Descendants of David Netto (1645 - 1728)
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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)
Rachel Netto (daughter of Phineas James Tough Netto and Johanna Sullivan) was born in 1839 in Bethnal Green, London..13
Rachel died on 10 Jun 1902 at Marylebone, London.16,125
Civil Registration of Death reference is Jun 1902 V 1a p337. Aged 63. -
The following is a summary of her Death Certificate:
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,
Civil Registration of marriage reference is Mar 1861 V 1C p 446 - Bethnal Green,
Marriage Certificate states:
The Marriage Register for St James the Less, Bethnal Green London has much the
same details as the above Civil Marriage Certificate
Rachael and Walter had 12 children.
After her husband, Walter Burgar, died in 1898, Rachael continued to live with 5 of her children.
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.
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