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ABRAHAM, PHINEHAS:

West Indian merchant; born in the island of Jamaica about the beginning of the nineteenth century; and died Feb. 19, 1887. He was one of the last survivors of the body of West Indian merchants who contributed in a high degree to the prosperity of the West Indian colonial possessions. In former years Abraham was one of the largest landed proprietors in the island of Jamaica. He held various offices outside of the Jewish community. He was senior justice of the peace for the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica, an agent of Lloyds' and the last surviving captain in the Trelawny militia. He was also one of the earliest members of the Berkeley Street Synagogue, London.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. Feb. 25, 1887.
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