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From: Beryl Renton <>
Subject: [British Jewry] Re: JACOBS
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:46:22 -0700
Thank you for your email dated 2/3/2002, but I am only just getting back
into my research of Jacobs and Freeman. Hannah Jacobs first husband was my
Firstly, I obtained some paperwork from the National Archives in Australia
in which Hannah Jacobs (nee Freeman) had left Port Adelaide on RMS Orantes
23/3/33. The Permit to leave Australia No. 3065 was endorsed for UK and
France and it said she was aged 68 as at 13/3/1933 and was born 8/5/1865
(also entered as 8/5/1864) in Warsaw, Poland. Her father and mother were
also born in Warsaw, Poland. She had arrived in Australia from South Africa
on 9/5/1906 on SS Wakool at Port Adelaide. It stated that this form was
signed in Hebrew characters.
Permit 3021 was surrendered in Port Adelaide. She returned to Australia
from Colombo to Port Adelaide on SS Comorm on 1/2/1930. She had gone to
Colombo after December 1929.
There is a letter addressed to the Homes and Territories Department and
signed by S.W. Jacobs (son of Mrs. H. Jacobs) which states that the
naturalization papers of his father (who died in 1914) have been lost. He
was naturalized in England at the age of 21 years and sent to the S.African
war in 1899. After the war he remained in South Africa as a Town guard and
left there in 1905 to come to Australia. If he had arrived in England four
years before he was naturalized, then that would have been about 1877,
because his death was 1914 aged 54. Somehow the dates do not seem right.
Also amongst these papers is the Home and Territories No. 3021 Permit to
leave Australia, which has a notation that she was the widow of Jacob Jacobs
who was born in Russia in 1857. She had stated that she was unable to find
evidence of is naturalization.
Her Death Certificate said she was 26 at re-marriage, so that would be about
1890 and therefore in the UK - or perhaps South Africa. I have not been
able to locate a death of an Alfred Freeman before this. Hannah died in
1944 in Australia after 37 years in the country.
It really is terrible not being able to go back such a short way to a great
grandmother - especially as I am a great grandmother myself.
I do hope you can shed some light on this for me please.
Beryl Renton (nee Freeman) in Brisbane.