Sunday, 10 June 2012

Edward Micholls Henriques (1837 - 1901)

Edward Micholls Henriques (1837 - 1901), of Manchester

Of a distinguished sephardite Jewish Family, the son of David Quixano HENRIQUES, (b. 13 May 1804, Jamaica, d. 06 Mar 1870, London) and Rebecca MICHOLLS [Rebkah b Menachem b. Naftali] 1814 – 1880, daughter of Edward Emanuel Micholls, (b. 4 Jun 1775, d. 12 Dec 1844, Brighton), and Rosetta Lucas, (b. 1789, Kingston,  Jamaica, d. 30 Dec 1863, London).

David Q. Henriques was for some years Treasurer of the West London Synagogue of British Jews. The family of Henriques fled from Spain to Jamaica during the persecutions at the close of the 15th century. At a later period many of them settled in America. The Quixano family from whom Mr. Henriques was also descended, were originally Cohens. A merchant at Jamaica in partnership with his brother also trading at London under style of D. Q. Henriques & Brothers (David Quixano Henriques, Jacob Quixano Henriques, Arthur Quixano Henriques, Edward Micholls Henriques).

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