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Rachel Cohen (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,, accessed 18 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Nathan, Rachel

London, Middlesex, England


26 October, 1893 (aged ~ 79)
London, Middlesex, England

Cause of Death

bowel disease

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