Reginald George Cossart

M, b. 25 November 1910, d. 16 August 1989

Minnie Cossart nee Shaw (1875-1967) with her four children Jack, Ivy, Ethel and Reginald. Photo courtesy of Rod Chapman
Photograph by Rod Chapman
  • Reginald George Cossart was born on 25 November 1910 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw.
  • Reginald George Cossart attended school in East State School He then completed his education at Scotts College in Warwick.
  • Reginald was the best man 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.
  • Reginald George Cossart and Clara Bryce Balthes were engaged in April 1937.
  • At the age of 27 years and 14 days, Reginald George Cossart married 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.
  • He was Bank Accountant, Manager for the National Bank having served in Monto, Mackay, Ravenshoe and Gympie.
  • In October 1948 He was appointed Justice of the Peace while he was in Sarina (with the National Bank) in October 1948.
  • Reginald George Cossart died on 16 August 1989 at age 78.

Bourgeois Robert Cossart

M, b. 1550, d. 1637
  • Bourgeois Robert Cossart was born in 1550 in France.
  • He was the son of Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart and Jacquette Puchot.
  • He was a Bourgeois and merchant of Rouen and his descendants constituted the Catholic branch of the Cossarts of Rouen.
  • At the age of 45 years, Bourgeois Robert Cossart married Marie Le Fort on 9 August 1595. They had two sons and one daughter.
  • Bourgeois Robert Cossart died in 1637.

Children of Bourgeois Robert Cossart and Marie Le Fort

Romain Cossart

M, b. 1548

Ruby Ileen Cossart

F, b. 5 September 1893, d. 1957
  • Ruby Ileen Cossart was born on 5 September 1893 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cossart and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood.
  • At the age of 22 years, 8 months and 22 days, Ruby Ileen Cossart married Iva Roxburgh Wentworth Miles on 27 May 1916 in Queensland.
  • At the time their brother Noel died in Brisbane on 23 June 1944, both Ruby Ileen Cossart and Ethel Maud Cossart lived in Brisbane.
  • Ruby Ileen Cossart died in 1957 in Queensland.

Samuel Cossart

M, b. 1601, d. 15 April 1601

Samuel James Cossart

M, b. 22 January 1884, d. 3 April 1946
  • Samuel James Cossart was born on 22 January 1884 in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
  • He was the son of James Cossart and Rhoda Bidgood.
  • Samuel James Cossart attended school in Boonah State School after 1890.
  • He attended school in Ipswich Boys Grammar.
  • At the age of 27 years, Samuel James Cossart married Irene Beatrice Eva, daughter of Canon Richard Roberts Eva and Eliza Jane Hicks, in 1912 in Queensland. Samuel's sister Nellie married Irene's brother Oswald in 1920.
  • Samuel James Cossart died on 3 April 1946 in Queensland at age 62.
  • He was buried on 6 April 1946 in Boonah, Queensland.

Samuel Cossart Second

M, b. 1668
  • Samuel Cossart Second was born in 1668 in France.
  • He was the son of David Cossart and Marguerite Congnard.
  • Samuel Cossart Second immigrated in 1669 with David Cossart and Marguerite Congnard. David and Marguerite fled to Ireland before the Revocation with their family of seven children and established themselves in Dublin. Another three children were born there.
  • Samuel Cossart Second married Jane Unknown circa 1690.

Children of Samuel Cossart Second and Jane Unknown

Sarah Cossart

F, b. 1850, d. 24 September 1904
  • Sarah Cossart was born in 1850 in Northern Ireland. her year of birth is quoted as 1850 in the Cossart Book but cemetery records show she was 52 years old at thre time of her death, making her year of birth 1852.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker.
  • Sarah Cossart immigrated to Queensland in 1862. at the age of 10 on the "Flying Cloud" with her parents and siblings.
    The "Flying Cloud" - the ship on which the Cossart family travelled to Moreton Bay in 1864.
  • Sarah resided with her parents at Highfields and then at Pipeclay and, after the death of her father in 1879 cared for her mother in Toowoomba and Ipswich until her mother's death in 1902. She then went to live with her sister Mary Ann and her husband John Maddern at Emu Creek. Sarah never married.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. She most likely lived with her sister Mary Ann and her husband John Maddern.
  • Sarah Cossart died on 24 September 1904 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
    Gravestones of John and Mary Ann (nee Cossart) Maddern and Mary Ann's sister Sarah Cossart, Crows Nest Cemetery.
  • Sarah's sister Mary Ann Maddern, who died 8 years later was buried with Sarah. Their headstone reads
    Mary Ann Maddern 1 April 1912, aged 49
    Sarah Cossart 124 September 1904 Sister of Mrs Maddern.

Sarah Cossart

F, b. 1779
  • Sarah Cossart was born in 1779.
  • She was the daughter of Dr Christian Frederick Cossart and Ann Gordon.
  • Sarah Cossart attended school in Northern Ireland.
  • At the age of 20 years, Sarah Cossart married William Eagleson in 1799.
  • According to the Gracehill diaries, Sarah Cossart died. Young leaving five children. William remarried to the widow Catherine Logan, and died in Gracehill aged 77.

Sarah Ann Cossart

F, b. 16 October 1873, d. 10 August 1946

Children of Sarah Ann Cossart and Samuel George Turner Lindsay

Sidney Joseph Cossart

M, b. 24 June 1878, d. April 1954
  • Sidney Joseph Cossart was born on 24 June 1878 in Perseverance, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Cossart and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood.
  • Sidney Joseph Cossart attended school in Boonah Rural School.
  • In 1890 he was Sawmill owner in partnership with father at Gatton.
  • He began military service in 1900. with the Queensland Mounted Infantry in the Boer War
    Sidney (also spelt Sydney) Joseph Cossart was born on 24 June 1878 He joined 3 Queensland Mounted Infantry (3 Queensland Bushmen), as a Private, service number 47, in January or February 1900 when the regiment was formed as part of the third Queensland contingent to be sent to South Africa. The Queensland Mounted Infantry left Brisbane on 1 March, 1900 onboard the transport 'Duke of Portland' and arrived at Cape Town on 2 April, 1900. On its arrival in South Africa, 3 Queensland Mounted Infantry was incorporated into the Rhodesian Field Force becoming the 2 Regiment, Private Cossart participated in operations in Rhodesia, the Transvaal, and Orange Free State. The most notable action being the Relief of Mafeking. During his service in Africa he served as Acting Corporal. During May 1901, 3 Queensland Mounted Infantry was relieved from further service in South Africa. Private Cossart returned to Queensland.
  • In 1901 Sidney Joseph Cossart lived in Gatton. He remained there until Sidney retired in 1946.
  • At the age of 26 years, 8 months and 10 days, Sidney Joseph Cossart married Ivy Agnes Louisa Smith, daughter of Alfred Halcolm Smith and Margaret Ovens, on 6 March 1905 in Queensland.
  • At the time their brother Noel died in Brisbane on 23 June 1944, both Sidney Joseph Cossart and Albert Leslie Cossart lived in Gatton.
  • In 1946,his wife, Ivy Agnes Louisa Smith died in Queensland.
  • Sidney Joseph Cossart died in April 1954 in Queensland at age 75.
  • He was buried on 9 April 1954 in Gatton Cemetery.
  • On 13 April 1954 his funeral notice appeared in The Courier Mail:- "COSSART.— Relatives and Friends of Major and Mrs. Leslie D. Cossart and Family, of 5 Macquarie Heights, Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, Mr. Andrew Philp, Jun., and Family, Forest Hill, and Mr. James Phlip and Family, Mt. Whitestone, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Father, their dear Father-in-law, and their beloved Grandfather, Sydney Joseph Cossart, late of Gatton, which is appointed to leave St. Alban's Church of England, Gatton, Tomorrow (Friday) after service commencing at 2 o'clock, for the Gatton Cemetery. GATTON FUNERAL DIRECTORS. COSSART.— The Relatives and friends of Mr. A. L. Cossart, Brisbane, Mr. and Mrs. George Bruce Smith, Sydney, Mrs. Ruby Miles, Brisbane, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Brother and Brother-in-law, Sydney Joseph Cossart, late of Gatton, which is appointed to leave St. Alban's Church of England, Gatton, To-morrow (Friday) after service commencing at 2 o'clock, for the Gatton Cemetery.

Children of Sidney Joseph Cossart and Ivy Agnes Louisa Smith

Solomon Cossart

M, b. 5 February 1670
  • Solomon Cossart was born on 5 February 1670 in Ireland.
  • He was the son of David Cossart and Marguerite Congnard.
  • Solomon Cossart was baptized on 15 February 1670 in French Church of Dublin. His sponsors were his uncle Isaac Cossart, cousin David Daussy and elder sister Judith Cossart.

Sophia Magdalena Cossart

F, b. 23 March 1786, d. 19 December 1810
  • Sophia Magdalena Cossart was born on 23 March 1786 in Antrim, Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of Dr Christian Frederick Cossart and Ann Gordon.
  • Sophia Magdalena Cossart attended school in Ireland.
  • Sophia Magdalena Cossart died on 19 December 1810 in Fulneck at age 24. on a visit to her sister and brother in law Hasse in Fulneck, leaving as her father sadly notes "her little riding whip as a token of remembrance between her and me."
  • She was buried on 23 December 1810 in Moravian Cemetery, Fulneck.

Stanley Joseph Cossart

M, b. 13 September 1900, d. 1978
  • Stanley Joseph Cossart was born on 13 September 1900 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert Leslie Cossart and Mary Anne Batch.
  • He was an accountant with the National Bank in Queensland before moving to Sydney.
  • At the age of 33 years, Stanley Joseph Cossart married Edna Edwards in 1934 in Chatswood, New South Wales.
  • Stanley Joseph Cossart died in 1978 in New South Wales.

Susan Cossart

F, b. circa 1806

Susan Cossart

F, b. 1813

Suzanne Cossart

F, b. 4 February 1581, d. 27 February 1607
  • Suzanne Cossart was baptized on 4 February 1581 in France.
  • She was the daughter of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain.
  • At the age of 23 years and 18 days, Suzanne Cossart married Daniel Mayer on 22 February 1604.
  • Suzanne Cossart died on 27 February 1607 at age 26.

Suzanne Cornelia Cossart

F, b. 1730
  • Suzanne Cornelia Cossart was born in 1730 in County Cork, Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of Pierre Cossart Tenth and Elizabeth Perdriau.
  • Suzanne Cornelia Cossart married John Lapp circa 1755.
  • In 1784Suzanne Cornelia Cossart was named as a beneficiary of Pierre Cossart Thirteenth's will, should his children die before his wife. It provided that his wife Elizabeth (nee Roberts) "should have the use of all his plate for life" and that "in case my children die before my wife, I leave her one-third of all my substance, on-third to my brother Isaac of London, and the other third between my three sisters, Margaret Carelton, Elizabeth Baker and Suzanne Lapp."

Children of Suzanne Cornelia Cossart and John Lapp

Suzanne Cossart Fourth

F, b. 1711

Suzanne Marguerite Cossart

F, b. 6 February 1699

Suzanne Marguerite Cossart Second

F, b. 11 September 1712, d. 17 September 1749
  • Suzanne Marguerite Cossart Second was baptized on 11 September 1712 in Holland.
  • She was the daughter of Isaac Cossart Second and Suzanne Cornelie de la Fontaine.
  • Suzanne Marguerite Cossart Second died on 17 September 1749 in Holland at age 37. She never married.

Suzanne Cossart Third

F, b. 1681

Thelma Grace Cossart

F, b. 20 April 1904

Child of Thelma Grace Cossart and Matthew Gibson

Thomas Cossart

M, b. 3 March 1889, d. 29 March 1889
  • Thomas Cossart was born on 3 March 1889 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Cossart and Rhoda Bidgood.
  • Thomas Cossart died on 29 March 1889 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • He was buried on 30 March 1889 in Boonah, Queensland.

Thomas Alexander Cossart

M, b. 23 June 1881, d. 1 June 1936
  • Thomas Alexander Cossart was born on 23 June 1881 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Cossart and Martha French.
  • He was was an engine driver for the Railway Department.
  • Thomas Alexander Cossart lived in Queensland.
  • At the age of 23 years, Thomas Alexander Cossart married Cara Hilda Lucy Greenwood, daughter of James Cooper Greenwood and Ellen Lavinia Woolley, in 1905 in Queensland.
  • Thomas Alexander Cossart lived in Warwick before returning to Toowoomba.
  • Thomas Alexander Cossart died on 1 June 1936 in Queensland at age 54.
  • He was buried on 2 June 1936 in Queensland. His headstone shows he was buried with wife Hilda and son Noel.

Children of Thomas Alexander Cossart and Cara Hilda Lucy Greenwood

Thomas Cossart Fifth

M, b. 1575

Bourgeois Thomas Cossart First

M, b. 1465, d. 1541
  • Bourgeois Thomas Cossart First was born in 1465.
  • Bourgeois Thomas Cossart First married Jehanne Fleury circa 1485.
  • Bourgeois Thomas Cossart First died in 1541.
  • From History of Cossart and Allied Families - "Thomas Cossart was a property holder and a member of Rouen's "Bourgeoisie". He was a very wealthy man and with his two sons Thomas and Jehan, was interested in dyes and their use in dying cloth and yarns. He purchased Seigneurie de Franqueville for his older son, Thomas, and for the younger, Jehan, the Seigneurie de Broschestre. However the brothers did not seek enoblement, in fact Thomas refused to pay "franc-fief", the tax levied on the noble owner of a feudal estate, on the ground that he did not belong to the nobility and was exempted because of rights and privileges as "Bourgeois". The Cossart brothers were born Catholics but Thomas abandoned the Catholic Church and joined the Huguenot party, while Jehan, adhered to the religion of his father throughout his life. At the time of the Reformation the Cossarts of Rouen were divided in their Religious opinions. Those of the name who forsook the Catholic Church, as well as their descendants, held fast to the Reformed faith with the utmost zeal and courage until the Revocation at which time every Cossart who belonged to the Huguenot Church (except Isaac Cossart, Third (who was murdered ) left France and sought asylum in foreign parts."

Children of Bourgeois Thomas Cossart First and Jehanne Fleury

Bourgeois Thomas Cossart Second

M, b. 1496

Children of Bourgeois Thomas Cossart Second and Anne Baillart

Children of Bourgeois Thomas Cossart Second and Marie du Champ

Thomas Cossart the Third, Sueur de Franqueville

M, b. 1524, d. 1584
  • Thomas Cossart the Third, Sueur de Franqueville was born in 1524.
  • He was the son of Bourgeois Thomas Cossart Second and Anne Baillart.
  • Thomas Cossart the Third, Sueur de Franqueville married Jeanne de Bauquemare.
  • Thomas took sides with his father at the Reformation, and cast his lot with the followers of Calvin, all of his descendants firmly adhered to the Protestant Faith. All of his children became members of the Reformed Church of Rouen.
    Although Thomas had a number of sons, the line became extinct, leaving the descendants of his uncle, Jehan Cossart, as the sole representatives of the Cossart name in Rouen.
  • Thomas Cossart the Third, Sueur de Franqueville died in 1584. He died some time between April and 25 August that year.

Children of Thomas Cossart the Third, Sueur de Franqueville and Jeanne de Bauquemare

Unnamed Cossart

M, b. 1707, d. 16 May 1707