Jane Beaton Maddern1

F, b. 30 October 1911
  • Jane Beaton Maddern was born on 30 October 1911 in Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Ernest Maddern and Annie Jane Triggs.1
  • Jane Beaton Maddern's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the December 1911 Quarter.1
  • Her marriage, at 31 years and 10 months, to Sidney J Garrett was registered in the September 1943 Quarter in Hendon, Middlesex Registration District.2

Citations

  1. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Dec 1911 Maddern      Jane B      Triggs      Penzance      5c     379.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Sep 1943 Garrett      Sidney J;      Maddern; Maddern     ; Jane B;      Garrett      ;Hendon;      3a;     1785.     

John Maddern

M, b. 8 April 1848, d. 14 October 1933

This photo was taken of John Maddern in Bristol, probably just before he left England in 1870.
John Maddern, about 1878.
John and Mary Ann Maddern on their wedding day on 5 February 1883, in Toowoomba.
John and Mary Ann Maddern's children on the verandah of their home at "Jubilee Vale" c 1908.
The first Maddern Home at "Jubilee Vale" built c1896. Mary Ann, Orlando and John on horses, Egbert holding Ruby, and Priscilla sitting next to him. Photo taken c 1898
  • John Maddern was born on 8 April 1848 in Newlyn, Cornwall, England.1
  • He was the son of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower.
  • John Maddern was christened on 4 June 1848 in Paul Parish Church, Cornwall, England.2
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Church Lane, Newlyn, Cornwall. Thomas, the family head, was shown as a 35 year old farmer of 8 acres employing 1 labourer, born Paul. He was living with his wife Priscilla aged 40, born St Mawes and his six children Catherine 13, Mary Ann 11, Grace 9, Priscilla 7, Thomas 5 and John 3. All the older children were scholars and all the children were born in Paul.3
  • On 1 July 1854,John Maddern's mother, Priscilla Lower died in Newlyn, Cornwall, at age 47. Of her children Catherine, the oldest was 17 and John, the baby of the family only 6. No doubt the older girls had a great influence both John and 8 year old Thomas junior in their early years.4
  • Even though times must have been hard for his father, John was still attending school in 1861 when he was 13 years old. Brother Thomas was stil at school at the age of 15.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census John Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern in Fore Street, Newlyn, Cornwall. Thomas sen, the household head, was a 44 year old widower, agent to export ?brocolia (illegible), born Newlyn, St Paul and living with his unmarried daughters Catherine, 23, housekeeper; Mary Ann, 21, assistant housekeeper; Grace 19, assistant housework; Priscilla 17, dressmaker; Thomas, son, 15 scholar; John, son, 13 scholar. The surname was spelt MADDRON.5,6
  • In January 1862 his two eldest sisters, Catherine and Mary Anne both married. Mary Ann married Charles Barnes, a gardener, on 1 January. A few days later they sailed for Australia where Charles found work on a property at Moonie. Catherine married on 18 January. She and Thomas Williams, a sailor, remained in Newlyn until 1868 when Catherine and Thomas, along with their children Thomas John and Catherine Mary, set sail of Queensland also. By now John was 20 years old, most likely working in his father's market garden. He decided to follow his sisters to Queensland.
  • John Maddern immigrated to Moreton Bay, Queensland, on 21 January 1870. Perhaps his father, Thomas, hadn't wanted John to go to Australia as John only booked his passage on the Planet after he turned 21. The ship's records show John's occupation was a labourer. He held ticket number 4900, an assisted passenger and his age was recorded as 21 years. His surname was spelt Madden. The Planet carried 190 people and was captained by Evan Phillips. It was expected to take 140 days to complete the trip.7
  • In 1958 Robin Smith, the publisher of the Crow's Nest Advertiser wrote a book, Crow's Nest History. Though this information is second hand, John movements after he disembarked were probably similar to those described by Robin, and also found in John's obituary.
    John's first priority on disembarking would have been to find his sisters, so after landing he took the train toToowoomba where both his sisters were living at the time, Catherine at Drayton and Mary Anne at Gowrie Creek. He would not have seen Catherine for several years, and Mary Ann for over eight years. Mary Ann was now the mother of four children so he had a number of new nieces and nephews to meet.
    John most likely lived with one of his sisters, perhaps Catherine. It was said that " His first job was farming at 15 shillings per week and he became so adept that is is said he cut 3 1/2 acres of wheat with a sythe per day. "
    The William's family moved to Stanthorpe sometime before 1872 but it is not clear if John joined them at that time.
    "In 1873 he took a job on he floating sugar mill in Brisbane, but in July of the same year he found his way to the Stanthorpe tin mines where the wages were two pound 10 shillings per week."
    However "Fifteen months later he became obsessed with the desire to win gold from the earth and joined the rush to Taloom (sic) NSW. However, the dreams failed and he returned to Toowoomba, sadder and wiser."8


  • It seems John was strongly influenced by his brothers-in-law. So when Charles Barnes selected 788 acres of land at Crow's Nest in January 1875, and Thomas Williams selected 320 acres in November of the same year, it was natural that John also selected land in the area. He applied for, and was granted 420 acres (Portion 2685) on 28 May 1878, adjacent to land selected by Thomas Williams, and not far from Charles Barnes selection Penzance.
    The selections were south east of Crow's Nest, in what is now the Grapetree area. John's selection also boarded those of Edward Pechey and J T Littleton. John named the property Kedron Brook. He did not commence payments until 31 March 1879, with the Deed of Grant expected to be issued in 1884.
    At the time John selected the property "he still worked with a survey party for 3 1/2 years; and after settling, still took contracts. He was with Chas and John Barnes as contractors on the Stony Pinch (now Mt Kynoch) deviation."8

    Map of Crow's Nest , showing land selected by J Maddern, Barnes family, and T William and other selectors.
  • He and Mary Ann Cossart 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 John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart 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
    .9
  • At the age of 34 years, 9 months and 28 days, John Maddern married Mary Ann Cossart, daughter of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker, 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.1,10,11
  • Between 1884 and 1887 John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart 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/-.12
  • On 7 January 1884 John was shown as farmer of Crows Nest on Orlando's birth certificate. A Mrs Cossart (most likely Mary Ann's mother) was the witness to the birth. Orlando was born at Highfields (the name included much of the Crow's Nest, Perseverance and Highfields area). He may have been born at his granmothers home at Perseverence or at the home of his uncle John Cossart who lived at Highfields.13
  • 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.9
  • 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.14
  • On 11 November 1887 Alex Gorring wrote to the Lands Commission:-
    "To the Lands Commission Toowoomba re Selection No 3782 – Maddern
    Sir
    In accordance with your request by memo 87.337 I have the honour to report that I have inspected Selection as per margin on this 10th instant.
    There has been additional improvements effected on this selection since my last inspection in the shape of a four roomed verandah cottage, chimney etc, also a kitchen garden which is cropped and well cared, also a substantial stock yard. The selector, his wife and family are occupying this selection and by the appearance of the dwelling and surroundings have done so for some months past.
    I have the honor to be Sir your obedient servant
    Crown Ranger Gorring."

  • On 26 March 1888 John Barnes and William G Bidgood signed the following:-
    "We, John Barnes and William G Bidgood, being duly sworn, do jointly and severally stat that the Selector (John Maddern) continuously and bona fide resided on the above Selection (No 3782, County Cavendish, Parish Djuan) from Feb 1883 to present date.
    Also that under mentioned improvements have been effected on the land comprised in the Selection above referred to, and that they are of the respective value hereunder submitted, viz
    House and Garden          £50.0.0
    Stock yard and Cart Shed     £25.0.0
    40 Acres ring barked          £5.0.0
    1 Acre Cleared               £5.0.0
                        £90.0.0
    John Barnes, on oath states, I live along side Selector No 3782 and have done so during the last five years. During that time Maddern has continually lived on that selection. It has been his home. Occasionally he has taken a contract under the Divisional Board which would necessitate his absence from home. With these exceptions he has never been absent from the selection for any length of time. Selectors wife has also been living on the Selection for the last five years.
    Signed John Barnes, William G Bidgood"
    The selection was inspected on 16/4/1888 :- "The Selector, John Maddern lived on the Selection, his occupation was given as a labourer.
    The improvements consisted of :-
    A 3 roomed verandah cottage with slab walls and a shingle roof valued at £40.
    A kitchen garden pales in and under cultivation – value £10
    Dairy with a shingle roof £10
    Stockyard, Cow Bale, Calf Pen and Cart Shed value £25
    Stumping, clearing etc £5
    Total Value £90.0.0
    It was stocked with the Selectors cattle.
    The previous inspection had been on Nov 10, 1887. Continuous residence by the Selector and family since then. New Dairy erected and several other improvements effected.
    The report was signed by Alexander A Gorring on Behalf of the Lands Court, District Darling Downs."
  • On 19 May 1888 a Certificate of Fulfillment of Conditions by the Selector was granted . The Deed of Grant would be issued on payment of the Deed Fees. Joh duely paid the fees and was given his Deed of Grant. However, the family did not continue to live at Jubilee Vale full time. Their daughter Olive was born on 20 Feb 1894 at Kedron Brook. By now both Egbert and Orlando were attending school at Crow's Nest. However they left that shool at the end of 1893, and presumedly attended the new Moss View School at Emu Creek in early 1894. Perhaps after Olive's birth, Mary Ann lived permanently at Jubilee Vale.

  • In 1896 John Maddern lived in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland. He is shown as a Grazier in the Trade Directory.
    According to a granddaughter John and Mary Ann made and sold cheese as a souce of income before the Crow's Nest Butter Factory was established.15
  • In 1903 owned 320 acres, Portion 16.24, Emu Creek, paying rates to the Crows Nest Council.16
  • In 1903, John Maddern was a member of the Crow's Nest Show Society, and is included in the photo of the Society Members for that year.17
  • He and Mary Ann Cossart appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. John was a grazier.18
  • In 1905 John was Chairman of the Trustees Crow's Nest Recreation and Race-Course Reserve.8
  • Robin Smith's book mentions John again in reference to land sales in Emu Creek in 1906. "On Wednesday 25 August 1906, Messers Schoefield, Goodsall and Weaver, had one of the most successful sales of dairying land held on the Downs, where 10,000 acres of the well known Emu Creek Station property purchased from the executors of the late Mr McKillop was sold. ..... Lot 3, 1,500 acres known as "Little Britton" the fattening paddock of the estate was first offered and secured by Mr H Wilcox at two pound ten per acre. Lot 4, 520 acres, was secured by Mr John Barnes at two pound ten per acre. Lot 5, 650 acres was secured by Mr T Patch at 31 shillings and acre. A small pocket containing 188 acres adjoining Millers and next to Lot 4 was secured by John Maddern at 32 shillings and acre. The other lots were passed in but within 24 hours all had been bought privately. Lot 2, 312 1/2 acres adjoining the homestead was secured by Mr Filshie and Broadfoot and John Maddern, each taking half at two pound ten per acre. Lots 8 and 9 containing 640 acres and 3410 acres respectively was bought by Mr Matt Gleeson at 32 pound 6 per acre. Lot 6 by Mr T Patch, lot 7 by Mr G Parton."19
  • In February 1907 John was nominated for the position of director of the butter factory along with J H Butters and Fred Smith.20
  • On 11 August 1908 a Mr Kugelmann, a "famous" consulting Herbalist from Melbourne took out a page in the Exhibition Section of "The Courier Mail'. He offered a reward of 5000 Pound to anyone who could proved that any of the Certificates of cases cured and published by Mr Kugelmann were not genuine.
    One of the certificates came from John Maddern. It stated:-
    " EMU CREEK.
    CHRONIC STOMACH, LIVER, AND KIDNEY DISEASE.PUT TO RIGHT BY MR. KUGELMANN'S TREATMENT.
    I think it is but right to give credit where credit is due and I therefore wish to say a few words in regard to Mr. Kugelmann's skilful treatment of my case. I was a sufferer from stomach, liver, and kidney disease for 20 years. These organs were unable to carry out their functions in a proper manner, and I was in a continuous state of chronic dyspepsia. I used to get very bad turns. The chief seat of trouble was in my kidneys, and those at times gavo me severe pains in the back. I used to get a curious sensation in the stomach. It was a sort of pain and fullness, which would slowly work upwards till it reached my throat, when a gas would be emitted. When I had the bad turns on me I could do nothing. Then for three years I was unable to do a stroke of work. I fell away a stone in weight. During the period of my illness I consulted several doctors, and was once in bed for a month in hospital. But all the medicines I took were to no purpose. In the end I consulted Mr. Kug- elmann. He told me, without uuy beating about the bush, what was wrong with me, and placed me under treatment. After a time I began to experience relief. The indigestion, which was a symptom of the disordered state of my internal organs, gradually disappeared. I can now work and eat and sleep well, which fortunate state of things I owe to Mr. Kugelmann's pow- erful and skilful treatment. I have also put on a stone in weight, and feel a different man.
    (Signed)
    JOHN MADDERN.
    Sworn before me at Jubilee Vale, Emu Creek, in the State of Queensland, this 21st day of September, 1907


    (Signed)'

    J. T. LITTLETON, J.P.

    NOTE SPECIALLY.-This was a typical

    case of Bright's Disease, and the patient was in a far worse condition than what would appear from his description in above certificate. My treatment is, how- ever, able to thoroughly cure this terrible disease, as well as everv other form of. kidney trouble.-H. E. KUGEL- MANN."21
  • In 1911 when Egbert and Alice Gillies were married the family may have taken the opportunity to have some photos taken.
    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.22
  • John Maddern purchased 160 acres of land from John Barnes. John Barnes sold all of his properties at Emu Creek when he left the district. The Darling Downs Gazette reported the outcome on 23 March 1912 " The auction of John Barnes, Emu Creek selections, was a great success. 'Redmond's Block' 640 acres, was sold to H. Graham, 'Station Block' 640 acres, to John Breydon, 'Sexton's Block' 160 acres, to John Maddern, and 'Rhodes Block' 160 acress, to Egbert Maddern. The sale was conducted by Mr. Ray White, and was one of the most successful sales hold for a long time."23
  • On 1 April 1912,his wife, Mary Ann Cossart died in Queensland.24
  • In 1913 owned 740 acres at Djuan, paying rates to Crows Nest Council.25
  • On 3 February 1914 John was nominated as President for the Jubilee Vale State School Committee, along with Egbert Maddern, Orlando Maddern, Secretary, William Gregory Bidgood (Treasurer) John McRae, Thomas Patch, and Albert James Bidgood.26
  • On 6 February 1917 John wrote a letter to the Under Secretary, Department of Instruction, with regard to accommodation for the Head Teacher of Jubilee Vale School. He wrote. " I have been instructed by the School Committee that the Head Teacher was accommodated up to the School Holidays with a Mr Graving, this being the third place at which she had boarded since she came to this school and the Committee do not know of any other accommodation available at present."26
  • John Maddern and Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern moved to "Penleigh", Crow's Nest in 1920.The house was on a small farm opposite the old Race Course along the Virginia Road. Lucy acted as John's carer and housekeeper until he died in 1933.
    "Penleigh" - John Maddern and his daughter Lucy lived here from about 1920 to 1933 when he died. It was opposite the Race Course along the Virginia Road.
  • John Maddern and Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Crow's Nest. John was a farmer and Lucy carried out home duties. Jack farmed at Emu Creek.27,28
  • This article appeared in the The Courier Mail on 5 January 1925. It read: "The following were the guests of Mr. J. Maddern, Penleigh, Crow's Nest, last week :-Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Maddern, Emu Creek, Mr. and Mrs. F. Trost and family, Jandowae, and Mrs. W. J. Bidgood and family, Miles."29
  • 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."30
  • John Maddern died on 14 October 1933 in Penleigh, Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 85. Cause of death was senelity, hypostatic pneumonia.10,31
  • He was buried on 16 October 1933 in Crow's Nest, Queensland. Inscription on gravestone reads:- John Maddern - died 14/10/1933 in 86th year,Native of Cornwall. He was buried next to his wife Mary Anne and her sister Sarah Cossart.10,32
    Gravestones of John and Mary Ann (nee Cossart) Maddern and Mary Ann's sister Sarah Cossart, Crows Nest Cemetery.
  • Probate for his estate was granted on 28 October 1933; The following advertisement appeared in the "Courier Mail" - "'IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND , in the WILL and two CODICILS of JOHN MADDERN late of Crow's Nest In the State of Queensland Retired Farmer and Grazier deceased. Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date of the publication hereof application will be made to this Honourable Court that PROBATE of the WILL, and two Codicils of the above named John Maddern deceased may be granted to ORLANDO PENZANCE COSSART MADDERN of Stanthorpe In the State of Queensland Timber Merchant EGBERT THOMAS SPENCER MADDERN of Emu Creek near Crows Nest In the said State Farmer and JOHN VICTOR DAVID MADDERN of Crows Nest aforesaid Farmer lawful Sons of the said deceased and the Executors named In the said Will and Codicils. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon It may file a Caveat in the Registry at any time before the Grant Is made. Dated this Twenty-fourth day of October 1933. GROOM and LAVERS. Solicitors for the said Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern Egbert Thomas Spencer Maddern and John Victor David Maddern Margaret Street. Toowoomba."33
  • 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.34

Children of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Paul Baptisms 1813-1859; unknown film.
  3. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, HO 107/1918 Folio 357 (ED Ih Paul).
  4. Paul Burial Registers 1813-1901, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbur1.htm, 4 Jul Priscilla Maddern of Newlyn aged 46.
  5. Jenny, "1861 Census Newlyn," e-mail to Audrey, 13 April 2002.
  6. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, RG9/1592 Folio 49 Page 22.
  7. John Maddern, "Planet" Ship Schedule, 1870.
  8. Robin Smith, "Crow's Nest History."
  9. Unknown document; unknown film, John Maddern, Mary Ann Cossart.
  10. John Maddern, Death Certificate 1933.
  11. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1883/C419     ;Maddern     John;     Cossart     Mary Ann.
  12. Highfields/Crows Nest Shire Council, Rates Book Crows Nest Shire.
  13. Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern, Birth Certificate 1884/2461 (1884).
  14. Egbert Thomas Spenser Lower Maddern, Birth Certificate 1887/4310 (12 September 1887).
  15. Interview, VA, October 1999.
  16. Highfields/Crows Nest Shire Council, Rates Book Crows Nest Shire, 1903 Edition.
  17. Crows Nest & District Tourist and Progress Association Inc, " From Tall Timbers", Page 27.
  18. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Division of Darling Downs; Subdivision Crow's Nest.
  19. Robin Smith, "Crow's Nest History", Page 61.
  20. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922) Monday 4 February 1907 p 8 Article.
  21. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Courier Mai 11 August 1908.
  22. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Jubilee Vale State School Records.
  23. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922) Saturday 23 March 1912 Page 7.
  24. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1912/C4362     Mary Anne;     Maddern     Henry Cossart;     Mary Walker.
  25. Highfields/Crows Nest Shire Council, Rates Book Crows Nest Shire, 1913 Edition.
  26. Letter, Egbert Maddern to Department Public Instructions, Brisbane The Undersecretary, 3 Feb 1914.
  27. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest.
  28. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest 1925-1930.
  29. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Courier Mail 5 January 1925.
  30. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Courier Mail 6 july 1927.
  31. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1933/C4663     John     Maddern     Thomas;     Priscilla Lower.
  32. Various Peoples Headstones Crows Nest Cemetery, Audrey, 1999, John Maddern.
  33. BIT Prototype - probate will of John Maddern, online http://www.genealogy.com/users/s/t/e/Margaret-Stehbens/
  34. Unknown subject Photograph, 2012.

John Maddern1

M, b. 10 June 1786, d. 31 December 1852
  • John Maddern was baptized on 10 June 1786 in Paul Church, Cornwall, England. (At the time John was born, there were two sets of John and Elizabeth Maddern's living in Paul. One John, a fisherman, married Elizabeth Maddern in 1793, the other a farmer married Elizabeth Leah in 1772 . Between the two families there were eight children - two Elizabeth's and four John's, a Margaret and a William Vingoe. The timing of their birth makes it difficult to separate the two families. However, of the four John's, the last three died as small children (presumably belonging to the one family). I have used the first John christened in June 1786 and attributed John Maddern, the farmer as his father since John born 1786 was a farmer.2,3
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Elizabeth Leah.
  • At the age of 23 years, 3 months and 25 days, John Maddern married Grace Dunn Gill, daughter of John Gill and Jane Dunn, on 5 October 1809 in Madron Church, Madron, Cornwall. The marriage record shows : John Maddern from Madron, Grace Gill from Penzance, by banns on 10,17,24 Sep 1809. Married 5th day October 1809 by Athanasuis Laffer Curate. John Maddern signed and Grace gave her mark. Witnesses were Mary Willis and M Wright (clerk - he witnessed most of the marriages in the church).4
  • John Maddern witnessed the marriage of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower on 2 July 1837 in Paul Church, Cornwall. The marriage record shows that they were married by Banns. Thomas was a 21 year old gardener of Newlyn (Father John Maddern, a gardener). Priscilla was a 28 year old servant of Newlyn (Father John Lower, a rope maker). Witnesses were John Maddern and Henry Warren. John and Priscilla were in fact, cousins, their mothers Grace and Priscilla being sisters.5,6
  • John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Church Lane, Newlyn, Cornwall. John is shown as a 55 year old farmer, living with his wife Grace, Richard 20, and an Ann Madron 15 who is shown as an apprentice farmer (Perhaps she is a daughter but there is no record of a baptism of an Ann, daughter of John & Grace. There is a record of Ann Harvey Maddern, baptised 30 Apr 1826, daughter of John Maddern & Ann Harvey.)7
  • John Maddern witnessed the marriage of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes on 18 February 1844 in Paul Parish Church, Cornwall; The marriage record shows they were married 18 Feb 1844 by banns, Richard was a labourer of Paul (Father: John Maddern, labourer) and Catherine Barnes, a servant of Paul (Father, John Barnes a fisherman). Witnesses to the marriage were John Maddern and Henry Warren.8
  • John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Church Lane, Newlyn, Cornwall. John is shown as a 67 year old farmer of 1 acre, born Paul, living with his wife Grace, 68 born Mevagissey, and servant Eliza Double, 29 single, born Paul.9
  • John Maddern died on 31 December 1852 in Newlyn, Cornwall, England, at age 66.
  • He was buried in St Paul Churchyard, Cornwall, England. John is buried with his wife Grace, his grave marker reads -Sacred to the memory of Grace Dunn Maddern who died at Newlyn 31 October 1851 aged 73 years also her husband John Maddern Market Gardener who died at Newlyn 31 Dec 1852 aged 66. Benevolent to all in their employ.10
    Gravestone of John Maddern and his wife Grace Dunn (nee Gill), Paul Churchyard Cemetery, Penzance, Cornwall.

Children of John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, AFN:J18R-P7.
  2. Gordon K Cotton website, online http://www.cottonfamilygenealogy.net/
  3. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C053401, Source Cell # 226178.
  4. Patricia Hard, "Email - Maddern/Gill Marriage," e-mail to Audrey, 29/3/2003.
  5. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Sep 1837 LOWER Priscilla Penzance 9 225 MADDERE Thomas Penzance 9 225.
  6. West Penwich Resources - Marriages, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/wpenmar.htm
  7. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, HO107/143 (LDS Film number 241265) Enumeration District 18 Book 9 Folio 39 Page 23.
  8. West Penwich Resources - Marriages, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/wpenmar.htm, 1840-1849.
  9. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, HO 107/1918 Folio 356 (ED Ih Paul).
  10. Paul Burial Registers 1813-1901, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbur1.htm, Paul Churchyard M!'s.

John Maddern1

M, b. 28 November 1813, d. 15 September 1832
  • John Maddern was christened on 28 November 1813 in St Paul Parish, Newlyn, Cornwall, England.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill.
  • John Maddern died on 15 September 1832 in Newlyn at age 18.
  • He was buried on 17 September 1832 in Paul Parish, Cornwall. Paul parish suffered a cholera epidemic around this time. Aged 19 years.2,3

Citations

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R).
  2. Paul Burial Registers 1813-1901, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbur1.htm
  3. West Penwich Resources -Paul Burials, online unknown url.

John Maddern

M, b. 26 December 1734, d. April 1807
  • John Maddern was christened on 26 December 1734 in Paul, Cornwall. (Another John Maddern was christened on 23 Aug 1735, son of William Maddern and Jane Tonkin. He was a fisherman and married Blanche Stevens. Difficult to determine which John was the son of Norey and Septifil but this John was a farmer.)1,2
  • He was the son of Sephil Maddern and Norey Tonkin.3
  • At the age of 25 years and 7 months, John Maddern married Rebecca Tregurtha, daughter of Arthur Tregurtha and Margaret Leah, on 26 July 1760 in Paul, Cornwall.4
  • In May 1776,his wife, Rebecca Tregurtha died in Paul, Cornwall, at age 44.5,6
  • At the age of 42 years, 10 months and 1 day, John Maddern married Elizabeth Leah, daughter of Oliver Leah and Honor Glazon, on 27 October 1777 in Paul, Cornwall, England. The Parish Records show that John was a widower at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Leah. Elizabeth was the widow of Richard Mark.7
  • John Maddern died in April 1807 at age 72.6
  • He was buried on 15 April 1807 in Paul Churchyard. The burial record shows he was married, aged 73 years and died of old age.6

Children of John Maddern and Rebecca Tregurtha

Children of John Maddern and Elizabeth Leah

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C053401.
  2. Faye Peattie, Family Group Sheet,Faye Peattie.
  3. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No P006371.
  4. Unknown compiler, Marriage Records, Paul Parish 1777-1786.
  5. Paul Burial Registers 1813-1901, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbur1.htm
  6. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/
  7. Gordon K Cotton website, online http://www.cottonfamilygenealogy.net/, Paul Parish Records; FHC Film 226178.

John Maddern1

M, b. 8 September 1844, d. March 1913
  • John Maddern was christened on 8 September 1844 in Paul Church, Cornwall, England. (The baptism record shows his father as John, but should be Richard.) His father shown as a gardener.2
  • He was the son of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in 138 Brys Square, Newlyn, Cornwall. Richard is shown as being 30 years old, and living with his wife Catherine, and children John 6, Ann 4, Phillis 2, Richard 1 Week, and Richard Maddron aged 21, and Catherine Maddron aged 16 years. All were born in Newlyn.3
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census John Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Church Lane, Newlyn, Cornwall. Richard is shown as a 40 year old gardener born St Paul and living with his wife Catherine, son John 16 a gardener, Ann Dawes, 14 scholar, Phillis 12 scholar; Richard, 10, scholar; Samuel Dun, 8, scholar, Catherine 3, scholar.4
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census John Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Church Lane, Newyn. Richard was shown as the 50 year old head, a gardener of 11 acres of land, living with his wife Catherine 49 and their children John unmarried at 27, a gardener, Phillis 22 a gardeners daughter, Richard 20, a gardener, Samuel D, 18 a gardener, Catherine J 13 a scholar and Grace aged 9 also a scholar. All were born in Newlyn.5
  • At the age of 33 years, 7 months and 2 days, John Maddern married Elizabeth Annie Warren, daughter of Charles Warren and Mary Ann Pool, on 10 April 1878 in Madron Church, Cornwall. The marriage details show - 10 Apr 1878 by Banns John Maddern 33 Gardener of St. Paul (Father: Richard Maddern, Gardener) Elizabeth Annie Warren 25 of Madron (Father: Charles Warren, Gamekeeper) Witnesses: Charles Warren, Catharine Maddern.6
  • John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in No 5 Mount View, Paul, Cornwall. John is shown as a 34 year old Market gardener, born Paul living with his wife Elizabeth aged 28, born Madron and their 9 month old son John, born Newlyn.7
  • John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Meadow, Newlyn. John senior is shown as a 47 year old dairyman, born Newlyn and living with his wife, Elizabeth, aged 38 born Madron, and their children: John, a 10 year old scholar; Chas H an 9 year old scholar; Elizabeth M aged 6,Richard aged 5, and James P aged 3. All the children were born in Newlyn.8
  • John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Newlyn. John is a 55 year old market gardener, born Paul, living with his wife Elizabeth, 47 born Madron; and son John, a 20 year old gardener, born Paul; Elizabeth 20 years, born Paul; Richard a 16 year old born Paul; and James, aged 13 born Paul.9
  • John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Farmer's Meadow, Street An Nowan, Newlyn, Cornwall. John was a 66 year old retired market gardener, born Newlyn. He had been married to his wife Elizabeth Annie for, 58, born Madron, for 32 years and they had had six children, five currently living. Elizabeth's nephew William Charles Resleigh, 17, a labourer born Cury, Cornwall also lived with them.10
  • His death was recorded with the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the March 1913 Quarter.11

Children of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren

Citations

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R).
  2. Baptims Records; unknown film.
  3. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Transcript of Piece HO107/1918 Folio No 271.
  4. Jenny, "1861 Census Newlyn," e-mail to Audrey, 13 April 2002.
  5. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…
  6. West Penwich Resources - Marriages, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/wpenmar.htm
  7. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Family History Library Film 1341563 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 2344 / 96 Page Number 8.
  8. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Transcript of Piece RG12/1856 Folio 97 Page 9.
  9. British Census 1901, online http://www.1901censusonline.com/
  10. British Census 1911, online http://www.ancestry.com
  11. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Mar 1913 Maddern      John      68      Penzance      5c     330.
  12. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…,.


John Maddern

M, b. 11 July 1880
  • John Maddern was baptized on 11 July 1880 in Paul Church.1,2,3
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census John Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in No 5 Mount View, Paul, Cornwall. John is shown as a 34 year old Market gardener, born Paul living with his wife Elizabeth aged 28, born Madron and their 9 month old son John, born Newlyn.4
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census John Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Meadow, Newlyn. John senior is shown as a 47 year old dairyman, born Newlyn and living with his wife, Elizabeth, aged 38 born Madron, and their children: John, a 10 year old scholar; Chas H an 9 year old scholar; Elizabeth M aged 6,Richard aged 5, and James P aged 3. All the children were born in Newlyn.5
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census John Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Newlyn. John is a 55 year old market gardener, born Paul, living with his wife Elizabeth, 47 born Madron; and son John, a 20 year old gardener, born Paul; Elizabeth 20 years, born Paul; Richard a 16 year old born Paul; and James, aged 13 born Paul.6
  • His marriage, at 24 years and 4 months, to Mary Mogran was registered in the December 1904 Quarter in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire Registration District.7,8
  • John Maddern and Mary Mogran appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in 78 Brynhyfryd Cwmaman, Abedare, Glamorgan. John 30, born Newlyn, a hauler in a coal mine was living with his wife Mary born Cwmaman, Abedare aged 27 (married six year with no children) and her family - widowed mother Elizabeth Morgan, 71, born Maesteg, Glamorgan; Tom Morgan 40, a widowed commercial traveller, born Cwmaman; Ivy Margaret Morgan 4 born Cwmaman; David Morgan 34, single, a hauler and Gwilym Morgan 31 a hauler both born Cwmaman.7

Citations

  1. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…
  2. Paul Baptisms - West Penwith Resources, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbap5.htm
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Sep 1880 MADDERN John Penzance 5c 271.
  4. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Family History Library Film 1341563 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 2344 / 96 Page Number 8.
  5. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Transcript of Piece RG12/1856 Folio 97 Page 9.
  6. British Census 1901, online http://www.1901censusonline.com/
  7. British Census 1911, online http://www.1911census.co.uk/
  8. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Dec 1904 Maddern      John;Morgan      Mary;      Merthyr T.11 1176.     

John Maddern1

M, b. circa 1670
  • John Maddern was born circa 1670.1
  • John Maddern married Rebecca Unknown circa 1690.1

Children of John Maddern and Rebecca Unknown

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No P006371.
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C022042.
  3. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No P006371.

John Maddern1

M, b. 30 May 1691

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C022042.

John Maddern1

M, b. 1 January 1765

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C053401.

John Maddern1

M, b. circa 1800
  • John Maddern was born circa 1800.
  • John Maddern married Ann Harvey circa 1825.1

Child of John Maddern and Ann Harvey

Citations

  1. Paul Baptisms 1813-1859; unknown film, daughter Ann Harvey's baptism record.
  2. Paul Baptisms 1813-1859; unknown film.

John Victor David Maddern1

M, b. 13 October 1902, d. 30 September 1987

John Victor (Jack) Maddern c 1910
  • John Victor David Maddern was also known as Jack.
  • He was born on 13 October 1902 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland.2,3
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart.
  • John Victor David Maddern commenced school in 1907 in Mossview School, Emu Creek.When the new school at Jubille Vale opened in September 1913, Jack then attended that school as it was much closer to his home than Moss View.
  • 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.4
  • On 1 April 1912,John Victor David Maddern's mother, Mary Ann Cossart died in Queensland.5
  • John Victor David Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland. He was a farmer. His father and sister Lucy lived at Crow's Nest. He was listed as a farmer of Crow's Nest on the 1930 roll.6,7
  • Jack was a keen sportsman and played polo. He was a member of a gun club.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930. He lived at the Commercial Hotel . John was shown as a salesman. He must have lived in the Warwick district for some time as he became involved in the Warwick Rough Riding circuit and won a silver belt.8
  • At the age of 31 years, 9 months and 29 days, John Victor David Maddern married Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins, daughter of Cornelius Collins and Ellen Bridget Nolan, on 11 August 1934 in Brisbane, Queensland.2,9
    Wedding day of Jack Maddern & Nell Collins 11 August 1934
  • John Victor David Maddern and Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1937 and 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Jack was a newsagent and Nell carried out home duties.10
  • An article appeared in the The Courier Mail on on 10 September 1937 stating that "At a meeting of the Crow's Nest and District Ratepayers' Progress Association Mr. C. Donaldson was appointed secretary in place of Mr J. Maddern, who had resigned. Mr. P. Mewing was appointed treasurer. Mr. P. Guy gave notice of motion that the matter of having the pig yards shifted from the centre of the town, should be brought, up at the next meeting.11
  • On 15 August 1939 John Victor David Maddern and Victor Owen Williams signed a lease agreement entitling Vic Williams to rent a shop built on the land owned by Jack Maddern. Vic had paid two hundred pound for the erection of the shop and the accruement of the rent offset repayments by Jack Maddern for the money Vic paid to have the shop built. The shop became Williams Electrical.

    -----AGREEMENT OF LEASE------

    between JOHN VICTOR DAVID MADDERN and VICTOR OWEN WILLIAMS

    1.          In consideration of the sum of ’200- (Two hundred pounds) expended by Victor Owen Williams on the erection of a shop on the property at present owned by John Victor David Maddern in William street, Crow's Nest, in the State of Queensland, and adjoining the premises of John Victor David Maddern it is agreed that the said John Victor David Maddern allow and give the said Victor Owen Williams a lease of the said shop for a period of 8 (eight) years and 6 (months) from 21 August 1939.(date initialed by both parties)

    2.          It is understood that a the expiration of the said lease the said John Victor David Maddern shall become the sole owner of the said shop and will no longer be indebted to the said Victor Owen Williams for the ’200- (Two hundred pounds) expended by the said Victor Owen Williams in the erection of the shop.

    3.          By this arrangement it is understood that repayments of the sum of ’200- (Two hundred pounds) by the said John Victor David Maddern are and will be in the form of rents accruing over the period of the lease and due by the said Victor Owen Williams.

    4.          For purpose of compilation the payment of rent is fixed at 11/6 (Eleven shillings and six pence) per week and a cash payment by the said Victor Owen Williams of ’9- (Nine Pounds) payable on the first day of October in each year. The rents will commence to accrue from the date of the lease.

    5.           The said John Victor David Maddern reserves the right to pay off the whole of the indebtedness to the said Victor Owen Williams at any time and the said Victor Owen Williams does agree; and the said John Victor David Maddern may sell part or whole of the property and land situate in William Street Crow's Nest belonging to h'm the said John Victor David Maddern subject to the least for period of 8 (eight) years and 6 (six) months from the date of this lease.

    6.          The said Victor Owen Williams reserves the right to terminate the lease in the event of the sale of property and land in William Street, Crow's Nest on which the shop is erected and owned by the said John Victor David Maddern and also reserves the right to terminate the lease in the event of thee said John Victor David Maddern exercising his right to pay off the whole of the indebtedness at any one time.

    7.          The said Victor Owen Williams will at any time be entitled to sublet part or whole of the shop to a tenant approved the the said John Victor Maddern

    8.          Any expenses of repairs necessary during the currency of the lease are to be borne by the said John Victor David Maddern.

    9.          During the term of the lease neither party to the lease will trade in goods or kind conflicting with the business of the other.

    10.          This agreement in all clauses will be binding to the parties and their executors and assigns.

              Dated at Crow's Nest this Fifteenth Day of August 1939

                                  Parties to the Lease (signed by both.)
  • John Victor David Maddern enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 April 1942 in Crow's Nest He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as Elizabeth. His service number was Q225104. He was discharged on 9 August 1944 with the rank of Private in the 7th Battalion Volunteer Defence Force.
  • He and Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Jack was a newsagent.12
  • Jack and Nell used to run a newsagency in Crows Nest, and Jack also sold Singer sewing machines, travelling around the district in his Singer branded utility.
  • Jack and Nell moved to Goomeri where Jack had bought a cattle property. They lived in Goomeri and Jack travelled to the property to work.13
  • John Victor David Maddern and Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1963 living at 30 Barnes Street, Goomeri. John was a grazier and Nell carried out home duties.14
  • In September 1954 a photograph of all of the Maddern children appeared in the local paper in September 1954. The article under the photo read:- "The Maddern family, "three boys and three girls", with their wives and husbands, held a reunion dinner in Queen's Park kiosk on Saturday on the occasion of Mr and Mrs O Maddern's forty-second wedding anniversary. The "boys" and "girls" are the children of the late John Maddern, Cornish-born farmer who died in 1933 and who took up land in the Crow's Nest District 74 years ago. Front (left to right) Mrs G J Wittaker, Mr Wittaker, Mrs E Maddern, Mr E Maddern, Mrs F Trost and Mr Trost. Back (left to right) Mrs J Maddern, Mr J Maddern, Mrs J W Bidgood, Mr Bidgood, Mr O Maddern, and Mrs O Maddern."15
    A reunion held in September 1954 of the Maddern siblings. Front LtoR Lucy & Gwilyn Whittaker, Alice & Egbert Maddern, Ruby & Fred Trost. Back LtoR Nell & Jack Maddern, Olive & Bill Bidgood,Orlando & Emily Maddern
  • In 1955 he was Grazier.
  • On 10 May 1963 John Victor David Maddern lived in Goomeri, Queensland.16
  • He and Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins retired in 1963 in 27 Deagon Street, Sandgate. . Jack built a block of flats there and rented them out to suppliment his income.13
  • John Victor David Maddern and Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1972 and 1980 living at 27 Deagon Street, Sandgate.17
  • On 8 December 1985,his wife, Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins died in Redcliffe Hospital, Redcliffe, Queensland. She died from "left cerebrovascular accident". Her husband Jack was the informant on her death certificate. He stated she had been married at the age of 36 and died when she was 88 years old. In fact Nell was born in 1893 and was 10 years older than Jack, not six. In which case she was 92 when she died.18,19
  • John Victor David Maddern died on 30 September 1987 in Crow's Nest Nursing Home, Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 84. He died from bronchopneumonia and ischaemic dementia after an illness of four days. The informant was his nephew David H Maddern of 9 Sharpe Street, Crows Nest.2

  • He was buried on 5 October 1987 in Pinaroo Lawn Cemetery-Port 7, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.2,20

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. John Victor David Maddern, Death Certificate, John Victor David Maddern.
  3. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth 1902/C5543     John Victor David     Maddern;     John;     Mary Ann Cossart.
  4. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Jubilee Vale State School Records.
  5. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1912/C4362     Mary Anne;     Maddern     Henry Cossart;     Mary Walker.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest 1925-1930.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Warwick 1930.
  9. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1934/B19026 Maddern     John Victor David;     Collins     Elizabeth Ellen Hannah.
  10. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest 1937-1943.
  11. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Courier Mail 10 March 1937.
  12. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.
  13. "Toowoomba Chronicle", October 1984.
  14. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Fisher; Sub Div Wondai 1954-1958-1963.
  15. Di Suttle, "Photograph & Details of Maddern reunion."
  16. Letter, Florence Henderson to Audrey Chambers, 26 May 2009.
  17. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Lilly; Sub Div Sandgate 1972-1980.
  18. Ellen Elizabeth Hannah Maddern (Collins), Death Certificate, Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Maddern (Collins).
  19. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1893/52709     Elizabeth Ellen Hannah;     Collins Cornelius; Ellen Bridget Nolan.
  20. Interview, Brisbane City Council Clerk, 2000.

John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern1

M, b. 7 July 1911, d. 2 September 1986

Bill (John William) Maddern (1911-1986), son of Egbert Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies. Taken c 1940.
  • John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern was born on 7 July 1911 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland.2,3
  • He was the son of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies.
  • The Emu Creek Hall was officially opened on 7 March 1931. As was customary, much of the material needed for its erection was donated by the local people. The minute book of the time showed that Egbert Maddern had donated two loads of logs towards the materials for the construction as did many other locals. It can be assumed that the loads referred to were bullock wagon loads of approxminately 3500 to 4000 super feet. Blocks were donated by W. Gillies. Likewise much of the labour was on a voluntary basis with E Maddern donating 6 days, L Bidgood 2 days, W Maddern 2 days, and J Kelly 2. Others of the community also donated their time.4
  • John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.5
  • John was the best man at the wedding of Grace Matilda Knight and Leonard Christian (Bill) Miller, son of George Frederick (Michael) Muller and Maria Margaretha Magdelina (Mary) Hoffmann, on 12 February 1934; Eva Knight and Bill Maddern were attendants at the wedding.6,7,8
  • John was the best man at the wedding of John William (Jack) Kelly and Mary Elizabeth Maddern, daughter of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies, on 16 December 1936 in Emu Creek Methodist Church, Queensland; After their marriage they lived behind Geoff Patch's scrub paddock at Emu Creek.9,10
  • John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll with Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies in 1937 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland. Egbert was a teamster and Alice carried out home duties. Their two eldest children were shown as still living with them.11
  • At the age of 29 years, 3 months and 2 days, John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern married Eva Alison Knight, daughter of William Edward Knight and Daisy Lewington, on 9 October 1940 in Emu Creek Methodist Church, Queensland. Details of the wedding appeared in the local Toowoomba paper -
    WEDDING MADDERN-KNIGHT
    The Emu Creek Methodist Church which had been decorated, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Wednesday October 9, when Miss Eva Alison Knight, the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs W E Knight of Toowoomba, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Mr John William Maddern, eldest son of Mr and Mrs E Maddern, "Glenmore", Emu Creek.
    The bride looked charming in a gown of off-white satin. The tight fitting bodice featured a pointed waistline and cowl front, and was finished with self-coloured buttons and loops. the full circular skirt falling in a long graceful train. She wore a pretty lace veil kindly lent by Mrs E Hillenberg of Crows Nest, a friend of the bride, and carried a trailing bouquet of arum lilies.
    Miss Evelyn Maddern, sister of the bridegroom, who acted as bridesmaid, wore a dainty frock of powder blue georgette. She carried a bouquet of Rev F Page Roberts roses and daisies.
    The bridegroom was attended by Mr J Kelly as best man.
    After the ceremony, at which Rev S G Monro officiated, a reception was held at the residence of Mrs C Vaschina, a sister of the bride. The brides mother, who received the guests, wore a becoming frock of black silk sheer. She added a matching hat and accessories and carried a posy of blue delphiniums. The bridegroom's mother favoured a handsome floral georgette and navy had and carried a posy of red
    roses.12,13
    Wedding of John William (Bill) Maddern and Eva Alison Knight on 9 October 1940. Bridesmaid was Evelyn Maddern and Best Man Jack Kelly.
  • Willie and Eva moved to "Claredale" after their marriage. Egbert Maddern gave Willie his backing to for a bank loan to buy the property. The children were driven to Brookstead State School in the morning and when they were old enough usually walked home about six miles through neighbours paddocks, a walk that usually took a couple of hours. When it looked likely to storm Eva would collect them early from school so they were not caught by the impassable black soil that soon became too boggy to drive on.
    Willie was blinded in one eye while sewing up bags of linseed, with Keith Vaschina who was helping him on a very windy day. Because the linseed was slippery the bags tended to fall over, not like bags of wheat and Willie reached out with one arm to try to stop the bag he was sewing up from falling over and the needle he was holding dug in his eye. The eye became infected and he had to go to hospital. He came home and tried to get his harvesting done with the help of neighbours, but his eye was so bad he had to go back to hospital and have it removed and a glass eye put in its place. Willie and Eva remained on the Yarrenlea farm until they retired to Pittsworth. Lawrence continued on the farm.6
  • John William (Willie or Bill) Maddernenlisted in the Australian Army. His service number was Q225236. He was living at Yarranlea at the time. He gave his next of kin as Eva Maddern. He was discharged on 9 August 1944 with the rank of Private in the 7th Battalion Volunteer Defence Force
    on 19 July 1942 in Pittsworth.14
  • John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern died on 2 September 1986 in Pittsworth, Queensland, at age 75.
  • He was buried in Pittsworth Cemetery.15
  • John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern also went by the name of Willie or Bill.

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  3. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth Ref 11/012211.
  4. Unknown, "Emu Creek Hall Golden Jubilee."
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest 1934.
  6. J B, "Knight Family," e-mail to Audrey, 8 July 2004; 7 Sep 2005.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1941/C4996     Mavis Grace     Miller;     Leonard Christian;     Grace Matilda Knight.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1934/C976     Miller     Leonard Christian;     Muller     Leonhard Christian.
  9. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marr 1936     C4830     John William     Kelly     ;Mary Elizabeth     Maddern.
  10. Various Photo, Various.
  11. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest 1937.
  12. Local Newspaper - Toowoomba, October 1940.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1940     C5527     John William     Maddern;     Eva Alison     Knight.
  14. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx
  15. Queensland Family History Society, Pittsworth Cemetery Records.

Joseph Penzance Maddern1

M, b. 15 December 1917, d. 3 December 1999
  • Joseph Penzance Maddern was born on 15 December 1917 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland.2
  • He was the son of Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern and Emily Dora Bidgood.
  • Between 1927 and 1999 he was a carpenter.
  • Joseph Penzance Maddern began enlisted in the Australian Army on 23 August 1940 in Stanthorpe He joined in Stanthorpe giving Edna as his next of kin and served in New Guinea where he was wounded. His service number was Q22610. He was discharged with the rank of Lance Sergeant on 15 November 1945 from the 25th Australain Infantry Battalion.3
  • Joseph Penzance Maddern died on 3 December 1999 in Stanthorpe, Queensland, at age 81. He was a diabetic.2
  • He was cremated in Stanthorpe, Queensland.2

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Shirley Maddern, "unknown short title", from Edna Maddern.
  3. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, His place of birth on the service record is shown as Stanthorpe.

Katherine Maddern1

F, b. 9 June 1707

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No P006371.

Letitia Beatrice Mary Maddern1,2

F, b. September 1907
  • Letitia Beatrice Mary Maddern's birth was registered in the Newton Abbot, Devon Registration District in the September 1907 Quarter.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Dunn Maddern and Beatrice Letitia Youlton.1
  • At the time of the 1911 census Letitia Beatrice Mary Maddern was living in the household of Samuel Dunn Maddern and Beatrice Letitia Youlton in 12 Prince's Road, Ellacombe, Torquay, Devon. Samuel snr was shown as a 32 year old hairdresser, born Newlyn East, Cornwall working from home. He had been married to Beatrice Letita, aged 34 born Cheetham Hill, Manchester for 8 years and the couple had two living children - Letita Beatrice Mary aged 4 born Torquay, Devon and Samual Frank aged 8 months also born Torquay.3
  • Her marriage, at 28 years and 6 months, to Robert Dyas was registered in the March 1936 Quarter in Newton Abbot, Devon Registration District.4

Citations

  1. Jim Davey, "The Maddern Family."
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Sep 1907 Maddern Letitia Beatrice M Newton A. 5b     122.
  3. British Census 1911, online http://www.ancestry.com
  4. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Mar 1936 Dyas Robert Maddern Letitia B M Newton A. 5b 253.     

Lucy Alice Maddern1

F, b. 16 August 1919, d. 15 March 1999
  • Lucy Alice Maddern was born on 16 August 1919 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.2
  • She was the daughter of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies.
  • Lucy Alice Maddern commenced school on 18 October 1926 at Crow's Nest State School. aged 7 years and 2 months. She left in December of that year.3
  • She attended school at Jubilee Vale State School in 1928.4
  • At the age of 23 years, 1 month and 14 days, Lucy Alice Maddern married Sydney George Gillies, son of Francis Walter (Walter) Gillies and Anna Louisa Lowien, on 30 September 1942 in Emu Creek Methodist Church, Queensland. Vera Maddern was bridesmaid and Clarence Gillies Best Man.1,5
  • In 1942 Lucy Alice Maddern and Sydney George Gillies lived in Cooyar, Queensland. Syd's parents had a dairy farm there. Their first two children were born there and the family lived there until 1945 when Syd bought his own dairy and grain farm at Koolragen.6
  • Lucy Alice Maddern and Sydney George Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at East Cooyar. Syd was a farmer. His parents and brothers also farmed at East Cooyar.7
  • In 1954 Lucy Alice Maddern and Sydney George Gillies lived in Gayndah where Syd had bought a cattle grazing property named "Holroyd". Their last child was born there.6
  • In 1958 Syd won a cattle grazing selection in a land ballot. Syd, Lucy and the family moved to Twin Hills near Clermont where they spent the rest of their lives.6
  • Lucy Alice Maddern and Sydney George Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Mt Gregory, Clermont. Syd was a grazier and Lucy carried out home duties. Their sons Ivan, a station hand, and Ron, a station hand, and Ron's wife Caroling also lived on the property.8
  • In April 1992,her husband, Sydney George Gillies died at age 80. He suffered from heart disease.6
  • Lucy Alice Maddern died on 15 March 1999 in Cleremont, Queensland, at age 79. She suffered from bowel cancer and dementure.6

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth Ref 119/011061.
  3. Print from Microfiche; Crows Nest State School.
  4. Pupils & Teacher Jubilee Vale State School Photograph (thanks to Evie Ludke), 10 April 1928.
  5. Interview, Des Lowien, 2003.
  6. Letter, Gloria Warren to Audrey Chambers, 24 June 2009.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1943.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div of Kennedy Sub Div Clermont 1980.

Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern1

F, b. 8 October 1900, d. 14 June 1989

Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern & Gwilyn Jenkin Whittaker - taken around Christmas 1959.
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern was born on 8 October 1900 in Queensland.2
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart.
  • 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.3
  • On 1 April 1912,Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern's mother, Mary Ann Cossart died in Queensland.4
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern and John Maddern moved to "Penleigh", Crow's Nest in 1920.The house was on a small farm opposite the old Race Course along the Virginia Road. Lucy acted as John's carer and housekeeper until he died in 1933.
    "Penleigh" - John Maddern and his daughter Lucy lived here from about 1920 to 1933 when he died. It was opposite the Race Course along the Virginia Road.
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern and John Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Crow's Nest. John was a farmer and Lucy carried out home duties. Jack farmed at Emu Creek.5,6
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties.7
  • At the age of 34 years, 11 months and 2 days, Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern married Gwilym Jenkin Whittaker, son of Thomas Jenkin Whittaker and Mary Ann Thomas, on 10 September 1935.8
  • After their marriage Lucy and Gwilym farmed at 16 Mile Creek for several years before moving to Wombo Creek until 1947.9
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern and Gwilym Jenkin Whittaker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Revelyn, 16 Mile Creek, Chinchilla. Gwilym was a farmer and Lucy carried out home duties.10
  • In 1948 the Whittakers were engaged in Dairying at Chinchilla. They bought "Woodvale" at Goombi which they farmed for 20 years while semi-retired in Chinchilla.1
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern and Gwilym Jenkin Whittaker were attended school in Goombi in 1954 Gwilym was a farmer and Lucy carried out home duties.11
  • In September 1954 a photograph of all of the Maddern children appeared in the local paper in September 1954. The article under the photo read:- "The Maddern family, "three boys and three girls", with their wives and husbands, held a reunion dinner in Queen's Park kiosk on Saturday on the occasion of Mr and Mrs O Maddern's forty-second wedding anniversary. The "boys" and "girls" are the children of the late John Maddern, Cornish-born farmer who died in 1933 and who took up land in the Crow's Nest District 74 years ago. Front (left to right) Mrs G J Wittaker, Mr Wittaker, Mrs E Maddern, Mr E Maddern, Mrs F Trost and Mr Trost. Back (left to right) Mrs J Maddern, Mr J Maddern, Mrs J W Bidgood, Mr Bidgood, Mr O Maddern, and Mrs O Maddern."12
    A reunion held in September 1954 of the Maddern siblings. Front LtoR Lucy & Gwilyn Whittaker, Alice & Egbert Maddern, Ruby & Fred Trost. Back LtoR Nell & Jack Maddern, Olive & Bill Bidgood,Orlando & Emily Maddern
  • On 10 May 1963 Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern's address was Chinchilla, Queensland.13
  • Lucy and Gwilym sold their farm "Woodvale" in 1979 and moved to South Street Toowoomba where they lived until failing health caused them to move into the "Kingswood" hostel at the Toowoomba Garden Settlement.9
  • She and Gwilym Jenkin Whittaker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Kingswood, Stenner Street, Toowoomba.14
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern died on 14 June 1989 in Epworth Nursing Home, Toowomba, Queensland, at age 88. In her later years Lucy suffered from dementure.9
  • She was buried on 16 June 1989 in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.9
  • In June 1989Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern's orbituary appeared in The Toowoomba Chronicle. It read:- "Lucy Ida Phyllis Whittaker died, on June 14, after a long illness. She was aged 88 years.
    Lucy was born at Emu Creek in 1900. She was the remaining child of John and Mary Maddern who had a family of three daughters and three sons. She nursed her father until his death and married Gwilym Jenkin Whittaker in September 1936.
    The Whittakers farmed at 16 Mile Creek for several years before moving to Wombo Creek until 1947. They next bought "Woodvale" at Goombi which they farmed for 20 years while semi-retired to Chinchilla. When they sold "Woodvale" 10 years ago, Mrs Whittaker and her husband moved to South Street, Toowoomba.
    Due to failing health, they entered "Kingswood" hostel at the Toowoomba Garden Settlement. Mrs Whittaker spent three years there and took up residence at Epworth Nursing home where she was a popular patient.
    Mrs Whittaker was a devoted wife and gracious hostess. She enjoyed crochet and knitting. She had no children of her own and cared for two nephews for some years.
    Mrs Whittaker is survived by her husband Gwilym.
    Lucy Id Phyllis Whittaker's funeral left Union Uniting Church, Toowoomba on June 16 for the Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance."9

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth 1900/C5694     Lucy Ida Phillis     ;Maddern     John;Mary Ann Cossart.
  3. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Jubilee Vale State School Records.
  4. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Death 1912/C4362     Mary Anne;     Maddern     Henry Cossart;     Mary Walker.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest 1925-1930.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest 1934.
  8. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1935/C3524     Maddern     Lucy Ida Phillis     ;Whittaker     Gwilym Jenkin.
  9. "Toowoomba Chronicle", June 1989.
  10. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Maranoa; Sub Div Chinchilla 1936.
  11. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Maranoa; Sub Div Miles 1954.
  12. Di Suttle, "Photograph & Details of Maddern reunion."
  13. Letter, Florence Henderson to Audrey Chambers, 26 May 2009.
  14. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Toowoomba South 1980.

Margaret Maddern1

F, b. August 1778
  • Margaret Maddern was born in August 1778.
  • She was the daughter of Ann Unknown.
  • Margaret Maddern was christened on 24 August 1778.

Citations

  1. Unknown author, The Early Madderns of Madron, c 17th to 19 Centruries- Compliled by David L Maddern of Alderley Queensland., November 1982All entries herin are from.

Margaret Maddern

F, b. 2 February 1778

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C053401, Source Cell # 226178.
  2. Gordon K Cotton website, online http://www.cottonfamilygenealogy.net/

Margaret Maddern1

F, b. 27 December 1766, d. November 1772
  • Margaret Maddern was baptized on 27 December 1766 in Paul, Cornwall.1
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Rebecca Tregurtha.1
  • Margaret Maddern died in November 1772 in Paul, Cornwall, at age 5.1
  • She was buried on 10 November 1772 in Paul, Cornwall.1

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C053401.

Margaret Maddern1

F, b. 27 December 1773, d. January 1775
  • Margaret Maddern was baptized on 27 December 1773 in Paul, Cornwall.1
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Rebecca Tregurtha.1
  • Margaret Maddern died in January 1775 at age 1.
  • She was buried on 14 January 1775 in Paul, Cornwall.2

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C053401.
  2. Paul Burial Registers 1813-1901, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbur1.htm

Margaret Maddern1

F, b. 1902
  • Margaret Maddern was born in 1902 in Wattstown, Glamorgan, Wales.1
  • She was the daughter of Charles Henry Maddern and Rosanna Smith.1
  • At the time of the 1911 census Margaret Maddern was living in the household of Charles Henry Maddern and Rosanna Smith in 15 Bryn Terrace, Wattstown, Glamorganshire. Charles 28, was shown as a smith striker (above ground) for a coal mine. He had been born in Cornwall and had been married to Rosanna for 5 years with three children. Rosanna was 25, born Ynishir, Glamorgan. Their three children Elizabeth Maud 4, Margaret 2 and Thomas John 7 months were all born in Wattstown.
    Martha Mary Smith 10, born Wattstown was a visitor to the house and George Henry Word, 24, a miner's labour born Birmingham lived with them. He was listed as a step brother.1

Citations

  1. British Census 1911, online http://www.ancestry.com

Marten Maddern1

M, b. 5 March 1738
  • Marten Maddern was christened on 5 March 1738 in Paul, Cornwall. Died aged 1 year.1
  • He was the son of Sephil Maddern and Norey Tonkin.1
  • Marten Maddern was buried on 16 June 1739 in Paul, Cornwall.2

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C053401.
  2. Paul Burial Registers 1813-1901, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbur1.htm

Martha Maddern

F, b. 1844
  • Martha Maddern was born in 1844.
  • At the age of 21 years, Martha Maddern married Thomas Henry Maddern on 16 October 1865 in Madron, Penzance, Cornwell, England.

Children of Martha Maddern and Thomas Henry Maddern

Martyn Maddern1

M, b. 13 October 1695

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C022042.

Mary Maddern1

F, b. 12 October 1740

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C053401.

Mary Maddern1

F, b. 15 February 1769

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C053401.

Mary Ann Maddern

F, b. 13 October 1839, d. 2 October 1882
  • Mary Ann Maddern was also known as Annie.1
  • She was christened on 13 October 1839 in Paul Parish, Newlyn, Cornwall, England.2,3
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Mary Ann Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in North Place, Newlyn. Thomas is shown as a 25 year old gardener living with his wife Prisiller 30 and daughters Catherine 3 and Maryann 2. All were born in Cornwall. The surname was spelt MADRON.4
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Mary Ann Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Church Lane, Newlyn, Cornwall. Thomas, the family head, was shown as a 35 year old farmer of 8 acres employing 1 labourer, born Paul. He was living with his wife Priscilla aged 40, born St Mawes and his six children Catherine 13, Mary Ann 11, Grace 9, Priscilla 7, Thomas 5 and John 3. All the older children were scholars and all the children were born in Paul.5
  • On 1 July 1854,Mary Ann Maddern's mother, Priscilla Lower died in Newlyn, Cornwall, at age 47. Of her children Catherine, the oldest was 17 and John, the baby of the family only 6. No doubt the older girls had a great influence both John and 8 year old Thomas junior in their early years.6
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Mary Ann Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern in Fore Street, Newlyn, Cornwall. Thomas sen, the household head, was a 44 year old widower, agent to export ?brocolia (illegible), born Newlyn, St Paul and living with his unmarried daughters Catherine, 23, housekeeper; Mary Ann, 21, assistant housekeeper; Grace 19, assistant housework; Priscilla 17, dressmaker; Thomas, son, 15 scholar; John, son, 13 scholar. The surname was spelt MADDRON.7,8
  • At the age of 22 years, 2 months and 19 days, Mary Ann Maddern married Charles Barnes, son of Benjamin Prowse Barnes and Jane Badcock, on 1 January 1862 in Paul, Newlyn, Cornwall, England. The marriage record shows they were married by banns. Charles Varbes (incorrect spelling), 22 was a gardener of Stable Hobba (Father: Benjamin Barnes, Gardener). Mary Ann Maddern 22 was of Newlyn (Father: Thomas Maddern, Agent). Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Maddern, Catherine Maddern.9
  • Mary Ann Maddern and Charles Barnes immigrated to Moreton Bay, Queensland, on 7 April 1862. The ship "Mortmorrency" had departed Plymouth, Devon on 4th January 1862.1
  • Charles, Priscilla and Walter appear to be the only chidlren whose births are registered.
  • Mary Ann Maddern died on 2 October 1882 in Rosella Farm, Gowrie Creek, Queensland, at age 42. Mary Ann died from typhoid fever just three and a half weeks after her nineth child Ida May was born.1
  • She was buried on 3 October 1882 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. Church of England Section 19-27:C8. Her headstone, and that of her sister Catherine were said to be erected by their brother John. The headstone reads -A busy wife - a mother dear A faithful friend lies buried here Our loss is great - while we say Amen In heaven we hope to meet again
    A memorial to the sisters has also been added to the headstone of their parents, Thomas and Priscilla Maddern in the Paul Churchyard, Penzance.10
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Charles & Mary Ann's names were amongst them, as was their daugher's Jane.11

Children of Mary Ann Maddern and Charles Barnes

Citations

  1. Compiled by Yvonne Barnes-Brennan, "Beyond Penzance."
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/
  3. Paul Baptisms 1813-1859; unknown film.
  4. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…
  5. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, HO 107/1918 Folio 357 (ED Ih Paul).
  6. Paul Burial Registers 1813-1901, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbur1.htm, 4 Jul Priscilla Maddern of Newlyn aged 46.
  7. Jenny, "1861 Census Newlyn," e-mail to Audrey, 13 April 2002.
  8. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, RG9/1592 Folio 49 Page 22.
  9. West Penwich Resources - Marriages, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/wpenmar.htm, Paul Marriage Register 1813-1905.
  10. Queensland Family History Society, QFHS Cemetery Records, (Society Members, translator).
  11. Unknown subject Photograph, 2012.

Mary Elizabeth Maddern1

F, b. 19 March 1913, d. 9 November 1995

Mary Maddern (1913-1995), daughter of Egbert Maddern and Alice Gillies. Taken c 1931. Photo courtesy of Jean B.
  • Mary Elizabeth Maddern was born on 19 March 1913 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland.2,3
  • She was the daughter of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies.
  • At the age of 23 years, 8 months and 27 days, Mary Elizabeth Maddern married John William (Jack) Kelly on 16 December 1936 in Emu Creek Methodist Church, Queensland. After their marriage they lived behind Geoff Patch's scrub paddock at Emu Creek.4,5
    Wedding of Mary Elizabeth Maddern and John William (Jack) Kelly, Emu Creek Methodist Church on 16 December 1936. Bill Maddern and Vera Maddern were the attendants.
  • Mary Elizabeth Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll with Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies in 1937 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland. Egbert was a teamster and Alice carried out home duties. Their two eldest children were shown as still living with them.6
  • Mary Elizabeth Maddern and John William (Jack) Kelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Emu Creek. Jack was a labourer.7
  • Mary Elizabeth Maddern and John William (Jack) Kelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Googa Creek, Blackbutt. John was a farmer.8
  • Circa 1950 Mary Elizabeth Maddern and John William (Jack) Kelly lived in Blanchview, Helidon, where they ran a dairy farm.
  • Mary Elizabeth Maddern and John William (Jack) Kelly appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1968 living at Blanchview, Helidon.9
  • On 14 November 1969,her husband, John William (Jack) Kelly died in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, at age 59.10,11
  • Mary Elizabeth Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1972 and 1980 living at 296 North Street, Toowoomba. She carried out home duties.12
  • Mary Elizabeth Maddern died on 9 November 1995 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, at age 82.
  • She was buried in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.13

Citations

  1. CE Cossart, "History of the Cossart and Allied Families."
  2. Dorothy Perkins, "The Eyles & Gillis Settlers, 1636-1987."
  3. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth Ref 13/013593.
  4. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marr 1936     C4830     John William     Kelly     ;Mary Elizabeth     Maddern.
  5. Various Photo, Various.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs; Sub Div Crow's Nest 1937.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs sub div Crows Nest 1943.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Oxley Sub Div Yarraman 1949.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon 1958.
  10. Conversation, unknown informant.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1969     C7058     John William     Kelly     ;John William Kelly     ;Francis Finn.
  12. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Toowoomba North 1972.
  13. Interview, Des Lowien, 2003.