Return to the Forum homepage
TOGGLE

Pages
Sites
Account

Henriette Rothschild (1791-1866)

Henriette - or Jette - Rothschild, was the youngest of Mayer Amschel Rothschild's daughters, and was born in Frankfurt on 17 September 1791. In 1815, she married Abraham Montefiore. Abraham's brother, Moses, was married to the sister of Nathan Mayer Rothschild's wife, and the marriage affirmed the close ties between the two families.

The couple lived in Stanhope Street, London and had a country retreat at Worth Park, Sussex. Henriette's great-niece, Constance de Rothschild, remembered her fund of 'racy old Jewish humour' and she was therefore popular with younger members of the family.

Henriette had four children: two sons, Joseph and Nathaniel, and two daughters, Charlotte and Louisa. Louisa married her cousin, Anthony de Rothschild. After a long widowhood, Henriette died on 19 February 1866.