Ivor Noel Littleton

M, b. 16 April 1908, d. 1965
  • Ivor Noel Littleton was born on 16 April 1908 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Harnden (Jack) Littleton and Clara Agard Swain.
  • Ivor Noel Littleton commenced school at Pinelands State School on 27 June 1914. He was 5 years and 6 months old. His father was the teacher at the school and the family was of the Methodist faith.
  • He was a member of the Crow's Nest Rife Club in 1929; Robert and Richard were proficient marksmen and members of the Crow's Nest Rifle Club.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Air Force on 15 January 1940 in Richmond, New South Wales. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his brother, Colin Littleton. His service number was 6940. He was discharged with the rank of Corporal with the 3rd Operational Training Unit on 3 May 1946.
  • Ivor Noel Littleton died in 1965 in Queensland.

Ivy (Grace) Ellen Littleton

F, b. 17 July 1912, d. 6 July 2016

James Harold Littleton

M, b. 6 January 1910, d. 8 September 1979
  • James Harold Littleton was born on 6 January 1910 in Queensland. He was a twin to Mary.
  • He was the son of Alfred Trevethan Littleton and Jane Gleeson.
  • At the age of 25 years, James Harold Littleton married Olive May Eldridge in 1936 in Queensland. They had two children.
  • James Harold Littleton died on 8 September 1979 in Queensland at age 69.

John Francis Littleton

M, b. 14 December 1904, d. 17 October 1968
  • John Francis Littleton was born on 14 December 1904 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred Trevethan Littleton and Jane Gleeson.
  • 6 July 1927 the following article appeared in the The Courier Mail. It read:-
    "EMU CREEK (Q.) TWENTY YEARS' STOMACH, LIVER - AND KIDNEY DISEASE CURED.
    I was a sufferer for twenty years from Stomach, Liver, and Kidney Disease. The chief seat of trouble was the kidneys, and all medicines, doctors' skill and attention in hospital were useless, until I consulted Mr. Kugelman, under whose powerful and skilful treatment I was thoroughly restored.
    (Signed) JOHN MADDERN."
    Sworn before me at Emu Creek, 21st September. 1907.
    (Signed) J. F. LITTLETON, J.P."
  • John Francis Littleton died on 17 October 1968 at age 63.

John Harnden (Jack) Littleton

M, b. 20 October 1864, d. 20 August 1929
  • John Harnden (Jack) Littleton was born on 20 October 1864 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Thomas Littleton and Harriet Ball.
  • John Harnden (Jack) Littleton commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Littleton children had previously attended the Gowrie Creek School.
  • In August 1879 John was the pound keeper at Crow's Nest.
  • At the age of 31 years, John Harnden (Jack) Littleton married Clara Agard Swain, daughter of Frederic John Baynham Swain and Caroline Phelps, in 1896 in Queensland.
  • John Harnden (Jack) Littleton selected land - Portion 62v, Parish of Crow's Nest. He held 80 acres for which he was paying £9/17/2d rent per annum after having paid a survey fee of £1/8/5d
    in 1898.
  • He and Clara Agard Swain appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Queensland. John was a school teacher.
  • On 17 October 1904 the Pinelands State School was opened. John was the first teacher at the school.
    John Harnden Littleton and the children of the Pinelands State School 1905
  • John Harnden (Jack) Littleton and Clara Agard Swain appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Queensland. John was a school teacher.
  • John Harnden (Jack) Littleton died on 20 August 1929 in Queensland at age 64. His death was reported in the Queensland Times:- " CROWS' NEST IDENTITY'S DEATH. Mr. John Harden Littleton of Pine lands, who was known as the "father" of Crow's Nest, was found, shot through the head, at the back of the house at which he was staying, on Tuesday night. The late Mr. Littleton had lived in the Crow's Nest district for over 40 years. He opened the Pinelands State School in 1888, and acted, as school teacher for a long period. About 1914 he suffered a severe nervous break down, and had been in indifferent health since then. He took a very active interest in the welfare of the Show Society, being patron for a number of years. He donated several cups, and was a consistent exhibitor, winning many prizes, He leaves a widow, three daughters, and six sons - Mrs. A. Davis (Esk). Nurse Edna Littleton (Brisbane), and Miss Mona Littleton (Pinelands), and Messrs. Ven., Ivor, Roy, Val, John, and Colin Littleton, all of Pinelands. The deceased'a brothers are Messrs. A. T. Littleton (Chairman of the Crow's Nest Shire Council); E, T. Littleton (Sladevlle, Warwick), Francis Harold , and Stanley Westley. His sisters are Mrs. Gowlett (Toowoomba) and Miss Grace Littleton Brisbane). The funeral took place yesterday from the Methodist Church, to the Crow's Nest cemetery.
  • He was buried on 23 August 1929 in Crow's Nest Cemetery following a service at the Methodist Church.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Jack & Clara's names were amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to Jack & Clara Littleton - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of John Harnden (Jack) Littleton and Clara Agard Swain

John Thomas Littleton

M, b. 17 April 1829, d. 7 August 1924
  • John Thomas Littleton was born on 17 April 1829 in Millbrook, Devon, England.
  • He was the son of Hugh Littleton and Ann Ball Stephens.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census John Thomas Littleton was living in the household of Hugh Littleton and Ann Ball Stephens in West Street, Maker. Hugh, a butcher, and Ann, both 35, lived with their children including John aged 12. Hugh's 98 year old father also lived with the family. They were all born in Cornwall.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Thomas Littleton was living in the household of Ann Ball Stephens. Ann, was shown as a widowed 45 year old house keeper born Millbrook. Living with her was her children including Thomas, a 22 year old butcher, born Millbrook Devon, and Ellen a 6 year old scholar born Cawsand, Cornwall.
  • At the age of 32 years, 4 months and 30 days, John Thomas Littleton married Harriet Ball on 16 September 1861 in Fife, Scotland. They arrived in Australia sometime in in 1862 having salied on the Clifton and John found work at Gowrie Creek.
  • John Thomas Littleton selected land - Parish of Crows Nest, Portion 1222 (Millbrook)
    in 1875.
  • He enrolled his children John Harnden (Jack) Littleton, Mary, Edward, Wesley and Alfred in school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Littleton children had previously attended the Gowrie Creek School.
  • John Thomas Littleton. On 10 Nov 1880, a fund raising event was held for the ensuing the newly built Perseverence Primitive Methodist Church, which cost £41, excluding gratuitous labour, was opened free of debt. Joseph Cossart acted as steward for the meeting which was chaired by Rev Thomas Thatcher, and attended by Mr Munro, Mr Littleton, Mr Mitchell, Mr Stone, and Mr Merritt. A special thanks went to William Gunter.
  • On 24 March 1883 Rev Thatcher and J T Littleton attended the Anniversary of the Raff Street Primitive Methodist Church.
  • On 28 August 1896,his wife, Harriet Ball died in Queensland.
  • John Thomas Littleton and Harriet (Grace) Littleton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. John was a storekeeper and his daughter Harriett most likely kept house for him.
  • John Thomas Littleton died on 7 August 1924 in Queensland at age 95.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. John & Ann's names were amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to John & Ann Littleton - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of John Thomas Littleton and Harriet Ball

Joyce Thelma Littleton

F, b. 1918, d. 1997

Leila Grace Littleton

F, b. 1896
  • Leila Grace Littleton was born in 1896 in Queensland. He was a twin to Roland Edward.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Telfar (Ted) Littleton and Ella Grace Bullock.
  • Leila Grace Littleton commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.

Leslie Howard Littleton

M, b. 6 January 1914, d. 7 January 2008

Mabel Grace Littleton

F, b. 22 July 1901, d. 14 January 1902
  • Mabel Grace Littleton was born on 22 July 1901.
  • She was the daughter of Harold Littleton and Elizabeth Lacey.
  • Mabel Grace Littleton died on 14 January 1902.

Margaret Littleton

F, b. 1908, d. 1908

Mary Littleton

F, b. 1910, d. 1910

Mary Ball Littleton

F, b. 3 January 1866, d. 6 November 1951
  • Mary Ball Littleton was born on 3 January 1866 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Thomas Littleton and Harriet Ball.
  • Mary Ball Littleton commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Littleton children had previously attended the Gowrie Creek School.
  • At the age of 28 years, 8 months and 16 days, Mary Ball Littleton married James Thomas Gowlett, son of William Gowlett and Sarah Ann Unwin, on 19 September 1894 in Queensland.
  • Mary Ball Littleton and James Thomas Gowlett appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Koorjarewon (Highfields). James was a farmer.
  • Mary Ball Littleton was a witness in the inquiry into the death of Ralph Littleton Gowlett in November 1912 in Highfields, Queensland. Ralph died from a bullet wound to the head after a Winchester pea rifle discharged. An inquest was held into his death as reported by The Brisbane Courier on 25 November 1912 - An inquiry was held today into the circumstances of the death of Ralph Littleton Gowlett, of Highfields road, who was, found dead with a bullet wound in his head on November 6 in a dairy at his fathers residence. Evidence was given by Thomas Gowlett (father of the deceased), Mrs. Gowlett (mother), and Constable Scanlon who produced a certifificate from Dr Freshney showing that the immediate cause of death was a bullet wound in the brain with hemorrhage supervening. His evidence indicated that the wound was inflicted by a Winchester pea rifle accidentally exploded. Sergeant MCCarthy conducted the examination of
    witnesses.


  • On 14 August 1939,her husband, James Thomas Gowlett died. His funeral notice appeared in The Courier Mail on 15 August 1939 - GOWLETT— The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. J. T. Gowlett and Winifred, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Gowlett and Family, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Gowlett and Family (Cooyar), Mr. and Mrs. H. Woodward and Family, Mr and Mrs. Alex. Horn are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their late beloved Husband, Father, Father-in-law, and Grandfather, James Thomas Gowlett, which is appointed to move from his late residence, 15 John Street, Toowoomba, This Day (Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m., for the Toowoomba Cemetery. T. B. BURSTOW.
  • Mary Ball Littleton died on 6 November 1951 in Queensland at age 85.
  • She was buried on 8 November 1951 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Mary Ball Littleton and James Thomas Gowlett

Mary Jane Littleton

F, b. 1837, d. 30 August 1915
  • Mary Jane Littleton was born in 1837 in Millbrook, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of Hugh Littleton and Ann Ball Stephens.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Mary Jane Littleton was living in the household of Ann Ball Stephens. Ann, was shown as a widowed 45 year old house keeper born Millbrook. Living with her was her children including Thomas, a 22 year old butcher, born Millbrook Devon, and Ellen a 6 year old scholar born Cawsand, Cornwall.
  • At the age of 19 years, Mary Jane Littleton married Frederick Mole on 28 August 1856 in Queensland.
  • Mary Jane Littleton died on 30 August 1915 in Queensland.

May Grace Littleton

F, b. 8 April 1897, d. 1971
  • May Grace Littleton was born on 8 April 1897 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Harnden (Jack) Littleton and Clara Agard Swain.
  • May Grace Littleton was enrolledl in Pinelands State School on 17 October 1904 She was a first day pupil and her father was the Teacher. She was 7 years and 5 months old. She most likely attended the Plainby School before he father moved to the newly opened Pinelands School.
  • At the age of 25 years, 9 months and 16 days, May Grace Littleton married Alfred (Gilbert) Davis, son of Alfred James Davis and Florence Louisa Fugill, on 24 January 1923 in Queensland. The following article appeared in The Queenslander on 3 Feb 1923:- The marriage of Mr. A.G. Davies (Crow's Nest) and Miss M. Littleton (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Littleton , Pinelands, Crow's Nest, and a great niece of Mrs. V. H. Groom, Toowoomba) was solemnised at the Toowoomba Methodist Church on January 24. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. R. Littleton. Her travelling gown was of navy blue crepe de Chine, with bodice and loose panels, being braided and bended in henna, and a navy blue hat, lined with henna, and finished with, flowers in the same tones. Miss Edna Littleton (her sister) attended as bridesmaid, and wore apricot charmante, piped with black, and a black hat. Mr. Arthur. Hillenberg was best man. The reception was held at the Cafe Alexandra. The honeymoon will be spent at Brisbane and the seaside.
  • May Grace Littleton and Alfred (Gilbert) Davis moved to Esk in 1929.Alfred's name appeard in a article on Esk in the Brisbane Courier :- " A. G. DAVIS. Coming from Crow's Nest, Mr. A. G. Davis, baker and confectioner, is finding excellent business in Esk. He has taken over the shop recently owned by Mr. J. W. Hurford, who established a sound connection by producing excellent bread and smallgoods. Mr. Davis, who is a returned soldier, is maintaining the reputation of the business in this regard. A cafe also is conducted on superior lines.
  • In 1940,her husband, Alfred (Gilbert) Davis died in Queensland. He lived at Kingaroy at the time of his death and was a baker, formerly of Cooroy.
  • May Grace Littleton died in 1971 in Queensland.

Noel Littleton

M, b. 11 February 1899, d. 30 March 1899
  • Noel Littleton was born on 11 February 1899.
  • He was the son of John Harnden (Jack) Littleton and Clara Agard Swain.
  • Noel Littleton died on 30 March 1899. He was 8 weeks old.
  • He was buried on 31 March 1899 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Olive May Littleton

F, b. 1 December 1902, d. 1986

Percival Harold McCullock Littleton

M, b. 28 March 1908, d. 1987
  • Percival Harold McCullock Littleton was born on 28 March 1908.
  • He was the son of Harold Littleton and Elizabeth Lacey.
  • At the age of 23 years, Percival Harold McCullock Littleton married Cecilia Mercer in 1932.
  • Percival Harold McCullock Littleton died in 1987.

Reginald Littleton

M, b. 1 July 1876, d. 1878

Roland Edward Littleton

M, b. 1896
  • Roland Edward Littleton was born in 1896 in Queensland. He was a twin to Leila Grace.
  • He was the son of Edward Telfar (Ted) Littleton and Ella Grace Bullock.
  • Roland Edward Littleton commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.

Roy Littleton

M, b. 1900, d. 1973
  • Roy Littleton was born in 1900 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Harnden (Jack) Littleton and Clara Agard Swain.
  • Roy Littleton commenced school at Pinelands State School on 19 June 1905. He was 5 years and six months old. His father was the teacher at the school.
  • He gave his sister away at the wedding of May Grace Littleton and Alfred (Gilbert) Davis on 24 January 1923 in Queensland The following article appeared in The Queenslander on 3 Feb 1923:- The marriage of Mr. A.G. Davies (Crow's Nest) and Miss M. Littleton (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Littleton , Pinelands, Crow's Nest, and a great niece of Mrs. V. H. Groom, Toowoomba) was solemnised at the Toowoomba Methodist Church on January 24. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. R. Littleton. Her travelling gown was of navy blue crepe de Chine, with bodice and loose panels, being braided and bended in henna, and a navy blue hat, lined with henna, and finished with, flowers in the same tones. Miss Edna Littleton (her sister) attended as bridesmaid, and wore apricot charmante, piped with black, and a black hat. Mr. Arthur. Hillenberg was best man. The reception was held at the Cafe Alexandra. The honeymoon will be spent at Brisbane and the seaside.
  • Roy Littleton appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Pinelands. Roy was a farm labourer.
  • Roy Littleton married Eunice Victoria Lavender, daughter of Michael Lavender and Mary Maag, circa 1945.
  • Roy Littleton and Eunice Victoria Lavender appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Crow's Nest. Roy was a mechanic. Eunice gave her address as Grace Street.
  • Roy Littleton died in 1973 in Queensland.

Stanley (Ellis) Littleton

M, b. 15 August 1909, d. 13 August 2000
  • Stanley (Ellis) Littleton was born on 15 August 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Stanley (Stan) Littleton and Margaret Ellen Jospehine Ellis.
  • Stanley (Ellis) Littleton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Crow's Nest. He was a labourer.
  • At the age of 32 years, 10 months and 26 days, Stanley (Ellis) Littleton married Winifred Clara Kretschmar, daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm Kretschmar and Bertha Anna Lostroh, on 11 July 1942 in Drayton.
  • Stanley (Ellis) Littleton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Stanley was a labourer.
  • He enlisted in the Austalian Army on 1 June 1944 in Toowoomba. Stanley was living at Crows Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as W. Littleton. He was discharged with the rank of Private on 4 Jul 1944 in the 103 Ord Fld Park Co. His service number was QX61145 (Q104494.)
  • He and Winifred Clara Kretschmar appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Crow's Nest. Stanley was a butcher.
  • Stanley (Ellis) Littleton died on 13 August 2000 at age 90.
  • He was buried on 15 August 2000 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Stanley (Stan) Littleton

M, b. 1883, d. 25 February 1958

Children of Stanley (Stan) Littleton and Margaret Ellen Jospehine Ellis

Teresa Jane Littleton

F, b. 2 February 1902, d. 11 February 1978
  • Teresa Jane Littleton was born on 2 February 1902 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred Trevethan Littleton and Jane Gleeson.
  • Tess was employed by the MacDiarmid family for 50 years. It was said she was so discreet that she would not tell anyone the time from Angus Mac's clock.
  • Teresa Jane Littleton appeared on the Electoral Roll with Alfred Trevethan Littleton and Jane Gleeson between 1925 and 1943 in South Street, Crow's Nest. Alfred was a dairy farmer. Their daugther Teresa Jane also lived at Crow's Nest.
  • Teresa Jane Littleton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties.
  • Teresa Jane Littleton died on 11 February 1978 in Queensland at age 76.
  • She was buried on 14 February 1978 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Thomas Ephraim Littleton

M, b. 31 May 1908, d. 28 October 1978
  • Thomas Ephraim Littleton was born on 31 May 1908 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Wesley George Littleton and Alice Mary Parker.
  • Thomas Ephraim Littleton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Crow's Nest. He was a butcher.
  • At the age of 25 years, Thomas Ephraim Littleton married Mary Elizabeth Dick, daughter of William Loague Dick and Louisa Grace Peters, in 1934 in Queensland.
  • Thomas Ephraim Littleton and Mary Elizabeth Dick appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at Crow's Nest. Thomas was a butcher and Mary carried out home duties.
  • Thomas Ephraim Littleton died on 28 October 1978 in Queensland at age 70.
  • He was buried on 31 October 1978 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Venn Littleton

M, b. 16 October 1902
  • Venn Littleton was born on 16 October 1902 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Harnden (Jack) Littleton and Clara Agard Swain.
  • Venn Littleton commenced school at Pinelands State School on 27 September 1907. He was 5 years and 9 months old. His father was the teacher at the school.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1934 living at Pinelands. He was a farm hand/farmer.
  • He was a member of the Crow's Nest Rife Club in 1929; Robert and Richard were proficient marksmen and members of the Crow's Nest Rifle Club.
  • At the age of 34 years, Venn Littleton married Florence Emily Foster in 1937 in Queensland.

Wesley George Littleton

M, b. 1870, d. 8 October 1934
  • Wesley George Littleton was born in 1870 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Thomas Littleton and Harriet Ball.
  • Wesley George Littleton commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Littleton children had previously attended the Gowrie Creek School.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. Wesley was a teamster.
  • At the age of 36 years, Wesley George Littleton married Alice Mary Parker in 1906 in Queensland.
  • Wesley George Littleton and Alice Mary Parker appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1934 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • Wesley George Littleton died on 8 October 1934 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Wesley's name was amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to Wesley Littleton - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Wesley George Littleton and Alice Mary Parker

William (Bill) Matthew Littleton

M, b. 19 January 1900, d. 19 January 1988
  • William (Bill) Matthew Littleton was born on 19 January 1900 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred Trevethan Littleton and Jane Gleeson.
  • In November 1919 William moved to Greenmount to take up the position of relieving post master. He had been on the Crow's Nest Post Office staff for several years.
  • At the age of 27 years, William (Bill) Matthew Littleton married Mary Elizabeth McNally in 1928 in Queensland. They had four children.
  • On 11 September 1985,his wife, Mary Elizabeth McNally died at age 84.
  • William (Bill) Matthew Littleton died on 19 January 1988 at age 88.
  • He was buried on 21 January 1988 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Grace Caroline Livingstone

F, b. 1888, d. 1972

John Melrose Livingstone

M, b. circa 1840
  • John Melrose Livingstone was born circa 1840.
  • John Melrose Livingstone married Sarah Maria Lynn circa 1870.

Children of John Melrose Livingstone and Sarah Maria Lynn