John Mackenzie Shaw

M, b. circa 1830

Children of John Mackenzie Shaw and Emily Maria McKinstry

Lily Ramsay Shaw

F, b. 3 June 1894, d. 16 January 1979
  • Lily Ramsay Shaw was born on 3 June 1894.
  • At the age of 24 years, Lily Ramsay Shaw married Gordon Stuart McGregor, son of William Henry McGregor and Florence Bertha Cohn, in 1919 in Northam, Western Australia.
  • On 13 August 1975,her husband, Gordon Stuart McGregor died in Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia, at age 81.
  • Lily Ramsay Shaw died on 16 January 1979 in Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia, at age 84.
  • She was cremated in Karrakattta Crematorium.

Minnie Maria Shaw

F, b. 1875, d. 28 August 1967

Minnie Cossart nee Shaw (1875-1967) with her four children Jack, Ivy, Ethel and Reginald. Photo courtesy of Rod Chapman
Photograph by Rod Chapman
  • Minnie Maria Shaw was born in 1875 in Newry, Co Down, Ireland. She was the daughter of James Henry Shaw and Annie Truesdale.
  • At the age of 26 years, Minnie Maria Shaw married George Cossart, son of John Cossart and Martha French, on 5 June 1901 in Enoggera Terrace Presbetyrian Church, Brisbane. An account of the wedding appeared in "The Brisbane Courier" on Friday 7 June 1901
    MARRIAGE - Cossart-Shaw.
    A very pretty and interesting wedding took place on Wednesday last in the Enoggera Terrace Presbyterian Church, the contracting parties being Mr. George Cossart, of Toowoomba, and Miss Minne M. Shaw, of Paddington, Brisbane. The Church was well filled with a large company of friends of both parties, and was very effectively decorated by the girl friends of the bride. A pretty marriage bell, suspended above the heads of the bridal party, was specially admired. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. H. Roberts, the minister of the Church, assisted by Revs. J. Lundie, B.A., and A. G. Weller, of Toowoomba. The bride entered the Church leaning on the arm of her father, and was attended by four bridesmaids-namely.Miss Shaw, sister of bride, Miss Cossart, sister of the bride- groom, and Misses Gertie Shaw, and Bessie McNulty, nieces of the bride. The bride looked very charming in her handsome wedding costume. The dress was of soft, white silk, the skirt slightly trained, and arranged with a deep circular-tucked flounce, finished at the foot with very narrow frills; the bodice, which was in the bolero style, was finely tucked, the sleeves also tucked, and worn with a pretty fichu of crepe-de-chine, trimmed with silk Maltese lace ; the swathed belt was fastened with a handsome pearl buckle, and the beautifully embroidered veil with a spray of orange blossoms.
    Miss Emmeline Shaw, chief bridesmaid, wore a pretty cream silk zephyr gown, the tucked bodice contrasted with buttercup chiffon ; her fancy straw hat was arranged with cream chiffon, buttercup,and roses. Miss Cossart, sister of the bridegroom, was in cream silk, voile, patented in stripes, the bodice yoked with cream satin and guipure, and a very becoming hat to harmonise. The two little nieces of the bride, Miss Gertie Shaw, and Miss Bessie McNulty, were frocked alike in pale-blue cashmere, and wore white leghorn hats. The bridesmaids carried shower bouquets; the two elder wore gold brooches and the two younger gold chain bangles, gifts of the bridegroom. All the flowers at the wedding were arranged by Mr. George Lothian, of Toowoomba.
    At the conclusion of the ceremony, a large company of friends of the happy couple assembled at the Foresters' Hall, Paddington, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was laid in Mr. David Webster's best style. The tables were ladened with the most tempting dainties, whilst the handsome bride cake gave a picturesque finish to a most inviting feast. The hall was nicely decorated by the hall-keeper, Mr. John Butters. Many appropriate mottos adorned the walls, the most prominent being that which extended right across the hall-the words of John Milton-" Marriage rightly understood gives to the tender and the good a paradise below." The usual wedding toasts were proposed and honoured. The Rev. Mr. Roberts, in proposing the health of the bride and bridegroom, told of the high esteem in which his young friends were held, and of the excellent service they had both rendered in the cause of God and temperance. He He wished them every happiness and godspeed in their new life. Mr.Cossart suitably replied. The health of the bridesmaids was proposed by Rev. Mr. Lundie, and responded to by Mr. John Cossart. That of the parents was entrusted to Rev. Mr. Weller, who, in a brief happy speech, told of the general esteem in which Mr. Cossart is held in Toowoomba, and paid a fitting tribute to the family of the bride, as old personal friends of his own. Mr. Cossart, sen., and Mr. .lames Shaw,sen., each replied in fitting terms. Before resuming his seat, Mr.. Shaw proposed the health of the ministers, which was replied to by Ret.Mr. Weller . This brought a highly enjoyable and interesting function to a close. In the afternoon a reception was held, and the many beautiful and useful presents inspected and admired. The bride and bridegroom left by the evening train for Wynnum for the honeymoon, after which they will reside in
    Toowoomba.
  • In June 1934 "The Queenslander" reported - Mr. and Mrs. G. Cossart and Miss Ivy Cossart (Toowoomba) were in London when recent mails left England. They intended visiting Scotland. Ireland, and France before returning to Australia in October.
  • On 7 February 1936,her husband, George Cossart died in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 60.
  • On 10 March 1937 the following article appeared in the "The Argus" (Melbourne):- AFTER the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof Minnie Maria Cossart, of Campbell Street, Toowoomba, In the State of Queensland, widow, and John Henry Cossart, of Arthur street, Toowoomba aforesaid, saddler, the executrix and executor respectively of the will of GEORGE COSSART, late of Campbell street, Toowoomba aforesaid, saddler, deceased, will APPLY to the Registrar of Probates of the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria that the SEAL of the said Supreme Court may be AFFIXED to the Probate of the will of the said George Cossart, deceased, granted by the supreme Court of the said State of Queensland, on the fifth day of October, 1936, to the said executrix and executor


    Dated the first day of March, 1937.

    RYLAN & ANDERSON, 70 Elizabeth street, Mel bourne, proctors for the applicants.
    Fix thi.
  • In 1938 Minnie and Ivy took a trip abroad. "The Courier Mail" reported - Mrs. George Cossart and Miss Ivy Cossart will leave Brisbane on May 25 by the Largs Bay for England, where they will join Miss Ethel Cossart. They intend spending six months abroad.
  • Minnie Maria Shaw died on 28 August 1967 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 29 August 1967 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. She died aged 91 years and is buried next to George.

Children of Minnie Maria Shaw and George Cossart

Percy Shaw

M, b. circa 1875

Thomas Shaw

M, b. circa 1835

Catherine Shea

F, b. circa 1848, d. 10 March 1894
  • Catherine Shea was born circa 1848. She was the daughter of Morris Shea and Mary Connors.
  • Catherine Shea married Unknown Hayden circa 1870.
  • Catherine Shea was buried on 10 March 1894 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. RC1-017-0052.
  • Catherine Shea died on 10 March 1894.

Eva Maud Shea

F, b. 1872, d. 1941
  • Eva Maud Shea was born in 1872 in Eden, New South Wales. She was the daughter of William and Winifred Laura Shea.
  • At the age of 27 years, Eva Maud Shea married Robert Alfred (Bob) McGregor, son of John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain, in 1899 in Braidwood, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Family hearsay states Robert moved to Western Australia where he was an Engineer in the gold mines.
  • In 1927,her husband, Robert Alfred (Bob) McGregor died in East Coolgardie, Western Australia. After Robert's death Eva and her children moved back to New South Wales.
  • Eva Maud Shea died in 1941 in Rochdale, Sydney, New South Wales.

Children of Eva Maud Shea and Robert Alfred (Bob) McGregor

Vera Shead

F, b. 1890
  • Vera Shead was born in 1890.
  • At the age of 30 years, Vera Shead married Leslie Staines, son of Thomas Staines and Ellen Gywnne Aubrey, in 1920 in Queensland.
  • Vera Shead appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Kennedy Electoral District, Queensland.

Patrick Joseph Sheahan

M, b. 1879, d. 1931

Ann Elizabeth Shearer

F, b. circa 1880
  • Ann Elizabeth Shearer was born circa 1880.
  • Ann Elizabeth Shearer married Henry Johnson in 1912 in Queensland.

Child of Ann Elizabeth Shearer and Henry Johnson

Mary Jane Shears

F, b. 17 September 1892, d. 23 October 1988
  • Mary Jane Shears was born on 17 September 1892 in Queensland. She was the daugther of Francis Edward Shears and Mary Hughes.
  • At the age of 19 years, 8 months and 26 days, Mary Jane Shears married Walter Benjamin Walker, son of Benjamin Robert Walker and Henrietta Martin, on 12 June 1912 in Queensland.
  • Mary Jane Shears and Walter Benjamin Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1930 living at Perseverance. He was an engine driver. Mary Jane carried out home duties.
  • On 24 January 1976,her husband, Walter Benjamin Walker died in Toowomba, Queensland, at age 86.
  • Mary Jane Shears died on 23 October 1988 in Toowomba at age 96.
  • She was buried on 25 October 1989 in Garden of Remembrance, Toowomba.

Children of Mary Jane Shears and Walter Benjamin Walker

Alexander Shedden

M, b. 1888, d. 1967

Archibald McDonald Shedden

M, b. 1872, d. 1943
  • Archibald McDonald Shedden was born in 1872 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Robert Craig Shedden and Janet McDonald.
  • Archibald McDonald Shedden and Robert Craig Shedden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Robert was a farmer and Archi was a labourer.
  • On 25 September 1906 Archibald appeared in court and was found guilty of stealing money from his step brother John William Shedden - The Brisbane Courier reported "Archibald M D Shedden was charged with having stolen £1 5s from his stepbrother, W G Shedden on August 5 at Ravensbourne. Prisoner was undefended. After evidence had been heard the jury brought in a verdict of Guilty His Honour,after severely cautioning the prisoner, sentenced him to fourteen days imprisonment with hard labour."
  • Archibald McDonald Shedden died in 1943 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Christina Creigh Shedden

F, b. 1878

Donald McCreigh McDonald Shedden

M, b. 1878, d. 1877

John Shedden

M, b. 1881, d. 1881

John McDonald Shedden

M, b. 1880, d. 1880

John William (William John) Shedden

M, b. 1885, d. 1965
  • John William (William John) Shedden was born in 1885 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Robert Craig Shedden and Jane Paterson.
  • On 25 September 1906 Archibald appeared in court and was found guilty of stealing money from his step brother John William Shedden - The Brisbane Courier reported "Archibald M D Shedden was charged with having stolen £1 5s from his stepbrother, W G Shedden on August 5 at Ravensbourne. Prisoner was undefended. After evidence had been heard the jury brought in a verdict of Guilty His Honour,after severely cautioning the prisoner, sentenced him to fourteen days imprisonment with hard labour."
  • John William (William John) Shedden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1909 living at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 26 years, John William (William John) Shedden married Emma Virginia Harriss, daughter of Amos Harriss and Virginia Prewer-Docking, in 1911 in Queensland.
  • John William (William John) Shedden and Emma Virginia Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1915 living at Ravensbourne. John was a timber feller.
  • On 22 April 1919,his wife, Emma Virginia Harriss died in Ravensbourne, Queensland.
  • John William (William John) Shedden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. He was a timber feller.
  • John William (William John) Shedden died in 1965 in Queensland.

Children of John William (William John) Shedden and Emma Virginia Harriss

Olive Virginia Shedden

F, b. 1912

Robert Craig Shedden

M, b. circa 1845, d. 1916
  • Robert Craig Shedden was born circa 1845. He was the son of Robert Creigh Shedden and Christina Creigh.
  • Robert Craig Shedden married Janet McDonald in 1871 in Queensland.
  • In 1881,his wife, Janet McDonald died in Queensland. She most likely died in child birth.
  • Robert Craig Shedden married Jane Paterson in 1882 in Queensland.
  • Conditional approval for Robert Craig Shedden's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. He selected 40 acres of land at Ravensbourne. "For the agricultural township farms adjoining the village of Ravensbourne there was great competition, many of the portions being applied for from four to ten times over. The ballot had to be resorted to in no less than 50 cases; this, with the refunding of the amounts paid by the unsuccessful applicants, necessarily occupied  a deal of time, and it was not till half-past 6 O'clock that the business was concluded, and the court closed. By 7 o'clock the whole of the refundments had been paid over to 115 applicants. The 76 portions adjoining the village of Ravensbourne, granted at the land court, were  apportioned among 62 selectors, so there is every probability of the village settlement of Ravensbourne proving a success. The total area granted at the court was 5025 acres among 68 applicants."
  • He. The Queenslander reported that applications for certificates at Ravensbourne for the following selections were adjourned for inspection:- John M'Laughlan, William Richards, August F. Beutel, Gustav F. Beutel, Robert Shedden, Ann Walsh, Donald A McDonald, Hugh M'Erlean, Mary Ryan, Charles McQuillan, Frederick Reuschle, Jacob Weller, Harriet E. Austin, Emma L. Austin, Charles Wallace, Henry McLeod, and William J. H. Austin.
  • According to the Crow's Nest Post Office directory Robert was a farmer at Ravensbourne in 1901.
  • In 1901,his wife, Jane Paterson died in Ravensbourne, Queensland.
  • Robert Craig Shedden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • He and Archibald McDonald Shedden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Robert was a farmer and Archi was a labourer.
  • Robert Craig Shedden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1915 living at Ravensbourne. Robert was a farmer.
  • Robert Craig Shedden died in 1916 in Queensland.

Children of Robert Craig Shedden and Janet McDonald

Children of Robert Craig Shedden and Jane Paterson

Victor William Shedden

M, b. circa 1914, d. 1972

Thomas Sheedy

M, b. 1890, d. 22 September 1962
  • Thomas Sheedy was born in 1890 in Queensland. He was possibly the son of Thomas Sheedy and Mary Frawley.
  • At the age of 33 years, Thomas Sheedy married Katherine Ella Brennan, daughter of John James Brennan and Annie McCaul, in 1923 in Queensland.
  • Thomas Sheedy died on 22 September 1962 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 23 December 1962 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC3-014-0007.

Thomas John Sheedy

M, b. 1891, d. 1956
  • Thomas John Sheedy was born in 1891 in Queensland. He was the son of Denis Sheedy and Elizabeth Ann Fogarty.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Cooyar. He was a teamster.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Cooyar. He was a labourer.
  • Thomas John Sheedy died in 1956 in Queensland.

Ellen Sheehan

F, b. 1 July 1877, d. 23 July 1959
  • Ellen Sheehan was born on 1 July 1877 in Deloraine, Tasmania. She was the daughter of Jeremiah SHEEHAN and Elizabeth DEVERILLE.
  • At the age of 18 years, 9 months and 5 days, Ellen Sheehan married Albert Burgess, son of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith, on 6 April 1896 in Elizabeth Town, Tasmania.
  • In 1935,her husband, Albert Burgess died.
  • Ellen Sheehan died on 23 July 1959 at age 82.

Children of Ellen Sheehan and Albert Burgess

Ellen Sheehan

F, b. 1867, d. 14 January 1950
  • Ellen Sheehan was born in 1867. She was the daughter of Patrick Sheehan and Ann Sexton.
  • At the age of 32 years, Ellen Sheehan married Joseph Henry Horrocks, son of John Horrocks and Barbara Graham, in 1899 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Ellen Sheehan died on 14 January 1950 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 16 January 1950 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Mary Ann Sheehan

F, b. between 1873 and 1878, d. 22 March 1950
  • Mary Ann Sheehan was born between 1873 and 1878.
  • Mary Ann Sheehan married Henry Burgess, son of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith, on 22 July 1891 in Deloraine, Tasmania.
  • On 14 August 1937,her husband, Henry Burgess died in Devon Hospital, Latrobe, at age 74.
  • Mary Ann Sheehan died on 22 March 1950 in East Devonport, Tasmania.
  • She was buried in Latrobe, Tasmania.

Children of Mary Ann Sheehan and Henry Burgess

Elizabeth Ann Shepherd

F, b. circa 1845, d. 1929
  • Elizabeth Ann Shepherd was born circa 1845. She was the daughter of William Shepherd and Sarah Ann Dewly.
  • Elizabeth Ann Shepherd married Alfred Smoothy, son of John Smoothy and Ann Hymus, in 1867 in Queensland.
  • On 21 July 1921,her husband, Alfred Smoothy died in Queensland at age 75.
  • Elizabeth Ann Shepherd died in 1929 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Children of Elizabeth Ann Shepherd and Alfred Smoothy

Reginald Harry Sheppard

M, b. circa 1895

Caroline Elizabeth Sheppherd

F, b. circa 1822, d. 9 October 1904
  • Caroline Elizabeth Sheppherd was born circa 1822 in England.
  • She was the daughter of Daniel Sheppherd and Mary Edmund.
  • Caroline Elizabeth Sheppherd married William Staines, son of William Staines and Rachel Flood, on 29 November 1844 in Lambeth, England.
  • Caroline Elizabeth Sheppherd and William Staines immigrated to Sydney, New South Wales, in 1853. They came as assisted passengers on the "SS Herefordshire". William was 35 and Caroline 29. Their sons John aged 8 and William 5 were with them. A daughter Caroline was born on the voyage. William senior was listed as a railway worker. Another Staines family Frederick aged 24, Eliza aged 20 and William 2 were on the same ship.
  • Caroline Elizabeth Sheppherd died on 9 October 1904 in Molong, New South Wales.
  • She was buried in Molong Cemetery.

Children of Caroline Elizabeth Sheppherd and William Staines

Daniel Sheppherd

M, b. circa 1785
  • Daniel Sheppherd was born circa 1785.
  • Daniel Sheppherd married Mary Edmund in 1810.

Child of Daniel Sheppherd and Mary Edmund