Malvina May Walker

F, b. 1891

Marjorie Jean Walker

F, b. 1912, d. 9 October 1966

Martha Amelia Walker

F, b. 29 June 1885

Mary Walker

F, b. 1822, d. 12 April 1902

Mary Cossart (nee Walker) (1822-1902). Born Northern Ireland, died Toowoomba.
  • Mary Walker was born in 1822 in Ireland. Mary's death certificate shows her fathers surname as Walker, but this may have been her mother Nancy's surname. Nancy married a McKee and died in 1861.
  • She was the daughter of Unknown Walker and Ann (Nancy) Unknown.
  • At the age of 17 years, Mary Walker married Henry Cossart, son of Joseph Cossart and Susan Davidson, in 1839 in Ireland. After their marriage Henry and Mary lived about 3 miles southe east of Gracehill at Ballyminstra. At least three children were born there. By the time James was born in 1857 they had moved west to Ballyscullan, not far from the town of Bellaghy (about 10 miles south west of Gracehill). They lived at Ballymacombs in 1861.
  • The Will of Nancy McKee late of Bellaghy in the County of Londonderry Widow deceased who died 26 February 1861 at same place was proved at Londonderry by the oaths of Henry Cossart and Mary Cossart his Wife both of Ballymacombs in said County the Executors. Mary was the sole beneficiary of her mother's estate and received 45 pound 9 shillings after probate. Perphaps this money was a factor in the family's decision to emmigrate.
  • On 15 February 1861 Mary Walker lived in Ballymacombs, near Balleghy, not far from Mary's mother Nancy McKee who lived at Balleghy.
  • On 29 March 1861, her applied for probate of the will of Ann (Nancy) Unknown. Nancy left assets of 45 pound, 9 shillings all of which went to her daughter Mary Cossart.
  • Mary Walker and Henry Cossart immigrated to Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, in February 1864. They came on the "Flying Cloud" with their children John 23, Joseph 21, Sarah, Henry 12, James 7, David, 6 and Mary Ann aged 2. After some delay with Quarantine in Brisbane the family set out by bullock dray for Toowoomba. Henry selected land at Highfields and the family remained there for some years. Leaving the Highfields property in the care of John who by this time had married Martha French, Henry and his other sons moved to property at Pipeclay in the Perseverance area.
  • On 11 January 1878,her husband, Henry Cossart died in Pipeclay Creek, Highfields, Toowoomba. The death certificate (signed by Joseph Cossart of Pipeclay Creek) showed Henry a 64 year old farmer of Pipeclay Creek. He had been suffering from dysentery and had been attended by Dr Roberts on the 4th January 1878. His parents were given as Joseph Cossart, a cabinet maker and Susan Davidson. He had been born in Ireland and had lived in the Colony for 13 years. He married Mary Walker in Ireland when he was 25 years old and had six living children John 34, Joseph 31, Sarah 22, James 20, David 18 and Mary Ann 16. [The ages are not correct] There was one deceased male.
  • Mary Walker witnessed the birth of Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern on 7 January 1884 in Highfields, Queensland; At the time of Orlando's birth, John Maddern was living at Crow's Nest. Orlando's grandmother Mary Cossart was nurse at the birth.
  • In 1886 Mary Walker was paying rates to the Highfields Council on Por 5, 294, Area 380 acres.
  • On 28 February 1898 the following article appeared in the "Brisbane Courier" - twenty years after Henry's death:- Name of Deceased Proprietor.-Henry Cossart, late of Pipeclay, near Toowoomba, farmer- Date of Death.-11th January, 1878.
    Name of Claimant -Mary Cossart, of Ipswich, widow of deceased.
    Description and Situation of Land.Selection 294 and portion 5, county of Cavendish, parish of Crow's Nest.
    Estate Claimed to be Transmitted.-Life estate.
    Particulars of Will or Otherwise.-Will dated 18th June, 1874.
    Date within which Caveat may be Lodged. -5th April, 1898

    Name of Deceased Proprietor.-Henry Cossart aforesaid.
    Date of Death.-11th January, 1878.
    Names of Claimants.-James Cossart, of Dugandan, sawmill proprietor, and David Cossart, of the same place, sawyer.
    Description and Situation of Land.-Selec- tion 294 and portion 5, county of Cavendish. parish of Crow's Nest.
    Estate Claimed to be Transmitted.-Fee simple in remainder.
    Particulars of Will or Otherwise.-Will dated 18th June, 1874.
    Date within which Caveat.-may be Lodged. -5th April, 1898


    After Henry's death, the property at Pipeclay was sold. By this time John, Joseph and James were married. Mary and the two girls Sarah and Mary Ann moved to Toowoomba.
  • Mary Walker died on 12 April 1902 in De Lacy Street, Toowoomba, Queensland. Her son Joseph Cossart of Brisbane signed the death certificate. It showed Mary was an 80 year old housewife who had suffered cerebal hamorrhage and paralysis for five days before her death. Dr N P Elliott had seen her on the day she died. She had been born in Antrim, Ireland and had been in Queensland for 38 years. Her parents were -- Walker, a farmer and her mother's name was not known. Her marriage to Henry Cossart took place when she was 20 years old. Six children survived her - John, 60, Joseph 55, James 44, Sarah 42, and Annie 38 [Ages are not correct]. There was one deceased male.
  • She was buried on 13 April 1902 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.
  • C E Cossart wrote in his book - "After the death of Henry Cossart, his wife and daughters, Sarah and Mary Ann, went to live in Toowoomba. In the year 1900, Mary Cossart and her daughter Sarah, moved to Ipswich and in the meantime Mary Ann had married John Maddern. Mary Cossart died on 12 April, 1902, at the ripe old age of 80 years and after rearing a family, who have so firmly established the Cossart name.
    She had a wonderful personality and retained her full faculties and jovial nature to the end. She was very popular with her grandchildren, who visited her on every possible occasion, and were always made welcome. Her daughter Sarah died two years later on 24 September 1904.

    Appended is a cutting published in one of the Toowoomba papers in reference to her passing:

    'Another old identity of the district has just passed away, in the person of Mrs Mary Cossart, aged 80 years, who, with her husband, Mr Henry Cossart, arrived in Queensland by the ship "Flying Cloud" in Februray 1864. Mr and Mrs Cossart were pioneers of Perseverance, Mr Cossart being engaged in farming. After the death of her husband in 1878, Mrs Cossart removed to this town, where she had been a resident practically ever since - up to Saturday afternoon last when death, which was really due to the breaking up of the system, took place.
    The funeral, on Sunday last, was largely attended, her four sons - Messers John, James, Joseph and David, being present. The Rev J G Martin conducted the burial service in an impressive manner. Her sons are well known in this district, as well as in Ipswich and Brisbane, three of whom are engaged in the timber industry, two in Dugandan and one in Gatton. Mr John Cossart of Highfields being the eldest. Miss Cossart, the elder daughter, remained with her mother to the last. The youngest daughter is Mrs John Maddern, of Crow's Nest. Mrs Cossart also leaves a very large number of grandchildren to mourn her loss; and all her sorrowing relatives have in the bereavement the sympathy of a widespread acquaintance.""

Children of Mary Walker and Henry Cossart

Mary Jane Walker

F, b. circa 1870
  • Mary Jane Walker was born circa 1870.
  • Mary Jane Walker married Ernest Albert Smith in 1896 in Queensland.

Child of Mary Jane Walker and Ernest Albert Smith

Montague Albert Walker

M, b. 30 January 1904
  • Montague Albert Walker was born on 30 January 1904 in Mackay, Queensland.
  • At the age of 31 years, 2 months and 14 days, Montague Albert Walker married Ivy Louisa Carey, daughter of George Carey and Rosina May Bridgeman, on 13 April 1935 in Queensland.

Nellie May Walker

F, b. 29 August 1908, d. 2 December 1999
  • Nellie May Walker was born on 29 August 1908 in Jones Gully, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Phillip Walker and Natalie Douglas Tigell.
  • Nellie May Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Pinelands. She carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 29 years, 7 months and 21 days, Nellie May Walker married Edwin Rufus Gough (who died on 16 Sep the same year) on 19 April 1938 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • At the age of 35 years and 20 days, Nellie May Walker married Percy Henry Brewer, son of Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown, on 18 September 1943 in St Georges Church of England, Crows Nest, Queensland.
  • Nellie May Walker died on 2 December 1999 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 91.
  • She was buried on 3 December 1999 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. Plot LAWS1-00R-0013.

Philip Harold Walker

M, b. circa 1855, d. before 1886
  • Philip Harold Walker was born circa 1855.
  • Philip Harold Walker married Louise Wright circa 1875.
  • Philip Harold Walker married Louie Wright circa 1875.
  • Philip Harold Walker died before 1886.

Child of Philip Harold Walker and Louie Wright

Phillip Walker

M, b. 1879, d. 20 December 1940
  • Phillip Walker was born in 1879 in England.
  • He was born in 1879 in Grahtham, Lincolnshire, England.
  • He was the son of Philip Harold Walker and Louie Wright.
  • Phillip Walker immigrated on 6 January 1890 with Fred Smith and Louie Wright. Fred and Louie, both aged 35 tavelled on the Dacca from London on 13 Nov 1899, with his children Mary 17 a domestic servant (notation on manifest re Pension?), George 15 a labourer, daughter Alice 13, son Fred aged 12, and step son Phillip Walker 10 (shown as Smith.)
  • Phillip Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll with Fred Smith in 1903 in Djuan. Fred was a farmer as were his son Fred and step son Philip Walker (recorded as Smith.)
  • At the age of 27 years, Phillip Walker married Natalie Douglas Tigell, daughter of William Tigell and Sarah Douglas, in 1906 in Queensland.
  • Phillip Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Djuan. He was a farmer.
  • He and Natalie Douglas Tigell appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Djuan. Phillip was a farmer.
  • Phillip Walker died on 20 December 1940 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Phillip Walker and Natalie Douglas Tigell

Priscilla Jane Walker

F, b. 16 December 1895, d. 2 April 1988
  • Priscilla Jane Walker was born on 16 December 1895 in Perseverance, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Robert Walker and Henrietta Martin.
  • At the age of 19 years, 1 month and 17 days, Priscilla Jane Walker married an unknown person on 2 February 1915 in Queensland. John Arthur Hirst (born Perth 6 May 1880, died Sydney 11 May 1954.)
  • Priscilla Jane Walker died on 2 April 1988 in Sydney at age 92.

Rayner Walker

F, b. 1885

Rebecca Lee Walker

F, b. 1883

Reginald Walker

M, b. 1888

Robena Walker

F, b. 1868

Robert Francis Walker

M, b. 1826, d. 24 February 1892
  • Robert Francis Walker was born in 1826. He was the son of Robert Stewart Walker and Mary Ann Turnbull.
  • At the age of 19 years, Robert Francis Walker married Maria Carruthers / Crothers in 1845 in St Stephen's Church, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Robert Francis Walker died on 24 February 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 25 February 1892 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES1-009-0071.

Children of Robert Francis Walker and Maria Carruthers / Crothers

Robert Francis Walker

M, b. 1848, d. 1925

Child of Robert Francis Walker and Elizabeth McClevity

Robert Sydney Walker

M, b. 14 July 1891, d. 23 March 1975
  • Robert Sydney Walker was born on 14 July 1891 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Benjamin Robert Walker and Henrietta Martin.
  • Robert Sydney Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Perseverance. He was a labourer.
  • At the age of 22 years, 11 months and 17 days, Robert Sydney Walker married Annie Lilian Sarah Warman, daughter of John Thomas Warman and Annie Caroline Schmitt, on 1 July 1914 in Queensland.
  • Robert Sydney Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Perseverance. He was a labourer.
  • He and Annie Lilian Sarah Warman appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Perseverance. He was a labourer. Anne carried out home duties.
  • Robert Sydney Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Perseverance. He was a labourer.
  • On 14 May 1969,his wife, Annie Lilian Sarah Warman died in Queensland at age 72.
  • Robert Sydney Walker died on 23 March 1975 in Queensland at age 83.
  • He was buried on 25 March 1975 in Garden of Remembrance.

Child of Robert Sydney Walker and Annie Lilian Sarah Warman

Ronald George Walker

M, b. 12 October 1918, d. 30 July 2006
  • Ronald George Walker was born on 12 October 1918 in Grace Street, Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Phillip Walker and Natalie Douglas Tigell.
  • Ronald George Walker enlisted in the Australian Army on 31 May 1941 in Crow's Nest. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Vivian. He was discharged from the 2nd Australian PW RECP GP with the rank of Sergeant on 22 Nov 1945.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Jones Gully. He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 24 years, 6 months and 25 days, Ronald George Walker married Vivian May Brewer, daughter of Charles Brewer and Ellen Caroline Brown, on 7 May 1943 in St Georges Church of England, Crows Nest, Queensland.
  • On 13 July 2004,his wife, Vivian May Brewer died in Gatton at age 82.
  • Ronald George Walker died on 30 July 2006 in Canossa Hospital, Oxley, at age 87.

Roy Douglas Walker

M, b. 24 December 1895, d. 1 November 1918
  • Roy Douglas Walker was born on 24 December 1895 in Taranaki, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Edwin Walker and Helen Amelia Constance Holdaway.
  • Roy Douglas Walker enlisted in the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, J Company on 10 November 1916. He was a farmer and gave his next of kin as his father, E. Walker , Pakaraka, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. He was 5' 51/2 " tall and weighted 10 stone 3 pound, had blue eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion He embarked from Wellington on the 25 April 1917 on the "Tofou" for Plymouth. He served in the New Zealand Cycle Corps.
  • Roy Douglas Walker died on 1 November 1918 in Le Quesnoy, France, at age 22. He was killed in action.
  • He was buried in Saultain Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Ruth (Rebecca) Rose Walker

F, b. 1867, d. December 1935
  • Ruth (Rebecca) Rose Walker was born in 1867 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Francis Walker and Maria Carruthers / Crothers.
  • At the age of 26 years, Ruth (Rebecca) Rose Walker married John Henry Butters in 1893 in Queensland. They settled at Revesby, Crow's Nest.
  • Ruth (Rebecca) Rose Walker and John Henry Butters appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. John was a farmer.
  • On 19 September 1928,her husband, John Henry Butters died in Queensland.
  • Ruth (Rebecca) Rose Walker died in December 1935 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 7 December 1935 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00D-0017.

Children of Ruth (Rebecca) Rose Walker and John Henry Butters

Ruth Mildred Walker

F, b. 10 February 1903

Stanley McIntosh Walker

M, b. 1904, d. 1971

Sydney Edwin Walker

M, b. 1 May 1896, d. 17 April 1951

Sydney Norman Walker

M, b. circa 1890, d. 11 October 1976
  • Sydney Norman Walker was born circa 1890.
  • Sydney Norman Walker married Florence May Lacey, daughter of William Lacey and Sarah Ann McCullogh, in 1911 in Queensland.
  • Sydney Norman Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Mt Binga. he was a machinist.
  • Sydney Norman Walker died on 11 October 1976 in Brisbane.

Thomas Walker

M, b. circa 1850

Children of Thomas Walker and Elizabeth Sutton

Unknown Walker

M, b. circa 1800

Walter Benjamin Walker

M, b. 16 April 1889, d. 24 January 1976
  • Walter Benjamin Walker was born on 16 April 1889 in Perseverance, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Benjamin Robert Walker and Henrietta Martin.
  • At the age of 23 years, 1 month and 27 days, Walter Benjamin Walker married Mary Jane Shears on 12 June 1912 in Queensland.
  • Walter Benjamin Walker and Mary Jane Shears appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1930 living at Perseverance. He was an engine driver. Mary Jane carried out home duties.
  • Walter Benjamin Walker died on 24 January 1976 in Toowomba, Queensland, at age 86.
  • He was buried on 27 January 1976 in Garden of Remembrance.

Children of Walter Benjamin Walker and Mary Jane Shears

Walter Thomas Walker

M, b. 10 September 1889
  • Walter Thomas Walker was born on 10 September 1889 in Deloraine, Tasmania.
  • He was the son of George Walker and Louisa Burgess.
  • Walter Thomas Walker married Etheline Victoria Cohen circa 1914.
  • Walter Thomas Walker enlisted in the Military on 23 May 1916 in Claremont, Tasmania. His service number was 1918 and he was part of the 2nd Reinforcements. He was a farm labourer with one child and gave his next of kin as Ethel WALKER of Deloraine, then Weetah. He was 26 years old, 5'10" tall and 157 lbs, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. He served in France in 1917 where he was gassed and returned to Australia on 12 June 1919 after being wounded.

Walter William Walker

M, b. 1892, d. 2 September 1919
  • Walter William Walker was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred Walker and Jane Stewart McIntosh.
  • At the age of 23 years, Walter William Walker married Kathleen Maria Geyer in 1915 in Queensland.
  • Walter William Walker died on 2 September 1919 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. UNIT-00B-0017.

Walter William Walker

M, b. 1865, d. 1946