Marie Cossart

F, b. 1535

Marie Cossart1

F, b. 1587

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Cossart1

F, b. 1637

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Anne Cossart1

F, b. 1656
  • Marie Anne Cossart was born in 1656 in Rouen. She married Guillaume Le Nostre and they had Catherine, Robert, Charles, Pierre, Marie Jeanne, Jean, Maria Ann and Clotilde.1
  • She was the daughter of Estienne Cossart Fourth and Marie Goden.1

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Catherine Cossart1

F, b. 15 January 1696, d. 16 July 1724
  • Marie Catherine Cossart was born on 15 January 1696 in Amsterdam, Holland.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Isaac Cossart Second and Suzanne Cornelie de la Fontaine.1
  • Marie Catherine Cossart was naturalized along with Isaac Cossart Second and Pierre Cossart Tenth on 20 March 1710; along with Marie Catherine, Isaac's daughter.2
  • At the age of 21 years, 8 months and 18 days, Marie Catherine Cossart married Andrew Faneuil on 3 October 1717 in Amsterdam. Andrew was a leading merchant from Boston, Massachusetts. The couple returned to Boston to live. They had no children.1,2
  • Marie Catherine Cossart died on 16 July 1724 in Boston, Massachusetts, at age 28. Her obituary in the "Boston Gazette" described her as a "gentle woman of extraordinary perfection of mind and body."2

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Baker Family, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/dljordan/Bakerfamily.htm

Marie Cossart Eighth1

F, b. 5 July 1597, d. 2 December 1648
  • Marie Cossart Eighth was born on 5 July 1597 in Rouen, France.2,1
  • She was the daughter of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain.
  • At the age of 29 years, 7 months and 5 days, Marie Cossart Eighth married Abraham du Pont on 10 February 1626/27 in Rouen, France. Its is from Maria and Abraham that the Du Ponts of South Carolina and the Du Ponts de Nemours are descended.2
  • In 1640 After the death of her husband Abraham Du Pont, Marie Cossart requested that her nephew Pierre Cossart accept the appointment of executor to his will. Pierre carried out this responsibility until he was relieved by Jean du Pont.3
  • In 1640,her husband, Abraham du Pont died.4
  • At the age of 50 years and 2 months, Marie Cossart Eighth married Daniel Le Provost in October 1647 in Boscroger, France.2,1
  • Marie Cossart Eighth died on 2 December 1648 in Rouen, France, at age 51.2

Children of Marie Cossart Eighth and Abraham du Pont

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Trail of a Rouen Huguenot Family, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/e/p/…
  3. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families", Page 82.
  4. Baker Family, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/dljordan/Bakerfamily.htm

Marie Elizabeth Francoise Cossart1

F, b. 1682

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Cossart Fifteenth

F, b. 1649, d. 1661

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Trail of a Rouen Huguenot Family, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/e/p/…

Marie Cossart Fourteenth1

F, b. 29 November 1648, d. 1671

Children of Marie Cossart Fourteenth and Bernard Torin

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Baker Family, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/dljordan/Bakerfamily.htm

Marie Cossart Fourth

F, b. 1570

Marie Francoise Cossart1

F, b. 1753

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Judith Cossart1

F, b. 1737

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Madeleine Barbe Reine Cossart1

F, b. 1747

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Cossart Nineteenth1

F, b. 1680
  • Marie Cossart Nineteenth was born in 1680 in Rouen, France.1
  • She was the daughter of Noel Cossart Third and Ann Petit.1
  • Marie Cossart Nineteenth witnessed the Note of Noel Cossart Third and Ann Petit in 1696; Noel, his wife Elizabeth and their children fled to London at the time of the Revocation. He was admitted to membership in the Threadneedle Street French Church in 1696.1

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Cossart Second1

F, b. 1536, d. 1 February 1598

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Baker Family, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/dljordan/Bakerfamily.htm

Marie Cossart Seventeenth1

F, b. 1661
  • Marie Cossart Seventeenth was born in 1661 in Rouen, France.1
  • She was the daughter of David Cossart and Marguerite Congnard.1
  • Marie Cossart Seventeenth immigrated in 1669 with David Cossart and Marguerite Congnard. David and Marguerite fled to Ireland before the Revocation with their family of seven children and established themselves in Dublin. Another three children were born there.1

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Cossart Sixteenth1

M, b. circa 1659

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Cossart Sixth1

F, b. 1596

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Cossart Third

F, b. 1565

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families", Page 77.

Marie Cossart Twelfth1

F, b. 1628
  • Marie Cossart Twelfth was born in 1628 in Rouen, France.1
  • She was the daughter of Pierre Cossart Third and Marie Baudouyn.1
  • At the age of 19 years, Marie Cossart Twelfth married Isaac Daussey on 5 June 1647 in Rouen, France. Isaac was a merchant of Rouen. At the time of the Revocation four soldiers were quartered in his home where he was living with his wife and two daughters and a number of servants.1,2

Children of Marie Cossart Twelfth and Isaac Daussey

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Baker Family, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/dljordan/Bakerfamily.htm

Marie Cossart Twentieth1

F, b. 1695

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marie Cossart Twenty-first1

F, b. 1696

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Marquerita Cossart1

F, b. 1578, d. 2 May 1652

Child of Marquerita Cossart and Jehan Lorin

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Trail of a Rouen Huguenot Family, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/e/p/…

Marquerite Cossart

F, b. 1534

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Baker Family, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/dljordan/Bakerfamily.htm

Marquerite Cossart1

F, b. 1636

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."

Martha Cossart1

F, b. 18 November 1877, d. 23 July 1925
  • Martha Cossart was born on 18 November 1877 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Cossart and Martha French.
  • Martha was a bridesmaid at the wedding of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw on 5 June 1901 in Enoggera Terrace Presbetyrian Church, Brisbane; An account of the wedding appeared in "The Brisbane Courier" on Friday 7 June 1901
    MARRIAGE - Cossart-Shaw.
    A very pretty and interesting wedding took place on Wednesday last in the Enoggera Terrace Presbyterian Church, the contracting parties being Mr. George Cossart, of Toowoomba, and Miss Minne M. Shaw, of Paddington, Brisbane. The Church was well filled with a large company of friends of both parties, and was very effectively decorated by the girl friends of the bride. A pretty marriage bell, suspended above the heads of the bridal party, was specially admired. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. H. Roberts, the minister of the Church, assisted by Revs. J. Lundie, B.A., and A. G. Weller, of Toowoomba. The bride entered the Church leaning on the arm of her father, and was attended by four bridesmaids-namely.Miss Shaw, sister of bride, Miss Cossart, sister of the bride- groom, and Misses Gertie Shaw, and Bessie McNulty, nieces of the bride. The bride looked very charming in her handsome wedding costume. The dress was of soft, white silk, the skirt slightly trained, and arranged with a deep circular-tucked flounce, finished at the foot with very narrow frills; the bodice, which was in the bolero style, was finely tucked, the sleeves also tucked, and worn with a pretty fichu of crepe-de-chine, trimmed with silk Maltese lace ; the swathed belt was fastened with a handsome pearl buckle, and the beautifully embroidered veil with a spray of orange blossoms.
    Miss Emmeline Shaw, chief bridesmaid, wore a pretty cream silk zephyr gown, the tucked bodice contrasted with buttercup chiffon ; her fancy straw hat was arranged with cream chiffon, buttercup,and roses. Miss Cossart, sister of the bridegroom, was in cream silk, voile, patented in stripes, the bodice yoked with cream satin and guipure, and a very becoming hat to harmonise. The two little nieces of the bride, Miss Gertie Shaw, and Miss Bessie McNulty, were frocked alike in pale-blue cashmere, and wore white leghorn hats. The bridesmaids carried shower bouquets; the two elder wore gold brooches and the two younger gold chain bangles, gifts of the bridegroom. All the flowers at the wedding were arranged by Mr. George Lothian, of Toowoomba.
    At the conclusion of the ceremony, a large company of friends of the happy couple assembled at the Foresters' Hall, Paddington, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was laid in Mr. David Webster's best style. The tables were ladened with the most tempting dainties, whilst the handsome bride cake gave a picturesque finish to a most inviting feast. The hall was nicely decorated by the hall-keeper, Mr. John Butters. Many appropriate mottos adorned the walls, the most prominent being that which extended right across the hall-the words of John Milton-" Marriage rightly understood gives to the tender and the good a paradise below." The usual wedding toasts were proposed and honoured. The Rev. Mr. Roberts, in proposing the health of the bride and bridegroom, told of the high esteem in which his young friends were held, and of the excellent service they had both rendered in the cause of God and temperance. He He wished them every happiness and godspeed in their new life. Mr.Cossart suitably replied. The health of the bridesmaids was proposed by Rev. Mr. Lundie, and responded to by Mr. John Cossart. That of the parents was entrusted to Rev. Mr. Weller, who, in a brief happy speech, told of the general esteem in which Mr. Cossart is held in Toowoomba, and paid a fitting tribute to the family of the bride, as old personal friends of his own. Mr. Cossart, sen., and Mr. .lames Shaw,sen., each replied in fitting terms. Before resuming his seat, Mr.. Shaw proposed the health of the ministers, which was replied to by Ret.Mr. Weller . This brought a highly enjoyable and interesting function to a close. In the afternoon a reception was held, and the many beautiful and useful presents inspected and admired. The bride and bridegroom left by the evening train for Wynnum for the honeymoon, after which they will reside in
    Toowoomba.2,1,3
  • At the age of 31 years, Martha Cossart married George Lothian, son of Adam Lothian and Barbara Allen, in 1909 in Queensland.4
  • Martha Cossart died on 23 July 1925 in Woolongong, New South Wales, at age 47.5
  • She was buried on 25 July 1925 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.1,6

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1901/C000780 Cossart George; Minnie Maria Shaw.
  3. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Brisbane Courier - Friday 7 June 1901.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1909/C002682 Cossart Martha; George Lothian.
  5. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths12170/1925 LOTHIAN MARTHA ; JOHN ; MARTHA ;       WOLLONGONG.
  6. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, LOTHIAN , MARTHA 49 Female 23 July 1925/25 July 1925 Drayton Pres 1      12 18.

Marthe Cossart

F, b. 1574

Marthe Cossart Second1

F, b. 17 November 1638, d. 17 December 1638
  • Marthe Cossart Second was born on 17 November 1638 in Rouen, France.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Pierre Cossart Third and Marie Baudouyn.1
  • Marthe Cossart Second died on 17 December 1638 in Rouen, France.1,2

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Baker Family, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/dljordan/Bakerfamily.htm

Mary Cossart1

F, b. 1806
  • Mary Cossart was born in 1806 in Ireland.1
  • She was the daughter of John Cossart Fourth and Elizabeth Crosthwait.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Mary Cossart was living in the household of William Cossart Second in 2 Lennard Place, Marlebone, Middlesex. He was shown as the head of the family born Dublin in 1811. Living with him were his sisters Mary, born Dublin 1809, and Margaret born Dublin 1810, as well as his daughter Elizabeth Jane, born 1844 in Marlebone.2

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. The Descendants of John Tinker (- 1735), online http://www.tinkersunited.co.uk/public_dbs/line0z/…

Mary Ann Cossart

F, b. 1863, d. 1 April 1912

Mary Ann Maddern c 1883
Mary Ann Maddern c 1885
John and Mary Ann Maddern
John & Mary Ann Maddern 1886
The first Maddern Home at "Jubilee Vale" built c 1886 - Mary Ann, Orlando and John on horses, Egbert holding Ruby, and Priscilla sitting next to him. Taken c 1898
Mary Ann Maddern c 1897
Mary Ann Maddern c 1905
The Maddern Family on their Verandah c 1906 - from Left - Ruby, Egbert holding Lucy's hand, Jack on chair, Mary Ann, Priscilla (Olive), Orlando and John.
Mary Ann Maddern 1895
  • Mary Ann Cossart was born in 1863 in Ballisklin, County Derry, Northern Ireland.1,2,3,4
  • She was the daughter of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker.
  • Mary Ann Cossart immigrated to Moreton Bay, Queensland, in 1864. from Country Armagh, Ulster on the "Flying Cloud" with her parents and siblings. She was 2 years old.4
    The "Flying Cloud" - the ship on which the Cossart family travelled to Moreton Bay in 1864.
  • On 27 September 1870 “The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser” printed the following article - "The Darling Downs Gazette of Wednesday last says:-" A little girl named Mary Cossart met with a frightful accident at Highfields on Tuesday week. It appears that the child went on an errand to her father, who was engaged in clearing, a short distance from the homestead, when the branch of a falling tree dashed the child to the ground, and almost buried its head in the earth. The father endeavoured to release the child by chopping away tho branch which held it so firmly to the ground, but he soon discovered that such a course would not enable him to remove the timber, and would tend to increase the weight upon the child's body. He consequently resolved to dig out the poor little sufferer, and, with the assistance of several neighbours, the little prisoner was at length released. A messenger was immediately sent for medical assistance, and Dr. Roberts attended in a few hours, when the injuries received were found to be less severe than was at first supposed. Great hopes are entertained that the child will survive the terrible bruising she has received."
    Sadly five months later her brother Henry was killed when a tree fell on him while he was carting logs to the Highfields Sawmill.5
  • She and John Maddern became engaged in 1882. Having built a home at Kedron Brook, John decided to marry. Mary Ann's father, Henry Cossart, a pioneer of the Perseverance area, had died in 1878 but Mary Ann, her sister Sarah and mother Mary continued to live at Pipeclay where her brother Joseph also had property.
  • At some time after their engagemnet Mary Ann Cossart and John Maddern made the decision to select more land. John was not happy with the land at Crow's Nest as he found it unproductive. They decided to establish at Homestead at Emu Creek where his friend John Barnes, and Mary Anne's brother-in-law William Bidgood had already selected land. He paid £4 for the first year's rent and a survey fee of £6/14- for 160 acres, Selection No 3782 - Portion 24, Parish of Djuan, County of Cavandish. The land bordered Bum Bum Creek to the north. On 2 January 1883, just a few weeks before their marriage Mary Ann obtained a lease for Selection 6636, Portion 27, Parish of Djuan which bordered John's selection. She also paid a survey fee and first year's rent of £10/14-. They named the new property Jubilee Vale
    .6
  • At the age of 20 years, Mary Ann Cossart married John Maddern, son of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower, on 5 February 1883 in Toowoomba, Queensland. After their marriage, John and Mary Ann continued to live at Kedron Brook. However, the conditions of the selection of the land at Emu Creek were that the property be improved and that the selector occupy the property. John spent weeks at a time on his new selection.4,7,8
  • Between 1884 and 1887 Mary Ann Cossart and John Maddern were paying rates to the Crow's Nest Shire Council for land held in Djuan and the Crows Nest area - Portions 2685 an area of 420 acres, and 6419 and area of 160 acres for John. The total rates payable was £1/5/-. Mary Ann also held land at Djuan - portion 6636 a total of 160 acres. The amount payable for this land between1884 and 1887 was 5/-.9
  • On 18 August 1884 John and Mary Ann Maddern obtained the Deed of Grant to Kedron Brook. In the five years he had worked on the land he had added a home worth £40.00.00; 1/2 acres of garden valued at £20.00.00; 1/4 mile of paling fences to the value of £20.00.00 and two miles of rail fence valued at £80.00.00 - a total of £160.00.00. Charles Barnes and F A Michell attested to John's residency, and the improvements he had made over the five years.6
  • John was having difficulty in finding the time and money to invest in the new selections at Emu Creek. He and Mary Ann continued to live at Kedron Brook. However, his absence from the selection did not go unnoticed by the Crown Lands Agent, Alex Gorring who reported to the Lands Commission , that he "Examined this selection of Maddern’s about 22nd December 1886. The Selector was absent at the time. It was occupied by a man in the selector’s employ. There was a slab hut on the Selection. This man was splitting fencing stuff at the time and I was informed that the selector was living in Crow’s Nest - and that it had been his home for some time."
    As a result of this notification the Lands Commission issued John with a Show Cause letter to which John replied on 28 Mar 1887. His letter read:-
    "Crow’s Nest
    March 28 1887
    WM Hume Esq.
    Sir
    We have been called upon by the Land Commissioner to show cause why our Selections should not be forfeited for non fulfillment of Residence. I herein enclose all particulars public and private.
    In the first place I selected a piece of land at Crow's Nest. To do this I had to borrow a part of the money to pay the first installment. After this I paid out all I earned to make what improvements I can so I may be able to get my Certificate. I found I could not make sufficient improvements in time. A friend offered to erect two miles of fencing for me and wait two years for the money. I accepted his offer and he erected the fence. In the mean time I got my Certificate. At the expiration of that time or about 5 years ago I borrowed £100 pounds to enable me to pay for the fences and other debts I had contracted in trying to settle on that Selection but I found that after all my labour and money I had expended I could not make a living on it.
    After this I was showed the land on Bum Bum Creek that was open for selection. I was resolved to try to get a homestead if I could raise the money to take it up. Accordingly I took up this homestead now in question. Shortly after my present wife selected adjoining me. I thought that I may be able to pay the interest on the money I had borrowed and try and fence in and live on the Selections in Bum Bum Creek.
    But to my surprise I was called in to pay up the £100 pound I had borrowed. Previous to this I had married. Therefore in the midst of the drought I had to meet this amount but I had no money. I did not know what to do. However, I went to Toowoomba and called on Mr Faulkner, the Commission Agent and asked him if he could advance me the money. He said he could not, but he thought I could get it from the Union Bank. He took me to the manager who promised to advance me the money if I had the deeds of my selection. I had then about three years rent to pay. I accordingly had to borrow £150 to meet the £100 pounds and pay the back rent and deed fees. I thus gave the bank and order to receive my deeds as Security on the money. This upset all my plans on fencing and clearing land on our Selection in Bum Bum Creek. I resolved from this time to try and pay off my debts before laying out any more expenses on the Selections, that if I continued borrowing I should lose all that I had. This is about 3 years ago. I had built a humpy and ring barked some trees on our Selections on Bum Bum Creek.
    I will now tell you how we managed to pay off this money.
    In the first place I took a contract to supply 6000 paling for the Toowoomba Race Course. To save expense my wife would help me to fall the trees and I would split them up. I employed a lad to drive the horses to cart them to Cabarlah. After this contract I took a contract with Schofield to erect half a mile of fence on the Toowoomba Race Course. This I also completed in the course of eight months.
    I also made hurdles for the Toowoomba Show and to save expense my wife helped me to make them. And from the time I borrowed the £150 pounds until last November the time I finished working on the palings through the help of my wife and my labours we had paid off the debt we owed the bank, £150 pounds apart from other family expenses. Thus in five years I paid off the principal and interest which amounts to about £200.0.0 and also met our rents but not without a struggle and many days hard toil and sleepless nights which no doubt was the cause of my sickness. During this time I was three times sick under the care of the Doctor. The last time I was sick about 12 months ago I was laid up about 3 months and could not do anything which was a real draw back to me.
    About this time last year I lost two young horses which died and also the half of the increase of my few cattle. The horses was worth about £30.0.0 which I hoped would helped me to pay off my debts. This loss I had to work hard for and make up that amount. The above is an account of my financial conditions.
    We have lived on the selections as far as our financial position would allow us, never absenting our selves more than two months at any time and have traveled early and late to fulfill the residence while we were paying off our debt. As you will see by my above statement that my wife has often been with me to assist me in my work instead of paying for labour.
    Now ….. if we went on our selection to fence and do other improvements with £150.0.0. debt we should have been today £300.0.0 in debt and as soon as we got the selections should been obliged to sell them to pay this debt and should made a great show on the selection and should not today be called upon to show cause why they should not be forfeited. I think that I have done my best to my adopted country, to myself and my family in paying my debt.
    I shall now be able to make improvements on our selections without a troubled mind. If the Government do take the selections in question from us after all our struggle to pay what we have paid on them about £35.0.0. besides other improvements it will be a blow we shall never over come, after first passing through a struggle to pay our debts."
    He followed this with another letter on the same day.
    "Kedron Brook
    Crow’s Nest March 28th 1887
    I have enclosed to you the causes and other facts relative to my position as a Selector. Refering to the £150 pound I have borrowed from the Bank. I forgot to mention that I had to pay it within three years of the date of borrowing.
    I am at present in debt about £20 pound and this I hope to pay off in the course of 12 months and make what improvements I can on our selections in the mean time to fulfill the conditions required by the Act. I have at present about half a mile of fence erected on the wife’s Selection and humpy on mine and other improvements, where we intend to cultivate as we had no cultivation ground in the Selection at Crow’s Nest. I found this out after I had paid out all my money.
    I have tried to sell my Selection to pay my debts through a commission agent from the time I borrowed the money but could not.
    If I could have sold it I would be in a different position today.
    Now this is the only consolation I have that instead of being in the hands of the money lender I am in the hands of the Government who I hope will deal with me according to the merits of the case.
    As regards my health which has been against me laboring for this last 5 years I have not enjoyed ?? one week’s good health and in the midst of this I have struggled on and paid the most of my debts but not without the help of my wife who worked as hard as me. Often times in the b?l and has helped me fall timber enough to fence her selection twice round.
    So by the above you will see what up-hill a selector have to contend with and doubtless with the great experience you had amongst Selectors you are aware of these facts already.
    I hope Sir, you will excuse me for troubling you in this matter but if you could bring these facts that I have stated before the members of Land Board I should be very thankful and perhaps would help me out of my present trouble.
    I remain Sir
    Your obt Servant
    John Maddern"
    He followed it up with a sworn statement on 23 May 1887 :- " I live at Bum Bum Creek on 3782 Selection and have lived there constantly since last November, my wife has lived there also. B ???? to last November I was engaged consideratly? On contracts between Toowoomba and Crow's Nest and residing part of the time on this Selection. I had taken up my permanent abode on this Selection and propose to reside there continually. My wife is living there also.
    Berirns ?? to 22nd Dec last my wife and myself were living on this selection occasionally. Sometimes we went there for two to three days a fortnight just as I could get away from my work. During the balance of the time were at Cst (Crow's Nest). My wife lived at Crow's Nest. Since I took up the Selection when I was not on the Selection I was generally living in a tent, not always with my wife. Sometimes she lived at Crow's Nest generally.
    I did all the improvements including building the house personally except the help of a man for 2 ½ months. This house I built about 4 years ago. "
    His friend and neighbour John Barnes also submitted a statement:- "John Barnes Sworn -I live at Bum Bum Creek on a Selection adjoining that of Madderns. He is living there now with his wife, they have been living there about five (5) months. Berions to that I have know him to be there very often, Every two months or so, Sometimes perhaps twice a month, He sometimes stayed there for a fortnight Sometimes not more than three days. "
    Reg Mr Gorring. Berions to November last he did not reside there continually. He had a home at Crow’s Nest where he resided part of the time.
    John Barnes.

                                  
  • On 17 July 1887 John and Mary Ann's second son, Egbert was born at Jubilee Vale, Emu Creek.2
  • Mary Ann Cossart and John Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. John was a grazier.10
  • In 1903 Mary Ann Cossart was paying rates to the Crow's Nest Shire Council for Portion 27 (158 acres) at Emu Creek.11
  • In 1911 when Egbert and Alice Gillies were married the family may have taken the opportunity to have some photos taken on the verandah of "Jubilee Vale."
    John and Mary Ann Maddern, and their two youngest children, Lucy and Jack. The photo may have been taken at the time of Egbert marriage to Alice Gillies and February 1911. Lucy would have been eleven, and Jack nine years old.
  • On 18 February 1911 the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Mary Ann's children Lucy 10 and Jack 8 were on that list. They lived on Portion 24 Djuan which was about 3/4 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 4 miles from the Mossview School.12
  • Mary Ann Cossart died on 1 April 1912 in Queensland.13
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
    Gravestones of John and Mary Ann (nee Cossart) Maddern and Mary Ann's sister Sarah Cossart, Crows Nest Cemetery.
  • On her death Mary Ann was buried with her sister Sarah who had died 8 years previously in 1904. Mary Ann was aged 49 and when he died 21years later in 1933 John was buried beside her.

    "Mary Ann had been a great favourite with her brothers and sister, and in fact, all who came in contact with her." - extract from the book "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."4
  • In 1913 held land in the estates name, 178 acres, paying rates to the Crows Nest Shire.14
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. John and Mary Ann's names were amongst them.15
    Pioneer Plaque to John and Mary Ann Maddern - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Mary Ann Cossart and John Maddern

Citations

  1. Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern, Birth Certificate 1884/2461 (1884).
  2. Egbert Thomas Spenser Lower Maddern, Birth Certificate 1887/4310 (12 September 1887).
  3. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Private Submission 1860198.
  4. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  5. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser - Tuesday 27 September 1870.
  6. Unknown document; unknown film, John Maddern, Mary Ann Cossart.
  7. John Maddern, Death Certificate 1933.
  8. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1883/C419     ;Maddern     John;     Cossart     Mary Ann.
  9. Highfields/Crows Nest Shire Council, Rates Book Crows Nest Shire.
  10. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Division of Darling Downs; Subdivision Crow's Nest.
  11. Highfields/Crows Nest Shire Council, Rates Book Crows Nest Shire, 1903 Edition.
  12. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Jubilee Vale State School Records.
  13. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1912/C4362     Mary Anne;     Maddern     Henry Cossart;     Mary Walker.
  14. Highfields/Crows Nest Shire Council, Rates Book Crows Nest Shire, 1913 Edition.
  15. Unknown subject Photograph, 2012.