Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameSierlah LEVY
Birth1788, Aldgate, London, England1380
Death5 Oct 1854, 1 Lower Marsh, Lambeth London, England1381
Burial6 Oct 1854, Brady Street Cemetery London England
*New [EDUC]17
*New [RELI]Jewish
Spouses
Birthabt 1780, Bavaria1382
Death30 Mar 1854, 10 Cheltenham Place, Lambeth, Surrey, England1383
Burial31 Mar 1854, Brady Street Cemetery, London, Middlesex, England1384
*New [RELI]Jewish
*New [OCCU]1841, Lambeth, Surrey, England; Occupation: He was a clothier.1385
Marriage1810, New Synagogue, London, Middlesex, England1386,1387
ChildrenLewis (1811-1894)
 Samuel (1812-1861)
 Henry (1814-1860)
 Jane (1816-1878)
 David (1818-1902)
 George Judah (1820-1889)
 Solomon (1823-)
 Abraham (1825-1901)
 Morris (1827-1878)
 Charles (~1834-)
Notes for Sierlah LEVY
There is no doubt her maiden name was Levy as on the certificate of death of her son Henry she was listed as Sarah formerly Levy.

The cause of her death was cholera from which she had been suffering for 12 hours. Present at the death a A. Solomon, whose address was also 1 Lower Marsh. The Burial register of the Brady Street Cemetery shows her as Sarah widow of Yehuda Ha Cohen.

Some dates taken from AJHS Journal, Vol VI, part 6.

Administration of her estate was granted to Jane Hyman, wife of Hyam Hyman of 10. illegible Place, Old Kent Road, Furniture dealer and her address as 2 Lower Marsh. Sum sworn was under 300 pounds and duty was 2/4/0. Sarah's occupation was shown as widow of Barnet Cohen, a clothier. (Prob 12 1853. Prob 12/275. Go to Finding Aid 6. PROB 6/230 (film number .....) Folios 123-245 "Dyke" December 1854.

Possible New Synagogue marriage between July 11 & Nov 6 1810 , Baruch s of Yehuda Cohen, son in law of Zessel Metz to Tserel d Eliezer Zessel. It is said that she and Martha Levy were sisters. Her name in the records of the New Synagogue is Tserel.

John Nathan searched the lists of births, marriages and deaths in Metz from 1717-92 and also the marriages and deaths in the Moselle region prior to l1792 and did not find any first-name, surname or nickname resembling Zessel. He suggest that the two sisters are called Levy because their father was Eliezer Halevi ZaTsaL.

John wrote:- "His understanding of the meaning of the word Zessel is that when referring to deceased persons, the Jewish custom is to add "Zichrono Livracha, meaning "(May his) memory (be) for a blessing". From this we get the abbreviation "ZL" pronounced "Zal". When someone was specially worthy, the expression is extended to "Zichron Tsadik Livracha", Tsadik" being the word for a righteous man. This version is abbreviated to "Za Tsal". So "Eliezer Zessel" is still Levy and "Eliezer ZaTsaL means he was dead at the time of the weddding and was a worthy person.

Maybe the correct interpretation of the extract you sent me is that Yehuda Cohen (Baruch's father) and Eleazar Levy (Martha and Sierlah's father) were both married to daughers of a deceased father from Metz (or in Metz)".

Note that on the death certificate of her son Henry (-1860) she was named as Sarah, formerly Levy, therefore there is plenty of evidence as to her maiden name. However it all seems a little complicated and not entirely clear as to any connection the Sierlah and Martha might have had to the Benjamin Wolfe Levy who Martha subsequently married.

The 1851 census (HO 107/1570, folio 506-9, no 20) shows her as born in Aldgate, Mdx, age 62 and living at 10 Cheltenham Place (part of Westminster Bridge Road) in the parish of St Mary, Ecclesiastical District of St Thomas. Their son Charles aged 17 was living with them as was one servant Anne Cafe aged 18. (For more information about Charles see his notes).

Barnett & Sarah wrote a letter on July 28th 1849 to my 'dear daughter' actually their daughter in law, the wife of their son Lewis. See Word file. In it mention is made of brothers Samuel, George, Solomon and Abraham, and sister Jane. Also your Uncle Lyon, Aunt Kate, Martha and all your cousins Uncle Lazarus brothers. The reference to the Lazarus brothers is tantalising as any relationship with the Lazarus family at this period is not known.

Admon PCC 18/12/1854 (IR 26/280 p 271) Sum sworn under 300 pounds. administration granted to Jane Hyman, wife of Hyam Hyman of 10.... Place, Old Kent Rd, Furniture dealer and her address as 2 Lower Marsh. Duty paid was pounds 2/4/0. Sarah's occupation was shown as widow of Barnet Cohen a clothier.

Her place of death was 1 Lower Marsh, in the registration district of Lambeth, sub-district of Waterloo Second Part. The cause of death was cholera from which she had been suffering for 12 hours. Present at the death was A Solomon, whose address was also 1 Lower Marsh.

1 Lower Marsh is the address shown for Lion Levi (Levy) a tailor in Robson's Directory of 1830. The Levy spelling is in a later directory.

Charles Tucker (of the United Synagogue) advised that Sarah is also buried in the Brady Street Cemetery. This took place on 6th October 1854. She is listed as Sarah widow of Yehuda Ha Cohen
Last Modified NewCreated 24 Jul 2023 by Jim Falk