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E. I. Carlyle

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Simon, Sir John (1818–1897), serjeant-at-law, was born at Montego Bay, Jamaica, on 9 December 1818, the only son of Isaac Simon, a Jewish merchant, and his wife, Rebecca, only daughter of Jacob Orobio Furtado. Rebecca Simon was descended from Balthasar Orobio, who, on account of his adherence to the Jewish faith, spent three years (1655 to 1658) in the prison of the ...