Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameSamuel SOLOMON 6
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
*New [EDUC]38
Birth1788, London, England
Death21 Aug 1864, Cahors, Macleay Street, Potts Point, Australia
Burial22 Aug 1864, Devonshire St, then Rookwood, Sydney NSW, Australia
*New [EDUC]39
*New [RELI]Jewish
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 Samuel SOLOMON
The earliest information known regarding Samuel Solomon has been provided to me by Mrs Judith Samuel of Bath, via Joe Wolfman of Liverpool. Mrs Samuel states that 'a Samuel Solomon is to be found in the local Rate Books of Bath. He lived at 11 York Street from 1815 to 1822 in a house with a rateable value of UKL 36 a year.'

The Bath Chronicle of 18th November 1819 carried an advertisement - Umbrella and Parasol and Haberdashery Warehouse at 11 York Street. Mrs Samuel (sic) is grateful for the liberal support she has hitherto met with and begs most respectfully to inform her friends that she has returned from Cheltenham (opposite Mr Thompson's Well) and looks forward to receiving their custom.

Although it cannot be proved it would seem likely that this is indeed the right family. Samuel was tried & convicted on 6 Sept 1832 of stealing a bracket clock value 10/- the goods of George Bland & others in their dwelling house. Sentenced to be transported for Life. His age was given as 50. (Central Criminal Court Session Papers Old Bailey. 1830-31 - 1831-32 FM4/5849 page 758/9, case no. 1824).

His description reads 'reads & writes... Hebrew...Married, 4 males 5 females issue...Native of Essex.... Occupation, an Umbrella maker & salesman..crime Stolen goods. Middlesex Gaol. Delivery on 6.9.1832.. sentence Life.. No previous convictions..5'4.5' tall..Dark..sallow complexion.. Black hair.. Dark chestnut eyes. Whiskers joining under chin & turning grey..lost 1 front tooth in upper jaw...scar ball of right thumb..a cousin Mrs Josephson in colony. Received his freedom 1842 (1408).

He arrived in Sydney on the convict ship 'Mangles' which sailed from London 14.12.1832, William Carr, Master...arrived Sydney 19.4.1833. Convict no 33-837. Archives office Fiche 703 (x635) page 49. Details can be seen on reel 2424 - Return of Convicts Arrived 1828-34 - Roll no 70 at the PRO, No 4958. Return of convicts arrived 1828-34 no 4958 shows SOLOMONS SAML, Mangles, Life, Port Macquarie from Roll no. 70 at the Public Records Office (UK). This can be seen at the Mitchell Library, Sydney. Ticket of leave 42/1407, Reel 944, 4/4163).

Samuel was originally buried at the Devonshire Street Cemetery (grave no 167) and listed as a seat holder of York Street Synagogue, son of Moses Solomon. When this cemetery closed, permission for the reinterment was given by George Judah Cohen of 10 Spring Street Sydney, who was his grandson-in-law.

The place of his birth was taken from information given at his trial.

His death certificate states, died in Elizabeth Street, date 'about 26th October', no cause of death given, no information regarding name of father etc, informant was undertaker's certificate which contained no further particulars. He was buried on 26th October, but the registration took place on 31st December. There is no information on the certificate regarding his place of birth, or how long he had been in the colony. The witnesses to his death were David Moses and J. Jacobs. Also Herman Hoelzetl (sic), Jews church. Undertaker B A Phillips.
According to the records at the Synagogue he died on 24 October 1856.

The announcement of his death in the SMH of 29 Oct 1856 says 9 children, whereas his wife's certificate shows 5 boys, 5 girls living 1 girl dead, also shows 'married in London.' Interment records at Great Synagogue show 'son of Moses SOLOMON' and died 24 Oct, buried 25 Oct, and aged 82. This does not agree with the age given at time of crime - a difference of 2 years.
Last Modified 15 Jan 2013Created 24 Jul 2023 by Jim Falk