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Sixth Generation

Rachael Netto (1839-1902) - daughter of  Phineas James Tough Netto (1807-1856) - son of Isaac Netto (about 1770 - ?) - son of Phineas Netto (1739-1806) - son of Isaac Nieto (1702-1774) - son of David Nieto (1654-1728)

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Rachel Netto (daughter of Phineas James Tough Netto and Johanna Sullivan) was born in 1839 in Bethnal Green, London..13

See Census returns from 1841 to 1901

Rachel died on 10 Jun 1902 at Marylebone, London.16,125  Civil Registration of Death reference is Jun 1902 V 1a p337. Aged 63. - Marylebone, London.16 The following is a summary of her Death Certificate:

Rachel Burgar, aged 63 years, widow of Walter Burgar, Road? Foreman, of 11 Bells Gardens Road, Peckham, died of Volacslar Chronis Intestinal Obstruction Asthenia on 10th June 1902 at Middlesex Hospital.
The death was registered by R. Tucker, daughter, of 77 Welbeck Street, W (Walworth?) on 11th June 1902 at the sub-district of All Souls in the Registration District of Marylebone

The informant of the death was Rachel (Burgar) Tucker, who was the daughter of Rachel (Netto) Burgar.

Rachel is with her parents in the 1841 Census.

In 1851, she is a boarder at the Hebrew School for Girls, in Palestine Place, Bethnal Green.

At this time there were schools in England run by Jews to teach Hebrew to Jewish Children.  The children would normally go to an English school to learn English and other subjects, but would be taught Hebrew and bible subjects at the Jewish run Hebrew school.

However, the school that Rachael attended was quite different.  It was run by an organisation set up in 1809, The London School for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews.

This society had a base in Bethnal Green, with a chapel and adjacent school having a capacity for 100 children.  The aim of the school was to convert Jewish children to Christianity.  The New Testament, in Hebrew , was widely circulated. Divine service was performed in Hebrew, or German or English.   By 1861 about 70 ordained ministers of the church of England were converted Jews. 

However, it is likely that Rachael and her siblings were pretty well converted prior to going to school.  Her father, Phineas Netto was baptised in 1807, so presumably her grandfather, Isaac Netto, was not adverse to changing religions.

Rachel Netto and Walter Burgar were married  in 1861 in Bethnal Green, London.16 Civil Registration of marriage reference is Mar 1861 V 1C p 446 - Bethnal Green, London.16, 125   The Marriage Certificate states:

Walter Burgar, Full age, Bachelor, Butcher, of 6 East London Place, Bethnal Green and Rachel Netto, Full age, Spinster, of 7 East London Place, Bethnal Green were married by Banns on 25th February 1961, at St James the Less, Bethnal Green, Middlesex.
Both signed their names .
His father was Joseph Burgar, Bootmaker. Her father was Phineas Netto, grocer.
The witnesses were John Netto who signed and Jane Leah Netto who made her mark.

The witnesses are thought to be her brother and possibly either a sister or sister-in-law. 

The Marriage Register for St James the Less, Bethnal Green London has much the same details as the above Civil Marriage Certificate

On February 25th 1861, Walter Burgar of Full Age, Bachelor and butcher of 6 East London Place and Rachel Netto of Full Age of 7 East London Place were married at St James the Less, Parish of Bethnal Green, Middx. Walter's father was listed as Joseph Burgar, Bootmaker and Rachel's father as Phineas Netto, Grocer. Walter and Rachel both signed. The witnesses were John Netto and Jane Leah Netto

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Rachael and Walter had 12 children.

See details of the children of this marriage on Walter Burgar's page.

After her husband, Walter Burgar, died in 1898, Rachael continued to live with 5 of her children.

See 1901 Census

It is said that Rachel ran a furniture or furnishing shop at one time. However, this was told to me by one of her many grand-daughters .127

The same person also told me that Walter Burgar (1834-1898) owned half of Smithfield Market. The census returns show that this would be unlikely.  In addition, Rachel Netto was the daughter of Count Netto (Italian) and an Irish girl, and the Duke of Westminster inherited the Burgar estates in France.

I think that someone had been feeding some 'porkies' to the younger generation. However,  Rachel's father, Phineas Netto, married Johanna Sullivan, who may have been Irish.  It is more likely that the Netto family (not the Burgar family) were wealthy in previous centuries. It is possible the Netto family might be the source of the rumours.

See details of her husband Walter Burgar


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