James Sharry

M, b. 16 August 1914, d. 17 August 1914
  • James Sharry was born on 16 August 1914 in Queensland. He was a twin to Margaret.
  • James Sharry died on 17 August 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Sharry and Margaret Estella Duffy.
  • James Sharry was buried on 18 August 1914 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

John Leo Sharry

M, b. 23 September 1899, d. 1973

John Thomas Sharry

M, b. 13 September 1857, d. 1 February 1904
  • John Thomas Sharry was born on 13 September 1857 in Victoria.
  • He was the son of Stephen Sharry and Bridget Mulvihill.
  • John Thomas Sharry appeared on the Electoral Roll with Stephen Joseph Sharry and Mary Byrne in 1903 in Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Stephen was a teamster as was his brother Patrick. Brothers John and Lawrence were labourers.
  • John Thomas Sharry died on 1 February 1904 in Hampton, Queensland, at age 46. He was killed by a falling branch. The Queensland Times reported : "Crow's Nest, February 2. John Sharry, an unmarried man, who resided in this town, was sawing a log into lengths at Hampton yesterday when he was struck on the head and shoulders by a falling limb of a tree. He died about an hour afterwards. Sharry had taken the place of a man who had been killed in a similar manner exactly three weeks earlier, and a strange coincidence was that on each occasion a man named Hawkins was the companion of the unfortunatile men. No blame is attached to anyone."
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. RC1-00J-0020.

Julian Andrew Alphonas Sharry

M, b. 1912

Lawrence Sharry

M, b. 31 December 1855, d. 1933
  • Lawrence Sharry was born on 31 December 1855 in Victoria.
  • He was the son of Stephen Sharry and Bridget Mulvihill.
  • Lawrence Sharry appeared on the Electoral Roll with Stephen Joseph Sharry and Mary Byrne in 1903 in Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Stephen was a teamster as was his brother Patrick. Brothers John and Lawrence were labourers.
  • Lawrence Sharry died in 1933 in Queensland.

Lenard Patrick Sharry

M, b. 1897, d. 1964
  • Lenard Patrick Sharry was born in 1897 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Sharry and Margaret Estella Duffy.
  • Lenard Patrick Sharry commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1902.
  • Lenard Patrick Sharry died in 1964 in Queensland.

Margaret Sharry

F, b. 16 August 1914, d. 17 August 1914
  • Margaret Sharry was born on 16 August 1914 in Queensland. She was a twin to James.
  • Margaret Sharry died on 17 August 1914 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Sharry and Margaret Estella Duffy.
  • Margaret Sharry was buried on 18 August 1914 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Margaret Lolsa Sharry

F, b. 1903

Margaret May Sharry

F, b. 8 November 1890
  • Margaret May Sharry was born on 8 November 1890 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Joseph Sharry and Mary Byrne.
  • Margaret May Sharry commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.

Mary Sharry

F, b. 9 September 1867, d. 31 December 1944
  • Mary Sharry was born on 9 September 1867 in Mt Hutton, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Sharry and Bridget Mulvihill.
  • At the age of 31 years, Mary Sharry married James Joseph Hasted in 1899 in Queensland.
  • Mary Sharry was living at Roma at the time of the death of her brother Stephen Joseph Sharry on 16 February 1933; in the The Courier Mail. It read:- " Mr. S. Sharry.
    The death occurred of Mr. Stephen Sharry on February 1 at his residence, Hill Street, Toowoomba, at the age of 68 years. The late Mr. Sharry, who was a native of Toowoomba, was for many years employed by the maintenance branch of the Railway Department, being stationed at Toowoomba, Pittsworth, and Mayne Junction. He retired some time ago on reaching the age limit. The funeral took place from St. Patrick's Cathedral to the Toowoomba Cemetery, the service at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. Father O'Dea. Beside his wife he is survived by two sons - Aspley
    (Toowoomba) and William (Brisbane) ; -four daughters-Mrs. P. J. Cullinan (Brisbane), Mrs. E. M. Kimmins (Toowoomba), and Misses Gladys and Hazel Sharry (Toowoomba) ; also one brother -Patrick Sharry (Murgon)-and two sisters-Mrs. L. F. Kelly (Toombul) and Mrs. James Husted (Roma). Two brothers (John and Lawrence Sharry) predeceased him some time ago."
  • Mary Sharry died on 31 December 1944 in Queensland at age 77.

Mary Ann Sharry

F, b. 9 May 1861, d. 5 May 1862
  • Mary Ann Sharry was born on 9 May 1861 in Victoria.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Sharry and Bridget Mulvihill.
  • Mary Ann Sharry died on 5 May 1862 in Victoria.

Mary Hazel Sharry

F, b. 13 October 1899

Meta Lenore Sharry

F, b. 22 December 1905

Patrick Sharry

M, b. 6 October 1870, d. 23 June 1953
  • Patrick Sharry was born on 6 October 1870 in Tryconnell Downs Station, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Stephen Sharry and Bridget Mulvihill.
  • At the age of 26 years, Patrick Sharry married Margaret Estella Duffy in 1897 in Queensland.
  • Patrick Sharry enrolled his son Lenard Patrick Sharry in school at Crow's Nest State School in 1902.
  • Patrick Sharry appeared on the Electoral Roll with Stephen Joseph Sharry and Mary Byrne in 1903 in Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Stephen was a teamster as was his brother Patrick. Brothers John and Lawrence were labourers.
  • On 10 September 1914,his wife, Margaret Estella Duffy died in Queensland at age 40. She died a three weeks after giving birth to twins who lived just one day.
  • Patrick Sharry was living in Murgan at the time of the death of his brother Stephen Joseph Sharry on 16 February 1933; in the The Courier Mail. It read:- " Mr. S. Sharry.
    The death occurred of Mr. Stephen Sharry on February 1 at his residence, Hill Street, Toowoomba, at the age of 68 years. The late Mr. Sharry, who was a native of Toowoomba, was for many years employed by the maintenance branch of the Railway Department, being stationed at Toowoomba, Pittsworth, and Mayne Junction. He retired some time ago on reaching the age limit. The funeral took place from St. Patrick's Cathedral to the Toowoomba Cemetery, the service at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. Father O'Dea. Beside his wife he is survived by two sons - Aspley
    (Toowoomba) and William (Brisbane) ; -four daughters-Mrs. P. J. Cullinan (Brisbane), Mrs. E. M. Kimmins (Toowoomba), and Misses Gladys and Hazel Sharry (Toowoomba) ; also one brother -Patrick Sharry (Murgon)-and two sisters-Mrs. L. F. Kelly (Toombul) and Mrs. James Husted (Roma). Two brothers (John and Lawrence Sharry) predeceased him some time ago."
  • Patrick Sharry died on 23 June 1953 in Queensland at age 82.
  • He was buried on 26 June 1953 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. RC2-006-0069.

Children of Patrick Sharry and Margaret Estella Duffy

Stephen Sharry

M, b. 1827, d. 9 July 1875
  • Stephen Sharry was born in 1827 in County Clare, Ireland. He was the son of Lawrence Sharry and Mary Harvey.
  • At the age of 28 years, Stephen Sharry married Bridget Mulvihill on 8 May 1855 in Victoria.
  • Stephen Sharry died on 9 July 1875 in Clark's Creek, Queensland.

Children of Stephen Sharry and Bridget Mulvihill

Stephen Ashley Sharry

M, b. 13 March 1892, d. 1960
  • Stephen Ashley Sharry was born on 13 March 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Stephen Joseph Sharry and Mary Byrne.
  • Stephen Ashley Sharry commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.
  • Stephen Ashley Sharry died in 1960 in Queensland.

Stephen Joseph Sharry

M, b. 30 July 1863, d. 1 February 1933
  • Stephen Joseph Sharry was born on 30 July 1863 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Stephen Sharry and Bridget Mulvihill.
  • At the age of 25 years, Stephen Joseph Sharry married Mary Byrne, daughter of Matthew Byrne and Margaret Dwyer, in 1889.
  • Stephen Joseph Sharry enrolled his daughter Stephen Ashley Sharry in school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.
  • Stephen Joseph Sharry enrolled his daughters Gladys Stephanie Catherine Sharry and Margaret May Sharryin school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.
  • Stephen Joseph Sharry and Mary Byrne appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Stephen was a teamster as was his brother Patrick. Brothers John and Lawrence were labourers.
  • Stephen Joseph Sharry died on 1 February 1933 in Queensland at age 69.
  • He was buried on 2 February 1933 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. RC3-011-0055.
  • On 16 February 1933 Stephen Joseph Sharry's obituary appeared in in the The Courier Mail. It read:- " Mr. S. Sharry.
    The death occurred of Mr. Stephen Sharry on February 1 at his residence, Hill Street, Toowoomba, at the age of 68 years. The late Mr. Sharry, who was a native of Toowoomba, was for many years employed by the maintenance branch of the Railway Department, being stationed at Toowoomba, Pittsworth, and Mayne Junction. He retired some time ago on reaching the age limit. The funeral took place from St. Patrick's Cathedral to the Toowoomba Cemetery, the service at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. Father O'Dea. Beside his wife he is survived by two sons - Aspley
    (Toowoomba) and William (Brisbane) ; -four daughters-Mrs. P. J. Cullinan (Brisbane), Mrs. E. M. Kimmins (Toowoomba), and Misses Gladys and Hazel Sharry (Toowoomba) ; also one brother -Patrick Sharry (Murgon)-and two sisters-Mrs. L. F. Kelly (Toombul) and Mrs. James Husted (Roma). Two brothers (John and Lawrence Sharry) predeceased him some time ago". It read:- (an unknown value.)

Children of Stephen Joseph Sharry and Mary Byrne

Utina Irene Sharry

F, b. 15 October 1907

William Edward Sharry

F, b. 8 June 1897, d. 1977
  • William Edward Sharry was born on 8 June 1897 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Joseph Sharry and Mary Byrne.
  • William Edward Sharry died in 1977 in Queensland.

Alexander Howard Shaw

M, b. 1866, d. 10 December 1915
  • Alexander Howard Shaw was born in 1866.
  • He was the son of John Mackenzie Shaw and Emily Maria McKinstry.
  • Alexander Howard Shaw died on 10 December 1915 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00H-0017.

Amy Constance Mackenzie Shaw

F, b. 1857, d. 12 February 1912
  • Amy Constance Mackenzie Shaw was born in 1857.
  • She was the daughter of John Mackenzie Shaw and Emily Maria McKinstry.
  • At the age of 24 years, Amy Constance Mackenzie Shaw married Andrew Anderson MacDiarmid in 1881 in Queensland.
  • On 1 October 1893,her husband, Andrew Anderson MacDiarmid died in Bothwell, South Coast Junction (Yeronga), Queensland. The Queenslander reported:-" Death of Mr. A.A. MacDiarmid.
    The many friends of Mr. A. A. MacDiarmid will be grieved to hear of his death, which took place at his residence, Bothwell, South Coast Junction, shortly before 11 o'clock on Monday morning. Although Mr. MacDiarmid had been in failing health for some months past, it was only lately that he became so ill as to cause anxiety to his friends, or to lead them to suppose that his illness would be soon have a fatal termination. Acting on medical advice, Mr. MaoDiarmid had arranged to take a long holiday, and, with that object in view, he had converted his insurance business into a limited company. While still young he had for many years been a prominent man in business circles, where his strong individuality and sound com- mon sense gained for him high rank amongst those with whom he was brought into contact. In addition to his business as insurance manager, etc, representing as he did those large and influential companies—the Sun, London and Lancashire, Standard of New Zealand, and Queensland Lloyd's, he was also director of the Queenland Mercantile Company, South Brisbane Gas Company, Scottish Queensland Land Mortgage Company, &c, as well as a member of the Marine Board, and to each of these boards he brought the sound discretion and grasp of business principles for which he was so distinguished. The representatives of the insurance companies doing business in the city not long since unitedly expressed their high appreciation of his shrewdness and unwavering integrity in an address and presen- tation of plate. It was, however, in his private life that he endeared himself to his many friends by his broad sympathies and an ever ready willingness to advise and assist them. In his death they have lost a good counsellor and a true friend. Mr. MacDiarmid has passed away at the early age of 38 years, leaving a sorrowing wife and three children to mourn their loss. His only brother is Mr. D. MacDiarmid, general manager of the Bank of North Queensland. The funeral took place on Monday morning, the cortege moving from the deceased gentleman's late residence for the South Brisbane Cemetery, the Rev. Charles Ogg officiating. The following was a large and representative one, the atten- dance showing the esteem in which Mr. MacDiarmid was held both in a public and private capacity. Amongst those present were Mr. E. J. Holmes, the remaining director of the company of A. A. MacDiarmid and Co., Limited, besides all the officials of the businesses conducted by them. The Marine Board was represented by the chairman and secretary, and the insurance profession by almost the whole of the local managers. The Hons. A. J. Thynne and T. J. Byrnes, and Messrs. Mathieson and Johnson, the Railway Commissioners, were also amongst the assemblage. Flags from the Custom-house and from shipping and mercantile firms were flying at half-mast during the day."
  • Amy Constance Mackenzie Shaw died on 12 February 1912 in Queensland. Her death was reported in The Brisbane Courier :-"CROW'S NEST - Sincere regret was expresssed everywhere. She was a great worker in connection with the English Church here and in Brisbane and endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact. Sheleaves three sons, Kennetty, of Sydney, and Douglas and Angus of Crow's Nest. Her brothers are Mr. Alexander Shaw, of Crow's Nest, and Mr John Shaw, of Valley Lagoons Station, Ingham. Her sister is Mrs. Kathleen Winship, of Beaudesert. The funeral took place this afternoon and was largely attened. All the shops were closed for business at 4 o'clock an a mark of respect. The Masonic Lodge, the Oddfellows Lodge, the Race Cub, and others sent beautiful wreaths."
  • She was buried in 1912 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Amy Constance Mackenzie Shaw and Andrew Anderson MacDiarmid

Charles Herbert Shaw

M, b. 1882, d. 1949

Eva Elsie Shaw

F, b. 27 March 1918, d. 5 July 2006

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, Western Australia, at age 81.
  • Lily Ramsay Shaw died on 16 January 1979 in Nedlands, 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 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, 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, New South Wales.

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