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Solomon (Sol) Levien (1777–1851)

Solomon Levien, stockbroker, arrived in Sydney with his wife Harriet and five of their nine children aboard the Westmoreland in 1833 to join his son John James Levien who had been transported. Solomon became deputy postmaster at Maitland and the proprietor of the Rose Inn in 1834. He obtained the licence for the Pulteney Hotel in Sydney in 1836 and two years later became the chairman of the Licensed Victuallers' Association. In 1837 he took over the lease of the Sydney Market. In 1842 he was listed as insolvent with debts of £3557 and assets of £671. He moved to the Hunter River District and became the licensee of the Hinton Hotel and the Blacksmith's Forge.  In 1847 he returned to Sydney.

* information from John S. Levi, These Are The Names: Jewish Lives in Australia 1788-1850 (2013)

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  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 November 1851, p 3

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'Levien, Solomon (Sol) (1777–1851)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 April 2024.

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30 July, 1777
Spanish Town, Middlesex, Jamaica


9 November, 1851 (aged 74)
Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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