Categories: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk | Caius College, Cambridge | Jerusalem, Palestine | Hardwick, Cambridgeshire | Cowley, Oxfordshire | Rochester, Kent | St Nicholas, Rochester | Klecko, Poland | St Mary and St John, Cowley.
George Wildon Pieritz was born in Klecko, Poland  (Cambridge Alumni says Prussia) on 3 May 1808, the son of Jewish parents, merchant Joachim Pieritz and his wife, Emily Moritz. He became a rabbi at the age of 18.  He became a Christian about 1834 and, sponsored by Frederick William III King of Prussia and the historian Neander  he was baptised in the Christian faith at Sankt Nikolai, Berlin on 9 June 1835.  He was part of the Mission to the Jews of Palestine 1837-1840 .
There is a marriage record dated 19 December 1837 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk giving a marriage for George Wilson Pieritz to Emily Watson Hitcham daughter of John Hitcham.  (Emily was the daughter of Edward Morris Hitcham) The marriage index says Emily Watson Hitcham married George Wildon Purity.  Emily died in the spring of the following year at Shoreditch as Emily Watson Pieritz. 
It was presumably after the death of his wife that he joined the mission to Jerusalem. Among other projects was the building of a church in Jerusalem. In July 1840 a young architect, William Curry Hillier, arrived in Jerusalem to supervise the work. William survived barely a month, dying of typhus in August. If they had not met before then this must have been when George made contact with William's family.
After his time with the mission George went to Caius College, Cambridge to continue his education. He was ordained deacon in 1846 and priest in 1847,  the year of his second marriage. On 21 September 1847 at Rochester in Kent he married Sarah Elizabeth Hillier  sister of the William Curry Hillier who had died in Jerusalem in 1840 and daughter of William Curry Hillier of the Royal Navy and his wife, Ann Batten. Together they went on a mission to Ahmenabad in India.  Two children were born to the marriage in India, Augustin Hillier  and Anna Latitia 
By 1861 the family was back in England.  Augustin died early in 1864 and was buried on 1 February at St Andrew, Cambridge.  Later that year George was appointed rector of Hardwick in Cambridgeshire,  a post which held until 1870. Thereafter he had no cure of souls.
In 1884 George and Sarah were living at 33 Iffley Rd, Oxford, but he was at High Ham in Somerset when he died on 24 July 1884, leaving an estate valued at £234 19s 7d. Sarah obtained probate on 8 August.  George was buried at St Mary and St John, Cowley, Oxford. 
"Rev George Wildon Pieritz MA. In early years a Jewish Rabbi baptised 1834. Ordained a priest in the Church of England 1847. [ ] some time a missionary both in Jerusalem and in India. Died at Pitney Som July 24 1884 aged 76" 
Adm. pens. (age 34) at CAIUS, Oct. 25, 1842. S. of Joachim, merchant, of Prussia. B. there. School, Czarnikow. Matric. Michs. 1842; B.A. 1847; Tyrwhitt (Hebrew) Scholar, 1847; M.A. 1855. Ord. deacon (York) 1846; priest (Ripon) 1847. With the Mission to the Jews in Jerusalem, 1837-40; subsequently a Missionary (S.P.G.) in India. P.C. of Stanningley, Leeds, 1846-7. R. of Hardwick, Cambs., 1864-70. Author, The Twofold Covenant; The Gospels from the Rabbinical point of view. Died July 24, 1884, at Cowley, Oxford, where he had resided for some years. (Venn, II. 260; Crockford; Clergy List.)
British Mission to the Jews in nineteenth century Palestine 
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