Jacob Nathan left Â£20,000 to charity.
Jacob Nathan, by his will dated the 15th January 1864 and proved at Exeter on the 3rd June 1867 (Messrs. Hooker, Matthews, Harrison & Co., Plymouth, solicitors to the trustees of the will.)
His bequests were:
Â£1,000, the interest to be given half-yearly to the following: Israel Myers, Joseph Abrahams, Ann Isaacs, Bella and Esther Levy, and Harriet Bellem, and on their demise to the Hebrew Soup Kitchen, Aldgate, London, and the Guardians of the poor Hebrews, London; Â£1,200, interest of, to the Hebrew Blind Asylum, London; Â£1,000, interest of, to the poor of Jerusalem; Â£3,000, interest of, for establishing a school to be called the Jacob Nathan School, for teaching Hebrew, expounding the Holy Scriptures, and elementary education; Â£600 for establishing the Jacob Nathan School; Â£1,000, interest of, for the maintenance of the Hebrew public worship–Plymouth congregation; Â£500 for a burial-ground for Hebrews, Plymouth. The interest of the following sums also to be applied to the purposes named: Â£400, to be divided on different holidays to the Jewish poor, Plymouth; Â£200, for clothing children attending the Jacob Nathan School; Â£100, for supplying coals to Jewish poor, Plymouth; Â£100, for Jewish Ladies' Benevolent Society, Plymouth; Â£150, Jews' Free School, Greek Street, Soho, London; Â£200, for the Jewish Hospital, Norwood; Â£200, for Jewish Free School, Westminster; Â£200, for Jewish Orphan Asylum, Tenterground, Goodman's Fields, London; Â£200, Jews' Infant School, London; Â£200, Jews' Free School, Bell Lane, Spitalfields; Â£200, Jewish Institution for Diffusion of Knowledge; Â£200, Jewish College, Finsbury Square; Â£200, Jewish West Metropolitan School, Red Lion Square; Â£200, Philanthropic Society, London; Â£200, Hand-in-Hand Asylum, London; Â£50, Hebrew Benevolent Society, Bristol; Â£60, Jews' School, Birmingham; Â£50, Ladies' Benevolent Society, Liverpool; Â£50, Hebrew School, Newcastle; Â£60, Jewish Mendicity Society, Portsmouth; Â£200, South Devon and East Cornwall Hospital, Plymouth; Â£200, Public Dispensary, Plymouth; Â£150, Female Orphan Asylum, Plymouth; Â£150, Blanket Society, Plymouth; Â£150, Eye Infirmary, Plymouth; Â£60, Lying in Charity, Plymouth; Â£50, Branch National Life-Boat, Plymouth; Â£60, Humane Society, Plymouth; Â£50, Sailors' Home, Plymouth; Â£50, Female Penitentiary, Plymouth; Â£50, Blind Asylum, Plymouth; Â£70, Female Home, Plymouth; Â£50, Industrial School, Plymouth; Â£60, Bagged School, Plymouth; Â£150, Orphan Asylum, Stoke; Â£150, Public Hospital, Devonport; Â£60, Blind Institution, Devonport; Â£200, Metropolitan Hospital, Devonshire Square, London; Â£200, London Hospital, Middlesex; Â£60, British Asylum, Clapham; Â£60, British Home for Incurables, Clapham; Â£50, Deaf and Dumb Asylum, London; Â£70, National Orphan Asylum, Ham; Â£50, Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Exeter; and, absolutely, Â£19 19s. to the Society for Preventing Cruelty to Animals, Plymouth; the like to the Plymouth Soup Kitchen; and Â£30 to the Plymouth Benevolent Society.