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Ellis (1807-85) was the son of Isaiah Ellis. The family name had originally been 'Joel', the 'Ellis' being added later. Apart from owning a colliery at Hinckley, Ellis was also the chairman of Ellistown Brick & Pipe Co. in Leicestershire and was sometime the Consul General for Persia and a colonel (probably of one of the numerous volunteer regiments of the period). He is buried in the Fulham Road Cemetery.

R.I.Cohen died in 1865 in Liverpool, where he had gone to stay with his daughter, in what proved to be the vain hope of alleviating his condition. He is buried in Deane Road Jewish Cemetery in Liverpool.

His epitaph there, indicates the esteem in which he was held in life and death - he was described as '...a teacher to the young / and old, an adviser and guide to the rich, a comforter / to the afflicted. A friend to the poor. Blessed with an open hand and a loving heart he had / grace alike in the eyes of God and man / Like Enoch he walked with God; and he was / not for God took him.'

R.I.Cohen was then officially succeeded for two years as rabbi by Rabbi Neumann who had already been deputizing for him. During his short tenure in Dover he set up his own school 'Neumann's Hebrew Academy' which appears in advertisements in 1866. Whether it flourished or not is uncertain. However Rabbi Neumann was shortly replaced by Rabbi Isidore Barnstein in 1867.

Barnstein originally came from Hoorn in Holland, a small and picturesque fishing village in southern Holland, and arrived at Dover via Liege in Belgium. He was styled in contemporary reports as a 'Professor of Languages' and resided at Liverpool Terrace in Dover. He faithfully served his community for 50 years and saw out much of the remaining history of Jewish Dover. He died in 1925 at his daughter's in Twickenham and is buried in Dover.

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