Moses & Rebecca Nathan approx. 1792 #unitedkingdom

Ronald Alex Nathan

Earliest Direct Ancestor is Moses Nathan (1792-Jan. 1854).
Born in Whitechapel, London, England
Married to Rebecca (last name?), (Calculated 1792-1860)
They had Lewis Nathan (only 1 child?), who married Hannah (Cohen?) on Aug.
15, 1838 at 3 Cobb's Yard, London, England
1841 Census has Rebecca and Moses living with their son and daughter-in-law
at Cobb's Yard, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, London, England
How do I find out more about Moses and Rebecca?
Respectfully, Ron A. Nathan


Hello Ron,

The marriage of Lewis and Hannah was recorded in the marriage register of the New Synagogue. According to census records, Lewis was born in 1815/16 in Christchurch, Spitalfields.

I have a spreadsheet version of the NS marriage records which can be easier to use than the database on SynagogueScribes. Both contain the same information.

I have come across the following record from 1816:  Moshe ben Nathan married Rebqeh bat Yehuda-Leib (ref. NSM 574). There are no other details, not even a specific date.

This marriage would certainly appear to be that of Lewis's parents. He was named after his mother's father (Yehuda-Leib) and he named his first son Nathan (b. 1841) after his paternal grandfather. 


Justin Levy

Martyn Woolf

Lewis Nathan married Hannah Cohen (daughter of Moses Cohen) at the New Synagogue on 15 Aug 1838. They lived at 3 Cobbs Yard. Both gave the same address but this was very usual as it saved a little on the registration fee for the marriage. It did not necessarily mean they were living together before the marriage but it didn't mean they weren't! The New synagogue moved in 1838 to Great St. Helen's Street.  
I cannot  trace a marriage of Moses and Rebecca but I will keep it on my list of things to look at and let you know if I find out any more.


Martyn Woolf

Martyn Woolf

Further to my earlier message. I have found Moshe ben Natan married to Rivka bat Yehuda Leib at the New Synagogue (then in Leadenhall Street) on 3 March 1816. No family names for either bride or groom were recorded.

Best regards

Martyn Woolf

Ronald Alex Nathan

Hello Martyn:
Thank you for the quick response. I have been trying for this (and more) info for years! 
My apologies but because I'm not a Jew myself, my understanding of some of the info is misleading. I thought what followed, "Ben and Bat" referred to the male's and the female's unmarried names?
Respectfully, Ron A. Nathan


Did any of the Nathans emigrate to Montreal, Canada? I am not related but have an interest in the Nathan family -- specifically Moses Nathan who died in Montreal in 1804 leaving his widow Elizabeth nee Lyons (d. c. 1825) and four children, Elizabeth Catherine, Amelia, Sophia and Isaac.
Ruth Chernia
Toronto, Canada
searching for
TSCHERNIA of Copenhagen, Denmark, & Genichesk, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine
SHLAMOWITZ/SZLAMOWICZ/BIRENCWEIG of London, England; Lodz & Jezow, Poland
SEIDLER/ZAJDLER/LANDAU of Lodz & Sulejow, Poland
ROSENFELD of Raków, Kielce, Poland
SHKOLNIK/TICK[ER] of Ladyzhyn & Bershad, Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Linda Kelley

Ben means “son of” and Bat means “daughter of” followed by the given names of their fathers.
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA

Ronald Alex Nathan

In my family tree of Nathans there were none that emigrated or stayed in Quebec. My Moses Nathan was still living in London England and had not yet married nor had a child in England.
Cheers, Ron A. Nathan