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Like a King Without a Crown

Ann Solomon (1792-1877)

Ann Solomon was the daughter of Moses Julian, a coachman from Aldgate. She married Isaac Solomon at the Great London Synagogue in 1807. They lived in Bell Lane, Shoreditch, where they ran a jewellery shop. They had five children.
When Ikey was arrested, it was Ann’s father who helped him escape his jailers. In a punitive action by the police, Ann was then arrested on a trumped up charge of receiving stolen goods. She was found guilty and sentenced to 14 years transportation. She successfully petitioned the authorities to be able to take her three youngest children.
When Ikey arrived in Hobart Town Ann’s life improved but when he was forcibly sent back to London to stand trial, she was forced to face life in the colony alone.
When Ikey returned as a convict they found it impossible to reconcile the past as he became increasingly irrational. They separated in the 1840s and Ann died in Victoria in 1877.

In Hobart Town, Ann was forced to work as a maid and also spent time in the Female Factory.
In Hobart Town, Ann was forced to work as a maid and also spent time in the Female Factory.

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