Re: Samuel Falk - The Baal Shem of London
MY great great grandfather, Samuel Chaim Falk wasborn about 1845 in Suwalki gubernia I believe. His wife was listed on documents as Beatrice (probably Basche) Cohen.
Later generation married Raphaels including Chana (Hannah) and Rachel Leah Raphael. Rachel' father is listed as Moses or Mordechai. I always thought of the Raphael surname as being more Sephardic than Ashkenazic.
I think that the family had some connection to Manchester, England.
Perhaps you may have some information on these lines of Raphaels and Falks.