Benjamin REES (1831-1900)

1 Benjamin REES (1831-1900) [3], son of Barnet REES (RIES) (1799-1882) [1] and Sarah ISAACS (1804-1887) [2].

Born 1831, Spitalfields London. Marr Rebecca BETAN (BITTAN) 10 Jul 1859, Great Synagogue Charles London. Marr Esther COHEN 1873, Dec Qtr, London City. Died 1900, Mar Qtr, Mile End Old Town, London.

Living with parents 1851 Census. First marriage address given as 6 Love Court, Spitalfields. 1861 residing with wife and dau. Rose at 54 Goulston Street with the name REESE (with index as RUSE). 1871 Census living with wife & seven children at 48 Crispin Street Spitalfields London. 1881 Census living with second wife and 6 children at 48 Back Church Lane, St George in the East. London. 1885 living at 5 Ely Terrace.1891 at 26 Devonshire Street, (later Winterdon St - but now demolished), Whitechapel, London.

Sp. Rebecca BETAN (BITTAN) (1839-1872) [15], dau. of Joshua BETAN (BITTAN) (1811-1869) [36] and Phoebe MARTIN (NUNES MARTINEZ) (1815-1879) [68].

Birth not found in BM Synagogue records.1841 census living at Whites Row, Spitalfields. 1851 Census at 6 Heneage Lane with parents. At marriage civil certificate wrongly name spelt BRITTAN - address 6 Love Court., (off New Goulston Street (south)). 1871 Census living with husband & seven children at 48 Crispin Street, Spitalfields. At death 'Rifka wife of Bendit son of Benjamin', - surname spelled REECE.

Note on Marriage to Benjamin REES: Address at Marriage for both given as 6 Love Court MiddlesexStreet London Husband only made 'the mark of' at marriage.

1.1 Rosy (Rosa) REES (1859-1925) [16].

Born 24 May 1859, Spitalfields London. 6 Love Court. Marr Charles HALL 3 Aug 1875, St James Parish Church Clerkenwell. Marr James Berwood SMITH 14 Feb 1918, Mile End Old Town London Register Office. Died 15 Apr 1925, Brighton, Sussex.1 27 Cannon Place.

Born in home of grandparents before parents marriage. Left first husband. Daughter by James Smith, Eliza Elizabeth died 20th July 1898 age 18 months. 1918 Second Marriage to James Berwood Smith at Register Office Mile End Old Town London. Not buried with second husband but in Jewish cemetery Marlow Road East Ham, London Section D: Row 28 No. 9 & 10.

Sp. Charles HALL (1853-1918) [157].

1881 census family living at 20 Whites Row London.

1.1.1 Rebecca HALL (1876-1955) [195].

Born 10 May 1876, Whitechapel, London. Marr William PIKE 12 Feb 1899, St Phillips Church, Stepney, London. Marr Thomas (Pedlar) PALMER 8 Mar 1948, Register Office, Brighton, East Sussex. Died 14 Jul 1955, Brighton East Sussex. Buried Jewish Cemetery, Bear Road, Brighton.

No trace of marriage to Alfred HALL.

Sp. Alfred HALL ( - ) [1343].

Sp. William PIKE (1875-1951) [196].

Five children from marriage.

Sp. Thomas (Pedlar) PALMER (1876-1949) [1328].

World Bantam weight Boxing Champion 1895 to 1899.

1.1.2 Rosetta Alice HALL (1878-1957) [1348].

Born 1878. Marr Thomas Henry 'Maurice' HORTON 1902. Died 1957, Brighton, East Sussex.

Sp. Thomas Henry 'Maurice' HORTON ( - ) [1349].

1.1.3 Benjamin HALL (1879-1960) [1351].

Born 1879, London. Marr Sarah ALLER 9 Nov 1900, London. St Phillips Church, Bethnal Green. Died 14 Feb 1960, London. Buried Marlow Road Jewish Cemetery. East Ham London. Buried in SMITH family plot.

Seven children from marriage. Grandson was Brian HALL, Film & TV actor. e.g. 'Fawlty Towers'.

Sp. Sarah ALLER (1880- ) [1352].

1.1.4 Rose HALL (1885-1927) [1353].

Born 1885, London. Marr Arthur S BROWN 1901. Marr Hyman GOLDFINE 1922. Died 1927, London.

Sp. Arthur S BROWN ( - ) [1354].

Sp. Hyman GOLDFINE ( -1975) [1355].

Sp. James Berwood SMITH (1860-1925) [158].

1.1.5 Eliza Elizabeth SMITH (1897-1898) [159].

Born 20 Jan 1897, 18 Sidney Sqr London. Died 20 Jul 1898, London Middlesex.

1.2 Pheobe REES (1861- ) [17].

Born 28 Oct 1861, Spitalfields London. Marr Isidore BUTLER 1893, Dec Qtr London.

1881 census residing as boarder at 4 Goulston Street, Whitechapel with aunt Julia VALANTINE (BITTAN). 1891 census residing with married sister Sarah at 77 Bedford Street, Mile End, London.1901 census residing with family at 56 Sydney Street, Mile End - same address as married sister Sarah.

Sp. Isidore BUTLER (1860- ) [242].

1901 census living 56 Sidney Street, Stepney, London.

1.2.1 Rebecca BUTLER (1895- ) [919].

Born 1895, Stepney London.

1.2.2 Joshua BUTLER (1898- ) [920].

Born 1898, Stepney London.

1.3 Joshua REES (1864- ) [19].

Born 27 Oct 1864, Spitalfields London.

Attend Jewish Free School from October 1871 to July 1875. Not found in 1881 Census (Died?).

1.4 Sarah REES (1864-1937) [18].

Born 1864, March Qtr Spitalfields London. Marr Raphael HART 19 Oct 1890, Hambro Synagogue Fenchurch St London. Died 1937, Jun Qtr, Stepney, London.

1881 sensus living with married sister Rosa at 20 Whites Row. Address at Marriage and at 1891 census 77 Bedford Street, Mile End Old Town, London. 1901 census family living 56 Sidney Street - married sister Pheobe Butler and family also at same address. Info on 1911 census states four children had died and living at 46 Grafton Street, Mile End, London.

Sp. Raphael HART (1865-1950) [339], son of Raphael HART (1839- ) [340] and Sarah ISAACS (1839-1899) [341].

Attended Jewish Free School Nov 1872 to March 1877. Address at Marriage 30 Settles Street.

1.4.1 Sarah HART (1890- ) [1319].

Born 1890, Mile End London. Marr Louis (Lewis) LEVY 1913, Jun Qtr, Mile End Old Town, London.

1891 census states age at three and a half months old.

Sp. Louis (Lewis) LEVY ( - ) [1971].

1.4.2 Rebecca HART (1894- ) [1320].

Born 1894, Stepney, London.

1.4.3 Esther HART (1895- ) [1321].

Born 1895, Whitechapel, London.

1.4.4 Benjamin HART (1898- ) [1323].

Born 1898, Stepney, London.

1.4.5 Rosetta HART (1899- ) [1322].

Born 1899, Stepney, London.

1.5 Zipporah (Sophia) REES (1867- ) [21].

Born 29 Oct 1867, Spitalfields London. Marr Joseph SILKMAN 26 Jan 1890, Bevis Marks Spanish & Portuguese Jew's Congregation London City.

Sp. Joseph SILKMAN (1866- ) [2453], son of Elias SILKMAN (HARRAH) (1835-1918) [2458] and Sarah BOAM (1844-1918) [2459].

1891 census living with wife and first son at 233 Brady Street Dwellings, Whitchapel. First travel to USA in 1893. November 1897 living at 15 Stepney Green Buildings, London , England.1901 census not shown whilst wife & family shown living at 52 Tredegar Square, Mile End. Family later emigrate to USA on 5 Aug 1902 from Liverpool on board the 'Ivernia' and to stay with brother Jack (Jacob) in Boston. 1910 USA census living at 27 East Street, Boston. Ellis Island record shows Joseph Silkman age 57 made U.S.citizen in Boston 1913 travelling back to New York in 1923 living at 424 Bowdoin (Bowdon) St. Dorchester, Boston, Mass. 1920 census shown owning their home at same address.

1.5.1 Elias SILKMAN (1890- ) [2454].

Born 1890, Sep Qtr, Whitechapel London. Marr Rebecca BROWN 1931, Mar Qtr, Stepney, London.

Sp. Rebecca BROWN ( - ) [3839].

1.5.2 Henry SILKMAN (1892-1928) [2455].

Born Jul 1892, Whitechapel London. Marr Rose HORTON 28 Aug 1924, Brighton, East Sussex. Died 6 Feb 1928, Hove, East Sussex. Buried Marlow Road Cemetery. East Ham, London.

8th November 1897 enter Stepney Jewish School, London England.1910 USA census living with parents. Registered for WW1 in Boston on 5th June 1917 living at 170 Botolph Street, Boston working for Waitt & Bond, Columbia Ave, Boston as a Cigar Maker. Stated as Naturalized Citizen by his father. 5'10 tall, medium complexion, grey eyes & light brown hair. 1920 census again living with parents at 424 Bowdoin street, Boston. 1st July 1923 arrive at Liverpool on the 'Samaria' giving 27 Cannon Place, Brighton as visiting destination - (home of Aunt Rose Smith (Hall) ne Rees). Return to New York on the 'Tyrrhenia' from Southampton 6th September 1923. On 13th November 1923 traveled over from the USA on the 'Samaria' to Liverpool to marry cousin Rose Horton. On 6th May 1927 arrived at New York described as a 'Alien Veteran' from Southampton on the 'Aquitania' with wife and child Joseph with destination given as Los Angeles CA. Mrs A Reed at 24 Church Road, Hove UK given as their friend. Whilst he had no tickets to LA he had $10.000. (£78,000 in 2013). Commited suicide age 35 at the time of the birth of his second son. Buried just behind Smith family plot at Marlow Road Jewish cemetery London.

Sp. Rose HORTON (1902-1976) [1350], dau. of Thomas Henry 'Maurice' HORTON ( - ) [1349] and Rosetta Alice HALL (1878-1957) [1348].

1911 Census shown twice. First living with mother and also with aunt Rebecca Pike (Hall) at 104 Coborn Road, Bow. Married cousin Henry (Harry) Silkman. Inheritance from Step Grandfather James Smith. 1929 as Rose Silkman living at 99 Woodlands, Golders Green, London NW11. Emigrate with son Joseph and daughter Hannah to Australia in 1963

Grandchildren Yvonne & Karen.

1.5.3 Rebecca SILKMAN (1896- ) [2456].

Born 1896, Whitechapel London.

1.5.4 Eleanor SILKMAN (1905- ) [2457].

Born 19 Aug 1905, Dorchester, Mass. USA.

1.6 Samual REES (1869- ) [20].

Born 22 Jul 1869, Spitalfields London.

1881 census residing as boarder with surname spelt REESE at 4 Goulston Street, Whitechapel with aunt Julia VALANTINE (Bittan). 5th April 1900 shown arriving Ellis Island USA on SS New York from Southampton heading for Baltimore.

1.7 Amelia REES (1871-1965) [22].

Born 28 Feb 1871, Spitalfields London. Marr James SHORE 1898, June Qtr Mile End London. Died 1965, Jun Qtr, Westminster, London.

1901 census living at 81 Corfield Street, Bethnal Green. 1911 at 54 Stepney Green, London.

Sp. James SHORE (1866- ) [244].

Note on Marriage to Amelia REES: At death of son James in 1918 living at 43, Pole St., Stepney, London..

1.7.1 James Harold SHORE (1899-1918) [2400].

Born 1899, Stepney Green. Died 14 Apr 1918, Hainaut, Belgium. No known grave.

Educated at St. Olaves Grammar School, Soutkwark, London.

Served in WW1 in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment,

Service No. 35343. Died on 14 April 1918 Age 19. Named on the PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut Belgium.

1.7.2 Benjamin SHORE (1901-1984) [2401].

Born 28 Apr 1901, Bethnal Green London. Died 1984, Dec Qtr, Devizes, Wiltshire.

1.7.3 Rebecca SHORE (1906- ) [2402].

Born 1906, Stepney Green, London.

1.7.4 Charles SHORE (1907- ) [2403].

Born 1907, Stepney Green, London.

Sp. Esther COHEN (1851-1902) [23].

1901 census living as widow with family at 16 Calverley Street, Mile End, London.

Note on Marriage to Benjamin REES: Marriage register with second wife misspelled 'RESS' instead of Rees.

1.8 Hyman REES (1874- ) [24].

Born 30 Jul 1874, Spitalfields London.

Attend Jewish free School from 16 Oct 1885 to May 1889.

1.9 Matilda REES (1875- ) [25].

Born 6 Nov 1875, Spitalfields London.

Attend Jewish free School from 2 November to December 1885.

1.10 Rebecca REES (1877- ) [26].

Born 8 Apr 1877, Spitalfields London. Died ? Not found in 1901 census.

Attend Jewish free school from 2 November to December 1885.

1.11 Leah REES (1879- ) [27].

Born 1879, St George In The East London.

1.12 Joseph REES (1881- ) [28].

Born 1881, St George In The East London. Died ? Not found in 1901 census.

1.13 Frances REES (1884- ) [1295].

Born 1884, Whitechapel, London.

1.14 Julia REES (1885- ) [1296].

Born 1885, Mile End, London.

1.15 Edith REES (1887- ) [1297].

Born 1887, Whitechapel, London.

1.16 Henrietta REES (1889-1954) [1298].

Born 30 Sep 1889, Mile End, London. Marr Morris KWIESER 1910, Sep Qtr, Mile End, London. Died 1954, Jun Qtr, Brighton, Sussex.

Sp. Morris KWIESER (1885-1959) [5061], son of Jacob Andries KWIESER [5077] and Sophia Alexander CARELS [5078].

1939 Register has wrong year of birth - 1889 instead of 1885.

Note on Marriage to Henrietta REES: 1939 Register shown living at 10 Copley Street , Stepney, London, England with married daughter Esther and son-in-law Maurice Dempster.

1.16.1 Sophia (Sally) KWIESER (1911- ) [5062].

Born 1911, Jun Qtr, Mile End Old Town, London. Marr Maurice DEMSKY (DEMPSEY) 1932, Mar Qtr, Stepney, London.

Sp. Maurice DEMSKY (DEMPSEY) (1902- ) [5066].

1939 Register staying with sister in law Esther (Stella ) Rosenthal at 10 Copley Street , Stepney, London, England.

1.16.2 Esther (Stella) KWIESER (1913- ) [5064].

Born 18 Oct 1913, Dec Qtr, Mile End Old Town, London. Marr Soloman ROSENTHAL (RUSSELL) 1939, Sep Qtr, Stepney, London.

1939 Register shown living with parents at 10 Copley Street , Stepney, London, England with information that her name changed later to Stella Russell. Brother in-law Maurice Dempsey also staying at same address. Husband Solomon not mentioned.

Sp. Soloman ROSENTHAL (RUSSELL) ( - ) [5080].

1.16.3 Benjamin KWIESER (1919- ) [5065].

Born 1919, Dec Qtr, Mile End Old Town, London.

1.17 David REES (1891- ) [1299].

Born 13 Dec 1891, Mile End, London.

1.18 Albert REES (1894- ) [1300].

Born 1894, Stepney, London, Middlesex.

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