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 1843, d. 25 December 1911

Cossart Brother's Sawmill - Gatton
  • Joseph Cossart was born on 14 November 1843 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 possesses 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.
    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 felled 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 an ytimber- he told me to take it; I paid him £1 for the timber; Wynyard did not tell me how 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 Primitive Methodist faith.
  • On 11 February 1874, 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 30 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 Pipeclay, 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 Hebbel's Sawmill at Perseverance where they became skilled sawmill hands. They also worked at Duncan Munro's Mill at Geham, Filshie & Broadfoot 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 was also executor of his father's will and after his death sold the property to the Case family.
  • 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 Perseverance 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.
  • On 7 February 1899 an article appeared in the Brisbane Courier regarding the election of both James and Joseph Cossart to the Boonah school commitee. 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."

  • In 1899 Joseph Cossart lived in New Farm.
  • He was the informant of the death of Mary Walker on 12 April 1902 in Toowoomba, Queensland. Her son Joseph Cossart of Brisbane ws the informant on the death certificate.It showed Mary was an 80 year old housewife who had suffered cerebral haemorrhage 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 New Farm, Queensland, at age 68. Joseph and Annie's home Babbiloora was likely named for the property on which Annie's family had lived when first arriving in Queensland.
  • 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 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 year 1890 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.

Joseph Cossart

M, b. 1817, d. March 1882
  • Joseph Cossart was born in 1817.
  • He was the son of Joseph Cossart and Susan Davidson.
  • Between 1848 and 1864 his name appears on a list of Griffiths Valuation of Ireland Index Extracts 1848-1864. He has land at Gloonan, Ahoghill, Co Antrim. He is listed as the Occupier of a house in Gloonan, the Lessor being Rev Robert W Rowan. His brother Alexander held land at Ballykennedy and Gracehill, Ahoghill.
  • His death was recorded with the Northern Ireland Registration District in the March 1882 Quarter. The record shows he was 65 years old at the time of his death.

Judith Cossart

F, b. 12 January 1603, d. 18 February 1684
  • Judith Cossart was born on 12 January 1603 in France.
  • She was the daughter of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain.
  • At the age of 33 years, 6 months and 4 days, Judith Cossart married Alexis Le Conte on 16 July 1636 in Parish of St. Maclou, Rouen. Alexis was a widower.
  • On 4 June 1650,her husband, Alexis Le Conte died.
  • Judith Cossart died on 18 February 1684 at age 81.

Children of Judith Cossart and Alexis Le Conte

Judith Cossart

F, b. 1650

Judith Cossart Fifth

F, b. 1705, d. 1705

Judith Cossart Fourth

F, b. 1658
  • Judith Cossart Fourth was born in 1658 in France.
  • She was the daughter of David Cossart and Marguerite Congnard.
  • Judith Cossart Fourth 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.
  • Judith Cossart Fourth witnessed the baptism of Solomon Cossart on 15 February 1670 in French Church of Dublin; His sponsors were his uncle Isaac Cossart, cousin David Daussy and elder sister Judith Cossart.

Judith Cossart Second

F, b. 25 January 1637, d. 23 March 1641
  • Judith Cossart Second was born on 25 January 1637 in France.
  • She was the daughter of Pierre Cossart Third and Marie Baudouyn.
  • Judith Cossart Second died on 23 March 1641 in France at age 4.

Judith Cossart Sixth

F, b. 1710

Laurence Cossart

M, b. 1544, d. before 1611

Laurence Cossart

M, b. 1537

Bourgeois Laurent Cossart

M, b. 1552

Children of Bourgeois Laurent Cossart and Judith Conteux

Leland Cossart

M, b. 1843, d. 1898
  • Leland Cossart was born in 1843 in Portugal.
  • He was the son of Peter Cossart Second and Jane Edwards.
  • In 1870, after their father's Peter Cossart's death, Charles and Leland took over the firm of Cossart, Gordon & Co. When Leland died in 1898, Charles became the senior partner.
  • Like his brother Charles Leland had a keen interest in plants. He owned a home high up on a hilliside."This Quinta was constructed in the beginning of the 14th century, when a Dr, Gordon, born in London, came to live to Madeira and decided to build a home in Monte. In 1871 Gordon sold his Quinta to Leland Cossart. On July 24th, 1899, Luis Rocha Machado bought the Quinta" "One morning I was walking on the terrace in front of Mr. Leland Cossart's house in Madeira, at an elevation of close upon 2000 feet above the sea" a position perfect for growing ferns and camelias - In Mr Leland Cossart's beautiful and extensive grounds many rare and curious plants and trees from all parts of the world are to be seen (introduced by Mrs Webster Gordon). "This quinta is celebrated for its beautiful camellias, and Mrs Leland Cossart has some fine Australian tree ferns growing in the open air."
  • Leland Cossart died in 1898.

Leslie Dunlop Cossart

M, b. 18 November 1906, d. 1971

Leslie Roy Cossart

M, b. 6 August 1902, d. 4 October 1966
  • Leslie Roy Cossart was also known as Roy.
  • He was born on 6 August 1902 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert Leslie Cossart and Mary Anne Batch.
  • He was an accountant, Queensland National Bank.
  • Leslie Roy Cossart and Lorna Irene Utting were engaged on 27 January 1940; A notice appeared in "The Courier Mail" on that day - COSSART — UTTING. — The engagement is announced of Lorna Irene Utting, only Daughter of Mrs. W. Utting, of Mornlngside, Brisbane , and Leslie Roy Cossart, second eldest Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cossart, of Gordon Park, Brisbane.
  • At the age of 37 years, 8 months and 28 days, Leslie Roy Cossart married Lorna Irene Utting on 4 May 1940 in Queensland. Lorna was listed as Lorna Irene Edwards.
  • Leslie Roy Cossart died on 4 October 1966 in Queensland at age 64.

Louise Cossart

F, b. 1552

Luc Cossart

M, b. 1648
  • Luc Cossart was born in 1648 in France.
  • He was the son of Estienne Cossart Third and Esther du Mesnil.
  • At the age of 26 years, Luc Cossart married Jeanne Montier, daughter of Jean Montier and Jeanne Le Sueur, on 17 June 1674.
  • "In 1684 Luc Cossart fled Holland, and some of his offspring are included in the list of Huguenots, refugees residing at Frankfurt, Germany, where a large family was raised."

Children of Luc Cossart and Jeanne Montier

Lucy Cossart

F, b. 1810

Lucy Eva Cossart

F, b. 6 November 1881, d. 23 May 1945
  • Lucy Eva Cossart was born on 6 November 1881 in Queensland, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of James Cossart and Rhoda Bidgood.
  • Lucy Eva Cossart attended school in Boonah State School.
  • She attended school in Ipswich Girls Grammar.
  • At the age of 25 years, 7 months and 27 days, Lucy Eva Cossart married Emmanuel Raymond, son of Robert Raymond and Rosanna Williams, on 3 July 1907 in Queensland. A Wedding Notice appeared in the "Brisbane Courier" on Saturday, 6 July 1907 regarding the wedding. It read:-
    RAYMOND-COSSART-On Wednesday July 3 at the Methodist Church Boonah by the Rev Jas. H Heston, Emanuel Raymond second son of the late Robt. Raymond Ipswich to Lucy Eva the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs James Cossart "Bona Vista" Dugandan.
  • Lucy Eva Cossart died on 23 May 1945 in Queensland at age 63.

Children of Lucy Eva Cossart and Emmanuel Raymond

Ludwig or Louis Cossart

M, b. 13 March 1741, d. 7 January 1807
  • Ludwig or Louis Cossart was born on 13 March 1741 in Vaud, Switzerland.
  • He was the son of Heinrich Frederic Cossart and Amalia Faillard.
  • Ludwig or Louis Cossart died on 7 January 1807 in Eustonia, Russia, at age 65.

Lydia Beatrice Cossart

F, b. 19 April 1875, d. 18 October 1876
  • Lydia Beatrice Cossart was born on 19 April 1875 in Perseverance, Queensland, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cossart and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood.
  • Lydia Beatrice Cossart died on 18 October 1876 in Perseverance, Queensland, at age 1.
  • Lydia was buried on 20 October 1876 in Toowong Cemetery.

Madeline Cossart

F, b. 1572

Madeline Cossart

F, b. 1588

Margaret Cossart

F, b. 1910

Margaret Cossart

F, b. 1722
  • Margaret Cossart was born in 1722 in County Cork, Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of Pierre Cossart Tenth and Elizabeth Perdriau.
  • Margaret Cossart married George Carleton circa 1745 in Ireland. George was "of Dublin", the fifth son of John Carleton the High Sheriff of Tipperary in 1717.
  • In 1784Margaret Cossart was named as a beneficiary of Pierre Cossart Thirteenth's will. 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 Carleton, Elizabeth Baker and Suzanne Lapp."

Children of Margaret Cossart and George Carleton

Margaret Cossart Second

F, b. 1809
  • Margaret Cossart Second was born in 1809 in Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of John Cossart Fourth and Elizabeth Crosthwait.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census, Margaret Cossart Second was living in the household of William Cossart Second in Middlesex. He was shown as the head of the family born Dublin in 1811. Living with him were his sisters Mary, born Dublin 1809, and Margaret born Dublin 1810, as well as his daughter Elizabeth Jane, born 1844 in Marlebone.

Marguerite Cossart Fifth

F, b. 6 July 1697