Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameSolomon COHEN
Birth1823, England
*New [RELI]Jewish
FatherBarnett COHEN (~1780-1854)
MotherSierlah LEVY (1788-1854)
Birth1840, Sydney, NSW, Australia1223
Marriage27 Feb 1856, West Maitland NSW Australia
ChildrenBarnet (1857-)
 UNNAMED (1858-)
 Sarah (1860-)
 Martha (1867-)
 Samuel Alan (1868-)
 Francis Henry (1870-)
 Lionel A (1872-)
Notes for Solomon COHEN
It now seems clear that Solomon was the father of nine children, one of whom was deceased by the time of the birth of Charlotte Rachel in 1873.

Arch Grey Index at the Society of Australian Genealogists from the Maitland Mercury - Julia Hannah Cohen married Solomon Cohen 27 February 1856 at the residence of Mrs L W Levy, West Maitland, 3rd daughter of the late Mr J J Cohen of George Street, Sydney.

NSW Pioneer Deaths list Seialah (sic) Cohen, father Solomon, mother Julia died Sydney 1864, reg no 1698.

It is possible that he was amongst those attending the funeral of David Lewis. The list shows a Solomon Cohen of Hull. I now think this is unlikely.

I think it was at the naming of the first child of this couple that caused the split amongst the Jewish community of Sydney. Apparently Julia was not considered to be correctly converted to Judaism as her mother was probably not Jewish.

At the birth of their daughter Charlotte Rachel , Solomon's occupation was listed as Commission Agent and his age as 48.
Last Modified NewCreated 21 Mar 2024 by Jim Falk