Jews in Georgian Society: The Laras of London

Jews in Georgian Society: The Laras of London

by Pearl Foster


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The extraordinary lives of the Laras of London during the Georgian period.

Abraham collaborated with Pitt the Younger’s Government to reduce the National Debt. Esther’s husband was a good friend and benefactor of Horatio Nelson. Benjamin was the perpetrator of a huge lottery swindle and his brother, Moses, accumulated a huge fortune. Charlotte Dacre and her father the Jew King were personalities of the day.

Their life stories are absorbing and entertaining: drawn from letters, court proceedings and other contemporary sources. Jews in Georgian Society is rich in detail and full of remarkable insights into the commonplace and exceptional circumstances of this extended family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781326732
Publisher: Silverwood Books Ltd
Publication date: 09/22/2017
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Pearl Foster was born in London and moved to Bristol for teacher-training and to complete a degree in Economics and Sociology. Her career in education was followed by ten years as a registrar of births, marriages and deaths. She has pursued a lifelong interest in family history research - in particular a branch of the Lara and Furtado families who escaped the barbarities of the Portuguese inquisition and fled to England.

Pearl is married, has two children, is happily retired and will be pleased to hear from anyone tracing similar lines.

The author can be contacted at

Table of Contents

Genealogical Trees 7

With Special Thanks To… 13

Preface 15

Introduction 21

Abraham Lara and Rebecca Bell 27

Judith and Esther Curry 65

Jacob Lara and the Buzaglos 79

Esther Cardozo, Sisters and Sara Carcas 91

Moses Lara and the Da Costas 115

Rachel Mendes 143

Benjamin Lara and the Walters 151

Sarah Rey King 199

Epilogue 229

Notes 231

Abbreviations 247

Bibliography 249

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