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The Abrahams Ottolanguis

How Alexander Abrahams became Ottolangui and his descendants are known as Langley

ALEXANDER ABRAHAMS born on 3rd June 1844 at 21, Tenter Street, Spitalfields in the parish of Christchurch, London, England, son of SARAH LEVY and HENRY ABRAHAMS.  He was the Grandson of Bilha/Elizabeth Ottolangui (née de Leb de Beer) and Emanuel LEVY and Step-Grandson of Elisha (Alexander) Ottolangui.
He married (1) SOPHIA DAVIS, daughter of Francis Henry Davis and Mary Saltford. Sophia was born about 1846 near Bath, Somerset,
and             (2) MARYANN UNKNOWN as shown on the 1881 census. She was born 1846 in Spitalfields, London, England.

Alexander lived by the name of Alexander Ottolangui and Langley although his name was in fact Alexander Abrahams.  Alexander died on the 18th April 1900 from a fall down the stairs at 6 Kay Street, Haggerston, in east London. His death was registered as both Alexander Ottolangui and Alexander Abrahams.

1851 Census Residence:  20 Shepherd Street, Spitalfields, London, England
1861 Census Residence: 20 Shepherd Street, Spitalfields, London, England
Census 1871: Residence: 16 Emma Street, Bethnal Green, London, England.
Census 1881 Residence: 8 Mount Street (Now Swanfield St.,), London, England
Census 1891 Residence: 45 Kay Street, Shoreditch, London.


Albert G Langley is certainly is the son Abraham Langley shown in the 1881 census above. It is not unusual for our Ottolangui family members to use alternative names eg: Aaron – Arthur/Albert/Alfred, Israel-Alfred, Abraham-Richard, Jacob–John/Jack, Elisha-Alexander etc.

Census 1901 –possibly 13 Regents Row, Private House, Haggerston, Shoreditch, London

Mary Ann is now living in the same area ‘Haggeston’ with her nephew William Frank Mulville or perhaps his wife is her niece Jessie Mulville nee Redwood.

Census records for Sophia Davis:

1851 census Residence: 1 Newfoundland St, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
1861 census Residence: 1 Llewellin Court, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
 1871 census Residence: 24 Penn St, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


Death registration for Francis Davis – Father of Sophia Langley nee Davis
Name: Francis Henry Davis aged 72  Registed: 3rd quarter 1890

Children of ALEXANDER ABRAHAMS / OTTOLANGUI / LANGLEY and SOPHIA DAVIS:

FRANCIS JOHN LANGLEY  Born in 1869 in Bristol, England.
ELIZABETH MARY LANGLEY  Born 21st April 1872 at 2 James Place, Haggerston, London, and died in 1935 at Chingford, London.  She is buried in the Mount Cemetery, Chingford,  She married Albert Newton on 21st July 1891 at Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England.
ABRAHAM  LANGLEY  Born in 1874 in Hackney, London. Also known as Albert G Langley.

By bryanell2020

Occasional genealogist and full-time Ottolangui family historian. 8th generation descendant of the 17th century Ottolenghi family of Livorno, born in London, graduated in Birmingham, lived around the United Kingdom, Israel, and in Rome, Italy. For a short while in Buenos Aires, and currently residing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where I have been since 2005.

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