Moses Zangwill

Moses Zangwill

b: ABT 1839
d: ABT 1908
Biography
From Dictionary of National Biography, account of Israel Zangwill:

Moses Zangwill, ........ married to Ellen Hannah Marks ............ was a Russian refugee, who had come to England as a lad in 1848, alone and friendless, in order to escape the severe decree of Jewish child-conscription instituted by the Tsar, Nicholas I. .......... they moved to London in 1872 in order to provide (their son Israel) with more advanced education at the Jews' Free School at Spitalfields.
(Israel's) father was a very pious man, who throughout a laborious career as a small trader retained his connexion with the synagogue as a scripture-reader.


From 'Israel Zangwill' by Joseph Leftwich:

Described by Jacob de Hass (p. 76) as "a fairly tall, slightly bent figure, with long black hair and side-locks, extremely religious, one of that harsh, unyielding type that read well in books but make life difficult."

p. 74: Moses Zangwill had dreamed of ending his days in Jerusalem. His son Israel Zangwill was able to make that dread come true. So he went to Jerusalem where he lived till his death in 1908, praying and studying and fasting, living abstemiously, doing good deeds, helping others with all he had............ (Israel's) mother had refused to leave the children, to go with her husband. I have been told that interpreting this as desertion he sent her a 'Get,' a Jewish religious divorce, from Jerusalem. Census information: provided by Raymond Airton, August 2006

1881 Census:

19 Cath W Alley, London, Middlesex. RG11 film 1341080, piece/folio 0371/90, page 43.

Moses Zangwill Head M Male 42 Russia Dealer & Pedlar in Sponge

Ann Ellen Zangwill Wife M Female 38 Poland

Leah Zangwill Dau U Female 18 Plymouth, Devon Seamstress & Dressmaker

Israel Zangwill Son U Male 17 London, Middlesex Pupil, teacher, undergraduate L U

Mark Zangwill Son Male 12 Plymouth, Devon Scholar

Louis Zangwill Son Male 11 Bristol Scholar

Dinah Zangwill Dau Female 7 London, Middlesex Scholar

1891 Census:

24 Oxford Road, Willesden, Harrow. RG12/1046

Moses Zangwill Head M 60 Retired sponge merchant Russia

Ellen Zangwill Wife M 47 Poland

Sarah Zangwill Dau S 28 Devon, Devonport

Israel Zangwill Son S 27 Journalist Middlesex, London

Mark Zangwill Son S 23 Artist Devon, Devonport

Lewis Zangwill Son S 21 Printer Gloster, Bristol

Dinah Zangwill Dau S 17 Middlesex, London
Facts
  • ABT 1839 - Birth - ; Latvia, in Rivenishki, or Ravinisek, or Ravenishki, a small place in Russia
  • ABT 1908 - Death - ; Jerusalem
  • Occupation - Picture dealer, glazier
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Moses Zangwill
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Israel Zangwill
Birth
Death
Marriageto ?
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MMeier Zangwill
BirthABT 1822
Death
MShaya Zangwill
BirthABT 1824
Death
MMoses Zangwill
BirthABT 1839Latvia, in Rivenishki, or Ravinisek, or Ravenishki, a small place in Russia
DeathABT 1908Jerusalem
Marriage6 FEB 1861to Ellen Hannah Marks at Duke's Place, City of London, England
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Moses Zangwill
BirthABT 1839Latvia, in Rivenishki, or Ravinisek, or Ravenishki, a small place in Russia
DeathABT 1908 Jerusalem
Marriage6 FEB 1861to Ellen Hannah Marks at Duke's Place, City of London, England
FatherIsrael Zangwill
Mother?
PARENT (F) Ellen Hannah Marks
Birth1840Zemiatchy, a village near Brest Litovsk, on the way to Warsaw, Poland
Death
Marriage6 FEB 1861to Moses Zangwill at Duke's Place, City of London, England
FatherMark Marks
Mother?
CHILDREN
FLeah Zangwill
Birth1863Plymouth
Death
MMark Zangwill
Birth1869Plymouth, Devon
Death
Marriageto Agnes Minnie Rice
MLouis Zangwill
Birth1870
Death25 MAY 1938Bristol
FDinah Zangwill
Birth1874London, Middlesex
Death
MIsrael Zangwill
Birth21 JAN 1864Off Stoney Lane, Houndsditch
Death1 AUG 1926Midhurst, Sussex, of pneumonia
Marriage26 NOV 1903to Edith Chaplin Ayrton
Evidence
[S15780] 'Israel Zangwill' by Joseph Leftwich
[S10993] Marriage Certificate obtained from the General Register Office
Descendancy Chart
Moses Zangwill b: ABT 1839 d: ABT 1908
Leah Zangwill b: 1863
Mark Zangwill b: 1869
Louis Winston Zangwill b: 23 MAR 1908
Louis Zangwill b: 1870 d: 25 MAY 1938
Dinah Zangwill b: 1874
Israel Zangwill b: 21 JAN 1864 d: 1 AUG 1926
Edith Chaplin Ayrton b: 1 OCT 1874 d: 5 MAY 1945
Margaret (Peggy) Zangwill b: 12 APR 1910
Oliver Louis Zangwill b: 29 OCT 1913 d: 12 OCT 1987
Joy Moult b: 1924 d: 2016
David Ayrton Zangwill b: FEB 1952 d: 1953
Ayrton Israel Zangwill b: 15 AUG 1906