Estienne Cossart Eighth

M, b. circa 1652

Estienne Cossart Fourth

M, b. circa 1625

Children of Estienne Cossart Fourth and Marie Goden

Estienne Nicholas Cossart

M, b. 1715

Bourgeois Estienne Cossart Second

M, b. 1597
  • Bourgeois Estienne Cossart Second was baptized in 1597 in Rouen.
  • He was the son of Bourgeois Robert Cossart and Marie Le Fort.
  • Bourgeois Estienne Cossart Second married Romaine Guiffart circa 1624. They had only one child.
  • He was a captain in the 104th Arquebusiers of Rouen.

Child of Bourgeois Estienne Cossart Second and Romaine Guiffart

Estienne Cossart Seventh

M, b. 14 August 1651, d. 27 January 1656

Estienne Cossart Third

M, b. 1606
  • Estienne Cossart Third was born in 1606 in Rouen, France.
  • He was the son of Bourgeois Estienne Cossart and Catherine Acar.
  • At the age of 34 years, Estienne Cossart Third married Esther du Mesnil on 4 November 1640.
  • At the Revocation, Estienne, the third, and his wife were forced to sign abjurations under military compulsion. They left France and went to Holland. They had 9 children.

Children of Estienne Cossart Third and Esther du Mesnil

Estierinne Cossart

M, b. 26 June 1641, d. 28 February 1644

Estierinne Cossart Sixth

M, b. 5 June 1645, d. before 1651

Ethel Beatrice Cossart

F, b. 28 June 1906, d. 21 July 1965

Minnie Cossart nee Shaw (1875-1967) with her four children Jack, Ivy, Ethel and Reginald. Photo courtesy of Rod Chapman
Photograph by Rod Chapman
  • Ethel Beatrice Cossart was born on 28 June 1906 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw.
  • Ethel Beatrice Cossart attended school in East State School.
  • She completed her education at the Toowoomba Technical College and High School . She then became a nurse and sat for her Midwifery Examinations. Her name appeared on a list of successful candidates for the Royal Women's Hospital, published in "The Brisbane Courier" on Friday 13 December 1929.
  • She was Sister in Charge, Toowoomba Womens Hospital before leaving to take up the post as Matron at the Monto Hospital. She then returned to Toowoomba in 1940 where she was Matron of the Toowoomba Hospital.
  • She, Minnie and Ivy took a trip abroad. "The Courier Mail" reported - Mrs. George Cossart and Miss Ivy Cossart will leave Brisbane on May 25 by the Largs Bay for England, where they will join Miss Ethel Cossart. They intend spending six months abroad
    with Minnie Maria Shaw and Ivy May Shaw Cossart in 1938.
  • Ethel was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Harold Chapman and Ivy May Shaw Cossart, daughter of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw, on 30 September 1939 in St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Toowoomba; An account of their wedding appeared in "The Courier Mail" on Monday 2nd October 1931 -Two Saturday Weddings At Toowoomba - DAFFODILS and lilies decorated St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Toowoomba, on Saturday evening for the wedding of Miss Ivy May Shaw Cossart and Mr. Harold Chapman. The Rev. C. Mayes (Brisbane), officiated. The bride, who is the elder daughter of Mrs. George Cossart , Campbell Street. Toowoomba, and of the late Mr. George Cossart, wore snow white embroidered cloque. The softly ruched bodice was made with long mitten sleeves, and the skirt extended to form a long train. Tiny clusters of orange buds held in place the veil of Brussels lace and tulle and the bridal bouquet was of orchids. The bridesmaid, Miss Ethel Cossart. was frocked in sunshine tinsel brocade, with a full swing skirt sashed with silver. She added an amber pendant, silver gauntlets, and a hooded bolero of silver lame. Her bouquet was of golden daffodils. Little Jocelyn Cossart, niece of the bride, was flower girl. The bridegroom, who is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Chapman (Murphy's Creek), had Mr. W. A. Cossart for best man. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. J. Cossart. Choral numbers were sung by St. Stephen's Presbyterian Choir, Miss Nance Williams sang, and Mr. H. Swan was organist. At the Cafe Alexandra, where the reception was held, Mrs. Cossart wore Burgundy cobweb lace, with a wide leafed hat of black bakii straw, and carried Burgundy and cream-tinted stocks. Mrs. Chapman favoured a frock of black mariette patterned in a gold hand-painted design, a black straw hat, and a bouquet of red gerberas. Leaving for the wedding tour, which will be spent in the Northern Rivers district, the bride wore silver grey romaine with a tailored coat of light wool in a cranberry shade, and a hat of cranberry straw touched with grey"
    Ivy lived at 43 Campbell Street at the time of her marriage and Harold, who was a clerk, lived at 128 Margaret Street, Toowoomba.
  • At the age of 36 years, 4 months and 17 days, Ethel Beatrice Cossart married Norman Smalley on 14 November 1942 in St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Toowoomba. Their marriage was repoerted in "The Courier Mail" on 17 November 1942 - SMALLEY— COSSART — Members of the Toowoomba General Hospital nursing, staff (of which the bride has been matron for two years), and members of the Voluntary Defence Corps formed a guard of honour at the wedding of Miss Ethel B. Cossart (Toowoomba) and Warrant officer Norman Smalley (Brisbane) at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Toowoomba, on November 14. With her blue street frock, the bride wore a navy picture hat. Mrs. H. Chapman was matron of honour for her sister, and Warrant-officer J. Goodrich was best man.
  • Ethel Beatrice Cossart died on 21 July 1965 in Queensland at age 59.

Ethel Maud Cossart

F, b. 30 April 1886, d. 1953
  • Ethel Maud Cossart was born on 30 April 1886 in Pipeclay, Perseverance, Crow's Nest, Queensland, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cossart and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood.
  • At the age of 23 years, 6 months and 4 days, Ethel Maud Cossart married Henry Batt, son of William Charles Batt and Mary Martha Smart, on 3 November 1909 in Queensland.
  • At the time their brother Noel died in Brisbane on 23 June 1944, both Ethel Maud Cossart and Ruby Ileen Cossart lived in Brisbane.
  • Ethel Maud Cossart died in 1953 in Queensland.

Children of Ethel Maud Cossart and Henry Batt

Florence Annie Grace Cossart

F, b. 21 March 1880, d. 1927
  • Florence Annie Grace Cossart was born on 21 March 1880 in Pipeclay, Crow's Nest, Queensland, Australia.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cossart and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood.
  • At the age of 26 years, 2 months and 22 days, Florence Annie Grace Cossart married Charles Phillip Marshall on 12 June 1906 in Brisbane, Queensland. "The Brisbane Courier" reported on Wednesday 13 June 1906
    MARSHALL-COSSART.-On June 12, at Valley Methodist Church, by the Rev. Robert Stewart, Charles Phillip Marshall, youngest son of Mr. Philip Marshall, of Bundaberg, to Miss Florence Annie Grace Cossart, eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph Cossart, Babbiloora, New Farm.
  • Charles and Florence were living at 'Greta Bank', Tower Street, Albion Heights at the time of their son Jack's death
    in August 1924.
  • Florence Annie Grace Cossart died in 1927 in Glenrowan Private Hospital, Brisbane. The family were living at McMaster Street Toombul at the time of her death which occurred after a short illness.
  • Florence was buried on 11 October 1927 in Nundah Cemetery. A service was conducted at her home in McMaster Street and at the graveside by Rev W L Slater of the Nundah Methodist Church. She was buried with her son Jack who had died three years previously.
  • The following article appeared in The Brisbane Courier on 13 October 1927. "THE LATE MRS. C. P. MARSHALL. After a short illness at the Glenrowan Private Hospital, Mrs. Charles P. Marshall, of McMaster-street, Toombul, passed away on Saturday evening. The deceased lady, who was 48 years of age, was born at Pipeclay Creek, Hampton, Queensland, and was the eldest daughter of Mrs. Annie Cossart, and the late Mr. Joseph Cossart, of Gatton. She leaves her husband and six children to mourn her loss. The funeral took place from her late residence yesterday morning to the Nundah Cemetery. A large number of relatives, business associates, and friends, were present. The chief mourners were Mr. Charles P. Marshall and family, Mrs. A. Cossart (mother), Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cossart and family, Mr. Sidney Cossart and family, Mr. Percy Cossart, Mr. Norman Cossart, Mr. and Mrs. H. Batt, Mr. and Mrs. I. Miles, Mr. Sam Cossart, Mr. Jack M'Cree, Mr. W. H. Marshall and Miss A. Marshall. The Rev. W. L. Slater, of the Nundah Methodist Church, conducted the services at the house and at the graveside. Floral tributes were received "from her own garden," "Charlie and family," "her loving son, Colin," "Mother, Ruby, Ivy, and children,'' "Ethel, Harry, Les., and Minnie, "Sid., Ivy, and family," "Perce and Lyl," "Norman, and Reta," "Aunt Rhoda and family,'' "Jack, Emma, and family," Mr. and Mrs. AV. H. Marshall and family, Miss. A. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Currie, the Walne family, principals and employees of R. W. Thurlow and Co., Ltd., Queensland Oxygen Co., Ltd., Myers and Co., Mr. and Mrs. F. Degen, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hill and Dorothy, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis and family, Mrs. Henley, Mr. L. Brown, Junior Department, Nundah Methodist Sunday School, Misses Sagar and Littleton, Mrs. Carseldine and family, Mr. and Mrs. Deacon, the Bradbury family, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Gow and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. AV. Martin and family, Mr. and Mrs. Glover and family, Mrs. Potter, Rodgers' family, Mr. and Mrs. A. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Waddell, Mr. and Mrs. Fryar, Adams family. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Macintyre, Mr. and Mrs. F. Richardson, pupils High School class. Eagle Junction State School. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Alex. Gow.

Children of Florence Annie Grace Cossart and Charles Phillip Marshall

Francoise Elizabeth Rose Cossart

M, b. 1679, d. 1679

Frederick Alexander Cossart

M, b. 19 January 1796, d. February 1796
  • Frederick Alexander Cossart was born on 19 January 1796 in Grace Hill.
  • He was the son of Dr Christian Frederick Cossart and Ann Gordon.
  • Frederick Alexander Cossart died in February 1796 in Grace Hill, County Antrim.
  • Frederick was buried on 8 February 1796 in Moravian Burial Ground, Grace Hill.

George Cossart

M, b. 9 February 1875, d. 7 February 1936
  • George Cossart was born on 9 February 1875 in Highfields, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Cossart and Martha French.
  • When he finished school, he was apprenticed to a saddler, J Blackburn, in Russell Street, Toowoomba. When the business was sold George stayed with the new owner. In 1904 George bought the saddlers business od McDonald and Quinn also in Russell Street. The business became known as George Cossart's Saddlery - a business he conducted for 32 years.
  • At the age of 26 years, 3 months and 27 days, George Cossart married 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
  • With his saddlery business prospering George turned to other ventures. He was a Trustee and Director of the Toowoomba Permanent Building Society, Director of the Darling Downs Co-operative Stores and Toowoomba Acceptance Pty Ltd, an investment company. He was also Chairman of Directors of the South Queensland Motor Company.
    He was associated with the Eechabite Lodge Invincible Tent No 3 and a District director of the Rechabite movement (abstainence from alcohol). He also had interests in the Hospital Board, Friendly Society and Medical Institute.
    He was a champion bowler.
  • In June 1934 "The Queenslander" reported - Mr. and Mrs. G. Cossart and Miss Ivy Cossart (Toowoomba) were in London when recent mails left England. They intended visiting Scotland, Ireland, and France before returning to Australia in October.
  • George Cossart died on 7 February 1936 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 60.
  • George was buried on 8 February 1936 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. He was buried next to his mother and father.
  • 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 48 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, Melbourne, proctors for the applicants.

Children of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw

George Cossart

M, b. circa 1701

George Eric Cossart

M, b. 8 May 1921, d. 2004
  • George Eric Cossart was born on 8 May 1921 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Cossart and Margaret Bain.
  • George Eric Cossart died in 2004.
  • George was buried on 2 July 2004 in Mt Gravatt Cemetery.

Gillies Cossart

M, b. 1660
  • Gillies Cossart was born in 1660. He married Marie Anne Coette and they had Marie Anne who married Francois Le Rat and had children Pierre Francois Le Rat born 1714, Gillies Francois Le Rat and Louise Marie Le Rat; Marie Anfelique born 1701 and Marie Genevieve Cossart born 1703, married Henri Francois Pinchon.
  • He was the son of Jean Cossart Seventh and Genevieve Arnault.

Graham Balflour Cossart

M, b. 29 July 1910, d. 7 September 1972
  • Graham Balflour Cossart was born on 29 July 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert Leslie Cossart and Mary Anne Batch.
  • Graham Balflour Cossart served during WW2.
  • At the age of 32 years, 4 months and 6 days, Graham Balflour Cossart married Myra Evelyn Miles on 5 December 1942 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Graham Balflour Cossart died on 7 September 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 62.

Guillaume Cossart Priest and Canon

M, b. 1528

Guillaume Cossart Second

M, b. 1532, d. 1611
  • Guillaume Cossart Second was born in 1532 in Rouen, France.
  • He was the son of Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart and Jacquette Puchot.
  • Guillaume Cossart Second died in 1611 in Boissiere Le Roy, France. He never married and his estate was distributed between his siblings and nephew and nieces.

Hazel Isabelle Cossart

F, b. 24 February 1908, d. 25 April 1957

Heather Mary Ann Cossart

F, b. 4 June 1912
  • Heather Mary Ann Cossart was also known as Mary Ann Heather.
  • She was born on 4 June 1912 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Cossart and Margaret Bain.

Heinrich Frederic Cossart

M, b. 29 April 1714, d. 7 May 1763
  • Heinrich Frederic Cossart was also known as Henry Frederic de Cossart St Aubin d'Espier.
  • He was born on 29 April 1714 in Frankfurt, Oder, Bradenburg, Preussen.
  • He was the son of Jean Luc Cossart and Mary Magdaline Aubin.
  • At the age of 24 years, 5 months and 20 days, Heinrich Frederic Cossart married Amalia Faillard on 19 October 1738 in Marionborn, Schlesien, Preussen.
  • Heinrich Frederic Cossart died on 7 May 1763 in Herrnut, Brautzen, Sachsen, Germany, at age 49.

Children of Heinrich Frederic Cossart and Amalia Faillard

Henry Cossart

M, b. 1814, d. 11 January 1878
  • Henry Cossart was born in 1814 in Ireland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Cossart and Susan Davidson.
  • At the age of 25 years, Henry Cossart married Mary Walker, daughter of Unknown Walker and Ann (Nancy) Unknown, in 1839 in Ireland. After their marriage Henry and Mary lived about 3 miles south east of Gracehill at Ballyminstra. At least three children were born there. By the time James was born in 1857 they had moved west to Ballyscullan, not far from the town of Bellaghy (about 10 miles south west of Gracehill). They lived at Ballymacombs in 1861.
  • The Will of Nancy McKee late of Bellaghy in the County of Londonderry Widow deceased who died 26 February 1861 at same place was proved at Londonderry by the oaths of Henry Cossart and Mary Cossart his Wife both of Ballymacombs in said County the Executors. Mary was the sole beneficiary of her mother's estate and received 45 pound 9 shillings after probate. Perpaps this money was a factor in the family's decision to emmigrate.
  • Henry Cossart and Mary Walker immigrated to Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, in February 1864. They came on the "Flying Cloud" with their children John 23, Joseph 21, Sarah, Henry 12, James 7, David, 6 and Mary Ann aged 2. After some delay with Quarantine in Brisbane the family set out by bullock dray for Toowoomba. Henry selected land at Highfields and the family remained there for some years. Leaving the Highfields property in the care of John who, by this time, had married Martha French, Henry and his other sons moved to property at Pipeclay in the Perseverance area.
    The "Flying Cloud" - the ship on which the Cossart family travelled to Moreton Bay in 1864.
  • On 2 August 1864 the General Post-Office published a list of unclaimed letters in the Queensland Times. A letter for Henry Cossart was unclaimed at the Laidley Post Office.
  • On 6 September 1869 the following article appeared in the "Brisbane Courier":- "CROWN LANDS COMMISSIONER'S COURT. The Commissioner for the Darling Downs district held his usual monthly Court at the Land-office, Russell-Street, when the following selections were conditionally approved :AGRICULTURAL
    Henry Cossart, 20 acres, Toowoomba Agricultural Reserve.
    Carl Noller, 40 acres, parish Geham.....H. Cossart, 120 acres, county of Cavendish, parish Taylor. ."

  • Henry Cossart witnessed the near death of his daughter, Mary Ann Cossart, on 27 September 1870. “The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser” printed the following article - "The Darling Downs Gazette of Wednesday last says:-" A little girl named Mary Cossart met with a frightful accident at Highfields on Tuesday week. It appears that the child went on an errand to her father, who was engaged in clearing, a short distance from the homestead, when the branch of a falling tree dashed the child to the ground, and almost buried its head in the earth. The father endeavoured to release the child by chopping away the branch which held it so firmly to the ground, but he soon discovered that such a course would not enable him to remove the timber, and would tend to increase the weight upon the child's body. He consequently resolved to dig out the poor little sufferer, and, with the assistance of several neighbours, the little prisoner was at length released. A messenger was immediately sent for medical assistance, and Dr. Roberts attended in a few hours, when the injuries received were found to be less severe than was at first supposed. Great hopes are entertained that the child will survive the terrible bruising she has received."
    Sadly, five months later her brother Henry was killed when a tree fell on him while he was carting logs to the Highfields Sawmill.
  • On 17 October 1874 the following article appeared in the "Brisbane Courier":- Toowoomba. FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT October 15
    Mr. Charles Coxen, at the Crown Lands Office, Russell-street, held the usual monthly Land Court, on Monday last. There were nine applications for second-class pastoral land, containing in the aggregate an area of 2150 acres, which were conditionally approved. The application of Mr. E. A V. Wilcox, for 640 acres, in the parish of Douglas, was held over till next court day for consideration. Application was also made by Messrs. Charles George Davey, Patrick Garvey,
    Henry Cossart, Frederick Strover, Nathaniel Murray, Charles Cocks, George Bishop, and David Leah, that certificates of the fulfilment of the conditions required by the Act might be granted them for their respective claims ; evidence in each case was taken thereon, which proved satisfactory, and the applications for certificates were consequently acceded to certificates granted.
  • Henry Cossart selected land in the late 1870's at Pipeclay. He held Portion 294 (Crow's Nest Parish). The Highfields property was worked by his son John while Henry carried on farming and timber getting at the Pipeclay property. His son Joseph selected Portion 16 nearby.
    Cossart Selections - Pipe Clay
  • Henry Cossart died on 11 January 1878 in Pipeclay Creek, Highfields, Toowoomba. 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.
  • Henry was buried on 13 January 1878 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. His headstone shows he was buried with son Henry and wife Mary.
  • On 28 February 1898 the following article appeared in the "Brisbane Courier" - twenty years after Henry's death:- Name of Deceased Proprietor.-Henry Cossart, late of Pipeclay, near Toowoomba, farmer- Date of Death.-11th January, 1878.
    Name of Claimant -Mary Cossart, of Ipswich, widow of deceased.
    Description and Situation of Land.Selection 294 and portion 5, county of Cavendish, parish of Crow's Nest.
    Estate Claimed to be Transmitted.-Life estate.
    Particulars of Will or Otherwise.-Will dated 18th June, 1874.
    Date within which Caveat may be Lodged. -5th April, 1898

    Name of Deceased Proprietor.-Henry Cossart aforesaid.
    Date of Death.-11th January, 1878.
    Names of Claimants.-James Cossart, of Dugandan, sawmill proprietor, and David Cossart, of the same place, sawyer.
    Description and Situation of Land.-Selection 294 and portion 5, county of Cavendish. parish of Crow's Nest.
    Estate Claimed to be Transmitted.-Fee simple in remainder.
    Particulars of Will or Otherwise.-Will dated 18th June, 1874.
    Date within which Caveat.-may be Lodged. -5th April, 1898

    After Henry's death, the property at Pipeclay was sold. By this time John, Joseph and James were married. Mary and the two girls Sarah and Mary Ann moved to Toowoomba.

Children of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker

Henry Cossart

M, b. 1852, d. 1 February 1871
  • Henry Cossart was born in 1852 in Ballyminstra, County Atrium, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker.
  • Henry Cossart immigrated to Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, in 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.
  • Henry Cossart died on 1 February 1871 in Highfields, Queensland, Australia. he died from injuries received when a tree fell on him.
  • Henry was buried on 2 February 1871 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. Henry's parents were buried with him later.
  • On 6 February 1871 the following article appeared in the "Brisbane Courier":- From the "Darling Downs Gazette" of Saturday last.
    A young man named Henry Cossart met with a fatal accident yesterday morning, about two miles from the Highfields Saw mills. It appears that Cossart was engaged in drawing timber to the mill, and while passing through the bush his carriage ran against a tree in such a manner as to check the further progress of the team. He endeavoured to turn the bullocks so as to clear the carriage and the log, when the tree suddenly fell over the bullocks, and brought him to the ground. Several German timber getters ran to his assistance, but before they could extricate him from beneath the limbs of the tree life was quite extinct. Cossart was only nineteen years of age and the son of Mr Henry Cossart one of the oldest settlers on the Highfields road. An inquest will be held on the body this (Saturday) morning.
  • An inquest was held into Henry Cossart's death (Index No COSSART Henry 1871 11 JUS/N28. )

Henry Cossart

M, b. 1783

Henry Cossart

M, b. circa 1753, d. May 1833
  • Henry Cossart was born circa 1753.
  • Henry Cossart died in May 1833. He was living at James Street at the time of his death.
  • Henry was buried on 25 May 1833 in St Catherine.

Henry Cossart

M, b. circa 1757

Henry Charles Cossart

M, b. 8 May 1750, d. 1773
  • Henry Charles Cossart was also known as Heinrich Karl de Cossart St Aubin d'Espier.
  • He was born on 8 May 1750 in London, England.
  • He was the son of Heinrich Frederic Cossart and Amalia Faillard.
  • Henry Charles Cossart died in 1773 in Furth, Mittelfranken, Bayern, Germany.

Henry James Cossart

M, b. 1 May 1867, d. September 1923
  • Henry James Cossart was also known as Harry.
  • He was born on 1 May 1867 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Cossart and Martha French.
  • Henry James Cossart spent his early years working on his father's farm. He then moved to Gatton where he worked for his uncle Joseph Cossart at the Cossart mill as a rack bench sawyer.
  • 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.
  • On 29 April 1898 the following article appeared in the "Brisbane Courier":-TOOWOOMBA, April 28. The District Court Sittings were continued to-day, before his Honour Judge Paul. ....... The greater portion of the day was occupied in hearing a charge of perjury against Henry Cossart, in connection with an affiliation case. The accused, who was defended by Mr. A. Feez, was found guilty, and sentenced to six months' imprisonment. [Note:- I am not sure if this the correct Henry Cossart, but I know of no other]
  • At the age of 45 years and 3 months, Henry James Cossart married Edith Sarah Whittle, daughter of John Cady Whittle and Sarah Ann Lorterton, on 1 August 1912 in Gatton, Queensland. Henry and Sarah never had any children.
  • Henry James Cossart and Edith Sarah Whittle moved to Brisbane.
  • Henry James Cossart died in September 1923 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 56. he died suddenly having taken ill just before work.
    His funeral notices appeared in The Brisbane Courier on Monday 23 September 1923 -
    COSSART - The friends of Mrs H J COSSART are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of her deceased husband, Mr. Henry James Cossart, to leave the Funeral Parlour, 644 Petrie Bight, THIS (Monday) MORNING, at 10 o'clock, for the South Brisbane Cemetery.
    JOHN HISLOP & SONS, Funeral Directors
    COSSART.-The friends of the COSSART Family, Toowoomba, Mr. and Mrs. J. DEMPSTER, and Miss .A. COSSART, Brisbane, are respectfully invited to attentd the Funeral of their deceased Brother, Mr. Henry James Cossart, to leave the Funeral Parlour, 644 Petrie B'ght. THIS (Monday) MORNING. at 10 o'clock, for the South Brisbane Cemetery.
    JOHN HISLOP & SONS. Funetal Director.
  • Henry was buried on 10 September 1923 in South Brisbane Cemetery.