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

Jean Cossart Sixth

M, b. 1604

Children of Jean Cossart Sixth and Marguerite Heudes

Jean Cossart Thirteenth

M, b. 19 September 1700, d. 11 February 1701

Jean Cossart Twelvth

M, b. 1698, d. 1699

Jeanne Cossart

F, b. circa 1679

Jeanne Cossart

F, b. 2 November 1629, d. after March 1688
  • Jeanne Cossart was born on 2 November 1629 in France.
  • She was the daughter of Pierre Cossart Third and Marie Baudouyn.
  • Jeanne Cossart died after March 1688 possibly in Holland.

Jeanne Cossart Third

M, b. 1621, d. 9 November 1629

Jehan Cossart

M, b. 1530

Jehan Cossart

M, b. 1589

Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart

M, b. 1500, d. 1585
  • Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart was born in 1500 in Rouen, France.
  • He was the son of Bourgeois Thomas Cossart First and Jehanne Fleury.
  • At the age of 29 years, Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart married Jacquette Puchot, daughter of Nicholas Puchot, on 9 December 1529. Their descendants were the sole representatives of the Cossart name in Rouen upon the extenction of the male line of Jehan's brother Thomas second.
  • Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart died in 1585 in Rouen, France.
  • Jehan Cossart became a very wealthy man, adding to the already large fortune of his father. He died in Rouen at an advanced age in 1585. Of his seven sons, three forsook the Catholic religion of their parents and became Huguenots - Jacques, Jehan and Noel Jacques Cossart , third son, became the head of the Huguenot branch of the Cossart family in Rouen.

Children of Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart and Jacquette Puchot

Jehan Cossart Fourth

M, b. 1578

Jehan Cossart Third

M, b. 1542, d. after July 1577
  • Jehan Cossart Third was born in 1542 in France.
  • He was the son of Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart and Jacquette Puchot.
  • In 1572 Jehan and Jaques visited Nice most likely to escape the religious intolerance of that year.
  • He had joined the Hugeunots but never married.
  • Jehan Cossart Third died after July 1577.

Jehanne Cossart

M, b. 1550

Jehanne Cossart Second

F, b. 1583, d. 29 August 1624
  • Jehanne Cossart Second was born in 1583 in Rouen, France.
  • She was the daughter of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain.
  • At the age of 25 years, Jehanne Cossart Second married Michel Le Sueur on 7 September 1608.
  • Jehanne Cossart Second died on 29 August 1624. She died during a plaque.

Children of Jehanne Cossart Second and Michel Le Sueur

Johannes Renatus Cossart

M, b. 27 February 1746

John Cossart

M, b. 2 May 1869, d. 30 June 1934
  • John Cossart was also known as Jack.
  • He was born on 2 May 1869 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Cossart and Martha French.
  • In the early 1890's Jack and his beother Harry ran a Firewood Depot at the corner of Neil and Russell streets in Toowoomba in partnership with their uncle David Cossart.
  • John was the best man at the wedding of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw 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.
  • At the age of 32 years, 9 months and 3 days, John Cossart married 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.

  • John Cossart worked as a Mental Nurse in Willowburn Hospital, Toowoomba,for many years. He held a first class Engine Driver's Certificate (steam) and a number of Nursing Certificates. He was a member of the Orange and Rechabite Lodges.
  • John Cossart died on 30 June 1934 in Queensland at age 65. He lived in Christmas Street.
  • He was buried on 1 July 1934 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.
  • "The Courier Mail" reported on Thursday 4 October 1934 his estate had been probatedJohn Cossart, late of Toowoomba, hospital attendant (realty £589, personalty £1122).

Children of John Cossart and Rosana Edith Garton Gough

John Cossart

M, b. 1842, d. 27 April 1914

This photo is thought to be of John and Martha Cossart and their children William, Thomas, Isabella and Agnes. Taken c 1897.
  • John Cossart was born in 1842 in Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker.
  • John Cossart immigrated to Australia in February 1864. with his parents and siblings.
    The "Flying Cloud" - the ship on which the Cossart family travelled to Moreton Bay in 1864.
  • When the Cossart family moved to their farm at Highfields shortly after arriving in Toowoomba, John lived with them but was employed by the Railway Department in the constrruction of the railway line from Ipswich to Toowoomba, up the Toowoomba Range. Family hearesay is that he later returned to Ireland to bring back Martha French, his girlfriend but she arrived in Australia in July 1865 having been sponsered by John.
  • At the age of 24 years, John Cossart married Martha French on 2 April 1866 in Queensland. John's occupation was given as a butcher of Main Range and Martha's residence as Toowoomba. After their marriage they lived on the Highfields property with Henry and Mary and John's siblings. John and Martha had 11 children, however it seems that none of their births were officially registered. The dates given in the book " History of the Cossart and Alied Families" have not been verified.
  • John Cossart was present at a function on 24 May 1879. Alfred Merritt was the chairman a morning tea held at Albert Mills to farewell Rev R A Bailey of the Primitive Methodist Church. Messers Stone, Case, Cossart and Bailey all spoke. Edward Pechey was unable to attend. Rev Bailey gave his final sermon at the Crow's Nest Court House the following day.
  • In 1887 John Cossart was paying rates to the Crow's Nest Shire Council for land at Portion 82, Aubigny Geham, to the Highfields Council - this would be the original land his father Henry selected. The property was used extensively during WWII as a training ground for the Military.
    John worked on the farm but also had a team of horses and transported goods from Toowoomba to Highfields, Geham and Pipe Clay.
  • He and Martha French appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Cabarlah. John was a farmer.
  • On 25 September 1906,his wife, Martha French died in Queensland. After Martha's death John lived in Toowoomba.
  • John Cossart died on 27 April 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 1 May 1914 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. His funeral service was conducted by Rev Joseph Lundie.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. John's name was amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to John Cossart - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of John Cossart and Martha French

John Cossart

M, b. circa 1770
  • John Cossart was born circa 1770.
  • John Cossart married Unknown Crosthwait on 4 September 1802 in Ireland.
  • In 1815 That the following advertisement inserted everyday to the 8th September in Saunders and Carricks newspapers -

    Harbour of Bullock near to Dun Laoghaire

    "The Corporation for preserving and improving the Port of Dublin hereby give notice that they will receive proposals for building a new quay wall, pier, and other improvements of the harbour of Bullock agreeable to the plan, elevation, section and specification to be seen at the Ballast Office each day prior to Wednesday the 9th day of September next after which day no proposals will be received."

    The proposals to be sealed up and directed to John Cossart, Esq. Secretary and endorsed "Proposal for building etc. a pier at Bullock".

    27th August 1818 By Order

    John Cossart, Secretary.
  • An interesting letter from Belfast Chamber of Commerce dated 28 June 1821 was sent to John Cossart Esq. at the Ballast Office in Dublin, and it read as follows:-

    "In consequence of the several losses that have been sustained by Merchant Shipowners and Underwriters, by vessels running on the Skulmartin and the Long Rock, the Chamber of Commerce of this town have to beg that you will be so kind as to lay the (enclosed) chart and the remarks thereon before the Corporation who if they have the power of fixing perches on the rocks there laid down, will by so doing render a most essential service to vessels passing through the Channel. The number of vessels that have struck on these Rocks is greater than Mr Mathews' statement and the Caesar in 1813 was totally lost and not more than about £80,000 saved out of about £120,000 the value of her cargo, and since this chart was made out the Britannia belonging to Messrs Barber & Purdy of your City, was on one of these rocks but got off. Should the Corporation have it in their power to fix perches on these Rocks, I shall be happy to get them any further information."

    - J. G., Sec. Chamber of Commerce of Belfast.

John Cossart

M, b. circa 1700

John Cossart Fourth

M, b. 1773, d. 1834

Children of John Cossart Fourth and Elizabeth Crosthwait

John Henry Cossart

M, b. 31 March 1902, d. 1969

Minnie Cossart nee Shaw (1875-1967) with her four children Jack, Ivy, Ethel and Reginald. Photo courtesy of Rod Chapman
Photograph by Rod Chapman
  • John Henry Cossart was also known as Rene.
  • He was born on 31 March 1902 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw.
  • John Henry Cossart was educated at East State School, Toowoomba, He then attended Toowoomba Grammar School before joining his father in the saddlery business. After his father's death John continued the business.
  • He attended school in Toowoomba Grammar.
  • At the age of 29 years and 7 days, John Henry Cossart married 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.
  • 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.
  • He was session Clerk at St Stephens Presbyterian church. He was also associated with the Boy Scouts, Temperance Movement, East State School, Toowoomba Bowling Club, Fairholme College, etc. He was also an alderman for the Toowoomba City Council.
  • John Henry Cossart died in 1969 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was buried in Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba.

John Leland Cossart

M, b. 1808

John Cossart Third

M, b. 1721
  • John Cossart Third was born in 1721 in County Cork, Ireland.
  • He was the son of Pierre Cossart Tenth and Elizabeth Perdriau.
  • In 1753 he became the Sheriff of Cork.
  • At the age of 34 years, John Cossart Third married Margaret Cavendish on 9 November 1755 in Ireland. John's occupation on the marriage record was given as Esquire.

Children of John Cossart Third and Margaret Cavendish

Joseph Cossart

M, b. 14 November 1846, d. 25 December 1911

Cossart Brother's Sawmill - Gatton
  • Joseph Cossart was born on 14 November 1846 in County Antrim, Ireland.
  • He was the son of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker.
  • Joseph Cossart joined the Irish Constabulary around 1862. A descendant still owns Joseph's ebony baton with a bone disc that bears his constabulary number.
  • He immigrated to Queensland in February 1864. on the "Flying Cloud" with his parents and siblings. He was 23 years old.
    The "Flying Cloud" - the ship on which the Cossart family travelled to Moreton Bay in 1864.
  • On 30 July 1868 the Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser published a list of names and donation amounts for the Highfields Testimonial for Mr W H Groom MLA. Joseph's name was on the list having donated 2s/6d.
  • On 17 November 1871 William Wilkes and Joseph Cossart were charged with removing timber from a Crown Reserve without have a license. On the 18th they appeared in Court. The Toowoomba Chronicle and Advertiser reported:-""Joseph Cossart and William Wilkes appeared in custody charged with stealing timber, the property of Martin Meldon. Mr. Ocock appeared for the complainant. It appeared from the evidence that Meldon missed some cedar logs from Perseverance Scrub which he claimed as his properly, and saw one of the logs on a dray. He applied for and obtained a search warrant, and on Saturday last he in company with Constable Delamer went to the above scrub, where they saw two drays loaded with cedar In the possession of Joseph Cossart and William Wilkes; of these logs Meldon claimed one on one dray and three on the other as his property Cossart and Wilkes were apprehended and taken to the Toowoomba lockup, and the drays were also taken into Toowoomba. Meldon, In his evidence before the Court, said he knew the timber was his by a particular mark, that he valued it at £10, that It might have been cut seven or eight months, that he helped to cut the big log with Matthew McDermott, and the other logs with Joe Hoey, Jenkins, and other men. Henry Kahler deposed to cutting timber for Meldon, with other men, seven or eight months ago, and helping to brand the logs in the latter end of April- three of the logs on the dray outside the Courthouse was part of the timber then cut and branded. Matthew McDermott corroborated the evidence of Meldon, and stated the big log outside the Court was one that he helped Meldon to cut six or seven months ago. Matthias Graham deposed: l am a carrier; I employed Cossart and Wilkes to take the timber outside the Court from Perseverance Scrub to Mr Cocks' saw mill to Toowoomba ; I helped them to load it, and told them to deliver it at Cocks' yard to my order; the timber was felted by Harry Wynyard over three years ago; his brands were on the timber at the butts of the logs; the butts have- been cut off; I purchased the timber from Wynyard about three years ago; I did not see the timber, but he authorised me to take the timber with his brand ; I saw his brand on the logs now outside the Court; I saw Meldon and his men cutting the part of the big log now outside the Court on which the brand was; I believe the timber outside the Court to be my property. Cross-examined by Mr. Ocock I have known Wynyard four or five years ; he lived at Highfields when I purchased the timber; he did not deliver any Umber- he told me to take It; I paid him £1 for the timber; Wynyard did not tell me bow many logs he had In the scrub ; I saw these logs In the scrub eight or nine months ago; Meldon's men were there at the time- Harry Kahler was one of them ; I saw them cutting the butt of the big log and gave them notice not to touch any timber with the WH brand; they cut off the butt;, Wynyard is in the colony ; I saw him not long ago; he Is out of town now ; I hold a timber license which I renew half-yearly. The witness was told by the Police Magistrate that he could refuse to answer any question that might incriminate himself Martin Meldon recalled: I did not fell the tree from which the large log was taken ; there Is not a tree standing in the scrub that is any good: I believe they have all been felled over seven years; by cutting the log I mean I cut the tree Into lengths fit for removing; I did not cut off any brands to my knowledge ; I cut the logs believing them to be the property of the Government and I being duly licensed to cut and remove timber; Graham never cautioned me not to cut off brands; he offered to purchase from me the very timber he now claims. The prisoners were discharged from custody."
  • In 1874 Joseph Cossart lived in Perseverance, Queensland.
  • He and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood were of the Primitave Methodist faith.
  • On 11 February 1874 On 11 February, 1874 a notice appeared in the "Brisbane Courier" stating that Joseph Cossart's application for 120 acres of land at Crow's Nest had been accepted.
  • At the age of 27 years, 8 months and 21 days, Joseph Cossart married Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood, daughter of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings, on 4 August 1874. They were married in William Bidgood's home at Pipe Clay, Perseverance. A wedding notice appeared in The Brisbane Courier on 7 August 1874. It stated "COSSART-BIDGOOD -On the 4th August, at the house of Mr. Wm Bidgood, by the Rev. A. Midgley, Joseph second son of Henry and Mary Cossart, of Highfields, to Annie, fourth daughter of William and Sarah Bidgood, of Highfields."
  • In 1875 Both Joseph and David Cossart worked at the Cameron and Hebbels Sawmill at Perseverance where they became skilled sawmill hands. They also worked at Duncan Munro's Mill at Geham, Filchie & Broadfoots at Hampton Sawmills (located at Merrits Creek) and Pechey's Mill at Pechey.
  • On 24 September 1876,Joseph Cossart's son, Albert Leslie Cossart was born in Queensland.
  • On 18 October 1876,his daughter, Lydia Beatrice Cossart died in Perseverance, Queensland, at age 1.
  • Joseph Cossart was the informant of the death of Henry Cossart on 11 January 1878 in Highfields. 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.
  • Joseph Cossart selected land in Crow's Nest . He was granted a certificate to the 63 acres on Perseverance Creek - Portion 16 (Parish of Crow's Nest)
    in 1879.
    Cossart Selections - Pipe Clay
  • In 1880 Joseph later became interested in the clay deposits on the banks of Pipeclay Creek and engaged a potter from England to produce among other things flower pots and tea pots. With the potter moving to Brisbane for greener pastures, this venture faded.
  • On 21 March 1880,Joseph Cossart's daughter, Florence Annie Grace Cossart was born in Queensland, Australia.
  • On 10 November 1880, a fund raising event was held for the ensuing the newly built Perseverence Primitive Methodist Church, which cost £41, excluding gratuitous labour, was opened free of debt. Joseph Cossart acted as steward for the meeting which was chaired by Rev Thomas Thatcher, and attended by Mr Munro, Mr Littleton, Mr Mitchell, Mr Stone, and Mr Merritt. A special thanks went to William Gunter.
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.
  • In 1886 Joseph Cossart was paying rates to the Crow's Nest Council, Crow's Nest, on Portion 16, an area of 42 acres.
  • On 30 April 1886,Joseph Cossart's daughter, Ethel Maud Cossart was born in Perseverance, Queensland, Australia.
  • On 31 March 1888,Joseph Cossart's daughter, Beatrice Kathleen Cossart was born in Queensland.
  • Joseph Cossart and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood moved to Dugandan in 1890. The property at Pipeclay was sold to Annie's brother Alfred (Fred.)
  • On 5 September 1893,Joseph Cossart's daughter, Ruby Ileen Cossart was born in Boonah, Queensland.
  • In 1899 Joseph Cossart lived in Newfarm.
  • 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."
  • He was the informant of the death of Mary Walker on 12 April 1902 in 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.
  • Joseph Cossart died on 25 December 1911 in Newfarm, Queensland, at age 65.
  • He was buried on 27 December 1911 in Toowong Cemetery after a funeral service conducted at his home by the Revs. C Martin and R Stewart. He was buried with his baby daughter Lydia who died in 1876.
  • The following article appeared in the The Courier Mail on 30 December 1911.DEATH OF A PIONEER. Mr. Joseph Cossart, of Gatton.
    On the evening of Christmas Day there passed away at his residence, Babbiloora New Farm, an old resident of Queensland, Mr. Joseph Cossart, late of Gatton. The deceased gentleman was a brother of Mr. John Cossart, of Toowoomba, Mr. James Cossart, of Dugandan, and Mrs Maddern, of Crows Nest. The late Mr. Cossart came to Queensland from County Antrim, North of Ireland, where he was born on November 14, 1840, in company with his father and mother and other members of their family on the ship The Flying Cloud in the year 1864. Soon after the arrival of the Cossart family they went to the Toowoomba district, and were amongst the pioneer settlers upon the lands surrounding the Perseverance Creek. Mr Cossart was engaged nearly the whole of his 47 years' residence in Queensland in connection with, the timber industry. Mainly through his instrumentality some of the large milling concerns that have been operating for upwards of 40 years in the Perseverance district were established, as he directed the attention of interested parties to the vast timber resources there. About the year1890 he removed to the Dugandan district, where he remained for about 11 years. Subsequently, with his son Sidney, he took over the timber milling business at Gatton. About three years ago, on account of the progress of the business, his other three sons Leslie, Percy and Norman, were taken into it. Some months ago his health began to fail rapidly, and on account of this he retired from the business, leaving it to his sons. During the late Mr Cossart's stay in Gatton he took a prominent part in many of the movements for the welfare of the district. He was one of the prime movers and held the position of chairman in connection with the erection of the fine monument in Gatton to the memory of the soldiers who fell in the South African wars. It is interesting to note that two of the late gentleman's sons, Sidney and Percy, were actively engaged in the South fighting campaign, and saw some hard fighting Mr Sidney Cossart is now an active member of the Legion of Frontiersmen in Brisbane. The late Mr Cossart was a man who was highly respected by all who knew him. He was a man of strong personal conviction and led according thereto. He was for many years a layman of the Primitive Methodist Church in the Toowoomba district. During the months of of his sufferings he manifested all those qualities of patience, endurance and faith in a manner consistent with his life and beliefs. He leaves a wife and eight children - four sons and four daughters. His remains were interred at the Toowong Cemetery. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev. C. Martin who assisted by the Rev. R. Stewart, conducted the final offices at the grave."

Children of Joseph Cossart and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood

Joseph Cossart

M, b. 1788
  • Joseph Cossart was born in 1788 in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of Dr Christian Frederick Cossart and Ann Gordon.
  • Joseph went to school in Dublin. In his late teens he was excluded from Gracehill for 'misbehaviour' [perhaps his early marriage to Susan Davidson]. He lived in Galgorm, and despite pleas to be allowed to visit his widowed mother in the old family house was never re-admitted. When his father died all Joseph received from the will was a feather bed and his wearing apparel. He had numerous descendants but there appears to be none of the Cossart name left in Ireland.
    Joseph was however, named as Executor of his mother Ann Gordon's will made in 1830.
  • Joseph Cossart married Susan Davidson circa 1805.
  • When Joseph Cossart's son Henry died in Australia in 1878, Joseph's occupation was given as a carpenter.

Children of Joseph Cossart and Susan Davidson

Joseph Cossart

M, b. 1772, d. circa 1788
  • Joseph Cossart was born in 1772.
  • He was the son of Dr Christian Frederick Cossart and Ann Gordon.
  • Joseph Cossart died circa 1788 in Ireland. He died at the age of 16 from a "putrid fever" while at school in Dublin.