Jewish Will Extracts 18th – 19th Century

Will Extract
 
Reference NA780
Family Name POLACK
Forenames Solomon
Probate Date 1839 (18 Oct)
Address Formerly 158 Strand, then 8 Park Terrace, Kings Road, Chelsea.
Occupation Miniature Painter
Spouse Sarah
Parents
Siblings
Children Joel Samuel Polack
Grandchildren
Other Relatives
Bequests
Executors, Administrators Sarah Polack
Witnesses Lyon Levy, Salesman of 29 Holywell Street and Joseph Dudley Webb of 3 Cross Street, Islington.
Notes See CemeteryScribes I2651. Son Joel Samuel Polack (18071882) was the first Jewish settler in New Zealand, arriving in 1831 (see Wikipedia).Joel Samuel Polack was born in London, England on 28 March 1807 to Soloman and Sarah Polack. Originally from Holland, the family had settled in Ireland and then England where Soloman was a successful painter and engraver. Polack worked for the War Office (Commissariat and Ordnance) for four years, serving in South Africa and in Mauritius, before leaving to travel in America. In 1830 he joined his brother Abraham in New South Wales.In 1850 Polack left New Zealand for California. He settled in San Francisco, where he married Mary. He died on 17 April 1882 (28 Nisan 5642) and was buried in the Laurel Hill cemetery. In 1946 they were moved to the Cypress Lawn cemetery.

NA Cat Ref Prob 11/1917

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