The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Barney Isaacs Barnato

Barney Isaacs Barnato

Original Name Barnett Isaacs
Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 14 Jun 1897 (aged 46)
At Sea
Burial Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Plot Section FP.H Row 1 Plot 2
Memorial ID 6764 · View Source
Suggest Edits

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.'


Family Members

Parents
Spouse

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Barney Isaacs Barnato?

Current rating:

45 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6764
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barney Isaacs Barnato (21 Feb 1851–14 Jun 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6764, citing Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .