POSSIBLE THREADS – JULIAN

THE ONLY CONNECTION KNOWN AT THIS TIME IS THE SURNAME JULIAN 

 

Rosanna Abrahams

Rosanna was the illegitimate daughter of Esther Abrahams and an unknown father. Esther used the surname ‘Julian’ at times during her life and some historians speculate that he was her daughter’s father or that ‘Julian’ was Esther’s mother’s maiden name. It is also speculated that he was a member of the Aristocratic Spanish family Julian. None of this speculation has been proven to be true.

At the time of Esther’s conviction for stealing 24 yards of lace she was two months pregnant with her daughter Rosanna, born in Newgate prison while awaiting transportation to NSW. When the first fleet departed in May 1787 Rosanna was two months old. Source. Newspaper clipping from ‘Reflections’ May-July 2002, page 30. She was the youngset passenger on the first fleet. Esther became the companion of Major George Johnston eventually marrying him on 11 Nov 1814 in St. John’s, Parramatta.

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3 thoughts on “POSSIBLE THREADS – JULIAN”

  1. RE: JULIAN FAMILY

    Hello Lynne,

    Rosanna married Isaac Nichols.
    THere were also other Julian convicts that came out, Moses and Jacob , They were all connected to the Henriques Julian family in Aldgate.
    Ann Solomon , wife of Isaac Solomon(Ikey) the famous convict was also connected here. She was the daughter of Moses de Jacob Henriques Julian and records exist in the Bevis Marks synagogue records .
    It does also seem that another convict, a Mary Jones aka Julia Julian was in fact Julia Hannah Julian born to Mordechai and an Elizabeth. Mordechai is shown as a son of Moses Snr in the records quoted. She was a niece of Esther Abrahams, as shown on her convict indent and she had 2 marriages in the colony to jewish men.
    If you know the backgtound of your Julians , they may be connected to this family.

    I would need to look up details.

    Best wishes, Esther Melbourne

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