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Abrahams, Louis Barnett (1839–1918), headmaster, was born on 3 October 1839 at Swansea, the son of Barnett Abrahams (1785–1868) and his second wife, Hannah (fl. 1820–1868), the daughter of Locabel Levy of Lissa, Poland. There was also one daughter of this marriage. His father took the position of ...

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Angel, Moses (1817/18–1898), headmaster and journal editor, was one of the eleven children of Emmanuel Moses (d. 1841), a publican, and his wife, Sarah. At some stage he transposed his name from Angel Moses to Moses Angel, probably in 1839 when his father was convicted at the ...

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Coleman [née Friedman], Dena (1952–2013), headmistress, was born at the City of London Maternity Hospital, Islington, on 7 September 1952, the only daughter and eldest of the three children of Norman Friedman, handbag manufacturer, and his wife, Muriel Amelia Rachel, née Kovler...

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Grunfeld [née Rosenbaum], Judith (1902–1998), headmistress, was born in Budapest, Hungary, on 18 December 1902, the youngest of four children, two boys and two girls, of Sandor Rosenbaum, a highly regarded scholar of Talmud, and his wife, Sarah Bamberger. She was descended from rabbis on both sides, from the Würzburger rav, ...

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Lyons, Israel, the elder (d. 1770), Hebrew scholar and teacher, was born into a Polish Jewish family. He settled at Cambridge where he resided for nearly forty years, earning his livelihood by keeping a silversmith's shop, and giving instruction in the Hebrew language to members of the university. The ...

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Magnus [née Emanuel], Katie, Lady Magnus (1844–1924), writer and schoolteacher, was born on 2 May 1844 at 101 High Street, Portsmouth, one of six children of Alderman Emanuel Emanuel (c.1801–1888), a goldsmith and the first Jewish mayor of Portsmouth, and his wife, ...

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Katie Magnus, Lady Magnus (1844–1924) by L. Franklin courtesy of Jewish Museum, London