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Solomon, Samuel (1782–1856)

Samuel Solomon, an umbrella maker and salesman, was sentenced to life transportation for stealing a bracket clock and other goods. He arrived in Sydney in 1833 aboard the Mangles. According to the ship's indent he was 5 feet 4½ inches (163 cms) tall; with a dark, sallow complexion; dark chestnut eyes and black hair. He had no previous convictions and could read and write. He was sent to the Hyde Park Barracks and in 1835 was assigned for a short period to Major Innes at Port Macquarie. He was then assigned to his wife who had come out freely with her children on the Britomart that year.

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  • Solomons, Samuel

Essex, England


24 October 1856
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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