very
limited means of supporting them and he is therefore very anxious to
place them in a situation in which they may have a prospect of
providing for themselves. Dr. BARUK as been known to Mr. A. COOPER for
many years and he has a high opinion of his professional talents"
Dr Baruk wrote "as I have long practised with success as Physician
and Accoucheur, being a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, and a
member of the College of Surgeons in London, this remark will not I
trust be thought too presuming."

He was fluent in Dutch and German. In the light of a surname that
seems close to Baruch, and biblical names of his family, was he Jewish
and did he eventually get permission to go to the Cape under the
assisted passage scheme?

Saul Issroff