|PORTSMOUTH & SOUTHSEA, Hampshire (3 burial sites):|
For information on the Jewish community of Portsmouth and Southsea, see Portsmouth on JCR-UK
This exclusively Jewish cemetery was acquired by the Jewish commuity in 1749, and extended in 1800, 1844 and 1882. It is the oldest cemetery in the Provinces still used for interment of Jews .Fawcett Road has been known for more than 200 years as Jews' Lane, and was previously also known as Lazy Lane. The earliest known burial dates from 1763, but burial records survive only from 1835. Cemetery almost full. David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [September 2016]
See also Cemetery Scribes - History of this Cemetery [September 2016].
This has about 100 Jewish graves. For further information write to Mrs. Y. Davis, Secretary, Portsmouth and Southsea Hebrew Congregation, the Thicket, Portsmouth PO5 2AA. Source: Richard Cooper of Gosport, Hants, England
Earliest burial dates from 1902. The Jewish section is no longer in use. David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [September 2016]
Current burial ground dates from 1980 (or 1988). Situated about eight miles north of Portsmouth. Source: The Jewish Travel Guide, 1992; London: Jewish Chronicle. Richard Cooper of Gosport, Hants, England.
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