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Barney Isaacs Barnato
Original name: Barnett Isaacs
Birth: Feb. 21, 1851
London
Greater London, England
Death: Jun. 14, 1897, At Sea

Financier and rogue. Born Barnett Isaacs in 1852, he made his first fortune in diamonds in South Africa and returned to England to become king of the market in gold shares ('kaffirs'). His visiting card bore the inscription 'I'll stand you a drink but I won't lend you a fiver'. Took to drink and commited suicide throwing himself overboard ship en route to England, south of Madeira. His funeral was attended by all the leading city figures. One of them later wrote: 'Poor Barney; what a tragic end for a gigantic humbug, but an amusing one.' 
 
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 Parents:
  Barnato Isaac Isaacs (1806 - 1894)
  Leah Harris Isaacs (1817 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Christina Bees Barnato (1858 - 1943)
 
 Children:
  Leah Primrose Barnato Blackwell (1893 - 1933)*
  Isaak Henry Woolf Barnato (1894 - 1918)*
  Isaac Henry Barnato (1894 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Isaacs Joel (1838 - 1917)*
  Sarah Isaacs Rantzen (1843 - 1915)*
  Henry Isaacs Barnato (1850 - 1908)*
  Barney Isaacs Barnato (1851 - 1897)
  Elizabeth Isaacs Nathan (1853 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide by drowning
 
Burial:
Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery
Willesden
Greater London, England
Plot: Section FP.H Row 1 Plot 2
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 1999
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