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Cohen, Rachel (1814–1893)

by Colin Choat

Rachel Nathan, daughter of Nathan Lyon Nathan and Sarah (nee Nathan) married Samuel Cohen at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, in 1837, after which the couple lived in Maitland for some time. Rachel's sister, Julia, married David Cohen, a sister of Samuel Cohen.

Rachel appears to have left Australia shortly after the death of her husband in 1861. She died in London on 26 October, 1893, at which time her estate was valued at more than £38,000.

Rachel and Samuel Cohen had seven children: Sarah (1839-1894), George Judah (1842-1937), Charlotte (1844-1929), Louis (1846), Hannah (1848) who died as an infant, Nathan Samuel (1850-1917) and Bernard Samuel (1855-1905).

Citation details

Colin Choat, 'Cohen, Rachel (1814–1893)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cohen-rachel-13586/text24315, accessed 27 October 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Nathan, Rachel
Birth

1814
London, Middlesex, England

Death

26 October 1893
London, Middlesex, England

Cause of Death

bowel disease

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