Henry Solomon's children

Henry Solomon’s children. 24th July 2012.

Henry Solomon married Martha Cohen, the year is unclear at the moment but they went on to produce 11 children. Two of these children died in their infancy about 3 months old at the time of their death and were twins. Another of the children died aged just 14 years.

Following Henry’s murder Martha went to live with her eldest son, Nathan at his home at 76, St. James Street, Brighton… Martha was then living on the Annuity provided for by the Brighton Commissioners following the funds received from donations etc. The Commissioners had donated 500 guineas to start the fund off soon after Henry Solomon’s Murder. Other people donated various sums including Queen Victoria who was appalled at Solomon’s murder. She donated 50 guineas and a letter addressed to Solomon’s widow.

These are the Solomon children.

Nathan was born in 1825. In 1851 he was working as a printer at the family newspaper, The Brighton Guardian. He was still there 10 years later. However by 1871 he had moved to London and was working as an accounts clerk and living at 9, Kings Terrace, Lambeth, London.

Emanuel was born in 1826. In 1851 he was working as a trainee tailor at 74, Regents Street, St. James, London.

Abraham was born in 1829 and at the age of 22 was working as a tailor’s manager at 120, New Bond Street, Westminster, London.

Fanny was born in 1831 and was married in the September quarter of 1849 aged just 18 years. At the moment I can find no further information on her.

Hyman was born in 1832 and again I can find no further information on him as yet.

Philip was born in 1834 and yet again I can find no further information.

John was born in 1835 and aged 16 was working with his elder brother, Abraham, as a tailor’s apprentice in the same shop in London.

Ester was born in 1836 and sadly didn’t live very long and died aged 14 years in the March quarter of 1850. She is recorded as Esther in the death records.

Ellis and Samuel were twins and born in the third quarter of 1837, they both died the same year in the fourth quarter. The Brighton Town Commissioners paid for both the funeral and the burial. The reason is unclear.

Matilda was born in the December quarter of 1838 and at present I cannot find any further information.


Researched and produced by David Rowland, author from Old Cells Museum and

Rod Corrie of Cowra, Australia. Dated July 2012.

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