Stockton-on-Tees is an ancient Borough with a Charter dating back to the 14th Century. During local government reorganisations in the 1980's and 1990's the old Borough became, first, part the County Borough of Teesside, which in turn became the County of Cleveland; Stockton was one of the four constituent Boroughs. Eventually the County of Cleveland itself ceased to exist and Stockton is now once again an Independent Authority.
The Stockton Hebrew Congregation dates back to the mid-1880's. Services were originally held in a room above premises in Skinner Street. Subsequently a purpose-built Synagogue was erected in Hartington Road, and this remained in use until the mid-1970's, when the Congregation was amalgamated with the Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation. There were probably never more than 40 families in the Stockton Hebrew Congregation.
The Jewish Cemetery forms part of the Municipal Cemetery on Oxbridge Lane. It is still in use for occasional burials. The excellent condition of the Cemetery is a tribute to the care given by the Borough Council over many years. Photos in files Cemetery 1,2 and 3 show general views.
For the exact location of the Cemetery see the Plan.
Further information from The Representative Council of North-East Jewry. Hon. Sec. Henry Ross at 0191 285 4043.
This compilation has been carried out in gratitude to all the other genealogists - too many to mention - who have published similar lists. Their work has greatly helped my own family searches.
I must acknowledge help received. The Bereavement Services Section , part of the Education, Leisure & Cultural Services Department of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, kindly provided me with a print-out of the Jewish Burials. This was collated with the direct knowledge of the late Mr John Bloom to produce this compilation.
Mr Peter Moon, of Stockton-on-Tees and author of "Grave Concerns", kindly produced the photographs accompanying the database. They can be accessed from the Burials By Name page.