Grace Maddern

F, b. 16 November 1861, d. 1920
  • Grace Maddern was born on 16 November 1861 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Grace Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in 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.
  • Grace Maddern appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Cornwall. shown as a 9 year old scholar, living with her parents.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Grace Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as a 60 year old market gardener employing his son and a boy on 11 acres, born Newlyn, living with wife Catherine, 59, also born Newlyn, daughters Catherine,single, 23, homework, born Newlyn and Grace, 19 a Millner born Newlyn and granddaughter Ann Daw aged 5 born Newlyn.
  • At the age of 23 years, 11 months and 23 days, Grace Maddern married John Roberts Cotton, son of George Cotton and Eliza Roberts, on 8 November 1885 in St Paul Parish, England. They were married by Banns, John Roberts was a 23 year old fisherman of Newlyn (father George Cotton, a fisherman) and Grace Maddern was 23 of Newlyn (father Richard Maddern market gardener)
    Witnesses to the marriage were John Maddern and Emma Maddern.
  • Grace Maddern and John Roberts Cotton appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in North Corner, Newlyn. John is shown as a 28 year old fisherman, born Newlyn living with his wife Grace aged 29, also born Newlyn and their son Edward aged 5. He was also born in Newlyn.
  • Grace Maddern and John Roberts Cotton appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Trewarveth Street, Newlyn. John Cotton was shown as a 48 year old fisherman living with his wife Grace, 49 and son John Kingsley Cotton aged 18, a carpenter. All were born in Newlyn. John and Grace had been married 25 years and three of their seven children were still living.
  • Grace Maddern died in 1920 in Cornwall, England.
  • She was buried in England.

Children of Grace Maddern and John Roberts Cotton

Grace Margaret Maddern

F, b. 26 March 1920, d. 1 April 1989
  • Grace Margaret Maddern was born on 26 March 1920.
  • She was the daughter of Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern and Emily Dora Bidgood.
  • Grace Margaret Maddern lived in Brighton, Queensland, Australia.
  • Grace Margaret Maddern lived in Queensland, Australia.
  • Grace was a keen tennis player and loved to socialise. Sadly, she suffered a stoke on the tennis court in the early 1980's and was bed ridden for many years before her death. Family have advised that Bill visited her nearly every day before she died.
  • Grace Margaret Maddern died on 1 April 1989 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 69.
  • She was cremated on 3 April 1989 in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance Her ashes are located in one of the Foundation Walls.

Jacob Maddern

M, b. 12 August 1703, d. 15 November 1703
  • Jacob Maddern was baptized on 12 August 1703 in Sancreed. Died as an infant.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Rebecca Unknown.
  • Jacob Maddern died on 15 November 1703 in Sancreed Parish Church, Cornwall. The Sancreed Burial Registers show : Jacob Maddran s. of John 15 Nov.

James Maddern

M, b. 23 December 1769

James Maddern

M, b. 23 December 1814
  • James Maddern was baptized on 23 December 1814. Francis was a yeoman of Boleigh.
  • He was the son of Francis Maddern and Jane Davey.
  • At the age of 24 years, 2 months and 17 days, James Maddern married Mary Waters on 12 March 1839 in Cornwall. James was a 37 year old bachelor from Penzance, a carpenter, son of Francis Maddern, farmer. Mary was the 30 year old daughter of Henry Waters, a farmer of Penzance. Witnesses to the marriage were Jane Martin and Mary Waters.

James Gregory Maddern

M, b. 22 March 1914, d. 27 March 1987

James Gregory Maddern (1914-1987), son of Orlando Maddern and Emily Bidgood.
  • James Gregory Maddern was born on 22 March 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern and Emily Dora Bidgood.
  • Jim commenced his schooling at the Jubilee State school. His family moved to Stanthorpe about 1926/27 but Jim attended the Toowoomba Grammar school for a number of years before returning to Stanthorpe.
  • Jim and his brother George helped Orlando haul timer from a stand a Rivertree on the Queensland - NSW border.
  • James Gregory Maddern and George Edward Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Wangaratta Road, Stanthorpe. James was a motor truck driver and George a saw mill hand. They lived with their parents. Their father Orlando ran a sawmill.
  • At the age of 25 years, 10 months and 26 days, James Gregory Maddern married Minnie Pearl Watson on 17 February 1940 in Stanthorpe.
    Wedding of James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson on 17 February 1940.
  • James Gregory Maddern enlisted in the Australian Army. He applied to join the forces in Stanthorpe, his service number was Q104315 and he listed Minnie as his next of kin. However, he was colour blind and therefore unable to service. At the time he was running the Shell Depot at Stanthorpe and needed for the war effort at home
    on 15 December 1941.
  • He and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1954 living at Wangaratta Road, Stanthorpe. James was a motor truck driver, most likely still working for his father and Minnie carried out home duties.
  • Jim was a very keen sportsman and represented Queensland in Sheffield Shield Cricket. He played for Queensland (1932/33-1936/37), Queensland Colts (1934/35-1935/36),
    and Queensland Country (1936/37-1947/48). He also played Rugby and golf.
  • James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Taringa. Jim was a director and Minnie carried out home duties.
  • James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Nashville. Jim was a control officer and Minnie carried out home duties.
  • James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1972 living at Boondal.
  • On 24 January 1973 Jim became the postmaster of the Nudgee Post office located at 473 St Vincent's Road, Nudgee. He managed the post office for 10 years before retiring to Buderim.
  • James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1977 and 1980 living at Nudgee. Jim was a post master and Minnie carried out home duties.
  • James Gregory Maddern died on 27 March 1987 in Queensland at age 73.
  • He was buried in Queensland.

James Pooley Maddern

M, b. 1 January 1888
  • James Pooley Maddern was born in Newlyn.
  • He was baptized on 1 January 1888 in Paul Church, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census James Pooley Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in 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.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census James Pooley 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.
  • His marriage, at 19 years and 8 months, to Elizabeth Varker was registered in the September 1907 Quarter in Penzance, Cornwall Registration District.
  • James Pooley Maddern immigrated in 1910. The ship "Celtic" departed from Liverpool and arrived on 5 September 1910 at Ellis Island. The ships manifest showed that he had paid $25 US for the passage, was single and 22 years old, and was going to a friend Mr W Madden whose address was Box 287 Franklin Terrace New Jersey. James was 5' 8" tall, had a dark complection, brown hair and blue eyes. He came from Ruglud ? in Cornwall. There were other people from the same town on the ship.

Child of James Pooley Maddern and Elizabeth Varker

James Pooley Maddern

M, b. March 1908, d. June 1909
  • James Pooley Maddern's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the March 1908 Quarter.
  • He was the son of James Pooley Maddern and Elizabeth Varker.
  • His death was recorded with the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the June 1909 Quarter.

Jane Maddern

F, b. 4 November 1810, d. June 1857
  • Jane Maddern was christened on 4 November 1810 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill.
  • At the age of 22 years, 6 months and 22 days, Jane Maddern married Henry Warren, son of William Warren and Catherine Jose, on 26 May 1833 in Cornwall. Married by Bans, both of this parish, in the presence of John MADDERN, and Richard Pentreath.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Jane Maddern was living in the household of Henry Warren in Newlyn. Henry as a 35 year old farmer living with Jane, 30, and their family, Jane aged 7 and Grace 5, all born in Cornwall. A servant Eliza Double 21, also lived with them.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Jane Maddern was living in the household of Henry Warren in Newlyn. Henry was shown as a 45 year old gardener renting 10 acres of land, born St Levan and living with his wife Jane, 40 born Paul and their children, Jane Mary, a 17 year old housekeeper's assistant, Grace, a 14 year old housekeeper's assistant, Henry an 8 year old scholar, Catherine a 7 year old scholar, John 4 years old, Elizabeth 3 years old and Mary Ann 9 months old. All the children were born in Paul.
  • Jane Maddern died in June 1857 at age 46.
  • She was buried on 1 July 1857 in Paul Churchyard Cemetery. The burial record shows Jane was 47 years old, living at Newlyn.

Children of Jane Maddern and Henry Warren

Jane Beaton Maddern

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.
  • Jane Beaton Maddern's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the December 1911 Quarter.
  • Her marriage, at 31 years and 10 months, to Sidney J Garrett was registered in the September 1943 Quarter in Hendon, Middlesex Registration District.

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 was born on 8 April 1848 in Newlyn, Cornwall, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower.
  • John Maddern was christened on 4 June 1848 in Cornwall, England.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Newlyn. 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.
  • On 1 July 1854,John Maddern's mother, Priscilla Lower died in Newlyn 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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."


  • 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."

    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 engagement 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
    .
  • 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 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.
  • 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/-.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Fulfilment 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 1893 Michael Lalor was elected to the Crow's Nest School Committee, along with John Maddern, Arthur Martin, Michael Garrahy and Matthew Gleeson.
  • In 1896 John Maddern lived in Emu Creek, 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.
  • In 1901 Michael Garrahy purchased Kedron Brook from John and Mary Ann.
  • 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.
  • In 1903 owned 320 acres, Portion 16.24, Emu Creek, paying rates to the Crows Nest Council.
  • He and Mary Ann Cossart appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. John was a grazier.
  • In 1905 John was Chairman of the Trustees Crow's Nest Recreation and Race-Course Reserve.
  • 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."
  • In February 1907 John was nominated for the position of director of the butter factory along with J H Butters and Fred Smith.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • On 1 April 1912,his wife, Mary Ann Cossart died in Queensland.
  • In 1913 owned 740 acres at Djuan, paying rates to Crows Nest Council.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 6 July 1927 the following article appeared in the The Courier Mail. It read:-
    "EMU CREEK (Q.) TWENTY YEARS' STOMACH, LIVER - AND KIDNEY DISEASE CURED.
    I was a sufferer for twenty years from Stomach, Liver, and Kidney Disease. The chief seat of trouble was the kidneys, and all medicines, doctors' skill and attention in hospital were useless, until I consulted Mr. Kugelman, under whose powerful and skilful treatment I was thoroughly restored.
    (Signed) JOHN MADDERN."
    Sworn before me at Emu Creek, 21st September. 1907.
    (Signed) J. F. LITTLETON, J.P."
  • John Maddern died on 14 October 1933 in Queensland at age 85. Cause of death was senelity, hypostatic pneumonia.
  • He was buried on 16 October 1933 in 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.
    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."
  • 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.
    Pioneer Plaque to John and Mary Ann Maddern - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart

John Maddern

M, b. 10 June 1786, d. 31 December 1852
  • John Maddern was baptized on 10 June 1786 in Paul Church, 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.
  • 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 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).
  • 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.
  • John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Newlyn. 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.)
  • John Maddern witnessed the marriage of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes on 18 February 1844 in Paul Parish Church; 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.
  • John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Newlyn. 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.
  • John Maddern died on 31 December 1852 in Newlyn, England, at age 66.
  • He was buried in 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.
    Gravestone of John Maddern and his wife Grace Dunn (nee Gill), Paul Churchyard Cemetery, Penzance, Cornwall.

Children of John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill

John Maddern

M, b. 28 November 1813, d. 15 September 1832
  • John Maddern was christened on 28 November 1813 in Newlyn, 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 Cornwall. Paul parish suffered a cholera epidemic around this time. Aged 19 years.

John Maddern

M, b. 26 December 1734, d. April 1807
  • John Maddern was christened on 26 December 1734 in Paul. (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.)
  • He was the son of Sephil Maddern and Norey Tonkin.
  • 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.
  • In May 1776,his wife, Rebecca Tregurtha died in Paul at age 44.
  • 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.
  • John Maddern died in April 1807 at age 72.
  • 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.

Children of John Maddern and Rebecca Tregurtha

Children of John Maddern and Elizabeth Leah

John Maddern

M, b. 8 September 1844, d. March 1913
  • John Maddern was christened on 8 September 1844 in England. (The baptism record shows his father as John, but should be Richard.) His father shown as a gardener.
  • 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 Newlyn. 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.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census John Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. 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.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census John Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in 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.
  • 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 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.
  • John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 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.
  • John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in 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.
  • 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.
  • John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in 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.
  • His death was recorded with the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the March 1913 Quarter.

Children of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren

John Maddern

M, b. 11 July 1880
  • John Maddern was baptized on 11 July 1880 in Paul Church.
  • 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 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.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census John Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in 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.
  • 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.
  • His marriage, at 24 years and 4 months, to Mary Mogran was registered in the December 1904 Quarter in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire Registration District.
  • John Maddern and Mary Mogran appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in 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.

John Maddern

M, b. circa 1670
  • John Maddern was born circa 1670.
  • John Maddern married Rebecca Unknown circa 1690.

Children of John Maddern and Rebecca Unknown

John Maddern

M, b. 30 May 1691

John Maddern

M, b. 1 January 1765

John Maddern

M, b. circa 1800
  • John Maddern was born circa 1800.
  • John Maddern married Ann Harvey circa 1825.

Child of John Maddern and Ann Harvey

John Victor David Maddern

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, Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart.
  • John Victor David Maddern commenced school in 1907 in 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.
  • On 1 April 1912,John Victor David Maddern's mother, Mary Ann Cossart died in Queensland.
  • Jack was a keen sportsman and played polo. He was a member of a gun club.
  • John Victor David Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Emu Creek, 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.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Cosmopoliton Hotel, Warwick. He was 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.
  • 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 Queensland.
    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 1936 and 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Jack was a newsagent and Nell carried out home duties.
  • 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.
  • 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 between 1943 and 1949 living at Crow's Nest. Jack was a newsagent.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
    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 Queensland.
  • He and Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins retired in 1963 in Sandgate. . Jack built a block of flats there and rented them out to suppliment his income.
  • John Victor David Maddern and Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1972 and 1980 living at 27 Deagon Street, Sandgate.
  • On 8 December 1985,his wife, Elizabeth Ellen Hannah Collins died in 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.
  • John Victor David Maddern died on 30 September 1987 in 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.

  • He was buried on 5 October 1987 in Queensland, Australia.

John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern

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, Queensland.
  • 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.
  • John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • 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.
  • 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 Queensland; After their marriage they lived behind Geoff Patch's scrub paddock at Emu Creek.
  • 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, Queensland. Egbert was a teamster and Alice carried out home duties. Their two eldest children were shown as still living with them.
  • 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 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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern died on 2 September 1986 in Queensland at age 75.
  • He was buried in Pittsworth Cemetery.
  • John William (Willie or Bill) Maddern also went by the name of Willie or Bill.

Joseph Penzance Maddern

M, b. 15 December 1917, d. 3 December 1999
  • Joseph Penzance Maddern was born on 15 December 1917 in Emu Creek, Queensland.
  • 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.
  • Joseph Penzance Maddern died on 3 December 1999 in Stanthorpe, Queensland, at age 81. He was a diabetic.
  • He was cremated in Stanthorpe, Queensland.

Katherine Maddern

F, b. 9 June 1707

Letitia Beatrice Mary Maddern

F, b. September 1907
  • Letitia Beatrice Mary Maddern's birth was registered in the Newton Abbot, Devon Registration District in the September 1907 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Dunn Maddern and Beatrice Letitia Youlton.
  • 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 Ellacombe, 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.
  • Her marriage, at 28 years and 6 months, to Robert Dyas was registered in the March 1936 Quarter in Newton Abbot, Devon Registration District.

Lucy Alice Maddern

F, b. 16 August 1919, d. 15 March 1999
  • Lucy Alice Maddern was born on 16 August 1919 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies.
  • Lucy Alice Maddern commenced school at Crow's Nest State School on 18 October 1926. aged 7 years and 2 months. She left in December of that year.
  • She attended school at Jubilee Vale State School in 1928.
  • 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 Queensland. Vera Maddern was bridesmaid and Clarence Gillies Best Man.
  • In 1942 Lucy Alice Maddern and Sydney George Gillies lived in 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lucy Alice Maddern and Sydney George Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Mt Gregory. 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 Caroline also lived on the property.
  • In April 1992,her husband, Sydney George Gillies died at age 80. He suffered from heart disease.
  • Lucy Alice Maddern died on 15 March 1999 in Cleremont, Queensland, at age 79. She suffered from bowel cancer and dementure.

Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern

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 Emu Creek, Queensland.
  • 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.
  • On 1 April 1912,Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern's mother, Mary Ann Cossart died in Queensland.
  • 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.
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties.
  • 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.
  • After their marriage Lucy and Gwilym farmed at 16 Mile Creek for several years before moving to Wombo Creek until 1947.
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern and Gwilym Jenkin Whittaker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at 16 Mile Creek. Gwilym was a farmer and Lucy carried out home duties.
  • 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.
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern and Gwilym Jenkin Whittaker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Goombi. Gwilym was a farmer and Lucy carried out home duties.
  • 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."
    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.
  • 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.
  • She and Gwilym Jenkin Whittaker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Kingswood, Stenner Street, Toowoomba.
  • Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern died on 14 June 1989 in Toowomba, Queensland, at age 88. In her later years Lucy suffered from dementure.
  • She was buried on 16 June 1989 in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.
  • 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."

Margaret Maddern

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.

Margaret Maddern

F, b. 2 February 1778
  • Margaret Maddern was baptized on 2 February 1778 in Paul Parish, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Elizabeth Leah.

Margaret Maddern

F, b. 27 December 1766, d. November 1772
  • Margaret Maddern was baptized on 27 December 1766 in Paul, Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Rebecca Tregurtha.
  • Margaret Maddern died in November 1772 in Paul at age 5.
  • She was buried on 10 November 1772 in Paul.