Jacob Isaacs

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Jacob Isaacs, Jamaica-born West India merchant living in London from about 1841.

  1. Born 09/10/1799 in Jamaica, son of Solomon Isaacs. Jacob registered his own enslaved people in St Elizabeth in 1832.

  2. Living at 5 Dorset Square, Marylebone in the 1851 census, age 51, merchant, born Jamaica, with his wife Eliza age 41, also born Jamaica, and children Sarah G. (16), Anges (15), Georgina (13), Eliza (10), Augusta Mary (8), Lydia (5), Edith Annie (4), Ellen Octavia (2), also his sister Judith (48, unmarried, born Jamaica), a governess, a nurse, a nursemaid and 4 female servants. The 4 eldest children were born in Jamaica and the four youngest in London.

  3. At the same address in 1861, age 61, "Merchant West Indian" with his wife, 8 eldest daughters, plus a son Albert H. (age 22, Clerk to West In Merchant, born Marylebone), a further daughter Mabel I. (age 9), a nurse, an invalid attendant and 6 female servants.

  4. "The Will of Jacob Isaacs late of Jeffreys-square in the City of London and of 5 Dorset-square in the County of Middlesex Merchant deceased who died 24 May 1870 at 1A Cavendish-road St. John’s Wood in the County aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Eliza Isaacs of 5 Dorset-square aforesaid Widow the Relict the Reverend Alexander Joseph of St. John’s Chatham in the County of Kent Clerk Albert Henry Isaacs of Jeffreys-square aforesaid Merchant the Son and Frederick Clark of Great-Cumberland-place Hyde Park in the County of Middlesex aforesaid Esquire the Executors. Effects under £30,000."


  1. 'Ashkenazi Congregation, English and German Jews, Kingston, Jamaica, 1788-1905 Register of Births' at www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com. Ancestry.com, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database online].

  2. 1851 census online.

  3. 1861 census online.

  4. National Probate Calendar 1870.

We are grateful to Madeleine Mitchell for her assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Sarah G. (1835-), Agnes (1836-), Georgina (1838-), Eliza (1841-), Augusta Mary (1843), Lydia (1846-), Edith Annie (1847-), Ellen Octavia (1849-), Mabel I. (1852-)
Wealth at death
West India merchant

Associated Claims (2)

£110 12s 5d
£29 3s 1d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1829 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (6)

Brother → Sister
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

5 Dorset Square, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England