The port of Ramsgate is built for the Channel Squadron. The town grows as a holiday resort.
Sir Moses Montefiori is born
The first Ramsgate Jew settles in town, Isaac Lyon, a silversmith.
Noah Levi, a watch maker arrives and lives in Queen Street.
Henry J. Levy, a watch-maker, arrives in 1794 and lives at Albion Hill.
Benjamin Norden, the African explorer and founder of the South African Jewish community, is born.
Moses Montefiori passes through Ramsgate on his honeymoon and decides to live there.
Moses Montefiori leases East Cliff Lodge, a grand Gothic villa as his marital home.
Sir Moses finally manages to buy East Cliff lodge.
Moses Montefiori builds a synagogue at Ramsgate in imitation of his ancestral synagogue of Leghorn in Italy.
Sir Moses successfully intervenes with the Sultan of Damascus to lift the charge of Blood Libel
There are only 45 Jews in town.
Judith Montefiori passes away at Rosh Hashanah and Sir Moses is grief stricken. He builds a mausoleum for her by the synagogue.
Sir Moses establishes a memorial college for Lady Judith.
The Ramsgate Jewish Burial Ground is established by Benjamin Norden.
Moses Montefiori celebrates his 100th year.
Sir Moses passes away at 101 years old; his funeral is a major event at Ramsgate as he is laid to rest by his wife. Joseph Sebag inherits his estate and mantle and Queen Victoria licenses him to use the Montefiori name.
The cemetery is signed over to the Spanish and Portuguese congregation. Benjamin Norden the African explorer dies.
In this year there are a variety of Jewish professions in Ramsgate, there are about 100 Jews in town. However tailors and keepers of boarding houses predominate.
Jonas Levi a Ramsgate J.P and barrister dies.
Converted Jewish children from Palestine Place in the East End of London are temporarily lodged at Ramsgate while awaiting removal to their new Mission School, Streatham Common, South West.
Joseph Sebag Montefiori is given a knighthood. The Lady Judith College temporarily closes due to an administrative crisis.
Sir Joseph dies.
Lazarus Hart (b.1831) another J.P. and twice Mayor of Ramsgate dies.
The War disperses the community, but the community revives briefly after the War.
Judith College is used to train African Jews for the Jewish ministry.
Judith Montefiori College is demolished a reflection of the general terminal decline of the community.
A Lubavitch rabbi, Stanley Kinn, lives in Mill House and uses it for holidays and retreats.
Joseph Barnett dies. He had been three times mayor of Ramsgate.
The Lubavitch cease activities on the estate.
The Montefiori Endowment is reformed and takes over the responsibility for the foundation from the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
There is a small Jewish community left in Ramsgate, though there is a Jewish community present across Thanet and East Kent. The Endowment has substantial assets still used to help the training of rabbinical students.
There is a furor over plans to redevelop the old college site, which is now waste-land.
5,000 Chasidic Jews converge on Ramsgate for the yahrzeit (anniversary) of Sir Moses Montefiore's death
The Thanet and District Reform Synagogue, at Margate Road, in Ramsgate, has an active community of around 70 families, both from Ramsgate and drawn from the surrounding Thanet and East Kent areas.