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Joel family

The Joel family of England was headed by three brothers, Joal, Woolf and Solomon, who made a fortune in diamond and gold mining in South Africa. Their father was Joel Joel (1836–1893) and their mother Catherine Isaacs (1840–1917) "Kate", a sister of Barnett Isaacs, later to be known as Barney Barnato.

As well as being prominent Randlords, several of the Joel family became widely known in Thoroughbred horse racing as owner/breeders of numerous winners of British Classic Races.

Prominent members of the Joel family include:

  • Jack Barnato Joel (1862–1940), mining magnate, Chairman of Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company Ltd (from 1931), Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder married to Olivie Coulson Sopwith (d. 1937), daughter of Thomas Sopwith.
  • Jim Joel (1895–1992), businessman, philanthropist, Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder
  • Solomon Joel (1865–1931), mining, brewing and railway magnate
  • Stanhope Henry Joel (1903–1973), businessman, Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder
  • Woolf Joel (1863–1898), South African mining magnate
  • Dudley Joel (1904–1941), businessman, politician, WWII naval officer
  • Zelah Joel (1988-), British Neuroscientist, London

Family tree

Joel Joel (1836/1837 - 7 Apr 1893, 6 Marble Arch), son of Isaac Joel (-1847)and Rebecca Solomon (-1842) x Catherine Isaacs (1840, Spitalfields - 8 Nov 1917) daughter of Isaac Isaacs and Leah Harris

  1. Jack Barnato Joel (29 Sep 1862 - 13 Nov 1940) x Edith Richards (3 children) xx Olive Coulson Sopwith (d. 1937)
    1. Harry Joel ('Jim') (1894–1992)
    1. May
    1. Kathleen
  1. Woolf Joel (1863-March 1898)(shot dead in Johannesburg office by blackmailer Baron Kurt von Veltheim whose real name was Karl Frederic Moritz Kurtze, and was born at Allhausen, Brunswick, on 4 December 1857)
    1. Geoffrey (10 March 1896 London - 22 March 1957 Johannesburg)(married Olive NN)
  1. Solomon Barnato Joel (23 May 1865 - 22 May 1931) x Ellen "Nellie" Ridley (-14 August 1919) (5 children) xx Phoebe Carlow
    1. Doris Irene Kathleen d. 14 August 1919 x Arthur Walter
    1. Woolf d.13 November 1923, named after Uncle Woolf Joel
    1. Stanhope Henry b.8 February 1903 at 2 Gt. Stanhope St, Mayfair x Gladys MacFadden
      1. Solna
      1. Dana
      1. Thalia
    1. Dudley Jack Barnato (26 April 1904 - 26 May 1941) (drowned at sea) - Conservative Party Member of Parliament x Esme Ritchie
    1. Eileen Daphne Solvia (20 March 1907 - 30 Jan 1974) x John Rogerson

See also

  • Joel Woolf Barnato

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