The Bitton (ben Boton) Family
from Oran
(Spanish possession now in Algeria)
c.1669


  • The surname has been variously recorded as ben BOTON, BITOON, BITTAN, BITTEN and BITTON.

  • Sarah 'Isaac' BITTON who married James Wakeman in 1853, recorded the surname of her children as BITTON at the Bevis Marks Synagogue, London.

  • Oran was founded in 903 by Moorish Andalusi traders but was captured by the Spanish under Cardinal Cisneros in 1509. Spanish sovereignty lasted until 1708, when the city was conquered by the Ottomans. Spain recaptured the city in 1732. However, its value as a trading post had decreased greatly, so King Charles IV sold the city to the Turks in 1792. Ottoman rule lasted until 1831, when it fell to the French.

  • In April 1669 the Spanish governor, the Marquis of del los Vélez expelled all the Jews who lived in Oran and Mers El Kébir sending them to be resettled in either Nice or Livorno.
    Only the wealthiest were allowed to disembark at Nice and the remaining 300, including Abraham ben BOTON and his son Isaque went on to Livorno where Joseph was born.

  • Left - The Great Synagogue of Oran was confiscated and turned into a mosque after Jewish Algerians were granted French citizenship and most had emigrated.




Seal of Oran
 


11th. Generation
 
Abraham ben BOTON
 
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Father:
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est 1600
probably Oran
 
 
 
 
 
According to the B.B.C. programme "Who do you think you are?", featuring actress June Brown, the records in Toledo indicate that Abraham received permission to travel to Spain, presumably to broker deals between the North African farmers and Spanish merchants.
unknown ben BOTTON
unknown
 

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
est 1625
 
 

unknown
 
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est 1604
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
unknown
 

Child:
 
 

10th. Generation
 
Isaac (Isaque) 'Abraham' BITTON
 
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before 1669
Oran (Spanish sovereignty - now Algeria)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Abraham ben BOTON
unknown
 

Marriage:
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Place of marriage:
est. 1705
 
 

unknown
 
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est. 1684
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
unknown
 

Child:
 
 

9th. Generation
 
Joseph 'Isaac' BITTON
 
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c.1706
Livorno (Leghorn), Toscana, Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isaac 'Abraham' BITTON
unknown
 

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
est. 1705
 
 

Simcha
 
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est. 1710
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
unknown
 

Child:
 
 

8th. Generation
 
Abraham 'Joseph' BITTON
 
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25 Jun 1732
Livorno (Leghorn), Toscana, Italy
1801
London, England
 
 
 
 
Joseph 'Isaac' BITTON
Simcha
 

Marriage:
Civil marriage:
Place of marriage:
Synagogual marriage:
Place of marriage:
1762
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
01 Tamuz 5522 (22 Jun 1762)
Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

Marriage Notice
(TiM 739- 33)

Portuguese Marriages
(Key #2371)

Rachel 'David' RODRIGUES de CASTRO
2C-6R
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1743
 
Jul 1812
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
12 Av 5572 (21 Jul 1812)
 
Rachel van Abraham Biton
 
David RODRIGUES
Abigail 'Jacob' MENDOZA [1C-7R]

Burial Record #3250

Children:
3C-5R
    1. daughter 'Abraham' BITTON
           Born: 01 Av 5523 (11 Jul 1763), Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
           Died: Oct 1768, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
        Buried: 03 Cheshvan 5529 (29 Oct 1768)
          Beth Haim Cemetery, Oudekerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam


Burial Record #3245
    1. Joseph 'Abraham' BITTON
           Born: 07 Adar II 5527 (08 Mar 1767), Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
           Died: Feb 1769, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
        Buried: 20 Adar 5529 (27 Feb 1769)
          Beth Haim Cemetery, Oudekerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam


Burial Record #3248
    1. Abigail 'Abraham' BITTON
           Born: 04 Adar I 5529 (12 Feb 1769), Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
           Died: Jan 1812, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
        Buried: 12 Sh'vat 5572 (26 Jan 1812)
          Beth Haim Cemetery, Oudekerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam


Burial Record #3247
    1. Joseph Haim 'Abraham' BITTON
           Born: 02 Sivan 5531 (15 May 1771), Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
           Died: Jul 1790, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
        Buried: 16 Av 5550 (27 Jul 1790)
          Beth Haim Cemetery, Oudekerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam


Burial Record #3249
    1. Simcha 'Abraham' BITTON
           Born: 22 Kislev 5533 (18 Dec 1772), Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
           Died: Mar 1796, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
        Buried: 19 Adar II 5556 (29 Mar 1796)
          Beth Haim Cemetery, Oudekerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam


Burial Record #3245
    1. child 'Abraham' BITTON
           Born: Dec 1777, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
           Died: Dec 1777, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
        Buried: 19 Kislev 5538 (19 Dec 1777)
          Beth Haim Cemetery, Oudekerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam


Burial Record #3246

  • Marriage Notice:

  • Synagogual Marriage:

7th. Generation
 
Isaac Haim 'Abraham' BITTON
3C-5R
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29 June 1779
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
27 Jan 1839 (age 60)
Portuguese Jewish Hospital, London, England
Jan 1839
Jewish burial ground near Bethnal Green.
 
Prize fighter
Abraham 'Joseph' BITTON
Rachel 'David' RODRIGUES de CASTRO

Death Registration (Stepney II 359)

Marriage:
Synagogual marriage:
Place of marriage:
06 Tamuz 5578 (10 Jul 1818)
Bevis Marks Synagogue, London, England
 

Elizabeth (Eve, Hava) 'Getschlik Elyakim'
 
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1801
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
23 Feb 1866 (age 75 - should be 65)
3, Bell Lane, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England
1866
Novo Cemetery, Mile End, London, England
 
 
Getschlik Elyakim
unknown

Death Registration (Whitechapel 1c 268)

Children:
4C-4R
    1. Jacob 'Isaac' BITTON married
      • Sarah 'William' ISRAEL (GANHAM)

    2. Leah Lydia 'Isaac' BITTON married
      • Abraham 'Joseph' RODRIGUES may be brother of Joseph 'Joseph' RODRIGUES MENDES

    1. Miriam 'Isaac' BITTON
        Born: 1822

 
    1. Fanny 'Isaac' BITTON
        Born: 1826

 
    1. Nathan 'Isaac' BITTON
        Born: 1830

 
    1. David 'Isaac' BITTON
           Born: 10 Jul 1832 Spitalfields, London, England
           Died: 29 Jun 1892 London, England
        Buried: Novo Cemetery, Mile End, London, England

 
    1. Abigail 'Isaac' BITTON married
      • Joseph 'Joseph' RODRIGUES MENDES may be brother of Abraham 'Joseph' RODRIGUES

    2. Joel 'Isaac' BITTON married
      • Fanny

    1. Phoebe 'Isaac' BITTON
        Born: 1847 (date suspect) Aldgate, London, England
 

  • Isaac Haim Bitton (born 29 June 1779, Amsterdam, Holland, died 1839, London) was an Dutch-born Jewish bare-knuckle boxer who is most famous for a fight which lasted 74 rounds.

    He was born in Amsterdam to Abraham Bitton and Rachel Rodrigues de Castro. Abraham was born in the Italian city of Livorno on June 25, 1732, the son of Joseph & Simha. His grandfather Isaac was expelled from the city of Oran in 1669, then a Spanish possession, now in modern day Algeria. Suffering financially due to the war between Holland and Britain, Abraham decided to leave Amsterdam for London with his son Isaac in 1789, leaving his wife and other children in Amsterdam. Due to the French invasion in 1795 Rachel was unable to join Abraham with her children, and in 1801 Abraham died. In 1812 Isaac's mother died in Amsterdam, all her children apart from Isaac, having predeceased her. Isaac Bitton went into the field of boxing around the age of 22 in 1801. Undefeated, he was best known for two fights, with Bill Wood, and with George Maddox on Wimbledon Common which lasted 74 rounds. He retired in 1804, and was weighed at 17 stone. He married Eve in 1818 and had 11 children recorded in a charital record in 1838. He died in 1839 and was buried in the Jewish burial ground near Bethnal Green.

    He is an ancestor of the "Eastenders" actress June Brown and was featured on BBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" in August, 2011. Wikipedia

  • Also referred to as Isaac Bitoon (see Jews in Sport Online)



6th. Generation
 
James 'John' WAKEMAN/WAITMAN
 
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17 Sep 1816
Moor Lane Cripplegate, Bishopsgate, London, England
14 Nov 1875
6, Widegate Street, Bishopsgate, London, England
 
 
 
 
John Clegg WAKEMAN
Angel VALANCE

Death Registration (London C. 1c 5)

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
09 Jun 1853
All Saints, Mile End New Town, Stepney, Middlesex, England

Marriage Registrations (Whitechapel 1c 748)

Sarah 'Isaac' BITTON
4C-4R
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22 Mar 1828
Whitechapel, Middlesex, England
Oct/Dec 1894 (age 63)
Whitechapel, London, England
 
 
 
 
Isaac 'Abraham' BITTON
Elizabeth (Eve, Hava) 'Getschlik Elyakim'

Death Registration (Whitechapel 1c 206)

Children:
5C-3R
    1. Louisa 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON married
      1. Isaac JACOBS
      2. Joseph RAPHAEL

    2. Abraham 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON married
      • Esther 'Jacob' LEVY

    3. Nathan 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON married
      • Esther SMITH

    1. Elizabeth 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON
        Born: 28 May 1855

 
    1. Jacob John 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON married
      • Sarah 'Isaac' HYAMS

    2. Dinah 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON married
      • Henry Haim 'Lawrence Eliezer' KEYS

    3. Abigail 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON married
      • unknown KING

    4. Isaac 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON married
      • Norah

    5. Phoebe 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON married
      • Moss MOSES

    1. Joshua 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON
        Born: 29 Feb 1872
        Died: Apr/Jun 1950 (age 75), Shoreditch, London, England

Death Registration (Shoreditch 5d 408)
;

5th. Generation
 
Abraham 'James' BITTON (WAKEMAN)
5C-3R
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26 Apr 1851
10 Dorset Street, Christ Church, Spitalfields, Whitechapel, Middlesex, London, England
27 Mar 1905
Guy's Hospital, London, England
 
 
 
General dealer
James 'John' WAKEMAN
Sarah 'Abraham' BITTON

Death Registration (Southwark 1d 27)

Marriage:
Civil marriage:
Place of marriage:
Synagogual marriage:
Place of marriage:
Jan/Mar 1879
City of London, England
09 Feb 1879
Petticoat Square 19, London, England (under the auspices of Bevis Marks Synagogue)

Marriage Registrations (London C. 1c 90)

Esther 'Jacob' LEVY
 
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1856
London, England
1924
Whitechapel, London, England
 
 
 
 
Jacob LEVY
unknown

Birth Registration (Whitechapel 1c 336)



Death Registration (Whitechapel 1c 258)

Children:
6C-2R
    1. Rosetta 'Abraham' WAKEMAN married
      • unknown

    1. Sarah 'Abraham' WAKEMAN
        Born: Jan/Mar 1879, City of London, England
        Died: Jan/Mar 1948 (age 70), Harrow, London, England


Birth Registration (London C. 1c 5)



Death Registration (Harrow 5f 381)
    1. Jacob 'Abraham' WAKEMAN married
      • Esther COHEN

    2. Rachel 'Abraham' WAKEMAN married
      • Jacob LEVY

    3. Henry 'Abraham' WAKEMAN/BITTON married
      • Mietje (Millie) 'Hartog' HARING

    1. Martha 'Abraham' WAKEMAN/BITTON
        Born: Oct/Dec 1887, Whitechapel, London, England


Birth Registration (Whitechapel 1c 289)
    1. Mark 'Abraham' WAKEMAN/BITTON
        Born: 1890, London, England
        Died: Jan/Mar 1940 (age 49), Stepney, London, England


Death Registration (Stepney 1c 406)
    1. Barnett 'Abraham' WAKEMAN/BITTON
        Born: 08 Jun 1893, Whitechapel, London, England
        Died: 1971, Hackney, London, England


Birth Registration (Whitechapel 1c 279)
    1. Abraham 'Abraham' WAKEMAN/BITTON
        Born: Jan/Mar 1896, Whitechapel, London, England
        Died: Jul/Sep 1968, Hackney, London, England


Birth Registration (Whitechapel 1c 274)



Death Registration (Hackney 5b 417)
    1. Esther'Abraham' WAKEMAN/BITTON
        Born: 17 Oct 1900, Whitechapel, London, England
        Died: 29 Jan 1959, Harrow, Middlesex, England

Birth Registration (Whitechapel 1c 243)

  • Bevis Marks Marriage Record:

5th. Generation



 
  1. Henry 'Abraham' BITTON (WAKEMAN)
6C-2R
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1886
London, England
after 1916
London, England
 
 
 
Costermonger
Abraham 'James' WAKEMAN/BITTON
[5c-3R]
Esther 'Jacob' LEVY
 

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
est. 1905
possibly in Amsterdam
 

Mietje (Millie) 'Hartog (Henry)' HARING
GA
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c.1886
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Apr/Jun 1948 (age 62)
Rochford, Essex, England
 
 
 
 
Hartog (Henry) 'Moses' HARING
(GGF)
Rachel 'Barend' SANTEN
(GGM)

Death Registration (Rochford 4a 608)

Children:
6C-2R
    1. Annie 'Henry' BITTON (WAKEMAN)
        Born: Jul Sep 1916, Mile End Old Town, London, England
        Died: Jul Sep 1916 [age 0], Mile End Old Town, London, England

Birth Registration (Mile End 1c 670)



Death Registration (Mile End 1c 333)

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
Apr/Jun 1918
St. George in the East, London, England

Marriage Registrations (St.Geo.East 1c 418)

  1. Charles E. H. SETH
 
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est. 1892
 
Apr/Jun 1958 (age 66)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
 
 
 
 
Hartog (Henry) 'Moses' HARING
(GGF)
Rachel 'Barend' SANTEN
(GGM)

Death Registration (Southend 4a 702)

There was no issue from this marriage.
  • U.K. Census 1911 (RG14)
      8. Tewkesbury Buildings, Whitechapel, London, England (see map)

    1911 UK Census - BITTON, Henry
     


  • 4th. Generation
     
    Esther (Ettie) 'Henry' BITTON (WAKEMAN)
    1C-1R
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    21 July 1906
    Whitechapel, London, England
    May 1996
    Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
     
     
     
     
    Henry 'Abraham' BITTON (WAKEMAN)
    [6C-2R]
    Mietje (Millie) 'Hartog (Henry)' HARING
    [GA]

    Birth Registration (Whitechapel 1c 233)

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Jul/Sep 1928
    Bethnal Green, London, England

    Marriage Registrations (Bethnal G. 1c 400)

    Louis HART
     
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    Jan/Mar 1904
    Bethnal Green, London, England
     
     
     
     
     
     
    H. HART
    R. HART (nee ....?)

    Birth Registration (Bethnal G. 1c 148)

    Children:
    2C

    Sister of:
     
    Rachel (Ray) 'Henry' BITTON (WAKEMAN)
    1C-1R
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    Apr/Jun 1908
    Bethnal Green, London, England
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Henry 'Abraham' BITTON (WAKEMAN)
    [6C-2R]
    Mietje (Millie) 'Hartog (Henry)' HARING
    [GA]

    Birth Registration (Bethnal G. 1c 203)

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Jan/Mar 1936
    Bethnal Green, London, England

    Marriage Registrations (Hackney 1b 612)

    Philip STEINBERG (PHILLIPS)
     
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    unknown STEINBERG
    unknown
     

    Children:
    2C

    Sister of:
     
    Leah (Lille/Lily) 'Henry' BITTON (WAKEMAN)
    1C-1R
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    13 Apr 1910
    Whitechapel, London, England
    Feb 1992
    Wandsworth, London, England
     
     
     
     
    Henry 'Abraham' BITTON (WAKEMAN)
    [6C-2R]
    Mietje (Millie) 'Hartog (Henry)' HARING
    [GA]

    Birth Registration (Whitechapel 1c 218)

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Oct/Dec 1929
    Rochford, Essex, England

    Marriage Registrations (Rochford 4a 1616)

    1. Alfred Sidney C. EGMORE
     
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    Jan/Mar 1906
    Rochford, Essex, England
    Jan/Mar 1938 (age 32)
    Rochford, Essex, England
     
     
     
     
    unknown EGMORE
    unknown

    Birth Registration (Rochford 4a 742)



    Birth Registration (Rochford 4a 826)

    Children:
    2C
      1. Derrick EGMORE
          Born: 1930, Rochford, Essex, England

    Birth Registration (Rochford 4a 1203)
      1. Barrie M. EGMORE-FROST
          Born: 27 Jan 1937, Rochford, Essex, England
          Lives in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

    Birth Registration (Rochford 4a 1085)

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Jul/Sep 1939
    Hackney, London, England

    Marriage Registrations (Hackney 1b 1701)

    1. John (Jack) K. FROST
     
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    Oct/Dec 1914
    Rochford, Essex, England
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown FROST
    unknown BLACKEBY

    Birth Registration (Rochford 4a 1312)

    There was no issue from this marriage.

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