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 Nineth

M, b. 20 March 1656, d. 23 April 1731
  • Jean Cossart Nineth 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 Nineth married Judith Faneuil on 29 April 1693 in Holland. Judith was a Huguenot refugee.
  • Jean Cossart Nineth 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 Twelfth

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 Jacques visited Nice most likely to escape the religious intolerance of that year.
  • He had joined the Huguenots 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 brother 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 Presbyterian 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
  • 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 Montague 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.
  • John 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, personally £1122).

Children of John Cossart and Rosana Edith Garton Gough

John Cossart

M, b. 1841, 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 1841 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 construction of the railway line from Ipswich to Toowoomba, up the Toowoomba Range. Family heresay is that he later returned to Ireland to bring back Martha French, his girlfriend, but she arrived in Australia in July 1865 having been sponsored by John.
  • At the age of 25 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 Allied 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 Pipeclay.
  • 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.
  • John 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. 20 July 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 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 a 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 on 20 July 1969 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 67.
  • John was buried in Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba.