Isabella Cossart

F, b. 8 October 1885, d. 30 January 1968
  • Isabella Cossart was born on 8 October 1885 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Cossart and Martha French.
  • Isabella was a bridesmaid at the wedding of John Cossart and Rosana Edith Garton Gough, daughter of George Gough and Harriet Hall, on 5 February 1902 in Montegue Road, Queensland; An account of the wedding appeared in "The Brisbane Courier" on 6 February 1902:- Cossart-Gough. The marriage of Mr. John Cossart (of Toowoomba.) to Miss Rosanna E. Gough, third daughter of Mr. George Gough, of Glencoe, Montague-road, took place yesterday at the residence of the bride's parents. The drawing room had been prettily decorated for the occasion with, white flowers and foliage, and a bridal bell of white flowers formed a conspicuous, feature in the decorations. The Rev. J. Lundie Presbyterian minister from Toowoomba, officiated, the bride being given away by her father.
    The Bride's dress was a simple and tasteful costume of white grass lawn, the skirt being made with two circular flounces. The bodice was composed of tucked grass lawn and Maltese insertion with a deep circular collar, edged with Maltese lace. The toque was of white chiffon with two ostrich tips. A beautiful shower bouquet (the gift of the bridegroom) was carried by the bride. Miss Bella Cossart, the bridegroom's sister was chief bridesmaid, and was accompanied by Miss Ivy Grigson, a tiny niece of the bride. Miss Cossart wore a becoming costume of white tucked lawn with insertions of trouchon lace the skirt being made with two circular frills. Her hat, of fine white straw, was trimmed with chiffon and lillies of the valley. Little Miss Ivy Grigson wore a pretty smocked frock, of white washing silk flounced with Valenciennes, and a pretty bonnet of silk and chiffon. Mrs Gough (mother of the bride) wore a handsome gown of black brocade, trimmed with silk Maltese lace, and a bonnet to harmonise. Mrs Cossart (mother of the Bridesgroom) wore a costume of black, brocade ornamented with crewel embroidery; bonnet en suite. The groomsmen were Mr William Cossart, brother of the bridegroom (best man),
    and Master Arthur Grigson, a small nephew of the bride.
    The presents were numerous, and included several cheques. The bridegroom's gift to the chief bridesmaid was a gold band ring, and to the younger bridesmaid, a true lovers knot broach.
    The bride's travelling dress was of a pretty gray and blue checked material, with a vest of tucked blue silk and square sailor collar, trimmed with baby ribbons. Her hat, of rice straw was
    trimmed with black chiffon, ostrich tips, and a brilliant buckle.
    The honeymoon will be spent at Manly, and Mr. and Mrs. Cossart will in future reside at Toowoomba. The wedding breakfast was given in the dining room at Glencoe, only near relatives being invited. In the evening, Mr and Mrs Gough entertained a large party of friends.
    The bridal costume was made by Miss Cassidy.

  • At the age of 29 years, Isabella Cossart married Joseph Dempster, son of John Dempster, in 1915 in Queensland.
  • On 7 March 1939,her husband, Joseph Dempster died in New South Wales.
  • Isabella Cossart died on 30 January 1968 in Queensland at age 82.

Ivy Blanche Cossart

F, b. 25 November 1913, d. 1953
  • Ivy Blanche Cossart was born on 25 November 1913 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Sidney Joseph Cossart and Ivy Agnes Louisa Smith.
  • At the age of 26 years, 4 months and 12 days, Ivy Blanche Cossart married James Philp on 6 April 1940.
  • Ivy Blanche Cossart died in 1953 in Queensland.

Ivy May Shaw Cossart

F, b. 5 September 1903, d. 1973

Minnie Cossart nee Shaw (1875-1967) with her four children Jack, Ivy, Ethel and Reginald. Photo courtesy of Rod Chapman
Photograph by Rod Chapman
  • Ivy May Shaw Cossart was born on 5 September 1903 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw.
  • Ivy May Shaw Cossart attended school in East State School in 1910 She completed her High School education at Fairhome College.
  • She attended school in Fairholme College.
  • Ivy was a bridesmaid at the wedding of John Henry Cossart and Catherine May Bruce, daughter of Peter Bruce and Catherine Montgomery, on 8 April 1931 in Queensland; An article on the wedding appeared in "The Courier Mail" on Monday 13 April 1931 COSSART - BRUCE. A picturesque wedding was solemnised at St. Andrew's Church, West street, Toowoomba, last Wednesday evening. The bridegroom was Mr. John Henry Cossart (elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cossart, Campbell street, Toowoomba) and the bride was Miss Catherine May (Rene) Bruce (third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Bruce, Cumming-street, Toowoomba). The church was beautifully decorated with white dahlias and palms. Rev. A. M. Martin, assisted by the Rev. John Armour, officiated. Miss Edna M'Naught presided at the organ, and during the signing of the register Miss Lilian George rendered a vocal solo. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a princess frock of white mariette, with the skirt inset with godets, and the bodice was finished on the shoulder with a spray of lily of the valley. Her Brussels net veil over pale pink tulle was worn Madonna fashion, and she carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and tuberoses. There were two bridesmaids, Misses Ruby Bruce (sister of the bride) and Ivy Cossart (sister of bridegroom), who were frocked alike in eau de Nil mariette made in bolero effect. They wore summer felt hats of the same shade, showing a pink rose under the brim, and they carried bouquets of pink gerberas, sweet peas, and carnations. Mr. R. Cossart was best man, and Mr. V. Marshall groomsman, Mrs. P. Bruce (mother of the bride) chose a frock of black satin and georgette, relieved with amber. She wore a black Baku hat, and carried a bouquet of bronze dahlias. Mrs. G. Cossart (mother of bridegroom) wore a black velour hat, with her frock of black mariette touched with shell pink, and she carried a bouquet of autumn-toned dahlias. At the conclusion of the ceremony a reception was held at the Cafe Alexandra. On leaving for the honeymoon, which will be spent in Sydney, Mrs. Cossart wore an ensemble of navy blue crepe de Chine, and blue velvet beretta.
  • Ivy May Shaw Cossart went to England with her parents, Goerge and Minnie 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.
  • He was an employee of theToowoomba Electric Light & Power Co.
  • Ivy was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Reginald George Cossart and Clara Bryce Balthes on 9 December 1937 in Lutwyche; An account of the wedding appeared in "The Courier Mail" the following morning - LAST NIGHTS WEDDING AT LUTWYCHE -St. Andrew's Church Ceremony Cossart—Balthes
    St. Andrew's Church, Lutwyche, was chosen for the wedding of Miss Clara Bryce Balthes, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter M Baltnes, Clinton, Wooloowin, and Mr. Reginald George Cossart, son of the late Mr. George Cossart and Mrs. Cossart, Campbell-street, Toowoomba, which took place last evening. The Rev. A. W. Ethell, formerly of Gympie, officiated. THE bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, with a spray of orange blossoms trimming the softly draped corsage and the full skirt extending to a train. Her cut tulle veil was surmounted by a coronet of orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of frangipani and carnations. The two bridesmaids Miss Joyce Balthes and Miss Ivy Cossart (Toowoomba) were frocked alike in bud pink organza with coronets of tulle and flowers, and their bouquets were in dahlias and gerberas in varying shades of pink. Mr. W. Cossart was best man and Mr. W. Elder groomsman. The reception was held at Clinton, where Mrs. Balthes received the guests wearing a gown of gentian blue satin with, shoulder spray of the same ton ings. Her bouquet was of pink asters and roses. Mrs. Cossart, mother of the bride groom, chose a frock of black chiffon relieved with a spray of white flowers, and a hat to match. On leaving in the Canberra for Mackay the bride's travelling frock of ice blue sheer will be worn with navy accessories.
  • 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.
  • At the age of 36 years and 25 days, Ivy May Shaw Cossart married Harold Chapman, son of Sydney Chapman and Elizabeth Margaret Cooke, on 30 September 1939 in St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Toowoomba. An account of their wedding appeared in "The Courier Mail" on Monday 2nd October 1931 -Two Saturday Weddings At Toowoomba - DAFFODILS and lilies decorated St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Toowoomba, on Saturday evening for the wedding of Miss Ivy May Shaw Cossart and Mr. Harold Chapman. The Rev. C. Mayes (Brisbane), officiated. The bride, who is the elder daughter of Mrs. George Cossart , Campbell Street. Toowoomba, and of the late Mr. George Cossart, wore snow white embroidered cloque. The softly ruched bodice was made with long mitten sleeves, and the skirt extended to form a long train. Tiny clusters of orange buds held in place the veil of Brussels lace and tulle and the bridal bouquet was of orchids. The bridesmaid, Miss Ethel Cossart. was frocked in sunshine tinsel brocade, with a full swing skirt sashed with silver. She added an amber pendant, silver gauntlets, and a hooded bolero of silver lame. Her bouquet was of golden daffodils. Little Jocelyn Cossart, niece of the bride, was flower girl. The bridegroom, who is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Chapman (Murphy's Creek), had Mr. W. A. Cossart for best man. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. J. Cossart. Choral numbers were sung by St. Stephen's Presbyterian Choir, Miss Nance Williams sang, and Mr. H. Swan was organist. At the Cafe Alexandra, where the reception was held, Mrs. Cossart wore Burgundy cobweb lace, with a wide leafed hat of black bakii straw, and carried Burgundy and cream-tinted stocks. Mrs. Chapman favoured a frock of black mariette patterned in a gold hand-painted design, a black straw hat, and a bouquet of red gerberas. Leaving for the wedding tour, which will be spent in the Northern Rivers district, the bride wore silver grey romaine with a tailored coat of light wool in a cranberry shade, and a hat of cranberry straw touched with grey"
    Ivy lived at 43 Campbell Street at the time of her marriage and Harold, who was a clerk, lived at 128 Margaret Street, Toowoomba.
    Wedding of Ivy May Shaw Cossart (dtr of George Cossart & Minnie Shaw) and Harold Chapman on 30 Sep 1939. Photo thanks to Rod Chapman
  • Ivy was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Norman Smalley and Ethel Beatrice Cossart, daughter of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw, on 14 November 1942 in St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Toowoomba; Their marriage was repoeted in "The Courier Mail" on 17 November 1942 - SMALLEY— COSSART — Members of the Toowoomba General Hospital nursing, staff (of which the bride has been matron for two years), and members of the Voluntary Defence Corps formed a guard of honour at the wedding of Miss Ethel B. Cossart (Toowoomba) and Warrant officer Norman Smalley (Brisbane) at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Toowoomba, on November 14. With her blue street frock the bride wore a navy picture hat. Mrs. H. Chapman was matron of honour for her sister, and Warrant-officer J. Goodrich was best man.
  • Ivy May Shaw Cossart died in 1973 in Queensland.
  • On 24 February 1974 this eulogy was read in St Stephen's Presbyterian Church by the President of St Stephen's Woman's Guild.
    "It is with deep since of humility to God that I ask the congregation of St Stephen's to recognize the work and dignity of Ivy Chapman, our esteemed Vice-President of the Women's Guild.
    From her earliest years she was mindful of what was required of her. Records show that as a Sunday School scholar her diligence was rewarded with the Sunday School prize. This characterized her attitude to everything she touched, whether it be Treasurer of the Girl's Guide in 1923, or Vice-President of the Women's Guild in 1973. Fifty years of service to St Stephen's. Honesty of purpose was fundamental to her being, She service in so many organisations of the church in various capacities, as Sunday School teacher, tennis Club, Choir, to name a few. As a Wife and Mother she was able to share so much of her Church life with her husband and two sons.
    She carried her Christian virtues into other avenues of Service. Brodbibb Home was hight up on her list of priorities: and finding relaxation amongst her friends on the Croquet Green was a sheer joy; But for all this her Church was her first Priority. Not doubt the warm colour of this cloth is significant, and the fact that the lettering is in gold is indeed correct and in very good taste, to honour the memory of Ivy Chapman.
    But my memory of Ivy is wrapped up in the worked of a Solo she sang at a Service one Sunday morning and i feel they give expression to her concept of what life is all about, and the Source from which is derived the strength to give life its meaning. And I quote the words "I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown and he replied: "Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God - that shall be to you, better than light, and safer than a known way."
    Mr Moderator, on behalf of St Stephen's Women's Guild, I ask you to accept this memorial in memory of Ivy Chapman and dedicate it to the Glory of God, for use on this Communion Table" .

Jacqueline Cossart

M, b. circa 1526

Jacqueline Cossart Second

F, b. 1548
  • Jacqueline Cossart Second was born in 1548 in France.
  • She was the daughter of Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart and Jacquette Puchot.
  • At the age of 26 years, Jacqueline Cossart Second married Michel Godes on 12 December 1574. They had four children who jointly inherited one tenth of their uncle Guillaume Cossart's estate in 1611.

Jacques Cossart

M, b. 1538, d. 7 March 1608/9
  • Jacques Cossart was born in 1538 in Rouen, France.
  • He was the son of Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart and Jacquette Puchot.
  • Jacques became the head of the Huguenot branch of the Cossart family in Rouen. His change of religion from the Catholic Church most likely took place in 1564. Because of this he and his brothers Jehan and Noel, who also ceded from the church were in person danger when the Huguenots were massacred at Rouen. He and his younger brother Jehan visited Nice in Southern France in 1572, probably to escape the religious intolerance of that year. In 1591, Jacques and his wife and children escaped Rouen and settled in Cohen until they were able to return in 1594. Jacques, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, became a man of property and wealth.
    All his descendants formed part of the Protestant branch of the Cossart family in Rouen.
  • In 1572 Jehan and Jaques visited Nice most likely to escape the religious intolerance of that year.
  • At the age of 39 years, Jacques Cossart married Marguerite Toustain, daughter of Laurent Toustain and Margaruerite Le Conte, on 22 April 1577 in Antilles Francaises, Caribbean.
  • Jacques Cossart left a will on 9 January 1607.
  • Jacques Cossart died on 7 March 1608/9 in Rouen, France.

Children of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain

Jacques Cossart

M, b. 26 February 1584, d. 11 August 1638
  • Jacques Cossart was born on 26 February 1584 in France.
  • He was the son of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain.
  • In 1631Jacques Cossart was named as a beneficiary of Abraham Cossart's will. He died unmarried and his estate was divided amongst his three brothers, Estienne, Jacques and Pierre Cossart.
  • Jacques Cossart died on 11 August 1638 at age 54. He never married.

Jacques Cossart Eighth

M, b. 1682

Jacques Cossart Fifth

M, b. 4 March 1646

Jacques Cossart Fourth

M, b. circa 1630

Jacques Nicholas Cossart

M, b. 1746

Jacques Cossart Ninth

M, b. 1713

Child of Jacques Cossart Ninth and Atella Marguerite Van Der Hoeven

Jacques Cossart Seventh

M, b. 8 May 1672

Jacques Cossart Sixth

M, b. 1646
  • Jacques Cossart Sixth was baptized in 1646 in France.
  • He was the son of Bourgeois Jacques Cossart Third and Judith Congnard.
  • At the age of 33 years, Jacques Cossart Sixth married Suzanne Torin in 1679. Suzanne was a very ardent Huguenot.
  • He was manufacturer of carpets and a wealthy man. Refusing to sign an abjuration at the time of the Revocation he was imprisioned in Rouen and later transferred to Dieppe where he escaped to Holland. In 1687-88 as many as 250 of Rouen's merchants fled the city leaving only one third of the population behind while they lived apart in exile.

Children of Jacques Cossart Sixth and Suzanne Torin

Bourgeois Jacques Cossart Third

M, b. 18 August 1622, d. 21 July 1650
  • Bourgeois Jacques Cossart Third was also known as Jacques Cossart Bourgeois. Referring to his middle class status.
  • He was baptized on 18 August 1622 in France.
  • He was the son of Pierre Cossart Third and Marie Baudouyn.
  • At the age of 24 years, 2 months and 17 days, Bourgeois Jacques Cossart Third married Judith Congnard on 4 November 1646. She was the sister of Marguerite Congnard who married his brother David.
  • Bourgeois Jacques Cossart Third died on 21 July 1650 at age 27.

Children of Bourgeois Jacques Cossart Third and Judith Congnard

James Cossart

M, b. 12 April 1857, d. 3 May 1922

The "Flying Cloud" - the ship on which the Cossart family travelled to Moreton Bay in 1864.
  • James Cossart was born on 12 April 1857 in County of Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker.
  • James Cossart immigrated to Queensland in 1864. He was 7 years old, and came on the "Flying Cloud" with his parents and siblings.
  • He grew up on the property at Perseverance where his father continued to fell timber. After his father died in 1878 his brother Joseph sold the property. James, an expert in felling and hauling timber continued to work for the mills in the Hampton area.
  • At the age of 23 years, 5 months and 24 days, James Cossart married Rhoda Bidgood, daughter of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings, on 6 October 1880 in Perseverance. Rhoda was the sister of Annie Bidgood who had married James' brother Jospeph in 1874. Shortly after their marriage James and Rhoda moved to Ipswich and then Rosewood where he continued to work in the timber industry felling pine for the Rosewood and Ipswich mills. Three children were born during this time - Lucy, Samuel and Charles.
    Early 1887 they moved to Dugandan where he had bought an interest in Josias Handcock's mill on Tevoit Brook. Later that year he became the sole owner. The mill and mill houses were extensively damaged by floods that year also.
    Five more children were born over the next ten years. James continued to operate the mill, which was burn down in 1897. A new one was established further up the hill and a second mill opened at Burnetts Creek where there was a large stand of Hoop pine. Samuel and James became partners in the mill around 1907 a few years before the mill was once again destroyed by fire in 1909. James retired in 1917. He was involved with the Boonah Hospital, the Show Society, the Masonic Lodge and the School of Arts. He was also instrumental in ensuring the erection of a Methodist Church in the town of Boonah.
  • On 28 February 1898 the following article appeared in the "Brisbane Courier":- "Name of Deceased Proprietor.-Henry Cossart, late of Pipeclay, near Toowoomba, farmer- Date of Dteath.-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, saw-mill 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.
  • On 7 February 1899 On 7 February 1899 an article appeared in the Brisbane Courier regarding the election of both James and Joseph Cossart to the Boonah school committee. It read "A considerable amount of interest was shown at the triennial election of members of the School Committee here. A large number of parents were assembled, and it was evident that the action of the late committee at the time of the Jubilee school treat in 1897 was more or less found fault with by the majority of those present. Many more than the required number of committee were nominated, with the result that Messrs. James and Joseph Cossart, R. H Nosworthy, S. Dover, W. McLean, and J. Walls headed the poll. The first four of these are new members, the two last-named being the only survivors of the late committee, At a subsequent meeting of the committee Mr. McLean was unanimously chosen as chairman, a position which his previous exertions fully entitle him to."
  • James Cossart died on 3 May 1922 in Queensland at age 65. After James' death the home at Dugandan was sold and Rhoda went to lived with her daughter Amy in Boonah. After Amy's marriage to Reverend William Phillips, the couple went to Crows Nest and Rhoda went to live with them.
  • On 4 May 1922 his obituary appeared in The Brisbane Courier:-
    Cossart, James (1857–1922)
    Mr James Cossart died suddenly at Boonah yesterday morning. The deceased was an intimate friend of the late Senator John Adamson, and it is thought that the shock of the news of Mr. Adamson's fatal accident caused his death. The deceased was one of the pioneers of the timber industry in the Fassifern district, and was the senior partner of the present firm of James Cossart and Sons, sawmillers, Dugandan. He was the father of Freemasonary in Fassifern, and for 30 years was a resident of the district. A Masonic funeral is being arranged to take place today."
  • He was buried on 4 May 1922 in Boonah Cemetery.
    Funeral of James Cossart, Boonah 4 May 1922

Children of James Cossart and Rhoda Bidgood

James Bowes Cossart

M, b. 23 September 1923, d. 14 March 1945
  • James Bowes Cossart was born on 23 September 1923 in Queensland.
  • He attended school in Boonah Rural School.
  • He was the son of Charles Edward Cossart and Beatrice Clara Bowes.
  • James Bowes Cossart attended school in Ipswich Boys Grammar.
  • He began military service. RAAF.
  • James Bowes Cossart died on 14 March 1945 in Germany at age 21.

Jean Cossart

M, b. circa 1680

Jean Cossart

M, b. 20 September 1709, d. 27 February 1710

Jean Baptiste Nicholas Cossart

M, b. 1751

Jean Cossart Eighth

M, b. 19 September 1647, d. 9 December 1651

Jean Cossart Eleventh

M, b. 1694

Jean Cossart Fifteenth

M, b. 1704

Children of Jean Cossart Fifteenth and Marie Testas

Jean Cossart Fourteenth

M, b. 1702, d. 8 October 1703

Jean Luc Cossart

M, b. circa 1677

Child of Jean Luc Cossart and Mary Magdaline Aubin

Jean Cossart Ninth

M, b. 20 March 1656, d. 23 April 1731
  • Jean Cossart Ninth was born on 20 March 1656 in France.
  • He was the son of Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Fifth and Marie Loquet.
  • In 1677 he was admitted as a member of the Threadneedle Church in London. He later went from London to Holland with his brother Pierre in 1687.
  • At the age of 37 years, 1 month and 9 days, Jean Cossart Ninth married Judith Faneuil on 29 April 1693 in Holland. Judith was a Huguenot refugee.
  • Jean Cossart Ninth died on 23 April 1731 at age 75.

Jean Pierre Cossart

M, b. 1739, d. 1739

Jean Pierre Cossart

M, b. 1738, d. 1738/39

Jean Cossart Seventh

M, b. 1628

Children of Jean Cossart Seventh and Genevieve Arnault

Jean Cossart Sixteenth

M, b. 22 November 1705, d. 7 December 1706