The First Fagin
If you are a member of The Female Convict Research Centre you will have already been notified;
but if not, and you're interested I'd like to let you know of a new doco-drama film 'The first Fagin' .
I don't usually promote films but this is Aussie research at it's very best with only a small budget.
The story of Isaac 'Ikey' Solomon filmed in Tasmania is a very special film, which traces his life from London to New York and on to Tasmania.
Here's a preview The First Fagin
Here's my quick Bio. Here's a better one
Born: Isaac Solomon 1785 in Gravel Lane Houndsditch, London, England
Married: Hannah (Ann) Julian 1786-1877 on 7 January 1807 at Great Synagogue, Duke's Place, London
Had 5 children:- John Solomon 1807 – 1889 Moses Julian Solomon 1810 – 1896
David Solomon 1818 – 1860 Ann Nancy Solomon 1821 –?, Sarah Solomon 1823 – 1882
At the time of his marriage he was a jeweller in Bell's Lane, considered a front for receiving stolen goods
First Conviction: 6 June 1810 with JOEL JOSEPH indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 17th of April, from the person of Thomas Dodd , a pocket book, value 4 s. a thirty pound bank note, a five pound bank note, a two pound bank note, three one pound bank notes &c, &c.
Second Conviction: 25 April 1827 for theft and receiving a pile of stolen goods, Sentenced to Newgate.
30 April 1827, Escaped on the way to Newgate Prison. Managed to get himself to Denmark, from there to the United States and then on to Rio de Janeiro where he sailed in the 'Coronet' to Hobart, travelling under the assumed name of Slowman
1829 Arrested in Hobart and returned to England under guard via the vessel 'Prince Regent'
8 July 1830, Tried for eight charges of receiving stolen goods, found guilty on two, and sentenced to transportation for fourteen years.
1 November 1831 arrived back in Tasmania on the vessel'William Glen Anderson'
1835 Granted a ticket-of-leave on the condition that he lived at least twenty miles from Hobart.
DIED 3 September 1850 in Hobart. Wife Ann died in Carlton, Melbourne on the 30 Nov 1877
BURIED at the Jewish Cemetery, Harrington Street, Hobart Tasmania
His Estate was worth just £70