Ann Harvey Maddern

F, b. 30 April 1826
  • Ann Harvey Maddern was baptized on 30 April 1826 in Penzance.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Ann Harvey.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Ann Harvey Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill in Newlyn. John is shown as a 55 year old farmer, living with his wife Grace, Richard 20, and an Ann Madron 15 who is shown as an apprentice farmer (Perhaps she is a daughter but there is no record of a baptism of an Ann, daughter of John & Grace. There is a record of Ann Harvey Maddern, baptised 30 Apr 1826, daughter of John Maddern & Ann Harvey.)

Catherine Maddern

F, b. 24 September 1837, d. 23 October 1879
  • Catherine Maddern was born on 24 September 1837 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower.
  • Catherine Maddern was christened on 8 October 1837 in Cornwall, England.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Catherine Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Newlyn. Thomas is shown as a 25 year old gardener living with his wife Prisiller 30 and daughters Catherine 3 and Maryann 2. All were born in Cornwall. The surname was spelt MADRON.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Catherine Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Newlyn. Thomas, the family head, was shown as a 35 year old farmer of 8 acres employing 1 labourer, born Paul. He was living with his wife Priscilla aged 40, born St Mawes and his six children Catherine 13, Mary Ann 11, Grace 9, Priscilla 7, Thomas 5 and John 3. All the older children were scholars and all the children were born in Paul.
  • On 1 July 1854,Catherine Maddern's mother, Priscilla Lower died in Newlyn at age 47. Of her children Catherine, the oldest was 17 and John, the baby of the family only 6. No doubt the older girls had a great influence both John and 8 year old Thomas junior in their early years.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Catherine Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern in Cornwall. Thomas sen, the household head, was a 44 year old widower, agent to export ?brocolia (illegible), born Newlyn, St Paul and living with his unmarried daughters Catherine, 23, housekeeper; Mary Ann, 21, assistant housekeeper; Grace 19, assistant housework; Priscilla 17, dressmaker; Thomas, son, 15 scholar; John, son, 13 scholar. The surname was spelt MADDRON.
  • Catherine Maddern witnessed the marriage of Charles Barnes and Mary Ann Maddern on 1 January 1862 in Paul, Cornwall, England; The marriage record shows they were married by banns. Charles Varbes (incorrect spelling), 22 was a gardener of Stable Hobba (Father: Benjamin Barnes, Gardener). Mary Ann Maddern 22 was of Newlyn (Father: Thomas Maddern, Agent). Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Maddern, Catherine Maddern.
  • At the age of 24 years, 3 months and 25 days, Catherine Maddern married Thomas Williams, son of William Williams and Amelia Rodda, on 18 January 1862 in Paul, Cornwall, England. They were married by Banns. Thomas Williams 26 was a Sailor of Newlyn (Father: William Williams, Fisherman) and Catherine Maddern 24 was also of Newlyn (Father: Thomas Maddern, Agent). Witnesses were Thomas Maddern, Grace Maddern.
  • Catherine Maddern immigrated circa 1868. to Moreton Bay, with husband Thomas and children.
  • Catherine Maddern died on 23 October 1879 in Queensland at age 42.
  • She was buried on 24 October 1879 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. Church of England Section 19-27:C7. Her headstone, and that of her sister Mary Ann were said to be erected by their brother John. A memorial to the sisters has also been added to the headstone of their parents, Thomas and Priscilla Maddern in the Paul Churchyard, Penzance.
    Gravestones of Mary Ann Barnes and Catherine Williams - Toowoomba and Drayton Cemetery.
    This inscription appears on the gravestone of Priscilla and Thomas Maddern, parents of Catherine Williams and Mary Ann Barnes in the Paul Cholera Cemetery, Penzance Cornwall.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church building and fence.Thomas and Catherine's names were amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to Thomas and Catherine Williams - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Catherine Maddern and Thomas Williams

Catherine Jane Maddern

F, b. 21 February 1858, d. March 1915
  • Catherine Jane Maddern was christened on 21 February 1858 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Catherine Jane Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as a 40 year old gardener born St Paul and living with his wife Catherine, son John 16 a gardener, Ann Dawes, 14 scholar, Phillis 12 scholar; Richard, 10, scholar; Samuel Dun, 8, scholar, Catherine 3, scholar.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Catherine Jane Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newyn. Richard was shown as the 50 year old head, a gardener of 11 acres of land, living with his wife Catherine 49 and their children John unmarried at 27, a gardener, Phillis 22 a gardeners daughter, Richard 20, a gardener, Samuel D, 18 a gardener, Catherine J 13 a scholar and Grace aged 9 also a scholar. All were born in Newlyn.
  • Catherine Jane Maddern witnessed the marriage of Phillis Maddern and William Henry Thomas on 18 September 1876 in Paul Church, Cornwall; They were married by Banns, William was a full age railway porter of Penzance (father Henry Thomas a farmer). Phillis was a full age spinster of Paul (father Richard Maddern farmer). Witnesses to the marriage were Richard Maddern and Catherine Jane Maddern.
  • Catherine Jane Maddern witnessed the marriage of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren on 10 April 1878 in Cornwall; The marriage details show - 10 Apr 1878 by Banns John Maddern 33 Gardener of St. Paul (Father: Richard Maddern, Gardener) Elizabeth Annie Warren 25 of Madron (Father: Charles Warren, Gamekeeper) Witnesses: Charles Warren, Catharine Maddern.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Catherine Jane Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as a 60 year old market gardener employing his son and a boy on 11 acres, born Newlyn, living with wife Catherine, 59, also born Newlyn, daughters Catherine,single, 23, homework, born Newlyn and Grace, 19 a Millner born Newlyn and granddaughter Ann Daw aged 5 born Newlyn.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Catherine Jane Maddern was living in the household of Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Catherine is shown as a 69 year old widow, born Newlyn and living with her unmarried daughter Catherine, 30 born Newlyn, a grocers assistant, and her granddaughter Annie A (should be D) aged 15, a dressmaker born Newlyn.
  • Catherine Jane Maddern and Muriel Colette Cotton appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Church Lane, Newlyn. Murial is shown as a 15 year old, born Newlyn, living with her aunt Catherine Anne Maddern, a 50 year old grocer born Newlyn.
  • Her death was recorded with the Bodmin,Cornwall Registration District in the March 1915 Quarter.

Charles Henry Maddern

M, b. 29 January 1882, d. March 1946
  • Charles Henry Maddern was born in Newlyn.
  • He was baptized on 29 January 1882 in Paul Church, Cornwall. His parents were living at Paul Hill.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Charles Henry Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Newlyn. John senior is shown as a 47 year old dairyman, born Newlyn and living with his wife, Elizabeth, aged 38 born Madron, and their children: John, a 10 year old scholar; Chas H an 9 year old scholar; Elizabeth M aged 6,Richard aged 5, and James P aged 3. All the children were born in Newlyn.
  • Charles Henry Maddern appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Glamorganshire, Wales.
  • His marriage, at 23 years and 10 months, to Rosanna Smith was registered in the December 1905 Quarter in Pontypridd, Glamorganshire Registration District.
  • Charles Henry Maddern and Rosanna Smith appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Glamorganshire. Charles 28, was shown as a smith striker (above ground) for a coal mine. He had been born in Cornwall and had been married to Rosanna for 5 years with three children. Rosanna was 25, born Ynishir, Glamorgan. Their three children Elizabeth Maud 4, Margaret 2 and Thomas John 7 months were all born in Wattstown.
    Martha Mary Smith 10, born Wattstown was a visitor to the house and George Henry Word, 24, a miner's labour born Birmingham lived with them. He was listed as a step brother.
  • Her marriage, at 64 years and 1 month, to an unknown person was registered in the March 1946 Quarter in the Barnet, London Registration District.

Children of Charles Henry Maddern and Rosanna Smith

David Herbert Maddern

M, b. 15 October 1923, d. 13 April 1999

David Herbert Maddern aged 22 years (1923-1999)

  • David Herbert Maddern was born on 15 October 1923 in Oakey, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies.
  • David Herbert Maddern was baptized on 16 August 1924 in Queensland. The officiating minister was David Fletcher.
  • On 9 October 1948 David Herbert Maddern lived in Emu Creek, Queensland.
  • On 16 February 1962 Dave wrote to the Department of Education with regard to purchase of the land and school building at Jubilee Vale. " I have filled in a quotation form re Jubilee Vale State School buildings. I am only interested in the buildings if I can leave them on the land they are on. As the land wa originally given by my grandfather and I own the block of land it belongs to, I hope to be able to purchase the land and use the building where it is." His tender for ninety pound was outbid by GM Rolfe (one hundred and thirty seven pound) and the school was removed to Rolf's property and used as a hay shed.

  • On 15 May 1962 Dave wrote to the Director General of Education stating " In reply to our letter dated 27 April 1962 referring to the rightful owner of the two (2) acres of land, which was donated to the education department by Mrs Mary Ann Maddern in the year 1911 on which the Jubilee Vale State School was built.
    I wish to advise that Mary Ann Maddern was my grandmother, and that she died on 1 April 1912.
    I cannot find any trace of her will but her husband John Maddern (senior) held portion 27 Djuan Parish until he did on 14 October 1933 and he left Portion 27 to his son John V D Maddern who sold Portion 27 to my mother Mrs Alice Ann Maddern on 12 Feb 1935. My mother sold portion 27 to me, David Herbert Maddern on 22 September 1954.
    I am now the rightful owner of Portion 27, Parish of Djuan and am living on this block, and consider myself entitled t the Jubilee Vale School ground."
  • On 10 May 1963 In May 1963, Egbert wrote the following letter to the department of Education. "We the undersignedbeneficiaries in the Will of our father John Maddern (deceased) who died on the 14th October 1933 wish the Jubilee Vale State School site to be transferred to Mr D H Maddern who now owns portion 27 Parish of Djuan from which the school site was donated. We also wish to grant the Director-General of Education to obtain a copy of the late John Maddern's will from the Title's Office, Brisbane.

    Signed

    E Maddern Albert St, Crow's Nest
    OPC Maddern 98 Brighton Tce, Sandgate.
    John V D Maddern 30 Barcus Street, Goomeri
    PSOM Bidgood The Pines, Miles
    RAM Trost MS 189 Kingaroy
    Lucy I P Whittaker PO Box 36 Chinchilla. "

    Portion 27, SubDivision 2, Parish of Djuan - Area 156 Acres - Transmission on death of M A Maddern to John Maddern on 1 April 1912 (D/gG 71348/721/109. To John Victor David Maddern of Crow's Nest by will on 20 Dec 1934 (T/D A258146). Transfer (A 249766) to Alice Ann Maddern wife of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern. Transfer (B 296446) to David Herbert Maddern.
  • On 7 June 1963 The Director General of Education recommended the return of the former school site at Jubilee Vale to Dave Maddern.
  • David Herbert Maddern died on 13 April 1999 in Queensland at age 75.
  • He was buried on 16 April 1999 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern

M, b. 17 July 1887, d. 12 July 1969

Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern (1887-1969) and Alice Ann Gillies (1891-1977). Taken C 1965.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern was born on 17 July 1887 in Emu Creek, Queensland. Nurse - Mrs Cooper. Registered 12 September 1887 by John Maddern of Jubilee Vale, Emu Creek.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern commenced school at Crow's Nest State School on 19 July 1892. at the age of 5 years and two days. According to the school records his address was Crow's Nest and his father was a grazier. His religion was given as O.D. (Other Demonimation ?). He left Crow's Nest school in October 1894. A new school, Moss View, had been erected on the Five Chain Road at Emu Creek.
    The Mossview School was built on land donated to the Education Department by Frank Gillies. Maddern and Gillies children attended the school, and Egbert Maddern and Alice Gillies are most likely in this photograph.
  • On 1 January 1899 Michael Wecker was paying 12 pound a year for the selection - Portion 43V at Emu Creek (640acres) and was in his 7th year. This land was later purchased by Egbert Maddern.
  • Egbert and his brother Orlando became engaged in the timber industry around Emu Creek. Orlando told of how they both became the owner of a bullock team in the book "The Bullockies"
    "About the year 1901, Filshie and Broadfoot, saw-millers and timber merchants of Toowoomba, erected a mill at Emu Creek close to my father's dairy farm. They commenced operations by cutting hoop pine from their scrub property in this area, and they also had the right to cut pine from the state Forests on the range from Cooyar to Blackbutt. Shortly after the mill began working my father bought a team of twelve bullocks and that was when I became a bullock driver.
    After a year or so we bought some young bullocks and broke them in. This made up another team, and my brother began driving it. Eventually we sold off the old bullocks so now we each had a young team, and we took a great pride in the young animals."
  • This photo of the Emu Creek (Mossview) Cricket Team was around 1910. Thomas and Amand Broadfoot sponsored the team and it is thought that they are the couple in the middle front of the photo. Their son James is sitting on his father's knee.
  • At the age of 23 years, 6 months and 29 days, Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern married Alice Ann Gillies, daughter of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson, on 15 February 1911 in Emu Creek, Queensland. It was a double wedding with Alice's sister Jessie Jane and James Perkins held at the home of Frank and Mary Gillies.
    Egbert Thomas Spenser Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies on their wedding day 15 February 1911 at the house of Frank and Mary Gillies
  • When Egbert and Alice Gillies were married the family may have taken the opportunity to have some photos taken on the verandah of "Jubilee Vale."
    The four eldest children of John and Mary Ann Maddern. The photo may have been taken at the time of Egbert marriage to Alice Gillies and February 1911. Orlando aged 27, Ruby aged 15, Olive aged 17 and Egbert aged 24.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern provided music for a dance held for the Mossview Cricket Club in September 1911. The Brisbane Courier reported on 17 Sep 1911 - The following officers have been elected in connection with the Moss View Cricket Club (Emu Creek ) President Mr. H Gillies vice-president. Mr J Patch secretary Mr O Maddern selection committee. Messrs H. Gillies Maddern and J. Patch. A successful dance in aid of the club was held last Friday night Mr H. Gillies had charge of the dancing and the music was supplied by Messrs Maddern Brothers, J Patch and E Luxford.
  • He purchased 160 acres of land from John Barnes. John Barnes sold all of his properties at Emu Creek when he left the district. The Darling Downs Gazette reported the outcome on 23 March 1912 " The auction of John Barnes, Emu Creek selections, was a great success. 'Redmond's Block' 640 acres, was sold to H. Graham, 'Station Block' 640 acres, to John Breydon, 'Sexton's Block' 160 acres, to John Maddern, and 'Rhodes Block' 160 acres, to Egbert Maddern. The sale was conducted by Mr. Ray White, and was one of the most successful sales hold for a long time."
  • In 1913 he owned 325 acres of land at Emu Creek, and was paying rates to Crows Nest Shire. This is most likely the land on which he and Alice built their home up in the scrub paddock some five or six miles from the home of his parents at "Jubilee Vale."
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies had eight children, between 1911 and 1926
    children.
  • On 3 February 1914 Egbert was nominated for the Jubilee Vale State School Committee, even though he only had two children not yet old enought to attend school, along with John Maddern (chairman), Orlando Maddern, Secretary, William Gregory Bidgood (Treasurer) John McRae, Thomas Patch, and Albert James Bidgood. The children of these families were attending the Mossview School until the new school opened. The land for the new school had been donated to the Education Department by Egbert and Orlando's mother Mary Ann just before her death in 1912.

  • On 9 March 1923 Egbert met with an accident. A report of the accident appeared in "The Courier Mail" the next day. " TOOWOOMBA, Riding Accident-About 1.40 am yesterday the Ambulance Brigade was called to Emu Creek to attend to Egbert Maddern (aged 35 years , a married man, a teamster residing at Emu Creek. He was riding a horse, and unaware that a new wire gate had been erected across the road recently, he crashed into it. He received a contused right eye, was lacerated on the face, sustained bruises to the light shoulder, chest, both thighs, the left knee, both hands, and concussion. The Ambulance Brigade brought him in to a private hospital. "
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1934 living at Emu Creek, Queensland. Egbert was a teamster and Alice carried out home duties.
  • Between 11 October 1926 and 15 October 1926 the Maddern house burnt down. "A daughter recalled, "The house was up near Reg's barn. It was about 1926; Mum was away with Granddad (John Maddern). My little sister had been crawling on the verandah and got a splinter in her leg. Mum had to take her to the doctor. My older sister was at home and she put a log in stove, it was too long and the door would not close. A tea towel was hanging across the stove and it must have caught light. She went down stairs to play with my younger brother who was two. My oldest sister was at home too, but went to make sure the cattle had water. Dad was working over the hill with another man and saw the smoke. The children playing outside didn't know the house was on fire. The man threw one drawer out of the window and that was all that was saved. It was a two story house and the car was underneath, and Oldsmobile or Huppmobile. It was Dad's first car. He managed to save the car. My oldest brother Bill was away at boarding school at Grammar. My sister and I were very concerned about our "celluloid" dolls that they had received for Christmas. We used to walk to school at Jubilee Vale, sometimes ride. We came home to find the house on fire. After the fire all our belongings were lost, only the car and the clothes we had on remained. We went to live with Granddad in Crow's Nest (opposite the old racetrack up on a hill). Dad was angry that his children had to go to school in sandshoes. Orlando owned "Glenmore: and sold it to Dad when he moved to Stanthorpe. Dad added some rooms to make space for the children, Orlando only had four. Dad had planned to send us all away to Boarding school but couldn't afford to after the fire."
    According to another source, the house burnt down at the beginning of the week that Ida Hayden (daughter of William Gregory Bidgood, died. Since she died on 15 October, the house most likely burnt down between the 11th and 13th of October 1926. The old barn and some other stumps can still be seen where the house and other buildings once stood.
    "Glenmore". The house was owned by Orlando and Emily Maddern, until about 1926/7. Alice and Egbert moved into the house after theirs had burnt down in October 1926. Photo taken c 1942.
  • On 3 October 1929 Percy Hadyen was farwelled from Emu Creek at the Maddern residence. The Courier Mail reported:- "Farewell.- On October 3 there was large and representative gathering of friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Madden (sic), Emu Creek, for the farewell tendered to Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hayden. Mr. Hayden, who for seven years had been head teacher of the Jubilee Vale State School, was notified recently of his transfer to Acland. Mr. Hayden was presented with an illustrated address, and later both he and Mrs. Hayden wore the recipients of an eight-day clock and a wallet of notes on behalf of the residents."
  • The Emu Creek Hall was officially opened on 7 March 1931. As was customary, much of the material needed for its erection was donated by the local people. The minute book of the time showed that Egbert Maddern had donated two loads of logs towards the materials for the construction as did many other locals. It can be assumed that the loads referred to were bullock wagon loads of approxminately 3500 to 4000 super feet. Blocks were donated by W. Gillies. Likewise much of the labour was on a voluntary basis with E Maddern donating 6 days, L Bidgood 2 days, W Maddern 2 days, and J Kelly 2. Others of the community also donated their time.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Emu Creek, Queensland. Egbert was a teamster and Alice carried out home duties. Their two eldest children were shown as still living with them.
  • A son-in-law told this story - I was working for Egbert about 1939, and secretly trained my dog on Egbert's calves. Eggy's dog "Red" was not too good with cattle. On a drive to Tooloogalwah my dog proved much more useful and Eggy was in despair. When they reached Tooloogawah and let the cattle into the railway yards, they tired up their horses near the Station and went for lunch at the pub. They were there for sometime when the stationmaster came into the pub enquiring as to who owned the horses tied up at the Station. Eggy and I owned up and on asking why they were told that " the Bloody Red dog won't let me into the building".... Eggy was proud at last of RED.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Emu Creek. Egbert was a farmer/teamster.
  • In September 1954
    A photograph of all of the Maddern children appeared in the local paper in September 1954. The article under the photo read:- "The Maddern family, "three boys and three girls", with their wives and husbands, held a reunion dinner in Queen's Park kiosk on Saturday on the occasion of Mr and Mrs O Maddern's forty-second wedding anniversary. The "boys" and "girls" are the children of the late John Maddern, Cornish-born farmer who died in 1933 and who took up land in the Crow's Nest District 74 years ago. Front (left to right) Mrs G J Wittaker, Mr Wittaker, Mrs E Maddern, Mr E Maddern, Mrs F Trost and Mr Trost. Back (left to right) Mrs J Maddern, Mr J Maddern, Mrs J W Bidgood, Mr Bidgood, Mr O Maddern, and Mrs O Maddern."
    A reunion held in September 1954 of the Maddern siblings. Front LtoR Lucy & Gwilyn Whittaker, Alice & Egbert Maddern, Ruby & Fred Trost. Back LtoR Nell & Jack Maddern, Olive & Bill Bidgood,Orlando & Emily Maddern
  • Egbert had diabetes. A daughter recalled:- "Dad was a diabetic and injected himself in the stomach daily. Eventually he couldn't drive and was determined that Mum drive to Theodore. She was not a very good driver and during one session in Toowoomba near Mary's house, she almost hit a power pole. They then moved to Albert Street in Crow's Nest but she didn't drive much."
  • On 4 February 1961 a party to celebrate Egbert and Alice's Golden Wedding Anniversary was held.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern was retired on 6 May 1962 and moved from Emu Creek to in 11 Albert Street, Crow's Nest; A farewell party was held for them at Emu Creek.
  • In 1963 his son, was negotiating to buy the land given to the Education Department by his grandmother Mary Ann Maddern for site of the "Jubilee Vale" school. The land had originally been part of the 640 acres owned by Mary Ann, and subsequently John Maddern, Alice Maddern then Dave. Egbert wrote the following letter to the department of Education. "We the undersigned beneficiaries in the Will of our father John Maddern (deceased) who died on the 14th October 1933 wish the Jubilee Vale State School site to be transferred to Mr D H Maddern who now owns portion 27 Parish of Djuan from which the school site was donated. We also wish to grant the Director-General of Education to obtain a copy of the late John Maddern's will from the Title's Office, Brisbane.

    Signed

    E Maddern Albert St, Crow's Nest
    OPC Maddern 98 Brighton Tce, Sandgate.
    John V D Maddern 30 Barcus Street, Goomeri
    PSOM Bidgood The Pines, Miles
    RAM Trost MS 189 Kingaroy
    Lucy I P Whittaker PO Box 36 Chinchilla.
    "
  • On 10 May 1963 Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies lived in Queensland.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern died on 12 July 1969 in Queensland at age 81.
  • He was buried on 14 July 1969 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
    Gravestone of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Maddern - Crows Nest Cemetery

Children of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies

Elizabeth Maddern

F, b. 24 June 1785
  • Elizabeth Maddern was baptized on 24 June 1785 in Paul Parish, Cornwall, England.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Elizabeth Leah.

Elizabeth Maddern

M, b. 21 January 1773

Elizabeth Maud Maddern

F, b. 3 August 1884, d. December 1935
  • Elizabeth Maud Maddern was born in Newlyn.
  • She was baptized on 3 August 1884 in Paul.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Elizabeth Maud Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Newlyn. John senior is shown as a 47 year old dairyman, born Newlyn and living with his wife, Elizabeth, aged 38 born Madron, and their children: John, a 10 year old scholar; Chas H an 9 year old scholar; Elizabeth M aged 6,Richard aged 5, and James P aged 3. All the children were born in Newlyn.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Elizabeth Maud Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Newlyn. John is a 55 year old market gardener, born Paul, living with his wife Elizabeth, 47 born Madron; and son John, a 20 year old gardener, born Paul; Elizabeth 20 years, born Paul; Richard a 16 year old born Paul; and James, aged 13 born Paul.
  • At the age of 25 years, 1 month and 4 days, Elizabeth Maud Maddern married John Bennetts Triggs, son of Henry Love Kelynack Triggs and Annie Warren, on 7 September 1909 in Cornwall.
  • Elizabeth Maud Maddern and John Bennetts Triggs appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Cornwall. John was shown as a 27 year old contract carpenter born Newlyn. He was living with his wife Elizabeth, 26 of 1 1/2 years, also born Newlyn. There were no children.
  • Her marriage, at 51 years and 3 months, to an unknown person was registered in the December 1935 Quarter in the Barnet, Middlesex Registration District.

Child of Elizabeth Maud Maddern and John Bennetts Triggs

Elizabeth Maud Maddern

F, b. 1907
  • Elizabeth Maud Maddern was born in 1907 in Glamorgan, Wales.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Henry Maddern and Rosanna Smith.
  • At the time of the 1911 census Elizabeth Maud Maddern was living in the household of Charles Henry Maddern and Rosanna Smith in Glamorganshire. Charles 28, was shown as a smith striker (above ground) for a coal mine. He had been born in Cornwall and had been married to Rosanna for 5 years with three children. Rosanna was 25, born Ynishir, Glamorgan. Their three children Elizabeth Maud 4, Margaret 2 and Thomas John 7 months were all born in Wattstown.
    Martha Mary Smith 10, born Wattstown was a visitor to the house and George Henry Word, 24, a miner's labour born Birmingham lived with them. He was listed as a step brother.

Elizabeth May Maddern

F, b. September 1901

Elizabeth May Maddern (May) daughter of Thomas Maddern and Elizabeth Abraham. The back of the photo is inscribed with "To Jack and Lucy from your Cousin May" - taken about 1915

  • Elizabeth May Maddern was also known as May. She signed the back of a photo that she had sent to her cousin Jack Maddern -"from your cousin May."
  • She was born in September 1901 in Gloucestershire.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Maddern and Elizabeth Marshall.
  • At the time of the 1911 census Elizabeth May Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Elizabeth Marshall in Gloucestershire. Thomas 65, was shown as a carpenter or joiner in the building trade born Paul. He had been married to Elizabeth, 56 for 10 years. She was born in Moris Down, Devon. Living with them were Elizabeth May aged 9, a scholar born St Phillips, Bristol and three of Elizabeth's step children, Ada Amor Abraham aged 28, born St Michaels Bristol and working as a faster? in a boot factory, Marina Bessie Abraham, 26, born St Michaels Bristol, a packer in a cocoa factory and Gertrude Margaret Abraham, 24, a porter in a tobacco factory, born St Michales Bristol.
  • His marriage, at 26 years and 9 months, to Francis A Hill was registered in the June 1928 Quarter in the Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District.

Emma J Maddern

F, b. 1871

Francis Maddern

M, b. 10 December 1770, d. 1848
  • Francis Maddern was baptized on 10 December 1770 in Cornwall.
  • He was the son of Francis Maddern and Elizabeth Hosking (Hosken).
  • At the age of 36 years, 2 months and 10 days, Francis Maddern married Jane Davey on 20 February 1807 in Cornwall.
  • Francis Maddern, as the father of the groom, attended the wedding of James Maddern and Mary Waters on 12 March 1839 in Cornwall; James was a 37 year old bachelor from Penzance, a carpenter, son of Francis Maddern, farmer. Mary was the 30 year old daughter of Henry Waters, a farmer of Penzance. Witnesses to the marriage were Jane Martin and Mary Waters.
  • Francis Maddern and Jane Davey appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Boleigh, Cornwall. Francis was a 67 year old yeoman, living with his wife Jane 55 and children, Francis 25, a carpenter and Oliver 15 and apprenticed carpenter.
  • Francis Maddern died in 1848.
  • He was buried on 8 December 1848 in Cornwall. He resided at Boleigh.

Children of Francis Maddern and Jane Davey

Francis Maddern

M, b. 4 October 1811
  • Francis Maddern was baptized on 4 October 1811 in Cornwall.
  • He was the son of Francis Maddern and Jane Davey.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Francis Maddern was living in the household of Francis Maddern and Jane Davey in Boleigh, Cornwall. Francis was a 67 year old yeoman, living with his wife Jane 55 and children, Francis 25, a carpenter and Oliver 15 and apprenticed carpenter.

Francis Maddern

M, b. circa 1735, d. 1822
  • Francis Maddern was born circa 1735.
  • Francis Maddern married Elizabeth Hosking (Hosken) on 30 November 1768 in Cornwall. Francis was a husbandsman of Sennen.
  • Francis Maddern died in 1822.
  • He was buried on 12 July 1822 in Cornwall. He resided at Boleigh.

Children of Francis Maddern and Elizabeth Hosking (Hosken)

Francis Maddern

M, b. 1838
  • Francis Maddern was born in 1838 in Cornwall.
  • He was the son of William Maddern and Bridget Ladner.
  • Francis Maddern was baptized on 27 April 1838. His father William was a farmer of Boleigh.

George Edward Maddern

M, b. 29 August 1915, d. 8 July 2000

George Maddern (1915-2000), son of Orlando Maddern and Emily Bidgood.
  • George Edward Maddern was born on 29 August 1915 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern and Emily Dora Bidgood.
  • George Edward Maddern and James Gregory Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Wangaratta Road, Stanthorpe. James was a motor truck driver and George a saw mill hand. They lived with their parents. Their father Orlando ran a sawmill.
  • He was a keen sportsman and represented the Queensland Colts in 1937/38. He was a right hand batsman and right arm medium pace bowler.
  • In 1940 George worked for Norm Crisp, owner of Crisp's Transport until the war. After the war George returned home and bought the transport business from Norm Crisp.

    Both George and Jim played cricket at State Level, George also being a keen golfer.

    George states he was 9 years old when his father and mother shifted to Stanthorpe. The house they lived in at Emu Creek "Glenmore" may have been rented until Egbert and his family came to live in it after their house burnt down in 1926. When he was 36 he moved his transport business to Brisbane.
  • George Edward Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at Wangaratta Road, Stanthorpe. He was shown as a sawmill hand.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 9 July 1943. He joined at Rockhampton, his record number was QX55570 and he gave his next of kin as Evelyn Maddern. He was living at Stanthorpe at the time he enlisted. During the war he was statione in the Atherton Tableland in the AIF 9th Division, in the Intelligence Section. He never saw active duty but was given a Citation. George applied to join the airforce with his brother Jim, but was turned down because of Colour blindness as was Jim. He was discharged on 29 October 1945 with the rank of Sergeant in the Queensland L of C Area Bipod.
  • He owned and operated "Crisp" Transport in Stanthorpe & Brisbane.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1972 and 1977 living at Kedron. He was a carrier.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Clayfield.
  • In 2000 George Edward Maddern lived in Queensland.
  • He died on 8 July 2000 in Caboolture, Queensland, at age 84 years, 10 months and 9 days due to complications following amputation of toes due to gangrene.
  • He was buried on 13 July 2000 in Queensland. Portion 1E Plot 15 together with his father, Orlando.

Grace Maddern

F, b. 21 November 1841, d. 29 October 1935

Grace Bray (nee Maddern) 1841 (Paul, Cornwall) - 1935 (San Francisco). Sister of John Maddern.
  • Grace Maddern was christened on 21 November 1841 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Grace Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Newlyn. Thomas, the family head, was shown as a 35 year old farmer of 8 acres employing 1 labourer, born Paul. He was living with his wife Priscilla aged 40, born St Mawes and his six children Catherine 13, Mary Ann 11, Grace 9, Priscilla 7, Thomas 5 and John 3. All the older children were scholars and all the children were born in Paul.
  • On 1 July 1854,Grace Maddern's mother, Priscilla Lower died in Newlyn at age 47. Of her children Catherine, the oldest was 17 and John, the baby of the family only 6. No doubt the older girls had a great influence both John and 8 year old Thomas junior in their early years.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Grace Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern in Cornwall. Thomas sen, the household head, was a 44 year old widower, agent to export ?brocolia (illegible), born Newlyn, St Paul and living with his unmarried daughters Catherine, 23, housekeeper; Mary Ann, 21, assistant housekeeper; Grace 19, assistant housework; Priscilla 17, dressmaker; Thomas, son, 15 scholar; John, son, 13 scholar. The surname was spelt MADDRON.
  • Grace Maddern witnessed the marriage of Thomas Williams and Catherine Maddern on 18 January 1862 in Paul, Cornwall, England; They were married by Banns. Thomas Williams 26 was a Sailor of Newlyn (Father: William Williams, Fisherman) and Catherine Maddern 24 was also of Newlyn (Father: Thomas Maddern, Agent). Witnesses were Thomas Maddern, Grace Maddern.
  • At the age of 25 years, 7 months and 1 day, Grace Maddern married Digory Hamlyn Bray, son of John Bellow Bray and Honor Williams, on 22 June 1867 in Penzance, England. They were married by Banns. Digory Hambling Bray was of full age, a labourer of Tredavoe (Father: John Bellow Bray, Basket Maker). Grace Maddern was also of full age of Tredavoe (Father: Thomas Maddern, Farmer). Witnesses were Thomas Maddern, Thomas Maddern Jr.
  • Grace Maddern appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Madron. Grace is shown as the 29 year old head of the family born Paul. Living with her are her daughter Honor J Bray aged 3 born Madron and her father Thomas Maddern, 52 an agent to a railway, born Paul. Digory's widowed mother Honor Bray aged 60 was living two houses away.
  • She immigrated to New York on 1 January 1873. Grace travelled on the City of Richmond with her two daughters Honor aged 6 and Bessie aged 1.
  • She and Digory Hamlyn Bray appeared on the census of 1880 in Nortonville, California. Digory is shown as a 38 year old miner born England, parents born England, living with Grace, 38, born England, parents born England, Jane 12, born England, a scholar, Bessie 7, born England, a scholar, and Hettie 4, born California & Gracie 2 born California.
    This abandoned town near Rose Hill Cemetery is either Nortonville or Somerville Contra Costa, California (photo courtesy of Jennifer - Graveyard Rabbits of Contra Costa website) - Digory and Grace Bray (nee Maddern) lived in Nortonville 1880-1884 while he worked as a miner.
  • On 12 July 1884,her husband, Digory Hamlyn Bray died in Nortonville, California, at age 42. A notice was placed in the Contra Costa gazette on the 26 July 1884, announcing his death. In the same issue was this report on the inquest into his death. "On Saturday the 12th inst., as Digory Bray was being hoisted from the shaft of the Black Diamond Mine at Nortonville in company with two other miners, he fell upon the cage and the timbers. His head was crushed, killing him instantly. A lump of coal had fallen on Bray's foot during the day, and the presumption is that on the way up from the shaft he fainted from pain. He was a member of the Black Diamond Lodge, No. 29, K. of P., and of Mt. Diablo Lodge, No. 128, I.O.O.F. His funeral took place under the auspices of both Lodges. An inquest was held by Coroner Guy and the following jurors: W.B. Witherow, C. Evans, J. Borboageleta, Thomas J. Griffith, James Hunt, W.J. Griffith, Hugh Evans, and Joseph D. Davis. The facts of the case were testified to by Jacob Roper, H.J. Thomas, James H. Hunter and W.P. Morgans, and the jury found that the death of the deceased was caused by an unavoidable accident."
  • In 1889 Grace Maddern lived in San Francisco.
  • In 1890 Grace Maddern lived in San Francisco, California.
  • Between 1917 and 1918 Grace Bray was given as next of kin when Walter was registered for the WW1 draught. He was living at 846 Haigh Street, San Francisco at the time and worked as a Sales Manager for John H Spohn & Co at 49 Main Street, San Francisco. He gave his next of kin as Grace M Bray living at 846 Haigh Street (Grace was his mother). Walter was 37 years old at the time of medium height and stout build with grey eyes and a bald head.

  • She appeared as a member of the household of Henry August Hetzer and Bessie James Bray on 5 April 1930 in San Francisco, California; Henry was shown as a 59 year old male, living with his wife Bessie, son Clarence and mother in law Grace Bray. He had been married at age 24, and born in Massachusetts. His father had been born in France and his mother in Germany. His occupation was a Superintendent in a Steel Company. Bessie is shown as a 54 year old female, living with her husband Henry and son Clarence and her mother Grace. She was aged 21 years at marriage, born England, mother & father born England,having no occupation, immigrated in 1878 and had been naturalised. Clarence is shown as a 27 year old, white, single, born California, father born Maccachusetts, mother born England. His occupation was coppersmith for the Yeast Co. Her mother Grace had been naturalised and had immigrated in 1878. This date is incorrect as Hettie was born in California in 1876.
  • Grace Maddern died on 29 October 1935 in San Francisco, California, USA, at age 93. The record shows her name as Grace M., she was aged 90 years and her husbands initials were R D. These details are not accurate as Grace was 93 at the time of her death, probably given by a son-in-law.
    NOTE: It seems that Digory was known to the family as Richard, in which case the initials R D would refer to Richard Digory.

Children of Grace Maddern and Digory Hamlyn Bray

Grace Maddern

F, b. 16 November 1861, d. 1920
  • Grace Maddern was born on 16 November 1861 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Grace Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newyn. Richard was shown as the 50 year old head, a gardener of 11 acres of land, living with his wife Catherine 49 and their children John unmarried at 27, a gardener, Phillis 22 a gardeners daughter, Richard 20, a gardener, Samuel D, 18 a gardener, Catherine J 13 a scholar and Grace aged 9 also a scholar. All were born in Newlyn.
  • Grace Maddern appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Cornwall. shown as a 9 year old scholar, living with her parents.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Grace Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as a 60 year old market gardener employing his son and a boy on 11 acres, born Newlyn, living with wife Catherine, 59, also born Newlyn, daughters Catherine,single, 23, homework, born Newlyn and Grace, 19 a Millner born Newlyn and granddaughter Ann Daw aged 5 born Newlyn.
  • At the age of 23 years, 11 months and 23 days, Grace Maddern married John Roberts Cotton, son of George Cotton and Eliza Roberts, on 8 November 1885 in St Paul Parish, England. They were married by Banns, John Roberts was a 23 year old fisherman of Newlyn (father George Cotton, a fisherman) and Grace Maddern was 23 of Newlyn (father Richard Maddern market gardener)
    Witnesses to the marriage were John Maddern and Emma Maddern.
  • Grace Maddern and John Roberts Cotton appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in North Corner, Newlyn. John is shown as a 28 year old fisherman, born Newlyn living with his wife Grace aged 29, also born Newlyn and their son Edward aged 5. He was also born in Newlyn.
  • Grace Maddern and John Roberts Cotton appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Trewarveth Street, Newlyn. John Cotton was shown as a 48 year old fisherman living with his wife Grace, 49 and son John Kingsley Cotton aged 18, a carpenter. All were born in Newlyn. John and Grace had been married 25 years and three of their seven children were still living.
  • Grace Maddern died in 1920 in Cornwall, England.
  • She was buried in England.

Children of Grace Maddern and John Roberts Cotton

Grace Margaret Maddern

F, b. 26 March 1920, d. 1 April 1989
  • Grace Margaret Maddern was born on 26 March 1920.
  • She was the daughter of Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern and Emily Dora Bidgood.
  • Grace Margaret Maddern lived in Brighton, Queensland, Australia.
  • Grace Margaret Maddern lived in Queensland, Australia.
  • Grace was a keen tennis player and loved to socialise. Sadly, she suffered a stoke on the tennis court in the early 1980's and was bed ridden for many years before her death. Family have advised that Bill visited her nearly every day before she died.
  • Grace Margaret Maddern died on 1 April 1989 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 69.
  • She was cremated on 3 April 1989 in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance Her ashes are located in one of the Foundation Walls.

Jacob Maddern

M, b. 12 August 1703, d. 15 November 1703
  • Jacob Maddern was baptized on 12 August 1703 in Sancreed. Died as an infant.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Rebecca Unknown.
  • Jacob Maddern died on 15 November 1703 in Sancreed Parish Church, Cornwall. The Sancreed Burial Registers show : Jacob Maddran s. of John 15 Nov.

James Maddern

M, b. 23 December 1769, d. 1779
  • James Maddern was baptized on 23 December 1769 in Paul, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Rebecca Tregurtha.
  • James Maddern possibly died in 1779. A James Maddran was buried in Paul on 2 Nov 1779.

James Maddern

M, b. 23 December 1814
  • James Maddern was baptized on 23 December 1814. Francis was a yeoman of Boleigh.
  • He was the son of Francis Maddern and Jane Davey.
  • At the age of 24 years, 2 months and 17 days, James Maddern married Mary Waters on 12 March 1839 in Cornwall. James was a 37 year old bachelor from Penzance, a carpenter, son of Francis Maddern, farmer. Mary was the 30 year old daughter of Henry Waters, a farmer of Penzance. Witnesses to the marriage were Jane Martin and Mary Waters.

James Gregory Maddern

M, b. 22 March 1914, d. 27 March 1987

James Gregory Maddern (1914-1987), son of Orlando Maddern and Emily Bidgood.
  • James Gregory Maddern was born on 22 March 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern and Emily Dora Bidgood.
  • Jim commenced his schooling at the Jubilee State school. His family moved to Stanthorpe about 1926/27 but Jim attended the Toowoomba Grammar school for a number of years before returning to Stanthorpe.
  • Jim and his brother George helped Orlando haul timer from a stand a Rivertree on the Queensland - NSW border.
  • James Gregory Maddern and George Edward Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Wangaratta Road, Stanthorpe. James was a motor truck driver and George a saw mill hand. They lived with their parents. Their father Orlando ran a sawmill.
  • At the age of 25 years, 10 months and 26 days, James Gregory Maddern married Minnie Pearl Watson on 17 February 1940 in Stanthorpe.
    Wedding of James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson on 17 February 1940.
  • James Gregory Maddern enlisted in the Australian Army. He applied to join the forces in Stanthorpe, his service number was Q104315 and he listed Minnie as his next of kin. However, he was colour blind and therefore unable to service. At the time he was running the Shell Depot at Stanthorpe and needed for the war effort at home
    on 15 December 1941.
  • He and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1954 living at Wangaratta Road, Stanthorpe. James was a motor truck driver, most likely still working for his father and Minnie carried out home duties.
  • Jim was a very keen sportsman and represented Queensland in Sheffield Shield Cricket. He played for Queensland (1932/33-1936/37), Queensland Colts (1934/35-1935/36),
    and Queensland Country (1936/37-1947/48). He also played Rugby and golf.
  • James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Taringa. Jim was a director and Minnie carried out home duties.
  • James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Nashville. Jim was a control officer and Minnie carried out home duties.
  • James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1972 living at Boondal.
  • On 24 January 1973 Jim became the postmaster of the Nudgee Post office located at 473 St Vincent's Road, Nudgee. He managed the post office for 10 years before retiring to Buderim.
  • James Gregory Maddern and Minnie Pearl Watson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1977 and 1980 living at Nudgee. Jim was a post master and Minnie carried out home duties.
  • James Gregory Maddern died on 27 March 1987 in Queensland at age 73.
  • He was buried in Queensland.

James Pooley Maddern

M, b. 1 January 1888
  • James Pooley Maddern was born in Newlyn.
  • He was baptized on 1 January 1888 in Paul Church, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census James Pooley Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Newlyn. John senior is shown as a 47 year old dairyman, born Newlyn and living with his wife, Elizabeth, aged 38 born Madron, and their children: John, a 10 year old scholar; Chas H an 9 year old scholar; Elizabeth M aged 6,Richard aged 5, and James P aged 3. All the children were born in Newlyn.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census James Pooley Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Newlyn. John is a 55 year old market gardener, born Paul, living with his wife Elizabeth, 47 born Madron; and son John, a 20 year old gardener, born Paul; Elizabeth 20 years, born Paul; Richard a 16 year old born Paul; and James, aged 13 born Paul.
  • His marriage, at 19 years and 8 months, to Elizabeth Varker was registered in the September 1907 Quarter in Penzance, Cornwall Registration District.
  • James Pooley Maddern immigrated in 1910. The ship "Celtic" departed from Liverpool and arrived on 5 September 1910 at Ellis Island. The ships manifest showed that he had paid $25 US for the passage, was a married labourer and 22 years old, and was going to a friend Mr W Madden whose address was Box 287 Franklin Terrace New Jersey. James was 5' 8" tall, had a dark complection, brown hair and blue eyes. He came from Newlyn in Cornwall. His next of kin in Newlyn was his wife who was living with Mrs P Jefferies of Tadgan St, Newlyn There were other people from the same town on the ship.

Child of James Pooley Maddern and Elizabeth Varker

James Pooley Maddern

M, b. March 1908, d. June 1909
  • James Pooley Maddern's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the March 1908 Quarter.
  • He was the son of James Pooley Maddern and Elizabeth Varker.
  • His death was recorded with the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the June 1909 Quarter.

Jane Maddern

F, b. 4 November 1810, d. June 1857
  • Jane Maddern was christened on 4 November 1810 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill.
  • At the age of 22 years, 6 months and 22 days, Jane Maddern married Henry Warren, son of William Warren and Catherine Jose, on 26 May 1833 in Cornwall. Married by Bans, both of this parish, in the presence of John MADDERN, and Richard Pentreath.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Jane Maddern was living in the household of Henry Warren in Newlyn. Henry as a 35 year old farmer living with Jane, 30, and their family, Jane aged 7 and Grace 5, all born in Cornwall. A servant Eliza Double 21, also lived with them.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Jane Maddern was living in the household of Henry Warren in Newlyn. Henry was shown as a 45 year old gardener renting 10 acres of land, born St Levan and living with his wife Jane, 40 born Paul and their children, Jane Mary, a 17 year old housekeeper's assistant, Grace, a 14 year old housekeeper's assistant, Henry an 8 year old scholar, Catherine a 7 year old scholar, John 4 years old, Elizabeth 3 years old and Mary Ann 9 months old. All the children were born in Paul.
  • Jane Maddern died in June 1857 at age 46.
  • She was buried on 1 July 1857 in Paul Churchyard Cemetery. The burial record shows Jane was 47 years old, living at Newlyn.

Children of Jane Maddern and Henry Warren

Jane Beaton Maddern

F, b. 30 October 1911
  • Jane Beaton Maddern was born on 30 October 1911 in Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Ernest Maddern and Annie Jane Triggs.
  • Jane Beaton Maddern's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the December 1911 Quarter.
  • Her marriage, at 31 years and 10 months, to Sidney J Garrett was registered in the September 1943 Quarter in Hendon, Middlesex Registration District.

John Maddern

M, b. 8 April 1848, d. 14 October 1933

This photo was taken of John Maddern in Bristol, probably just before he left England in 1870.

  • John Maddern was born on 8 April 1848 in Newlyn, Cornwall, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower.
  • John Maddern was christened on 4 June 1848 in Cornwall, England.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Newlyn. Thomas, the family head, was shown as a 35 year old farmer of 8 acres employing 1 labourer, born Paul. He was living with his wife Priscilla aged 40, born St Mawes and his six children Catherine 13, Mary Ann 11, Grace 9, Priscilla 7, Thomas 5 and John 3. All the older children were scholars and all the children were born in Paul.
  • On 1 July 1854,John Maddern's mother, Priscilla Lower died in Newlyn at age 47. Of her children Catherine, the oldest was 17 and John, the baby of the family only 6. No doubt the older girls had a great influence both John and 8 year old Thomas junior in their early years.
  • Even though times must have been hard for his father, John was still attending school in 1861 when he was 13 years old. Brother Thomas was stil at school at the age of 15.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census John Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern in Cornwall. Thomas sen, the household head, was a 44 year old widower, agent to export ?brocolia (illegible), born Newlyn, St Paul and living with his unmarried daughters Catherine, 23, housekeeper; Mary Ann, 21, assistant housekeeper; Grace 19, assistant housework; Priscilla 17, dressmaker; Thomas, son, 15 scholar; John, son, 13 scholar. The surname was spelt MADDRON.
  • In January 1862 his two eldest sisters, Catherine and Mary Anne both married. Mary Ann married Charles Barnes, a gardener, on 1 January. A few days later they sailed for Australia where Charles found work on a property at Moonie. Catherine married on 18 January. She and Thomas Williams, a sailor, remained in Newlyn until 1868 when Catherine and Thomas, along with their children Thomas John and Catherine Mary, set sail of Queensland also. By now John was 20 years old, most likely working in his father's market garden. He decided to follow his sisters to Queensland.
  • John Maddern immigrated to Queensland on 21 January 1870. Perhaps his father, Thomas, hadn't wanted John to go to Australia as John only booked his passage on the Planet after he turned 21. The ship's records show John's occupation was a labourer. He held ticket number 4900, an assisted passenger and his age was recorded as 21 years. His surname was spelt Madden. The Planet carried 190 people and was captained by Evan Phillips. It was expected to take 140 days to complete the trip.
  • In 1958 Robin Smith, the publisher of the Crow's Nest Advertiser wrote a book, Crow's Nest History. Though this information is second hand, John movements after he disembarked were probably similar to those described by Robin, and also found in John's obituary.
    John's first priority on disembarking would have been to find his sisters, so after landing he took the train toToowoomba where both his sisters were living at the time, Catherine at Drayton and Mary Anne at Gowrie Creek. He would not have seen Catherine for several years, and Mary Ann for over eight years. Mary Ann was now the mother of four children so he had a number of new nieces and nephews to meet.
    John most likely lived with one of his sisters, perhaps Catherine. It was said that " His first job was farming at 15 shillings per week and he became so adept that is is said he cut 3 1/2 acres of wheat with a sythe per day. "
    The William's family moved to Stanthorpe sometime before 1872 but it is not clear if John joined them at that time.
    "In 1873 he took a job on he floating sugar mill in Brisbane, but in July of the same year he found his way to the Stanthorpe tin mines where the wages were two pound 10 shillings per week."
    However "Fifteen months later he became obsessed with the desire to win gold from the earth and joined the rush to Taloom (sic) NSW. However, the dreams failed and he returned to Toowoomba, sadder and wiser."


  • It seems John was strongly influenced by his brothers-in-law. So when Charles Barnes selected 788 acres of land at Crow's Nest in January 1875, and Thomas Williams selected 320 acres in November of the same year, it was natural that John also selected land in the area. He applied for, and was granted 420 acres (Portion 2685) on 28 May 1878, adjacent to land selected by Thomas Williams, and not far from Charles Barnes selection Penzance.
    The selections were south east of Crow's Nest, in what is now the Grapetree area. John's selection also boarded those of Edward Pechey and J T Littleton. John named the property Kedron Brook. He did not commence payments until 31 March 1879, with the Deed of Grant expected to be issued in 1884.
    At the time John selected the property "he still worked with a survey party for 3 1/2 years; and after settling, still took contracts. He was with Chas and John Barnes as contractors on the Stony Pinch (now Mt Kynoch) deviation."

    Map of Crow's Nest , showing land selected by J Maddern, Barnes family, and T William and other selectors.
  • He and Mary Ann Cossart became engaged in 1882. Having built a home at Kedron Brook, John decided to marry. Mary Ann's father, Henry Cossart, a pioneer of the Perseverance area, had died in 1878 but Mary Ann, her sister Sarah and mother Mary continued to live at Pipeclay where her brother Joseph also had property.
  • At some time after their engagement John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart made the decision to select more land. John was not happy with the land at Crow's Nest as he found it unproductive. They decided to establish at Homestead at Emu Creek where his friend John Barnes, and Mary Anne's brother-in-law William Bidgood had already selected land. He paid £4 for the first year's rent and a survey fee of £6/14- for 160 acres, Selection No 3782 - Portion 24, Parish of Djuan, County of Cavandish. The land bordered Bum Bum Creek to the north. On 2 January 1883, just a few weeks before their marriage Mary Ann obtained a lease for Selection 6636, Portion 27, Parish of Djuan which bordered John's selection. She also paid a survey fee and first year's rent of £10/14-. They named the new property Jubilee Vale
    .
  • At the age of 34 years, 9 months and 28 days, John Maddern married Mary Ann Cossart, daughter of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker, on 5 February 1883 in Queensland. After their marriage, John and Mary Ann continued to live at Kedron Brook. However, the conditions of the selection of the land at Emu Creek were that the property be improved and that the selector occupy the property. John spent weeks at a time on his new selection.
  • Between 1884 and 1887 John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart were paying rates to the Crow's Nest Shire Council for land held in Djuan and the Crows Nest area - Portions 2685 an area of 420 acres, and 6419 and area of 160 acres for John. The total rates payable was £1/5/-. Mary Ann also held land at Djuan - portion 6636 a total of 160 acres. The amount payable for this land between1884 and 1887 was 5/-.
  • On 7 January 1884 John was shown as farmer of Crows Nest on Orlando's birth certificate. A Mrs Cossart (most likely Mary Ann's mother) was the witness to the birth. Orlando was born at Highfields (the name included much of the Crow's Nest, Perseverance and Highfields area). He may have been born at his granmothers home at Perseverence or at the home of his uncle John Cossart who lived at Highfields.
  • On 18 August 1884 John and Mary Ann Maddern obtained the Deed of Grant to Kedron Brook. In the five years he had worked on the land he had added a home worth £40.00.00; 1/2 acres of garden valued at £20.00.00; 1/4 mile of paling fences to the value of £20.00.00 and two miles of rail fence valued at £80.00.00 - a total of £160.00.00. Charles Barnes and F A Michell attested to John's residency, and the improvements he had made over the five years.
  • John was having difficulty in finding the time and money to invest in the new selections at Emu Creek. He and Mary Ann continued to live at Kedron Brook. However, his absence from the selection did not go unnoticed by the Crown Lands Agent, Alex Gorring who reported to the Lands Commission , that he "Examined this selection of Maddern’s about 22nd December 1886. The Selector was absent at the time. It was occupied by a man in the selector’s employ. There was a slab hut on the Selection. This man was splitting fencing stuff at the time and I was informed that the selector was living in Crow’s Nest - and that it had been his home for some time."
    As a result of this notification the Lands Commission issued John with a Show Cause letter to which John replied on 28 Mar 1887. His letter read:-
    "Crow’s Nest
    March 28 1887
    WM Hume Esq.
    Sir
    We have been called upon by the Land Commissioner to show cause why our Selections should not be forfeited for non fulfillment of Residence. I herein enclose all particulars public and private.
    In the first place I selected a piece of land at Crow's Nest. To do this I had to borrow a part of the money to pay the first installment. After this I paid out all I earned to make what improvements I can so I may be able to get my Certificate. I found I could not make sufficient improvements in time. A friend offered to erect two miles of fencing for me and wait two years for the money. I accepted his offer and he erected the fence. In the mean time I got my Certificate. At the expiration of that time or about 5 years ago I borrowed £100 pounds to enable me to pay for the fences and other debts I had contracted in trying to settle on that Selection but I found that after all my labour and money I had expended I could not make a living on it.
    After this I was showed the land on Bum Bum Creek that was open for selection. I was resolved to try to get a homestead if I could raise the money to take it up. Accordingly I took up this homestead now in question. Shortly after my present wife selected adjoining me. I thought that I may be able to pay the interest on the money I had borrowed and try and fence in and live on the Selections in Bum Bum Creek.
    But to my surprise I was called in to pay up the £100 pound I had borrowed. Previous to this I had married. Therefore in the midst of the drought I had to meet this amount but I had no money. I did not know what to do. However, I went to Toowoomba and called on Mr Faulkner, the Commission Agent and asked him if he could advance me the money. He said he could not, but he thought I could get it from the Union Bank. He took me to the manager who promised to advance me the money if I had the deeds of my selection. I had then about three years rent to pay. I accordingly had to borrow £150 to meet the £100 pounds and pay the back rent and deed fees. I thus gave the bank and order to receive my deeds as Security on the money. This upset all my plans on fencing and clearing land on our Selection in Bum Bum Creek. I resolved from this time to try and pay off my debts before laying out any more expenses on the Selections, that if I continued borrowing I should lose all that I had. This is about 3 years ago. I had built a humpy and ring barked some trees on our Selections on Bum Bum Creek.
    I will now tell you how we managed to pay off this money.
    In the first place I took a contract to supply 6000 paling for the Toowoomba Race Course. To save expense my wife would help me to fall the trees and I would split them up. I employed a lad to drive the horses to cart them to Cabarlah. After this contract I took a contract with Schofield to erect half a mile of fence on the Toowoomba Race Course. This I also completed in the course of eight months.
    I also made hurdles for the Toowoomba Show and to save expense my wife helped me to make them. And from the time I borrowed the £150 pounds until last November the time I finished working on the palings through the help of my wife and my labours we had paid off the debt we owed the bank, £150 pounds apart from other family expenses. Thus in five years I paid off the principal and interest which amounts to about £200.0.0 and also met our rents but not without a struggle and many days hard toil and sleepless nights which no doubt was the cause of my sickness. During this time I was three times sick under the care of the Doctor. The last time I was sick about 12 months ago I was laid up about 3 months and could not do anything which was a real draw back to me.
    About this time last year I lost two young horses which died and also the half of the increase of my few cattle. The horses was worth about £30.0.0 which I hoped would helped me to pay off my debts. This loss I had to work hard for and make up that amount. The above is an account of my financial conditions.
    We have lived on the selections as far as our financial position would allow us, never absenting our selves more than two months at any time and have traveled early and late to fulfill the residence while we were paying off our debt. As you will see by my above statement that my wife has often been with me to assist me in my work instead of paying for labour.
    Now ….. if we went on our selection to fence and do other improvements with £150.0.0. debt we should have been today £300.0.0 in debt and as soon as we got the selections should been obliged to sell them to pay this debt and should made a great show on the selection and should not today be called upon to show cause why they should not be forfeited. I think that I have done my best to my adopted country, to myself and my family in paying my debt.
    I shall now be able to make improvements on our selections without a troubled mind. If the Government do take the selections in question from us after all our struggle to pay what we have paid on them about £35.0.0. besides other improvements it will be a blow we shall never over come, after first passing through a struggle to pay our debts."
    He followed this with another letter on the same day.
    "Kedron Brook
    Crow’s Nest March 28th 1887
    I have enclosed to you the causes and other facts relative to my position as a Selector. Refering to the £150 pound I have borrowed from the Bank. I forgot to mention that I had to pay it within three years of the date of borrowing.
    I am at present in debt about £20 pound and this I hope to pay off in the course of 12 months and make what improvements I can on our selections in the mean time to fulfill the conditions required by the Act. I have at present about half a mile of fence erected on the wife’s Selection and humpy on mine and other improvements, where we intend to cultivate as we had no cultivation ground in the Selection at Crow’s Nest. I found this out after I had paid out all my money.
    I have tried to sell my Selection to pay my debts through a commission agent from the time I borrowed the money but could not.
    If I could have sold it I would be in a different position today.
    Now this is the only consolation I have that instead of being in the hands of the money lender I am in the hands of the Government who I hope will deal with me according to the merits of the case.
    As regards my health which has been against me laboring for this last 5 years I have not enjoyed ?? one week’s good health and in the midst of this I have struggled on and paid the most of my debts but not without the help of my wife who worked as hard as me. Often times in the b?l and has helped me fall timber enough to fence her selection twice round.
    So by the above you will see what up-hill a selector have to contend with and doubtless with the great experience you had amongst Selectors you are aware of these facts already.
    I hope Sir, you will excuse me for troubling you in this matter but if you could bring these facts that I have stated before the members of Land Board I should be very thankful and perhaps would help me out of my present trouble.
    I remain Sir
    Your obt Servant
    John Maddern"
    He followed it up with a sworn statement on 23 May 1887 :- " I live at Bum Bum Creek on 3782 Selection and have lived there constantly since last November, my wife has lived there also. B ???? to last November I was engaged consideratly? On contracts between Toowoomba and Crow's Nest and residing part of the time on this Selection. I had taken up my permanent abode on this Selection and propose to reside there continually. My wife is living there also.
    Berirns ?? to 22nd Dec last my wife and myself were living on this selection occasionally. Sometimes we went there for two to three days a fortnight just as I could get away from my work. During the balance of the time were at Cst (Crow's Nest). My wife lived at Crow's Nest. Since I took up the Selection when I was not on the Selection I was generally living in a tent, not always with my wife. Sometimes she lived at Crow's Nest generally.
    I did all the improvements including building the house personally except the help of a man for 2 ½ months. This house I built about 4 years ago. "
    His friend and neighbour John Barnes also submitted a statement:- "John Barnes Sworn -I live at Bum Bum Creek on a Selection adjoining that of Madderns. He is living there now with his wife, they have been living there about five (5) months. Berions to that I have know him to be there very often, Every two months or so, Sometimes perhaps twice a month, He sometimes stayed there for a fortnight Sometimes not more than three days. "
    Reg Mr Gorring. Berions to November last he did not reside there continually. He had a home at Crow’s Nest where he resided part of the time.
    John Barnes.

                                  
  • On 17 July 1887 John and Mary Ann's second son, Egbert was born at Jubilee Vale, Emu Creek.
  • On 11 November 1887 Alex Gorring wrote to the Lands Commission:-
    "To the Lands Commission Toowoomba re Selection No 3782 – Maddern
    Sir
    In accordance with your request by memo 87.337 I have the honour to report that I have inspected Selection as per margin on this 10th instant.
    There has been additional improvements effected on this selection since my last inspection in the shape of a four roomed verandah cottage, chimney etc, also a kitchen garden which is cropped and well cared, also a substantial stock yard. The selector, his wife and family are occupying this selection and by the appearance of the dwelling and surroundings have done so for some months past.
    I have the honor to be Sir your obedient servant
    Crown Ranger Gorring."

  • On 26 March 1888 John Barnes and William G Bidgood signed the following:-
    "We, John Barnes and William G Bidgood, being duly sworn, do jointly and severally stat that the Selector (John Maddern) continuously and bona fide resided on the above Selection (No 3782, County Cavendish, Parish Djuan) from Feb 1883 to present date.
    Also that under mentioned improvements have been effected on the land comprised in the Selection above referred to, and that they are of the respective value hereunder submitted, viz
    House and Garden          £50.0.0
    Stock yard and Cart Shed     £25.0.0
    40 Acres ring barked          £5.0.0
    1 Acre Cleared               £5.0.0
                        £90.0.0
    John Barnes, on oath states, I live along side Selector No 3782 and have done so during the last five years. During that time Maddern has continually lived on that selection. It has been his home. Occasionally he has taken a contract under the Divisional Board which would necessitate his absence from home. With these exceptions he has never been absent from the selection for any length of time. Selectors wife has also been living on the Selection for the last five years.
    Signed John Barnes, William G Bidgood"
    The selection was inspected on 16/4/1888 :- "The Selector, John Maddern lived on the Selection, his occupation was given as a labourer.
    The improvements consisted of :-
    A 3 roomed verandah cottage with slab walls and a shingle roof valued at £40.
    A kitchen garden pales in and under cultivation – value £10
    Dairy with a shingle roof £10
    Stockyard, Cow Bale, Calf Pen and Cart Shed value £25
    Stumping, clearing etc £5
    Total Value £90.0.0
    It was stocked with the Selectors cattle.
    The previous inspection had been on Nov 10, 1887. Continuous residence by the Selector and family since then. New Dairy erected and several other improvements effected.
    The report was signed by Alexander A Gorring on Behalf of the Lands Court, District Darling Downs."
  • On 19 May 1888 a Certificate of Fulfilment of Conditions by the Selector was granted . The Deed of Grant would be issued on payment of the Deed Fees. Joh duely paid the fees and was given his Deed of Grant. However, the family did not continue to live at Jubilee Vale full time. Their daughter Olive was born on 20 Feb 1894 at Kedron Brook. By now both Egbert and Orlando were attending school at Crow's Nest. However they left that shool at the end of 1893, and presumedly attended the new Moss View School at Emu Creek in early 1894. Perhaps after Olive's birth, Mary Ann lived permanently at Jubilee Vale.

  • In 1893 Michael Lalor was elected to the Crow's Nest School Committee, along with John Maddern, Arthur Martin, Michael Garrahy and Matthew Gleeson.
  • In 1896 John Maddern lived in Emu Creek, Queensland. He is shown as a Grazier in the Trade Directory.
    According to a granddaughter John and Mary Ann made and sold cheese as a souce of income before the Crow's Nest Butter Factory was established.
  • In 1901 Michael Garrahy purchased Kedron Brook from John and Mary Ann.
  • In 1903, John Maddern was a member of the Crow's Nest Show Society, and is included in the photo of the Society Members for that year.
  • In 1903 owned 320 acres, Portion 16.24, Emu Creek, paying rates to the Crows Nest Council.
  • He and Mary Ann Cossart appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. John was a grazier.
  • In 1905 John was Chairman of the Trustees Crow's Nest Recreation and Race-Course Reserve.
  • Robin Smith's book mentions John again in reference to land sales in Emu Creek in 1906. "On Wednesday 25 August 1906, Messers Schoefield, Goodsall and Weaver, had one of the most successful sales of dairying land held on the Downs, where 10,000 acres of the well known Emu Creek Station property purchased from the executors of the late Mr McKillop was sold. ..... Lot 3, 1,500 acres known as "Little Britton" the fattening paddock of the estate was first offered and secured by Mr H Wilcox at two pound ten per acre. Lot 4, 520 acres, was secured by Mr John Barnes at two pound ten per acre. Lot 5, 650 acres was secured by Mr T Patch at 31 shillings and acre. A small pocket containing 188 acres adjoining Millers and next to Lot 4 was secured by John Maddern at 32 shillings and acre. The other lots were passed in but within 24 hours all had been bought privately. Lot 2, 312 1/2 acres adjoining the homestead was secured by Mr Filshie and Broadfoot and John Maddern, each taking half at two pound ten per acre. Lots 8 and 9 containing 640 acres and 3410 acres respectively was bought by Mr Matt Gleeson at 32 pound 6 per acre. Lot 6 by Mr T Patch, lot 7 by Mr G Parton."
  • In February 1907 John was nominated for the position of director of the butter factory along with J H Butters and Fred Smith.
  • On 11 August 1908 a Mr Kugelmann, a "famous" consulting Herbalist from Melbourne took out a page in the Exhibition Section of "The Courier Mail'. He offered a reward of 5000 Pound to anyone who could proved that any of the Certificates of cases cured and published by Mr Kugelmann were not genuine.
    One of the certificates came from John Maddern. It stated:-
    " EMU CREEK.
    CHRONIC STOMACH, LIVER, AND KIDNEY DISEASE.PUT TO RIGHT BY MR. KUGELMANN'S TREATMENT.
    I think it is but right to give credit where credit is due and I therefore wish to say a few words in regard to Mr. Kugelmann's skilful treatment of my case. I was a sufferer from stomach, liver, and kidney disease for 20 years. These organs were unable to carry out their functions in a proper manner, and I was in a continuous state of chronic dyspepsia. I used to get very bad turns. The chief seat of trouble was in my kidneys, and those at times gavo me severe pains in the back. I used to get a curious sensation in the stomach. It was a sort of pain and fullness, which would slowly work upwards till it reached my throat, when a gas would be emitted. When I had the bad turns on me I could do nothing. Then for three years I was unable to do a stroke of work. I fell away a stone in weight. During the period of my illness I consulted several doctors, and was once in bed for a month in hospital. But all the medicines I took were to no purpose. In the end I consulted Mr. Kug- elmann. He told me, without uuy beating about the bush, what was wrong with me, and placed me under treatment. After a time I began to experience relief. The indigestion, which was a symptom of the disordered state of my internal organs, gradually disappeared. I can now work and eat and sleep well, which fortunate state of things I owe to Mr. Kugelmann's pow- erful and skilful treatment. I have also put on a stone in weight, and feel a different man.
    (Signed)
    JOHN MADDERN.
    Sworn before me at Jubilee Vale, Emu Creek, in the State of Queensland, this 21st day of September, 1907


    (Signed)'

    J. T. LITTLETON, J.P.

    NOTE SPECIALLY.-This was a typical

    case of Bright's Disease, and the patient was in a far worse condition than what would appear from his description in above certificate. My treatment is, how- ever, able to thoroughly cure this terrible disease, as well as everv other form of. kidney trouble.-H. E. KUGEL- MANN."
  • In 1911 when Egbert and Alice Gillies were married the family may have taken the opportunity to have some photos taken.
    John and Mary Ann Maddern, and their two youngest children, Lucy and Jack. The photo may have been taken at the time of Egbert marriage to Alice Gillies and February 1911. Lucy would have been eleven, and Jack nine years old.
  • On 18 February 1911 the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Mary Ann's children Lucy 10 and Jack 8 were on that list. They lived on Portion 24 Djuan which was about 3/4 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 4 miles from the Mossview School.
  • John Maddern purchased 160 acres of land from John Barnes. John Barnes sold all of his properties at Emu Creek when he left the district. The Darling Downs Gazette reported the outcome on 23 March 1912 " The auction of John Barnes, Emu Creek selections, was a great success. 'Redmond's Block' 640 acres, was sold to H. Graham, 'Station Block' 640 acres, to John Breydon, 'Sexton's Block' 160 acres, to John Maddern, and 'Rhodes Block' 160 acres, to Egbert Maddern. The sale was conducted by Mr. Ray White, and was one of the most successful sales hold for a long time."
  • On 1 April 1912,his wife, Mary Ann Cossart died in Queensland.
  • In 1913 owned 740 acres at Djuan, paying rates to Crows Nest Council.
  • On 3 February 1914 John was nominated as President for the Jubilee Vale State School Committee, along with Egbert Maddern, Orlando Maddern, Secretary, William Gregory Bidgood (Treasurer) John McRae, Thomas Patch, and Albert James Bidgood.
  • On 6 February 1917 John wrote a letter to the Under Secretary, Department of Instruction, with regard to accommodation for the Head Teacher of Jubilee Vale School. He wrote. " I have been instructed by the School Committee that the Head Teacher was accommodated up to the School Holidays with a Mr Graving, this being the third place at which she had boarded since she came to this school and the Committee do not know of any other accommodation available at present."
  • John Maddern and Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern moved to "Penleigh", Crow's Nest, in 1920.The house was on a small farm opposite the old Race Course along the Virginia Road. Lucy acted as John's carer and housekeeper until he died in 1933.
    "Penleigh" - John Maddern and his daughter Lucy lived here from about 1920 to 1933 when he died. It was opposite the Race Course along the Virginia Road.
  • John Maddern and Lucy Ida Phyllis Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Crow's Nest. John was a farmer and Lucy carried out home duties. Jack farmed at Emu Creek.
  • This article appeared in the The Courier Mail on 5 January 1925. It read: "The following were the guests of Mr. J. Maddern, Penleigh, Crow's Nest, last week :-Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Maddern, Emu Creek, Mr. and Mrs. F. Trost and family, Jandowae, and Mrs. W. J. Bidgood and family, Miles."
  • 6 July 1927 the following article appeared in the The Courier Mail. It read:-
    "EMU CREEK (Q.) TWENTY YEARS' STOMACH, LIVER - AND KIDNEY DISEASE CURED.
    I was a sufferer for twenty years from Stomach, Liver, and Kidney Disease. The chief seat of trouble was the kidneys, and all medicines, doctors' skill and attention in hospital were useless, until I consulted Mr. Kugelman, under whose powerful and skilful treatment I was thoroughly restored.
    (Signed) JOHN MADDERN."
    Sworn before me at Emu Creek, 21st September. 1907.
    (Signed) J. F. LITTLETON, J.P."
  • John Maddern died on 14 October 1933 in Queensland at age 85. Cause of death was senelity, hypostatic pneumonia.
  • He was buried on 16 October 1933 in Queensland. Inscription on gravestone reads:- John Maddern - died 14/10/1933 in 86th year,Native of Cornwall.
    He was buried next to his wife Mary Anne and her sister Sarah Cossart.
    Gravestones of John and Mary Ann (nee Cossart) Maddern and Mary Ann's sister Sarah Cossart, Crows Nest Cemetery.
  • Probate for his estate was granted on 28 October 1933; The following advertisement appeared in the "Courier Mail" - "'IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND , in the WILL and two CODICILS of JOHN MADDERN late of Crow's Nest In the State of Queensland Retired Farmer and Grazier deceased. Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date of the publication hereof application will be made to this Honourable Court that PROBATE of the WILL, and two Codicils of the above named John Maddern deceased may be granted to ORLANDO PENZANCE COSSART MADDERN of Stanthorpe In the State of Queensland Timber Merchant EGBERT THOMAS SPENCER MADDERN of Emu Creek near Crows Nest In the said State Farmer and JOHN VICTOR DAVID MADDERN of Crows Nest aforesaid Farmer lawful Sons of the said deceased and the Executors named In the said Will and Codicils. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon It may file a Caveat in the Registry at any time before the Grant Is made. Dated this Twenty-fourth day of October 1933. GROOM and LAVERS. Solicitors for the said Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern Egbert Thomas Spencer Maddern and John Victor David Maddern Margaret Street. Toowoomba."
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. John and Mary Ann's names were amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to John and Mary Ann Maddern - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart

John Maddern

M, b. 10 June 1786, d. 31 December 1852
  • John Maddern was baptized on 10 June 1786 in Paul Church, England. (At the time John was born, there were two sets of John and Elizabeth Maddern's living in Paul. One John, a fisherman, married Elizabeth Maddern in 1793, the other a farmer married Elizabeth Leah in 1772 . Between the two families there were eight children - two Elizabeth's and four John's, a Margaret and a William Vingoe. The timing of their birth makes it difficult to separate the two families. However, of the four John's, the last three died as small children (presumably belonging to the one family). I have used the last John christened in June 1786 and attributed John Maddern, the farmer as his father since John born 1786 was a farmer.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Elizabeth Leah.
  • At the age of 23 years, 3 months and 25 days, John Maddern married Grace Dunn Gill, daughter of John Gill and Jane Dunn, on 5 October 1809 in Cornwall. The marriage record shows : John Maddern from Madron, Grace Gill from Penzance, by banns on 10,17,24 Sep 1809. Married 5th day October 1809 by Athanasuis Laffer Curate. John Maddern signed and Grace gave her mark. Witnesses were Mary Willis and M Wright (clerk - he witnessed most of the marriages in the church).
  • John Maddern witnessed the marriage of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower on 2 July 1837 in Paul Church, Cornwall. The marriage record shows that they were married by Banns. Thomas was a 21 year old gardener of Newlyn (Father John Maddern, a gardener). Priscilla was a 28 year old servant of Newlyn (Father John Lower, a rope maker). Witnesses were John Maddern and Henry Warren. John and Priscilla were in fact, cousins, their mothers Grace and Priscilla being sisters.
  • John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Newlyn. John is shown as a 55 year old farmer, living with his wife Grace, Richard 20, and an Ann Madron 15 who is shown as an apprentice farmer (Perhaps she is a daughter but there is no record of a baptism of an Ann, daughter of John & Grace. There is a record of Ann Harvey Maddern, baptised 30 Apr 1826, daughter of John Maddern & Ann Harvey.)
  • John Maddern witnessed the marriage of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes on 18 February 1844 in Paul Parish Church; The marriage record shows they were married 18 Feb 1844 by banns, Richard was a labourer of Paul (Father: John Maddern, labourer) and Catherine Barnes, a servant of Paul (Father, John Barnes a fisherman). Witnesses to the marriage were John Maddern and Henry Warren.
  • John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Newlyn. John is shown as a 67 year old farmer of 1 acre, born Paul, living with his wife Grace, 68 born Mevagissey, and servant Eliza Double, 29 single, born Paul.
  • John Maddern died on 31 December 1852 in Newlyn, England, at age 66.
  • He was buried in England. John is buried with his wife Grace, his grave marker reads -Sacred to the memory of Grace Dunn Maddern who died at Newlyn 31 October 1851 aged 73 years also her husband John Maddern Market Gardener who died at Newlyn 31 Dec 1852 aged 66. Benevolent to all in their employ.
    Gravestone of John Maddern and his wife Grace Dunn (nee Gill), Paul Churchyard Cemetery, Penzance, Cornwall.

Children of John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill