ISAACS, David Morris

David Morris Isaacs
Trafalgar Street

David Morris Isaacs was born circa 1824 St Pancras, London, England, died 1909, London, England. David Isaacs was the first minister of the Dunedin Jewish congregation, a lay preacher he was appointed in August 1863 and retired in 1864.  

The Rev. David Morris Isaacs is gazetted as an officiating minister to Hebrew congregations under the Marriage Act, 1854.
Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXIX, Issue 5034, 9 October 1873, Page 2

The 1891 census shows D. M. Isaacs, "New Zealand Merchant Retired" living at the house of his widowed niece Amelia Moses, 5 Keppel Street in the Parish of St George Bloomsbury, London. He was then aged 67 years (1).  In 1901 he is at 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, Paddington, London, his age is given as 79 years and his occupation is shown as "illegible word - retired? clergyman" (2). His death, aged 87 years was registered in Hampstead in 1909 (3).

(1) 1891 census
(2) 1901 census
(3) FreeBMD - Deaths Sep 1909 ISAACS David Morris 87 Hampstead 1a 291


Nelson Evening Mail, Volume IV, Issue 261, 5 November 1869, Page 3

Nelson Evening Mail, Volume V, Issue 60, 12 March 1870, Page 3

Nelson Evening Mail, Volume VII, Issue 198, 20 August 1872, Page 4

We had the pleasure last evening of witnessing a very creditable illumination in honor of his Excellency the Governor's visit, affixed to the front of the Photographic Studio of Mr D. M. Isaacs'. The device, which was imported at a considerable expense by Mr Isaacs, is made of gas-piping, and has 1300 jets, and the quantity of gas that it consumes must be very large. We certainly recommend our readers who have not already seen it to do so.

Nelson Evening Mail, Volume X, Issue 144, 15 June 1875, Page 2

We have to thank Mr Isaacs for an excellent photograph taken by him of his Excellency the Marquis of Normanby. The likeness is a capital one, and will doubtless find its way into many an album.

Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XI, Issue 158, 30 June 1875, Page 2

Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XI, Issue 284, 29 December 1876, Page 2

Mr Frank Nairn, who has gained some reputation as an artist, announces that he has taken Mr Isaacs' photographic business, and will be prepared to take portraits, &c, after next week.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XI, Issue 285, 30 December 1876, Page 2


The undersigned being about to leave the Colony, requests all CLAIMS against him to be sent in at once. And all persons INDEBTED are requested to SETTLE their Accounts forthwith. D. M. ISAACS, Trafalgar-street. October 26, 1877.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XII, Issue 257, 30 October 1877, Page 2

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