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Related family papers: Cohen family

Papers and other material concerning extended family members and family associated by marriage to the Rothschilds. Researchers interested in the wider Rothschild family are advised to consult the monumental genealogy of the Rothschild banking family Le Sang des Rothschild by Joseph Valynseele and Henri Mars (ICC Editions, Paris, 2004). A copy is available upon request in the Reading Room.

Levy Barent Cohen (c.1740-1808) was a London-based English financier, and a leading figure in the Jewish community. The son of Barent Cohen, a wealthy merchant of Amsterdam, Levy Barent Cohen was born in Amersfoort, Utrecht, and moved to England in the 1770s with his brother, and by 1778, he had developed a large business in London. He was naturalised in 1798, becoming one of the leading merchants of the city.

He was one of the founders and the first president of the Bread, Meat, and Coal Charity, and of the Jews' Hospital; and at various times, held all the important offices of the Duke's Place Synagogue. Cohen was twice married; first to Fanny Diamantschleifer, and then her to her sister Lydia.

Through the distinguished marriages which his children contracted, many of the leading Jewish families in England were thus connected; his daughter Hannah (1783-1850) married Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) in 1806; his second daughter, Judith (1784-1862), married Sir Moses Montefiore (1784-1885); and by the alliances of his other children further marriages were made with the families of Davidson and Samuel.

Cohen family, Isaac Cohen, (1791-1846), estate papers, 1846 , 1846

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Papers relating to the estate of Isaac (Osias) Cohen (1791-1846). Isaac Cohen was the the brother of Hannah Barent Cohen (1783-1850), Mrs Nathan Mayer Rothschild.