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A Colonial Australian Mystery

July 20, 2011

Benjamin Jacobs, Isaac Lev Lyons and William Shannon.   On 6th November 1810 Benjamin Jacobs made out his will leaving all his “goods, chattels, money and wearing apparel” to his “good friend” and sole executor Ann Taylor. The witnesses to the will were Isaac Lev Lyons and William Shannon and the address given was...
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Tales from Chatham Jewish Cemetery

November 14, 2009

There would appear to have been a couple of unusual burials at Chatham and, in one case, perhaps no burial at all. In the middle of Jun 1786 Mr Levi Israel a silversmith in Chatham, and lease holder of the Synagogue, received a parcel sent to him from London. The parcel contained a small...
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Book on Jewish Convicts transported to Australia and The London Bet Din

May 26, 2009

The recent Bank Holiday gave me the opportunity to catch up on some reading, one particular book stands out as being of great interest to visitors of We receive numerous enquiries from genealogists in Australia looking for their ancestors’ burial places in the UK. This book sheds another light on the lives of...
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