Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameRebecca MOSS
Birth1788, London, England
Death21 Aug 1864, Cahors, Macleay Street, Potts Point, Australia
Burial22 Aug 1864, Devonshire St, then Rookwood, Sydney NSW, Australia
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Birth1782, Essex, England
Death24 Oct 1856, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Burial26 Oct 1856, Jewish Burial Gr, Devonshire St, now Rookwood, NSW Aust
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Marriage1814, London
ChildrenHenry (1816-1881)
 Solomon (1820-1900)
 Elizabeth (1822-1854)
 Emma (1823-1899)
 Julia (1826-1914)
 Hannah (1827-1918)
 Maurice (1828-1873)
 Rosetta (1831-1907)
 Charles (1832-1915)
 Sarah (1836-1918)
Notes for Rebecca MOSS
Her certificate of death says arrived Sydney on the barque 'Britomart' on 1 Feb 1835 from London via Hobart. She was accompanied by her children Elizabeth 15, Saul 13, Emma 11, Julia 9, Anna 7, Maurice 6, Rosetta 4, Charles 2. The list in the Hebrew/English Bible of her granddaughter, Julia, shows Henry followed later, Sarah born in Sydney. The text of the inscription on her gravestone at Rookwood is 'Rebecca Solomon wife of Samuel'. It is in the 'Old' Jewish Section of the cemetery. She was originally buried in the Devonshire Street cemetery. The informant of her death was her granddaughter, Deborah Cohen.

The details of their arrival can be found in the Miscellaneous Passenger Index at the State Archives of NSW. - 4/5208 COD 30. In the book 'Vessels Arrived' are the details of the ship. Vessel's name - Britomart. Tonnage - 242, Master - William MacDonald, From Whence - London via Hobart Town, When sailed - 16 August (from London, 24/5 January from Hobart, Lading - Merchangdize, Agent - Montefiore & Co.

The names of her parents were found on her certificate of death. She was buried in the Jewish Burial Ground, the witnesses being Edward A Levy and S Hoffnung. (This from Margaret Dancer).
Last Modified NewCreated 24 Jul 2023 by Jim Falk