|Age when admitted:||10yrs|
|Date admitted:||5 Jul 1828|
|Date discharged:||16 Jun 1829|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
David Solomon, a son of the somewhat infamous Ikey and Ann Solomon, was my 3X Great Grandfather. On 7th October1837 he married Sophie Christinia Rayner (daughter of William Rayner and Eliza Rayner) at New Norfolk. They had 10 children, including William Augustus Solomon, b. 1838. David Solomon died 21st August 1860, aged 42, at his residence in Longford (death notice, Hobart Mercury, 21st September, 1860) and is buried in an unmarked grave in the grounds of Christchurch Anglican church, Longford. Two of his young children (who both died in earlier in 1854) are also buried, unmarked, there. In early 2015, with the permission of the Parish, I had a plaque erected in their memory on the memorial wall in the church grounds. After David Solomon died, his widow and all their surviving children, except William Augustus Solomon, moved to South Australia. William Augustus Solomon married Amy Inall on 26 November 1859 and they had 10 children, including Alice Maud Solomon b. 1864. Alice (known as Maud) married Henry (Harry) Francis Maude Latham, b. 1862, in 1883. Maud and Harry were my father's grandparents, and my great grandparents. They moved to Western Australia c1905. Maud died in WA in 1940 and Harry died in WA in 1952.
Ironically, H.F.M Latham's father, William Pennefather Latham, was a master at the Orphan School from 1860 to 1864. He and his wife Ellen, lived at the school and in fact, Harry Latham and his older brother Oliver were both born while they lived there, Oliver in 1860. Their older sister Elizabeth Beauchamp Latham died there, aged 4 years, in 1860 and was buried there. Elizabeth's name is included amongst those of other children who died at the school, on the memorial plaques erected by the Friends of the Orphans School. From newspaper reports of the Orphan School Board meetings, William Pennefather Latham had an often controversial time in his role of head master. He was at least well educated, having a degree from Trinity College Dublin. He left to take up the position of Clerk for the Hamilton Municipal Council where he stayed until he retired. He died at Ouse in 1893.