The Mervish (Merovitch) Family
from Courland (Latvia), Russian Empire
c.1867


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Coat of Arms of the Courland Governorate
Latvia
Courland Governorate, also known as the Province of Courland, Governorate of Kurland (Russian: Курля́ндская губерния), and Government of Courland (German: Kurländisches Gouvernement), was one of the Baltic governorates of the Russian Empire, that is now part of the Republic of Latvia.

The governorate was created in 1795 out of the territory of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia that was incorporated into the Russian Empire as the province of Courland with its capital at Jelgava (called Mitau at the time), following the third partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Until the late 19th century the governorate was not ruled by Russia but was administered independently by the local Baltic German nobility through a feudal Regional Council (German: Landtag).

The governorate was bounded in north by the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Riga and the Governorate of Livonia; west by the Baltic Sea; south by the Vilna Governorate and Prussia and east by the Vitebsk Governorate and Minsk Governorate. The population in 1846 was estimated at 553,300.

It ceased to exist during World War I after the German Empire took control of the region in 1915. Russia surrendered the territory by the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk on 3 March 1918.

Map of the Duchy of Courland, 1747
Map of the Duchy of Courland, 1747

6th. Generation
 
Barnett MEROVITCH (MERVISH)
 
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1857
Courland (Latvia), Russian Empire
Oct/Dc 1918 (age 63)
Hackney, London, England
 
 
 
Boot Maker
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Death Registration (Hackney 1b 1100)

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Est. 1875
Courland (Latvia), Russian Empire

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1856
Courland (Latvia), Russian Empire
Oct/Dec 1918 (age 60)
Hackney, London, England
 
 
 
 
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Death Registration (Hackney 1b 1074)

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    1. Leopold 'Barnet' MEROVITCH (MERVISH) married
      • Rose 'Asher" NOORDEN

    2. Eli 'Barnet' MEROVITCH

    3. Woolf 'Barnet' MEROVITCH

    4. Fanny 'Barnet' MEROVITCH married
      • Nathan ASHCOVITCH

    5. Morris 'Barnet' MEROVITCH married
      • Deborah Green

    6. Jacob 'Barnet' MEROVITCH
 


  • U.K. Census 1891
      9, Wentworth Street, Spitalfields, London, England (see map)
    1891 UK Census - HARING, Moses & MUSAPHIA, Moses
     

    Wentworth Street, 1895

    Wentworth Street, 1920s

  • 5th. Generation
     
    Leopold 'Barnett' MERVISH (MEROVITCH)
     
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    1876
    Courland (Latvia), Russian Empire
    Jan/Mar 1954 (age 78)
    Stepney, London, England
     
     
     
     
    Barnett MEROVITCH
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    Death Registration (Stepney 5d 657)

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    Whitechapel, London, England

    Marriage Registrations (Whitechapel 1c 476)

    Rose 'Asher' NOORDEN
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    1880
    Spitalfields, London, England
    Jan/Mar 1966 (age 85)
    Wandsworth, London, England
     
     
     
     
    Asher 'Abraham' NAARDEN
    Rebecca 'Moses' HARING

    Birth Registration (Whitechapel 1c 337)


    Death Registration (Wandsworth 5e 705)

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      1. David 'Leopold' MERVISH married
        • Deborah 'Jacob' POLKOVITCH

      2. Rebecca 'Leopold' MERVISH married
        • Hyman KELION

      3. Fanny 'Leopold' MERVISH married
        • Edward A. Joseph

      4. Asher 'Leopold' MERVISH married
          Born: Apr/Jun 1911, Mile End, London, England
          Died: Oct/Dec 1916 (age 5), Whitechapel, London, England

      5. Katie 'Leopold' MERVISH married
        • George A. DEWE

      6. Simon (Sidney) 'Leopold' MERVISH married
        • Deborah KRAMER

      7. Julia 'Leopold' MERVISH married
        • Sidney (Solomon) HAAG

      8. Lazerus B. (Bernard) 'Leopold' MERVISH married
        • Thelma








     

    Birth Registration
    (Mile End 1c 387)

    Death Registration
    (Whitechapel 1c 246)

    4th. Generation
     
    David 'Leopold' MERVISH
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    Oct/Dec 1904
    Mile End, London, England


     
     
     
     
    Leopold 'Barnett' MEROVITCH
    Rose 'Asher' NOORDEN

    Birth Registration (Mile End 1c 468)

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    Jan/Mar 1926
    Hackney, London, England

    Marriage Registrations (Hackney 1b 607)

    Deborah 'Jacob' POLKOVITCH
     
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    Jul/Sep 1903
    Hackney, London, England
    Jan/Mar 1966 (age 85)
    Wandsworth, London, England
     
     
     
     
    Jacob POLKOVITCH
    Sophia SAVOLSKI/SUVOLSKY

    Birth Registration (Hackney 1b 549)


    Death Registration (Bournemouth 6b 93)

    Children:
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      1. Harry 'David' MERVISH
          Born: Jan/Mar 1928, Hackney, London, England
          Died: Jan/Mar 1928 (age 0), Hackney, London, England


      2. Leslie B. 'David' MERVISH married
        • Barbara SYMONS
     

    Birth Registration
    (Mile End 1c 387)

    Death Registration
    (Whitechapel 1c 246)

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