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HENRIQUES, JACOB QUIXANO:

West-Indian merchant; born at Spanish Town, Jamaica, 1811; died in London Oct. 17, 1898. A son of Abraham Q. Henriques, he was early associated in business with his brother David, in the firm of Henriques Brothers, West-Indian merchants. In Jamaica he was the founder of a Jewish school for boys and girls. Going to London soon after 1840, he took an active part in the formation of the West London Synagogue. He soon resided permanently in London, and became warden of the synagogue in 1856 and again from 1861 to 1864. In 1882 he was elected chairman of the council, and manifested great interest in the provision of religious education for the youth of the congregation. He was a liberal subscriber to Jewish charities.

In 1864 he dissolved partnership with the firm and retired from business in favor of his son. Henriques was for some time a director of the Colonial Bank, and was subsequently chairman of the London Chartered Bank of Australia.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. Oct. 21, 1898.
J. G. L.
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