Joseph Barrow Montefiore


Joseph Barrow Montefiore (24 June 1803 – 8 September 1893), merchant and financier, was the youngest son of Eliezer Montefiore, merchant, of Barbados and London, and his wife, Judith (née Barrow).[1]

Montefiore was born on 24 June 1803 in London and was educated there.[2] He married Rebecca Mocatta, and the couple had children.[1]

Joseph shared real estate interests in the Colony of New South Wales with his brother Jacob Barrow Montefiore.[2] The two brothers were also partners in J. Barrow Montefiore & Co, and helped to found the Bank of Australasia, later the ANZ Bank; Jacob was a founding director, while Joseph was the Sydney representative. Both brothers suffered London bankruptcy proceedings in 1844,[3] but by the time of Jacob's second visit to Adelaide in 1854, Joseph was once again a successful businessman, as proprietor of JB Montefiore & Co.[2]

He died on 8 September 1893 in Brighton.[1]

Other family relationships


Other siblings

  • Moses Eliezer Montefiore[8] (born 1798?) may have been a brother to Jacob and Joseph Barrow Montefiore. According to a genealogy on the Museum of the Jewish People's database, there were siblings as follows: Rachel, John (1854–1795, four children), Moses Eliezer, Evalina (m. Abraham Mocatta – same family as Joseph Barrow M's wife), Esther Hannah (who married Isaac Levi and had Levi Eliezer, see above).[9]

Barbados Barrows

From will transcripts, all of which mention slaves:[10]

  • Simon Barrow of St Michael (will 21 May 1801): daughters Judith Barrow, Rebecca Barrow and Sarah Barrow; son Joseph; grandson Simon Barrow, son of late son Jacob.
  • Joseph Barrow of St Michael (undated): wife Sarah. "After Sarah’s death the Barbados house to go to Moses Eliezer Montefiore, son of my niece Judith Montefiore." (Niece Judith Montefiore is wife of Eliezer.)
  • Sarah Barrow of St Michael (31 March 1814): "Relic of Joseph Barrow Esqr deceased."

References


  1. Getzler, Israel. "Joseph Barrow Montefiore". Australian Dictionary of Biography. ANU Press. Retrieved 10 December 2020. This article was first published in hardcopy in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2, (MUP), 1967
  2. Elton, Jude. "Montefiore Hill". Adelaidia. History SA. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  3. "[Jacob Barrow Montefiore]". The Baruch Lousadas and the Barrows [non-profit family history website]. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  4. "Montefiore, Joseph Barrow". Encyclopedia.com. 16 October 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  5. Rutledge, Martha. "Jacob Levi Montefiore". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 6 December 2020. This article was first published in hardcopy in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 5, (MUP), 1974
  6. "Eliezer Levi Montefiore (1820–1894)". The Baruch Lousadas and the Barrows. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  7. Draffin, Nicholas (1988). "An enthusiastic amateur of the arts: Eliezer Levi Montefiore in Melbourne 1853-71" (e-journal). Art Bulletin of Victoria. National Gallery of Victoria (28). (Published online 2014, and now known as the Art Journal.]
  8. "Will of Moses Eliezer Montefiore, Merchant of Finsbury, Middlesex [2 January 1822]". The National Archives. Retrieved 11 December 2020. Note: But death date seems a bit young if born 1798...
  9. "Levi, Judith Barrow". Museum of the Jewish People Database. Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. Retrieved 11 December 2020. (See English explanation here.)
  10. "Barrow wills: Barbados". The Baruch Lousadas and the Barrows. Retrieved 11 December 2020.