Rhoda Bidgood

F, b. 1859, d. 21 June 1936
  • Rhoda Bidgood was born in 1859 in Lyneham, Wiltshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Rhoda Bidgood was living in the household of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings in Wiltshire, England. William 40, was an engineer born Alton Barnes, Wiltshire and Sarah 38 had been born in Stanford, Wiltshire. Their children Alfred, 15, a labourer born Stanford; Emily 13 born Binchenstoke; Louisa 11 born Binchenstoke; Sarah A aged 4 born Lynham; Rhoda 1 born Lynham all lived with them.
  • Rhoda Bidgood immigrated in 1865 to Moreton Bay with William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings. With them were their children: Fred, Emily, Louisa, Ellen, Annie, Rhoda and baby Lucy. Lucy may have died on the voyage to Queensland.
  • At the age of 21 years, Rhoda Bidgood married James Cossart, son of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker, on 6 October 1880 in Perseverance. Rhoda was the sister of Annie Bidgood who had married James' brother Jospeph in 1874. Shortly after their marriage James and Rhoda moved to Ipswich and then Rosewood where he continued to work in the timber industry felling pine for the Rosewood and Ipswich mills. Three children were born during this time - Lucy, Samuel and Charles.
    Early 1887 they moved to Dugandan where he had bought an interest in Josias Handcock's mill on Tevoit Brook. Later that year he became the sole owner. The mill and mill houses were extensively damaged by floods that year also.
    Five more children were born over the next ten years. James continued to operate the mill, which was burn down in 1897. A new one was established further up the hill and a second mill opened at Burnetts Creek where there was a large stand of Hoop pine. Samuel and James became partners in the mill around 1907 a few years before the mill was once again destroyed by fire in 1909. James retired in 1917. He was involved with the Boonah Hospital, the Show Society, the Masonic Lodge and the School of Arts. He was also instrumental in ensuring the erection of a Methodist Church in the town of Boonah.
  • On 3 May 1922,her husband, James Cossart died in Queensland at age 65. After James' death the home at Dugandan was sold and Rhoda went to lived with her daughter Amy in Boonah. After Amy's marriage to Reverend William Phillips, the couple went to Crows Nest and Rhoda went to live with them.
  • Rhoda Bidgood died on 21 June 1936 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 22 June 1936 in Boonah Cemetery.
  • On 23 June 1936 Rhoda Bidgood's obituary appeared in The Courier Mail. It read:- It read: - Mrs. Cossart. — The death occurred recently of Mrs. James Cossart at the age of 76 years. She was born in Lyndale, Wiltshire, England, and before her marriage was Rhoda Bidgood. Arriving in Australia with her parents at the age of seven, she went to the Crow's Nest district, where she lived for some years. In 1880 she married James Cossart, and went to live in the Boonah district, where she remained until about a year ago, when she went back to Beaudesert to live with her daughter, Mrs. W. T. Phillips. In 1887 Mr. James Cossart founded the now well-known firm of James Cossart and Sons, timber merchants. He predeceased his wife by 14 years. Two of his sons, Samuel James, and Charles Edward, are at present members of this firm. Mrs. Cossart took a keen interest in every institution of note in Boonah. Besides the descendants mentioned, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. J. J. Wilson (Brisbane) and Mesdames E. Raymond, O. F. Eva, and F. H. Wilson, all of Boonah."

Children of Rhoda Bidgood and James Cossart

Roy Winston Bidgood

M, b. 2 December 1928, d. 27 August 1988
  • Roy Winston Bidgood was born on 2 December 1928 in Crow's Nest.
  • He was the son of George Frederick Bidgood and Lillian May Abel.
  • On 4 August 1933,Roy Winston Bidgood's father, George Frederick Bidgood died in Queensland at age 34.
  • Roy Winston Bidgood commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1934.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1958 and 1980 living at 22 Sourris Street, Toowoomba. He was a carpenter. An Evie Catherine Bidgood lived with him.
  • Roy Winston Bidgood died on 27 August 1988 at age 59.
  • He was buried on 31 August 1988 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. PLAW9-005-0049.

Russell Charles Bidgood

M, b. 1932, d. 21 April 2006

Grave of Russell Charles Bidgood - 1932-2006 - Blackbutt-Benarkin Cemetery

Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood

F, b. 30 October 1857, d. 9 August 1934
  • Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood was born on 30 October 1857 in Lyneham, Wiltshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood was living in the household of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings in Wiltshire, England. William 40, was an engineer born Alton Barnes, Wiltshire and Sarah 38 had been born in Stanford, Wiltshire. Their children Alfred, 15, a labourer born Stanford; Emily 13 born Binchenstoke; Louisa 11 born Binchenstoke; Sarah A aged 4 born Lynham; Rhoda 1 born Lynham all lived with them.
  • Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood immigrated in 1865 to Moreton Bay with William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings. With them were their children: Fred, Emily, Louisa, Ellen, Annie, Rhoda and baby Lucy. Lucy may have died on the voyage to Queensland.
  • Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood and Joseph Cossart were of the Primitave Methodist faith.
  • At the age of 16 years, 9 months and 5 days, Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood married Joseph Cossart, son of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker, on 4 August 1874. They were married in William Bidgood's home at Pipe Clay, Perseverance. A wedding notice appeared in The Brisbane Courier on 7 August 1874. It stated "COSSART-BIDGOOD -On the 4th August, at the house of Mr. Wm Bidgood, by the Rev. A. Midgley, Joseph second son of Henry and Mary Cossart, of Highfields, to Annie, fourth daughter of William and Sarah Bidgood, of Highfields."
  • On 24 September 1876,Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood's son, Albert Leslie Cossart was born in Queensland.
  • Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood and Joseph Cossart moved to Dugandan in 1890. The property at Pipeclay was sold to Annie's brother Alfred (Fred.)
  • On 25 December 1911,her husband, Joseph Cossart died in Newfarm, Queensland, at age 65.
  • The following article appeared in the The Courier Mail on 30 December 1911.DEATH OF A PIONEER. Mr. Joseph Cossart, of Gatton.
    On the evening of Christmas Day there passed away at his residence, Babbiloora New Farm, an old resident of Queensland, Mr. Joseph Cossart, late of Gatton. The deceased gentleman was a brother of Mr. John Cossart, of Toowoomba, Mr. James Cossart, of Dugandan, and Mrs Maddern, of Crows Nest. The late Mr. Cossart came to Queensland from County Antrim, North of Ireland, where he was born on November 14, 1840, in company with his father and mother and other members of their family on the ship The Flying Cloud in the year 1864. Soon after the arrival of the Cossart family they went to the Toowoomba district, and were amongst the pioneer settlers upon the lands surrounding the Perseverance Creek. Mr Cossart was engaged nearly the whole of his 47 years' residence in Queensland in connection with, the timber industry. Mainly through his instrumentality some of the large milling concerns that have been operating for upwards of 40 years in the Perseverance district were established, as he directed the attention of interested parties to the vast timber resources there. About the year1890 he removed to the Dugandan district, where he remained for about 11 years. Subsequently, with his son Sidney, he took over the timber milling business at Gatton. About three years ago, on account of the progress of the business, his other three sons Leslie, Percy and Norman, were taken into it. Some months ago his health began to fail rapidly, and on account of this he retired from the business, leaving it to his sons. During the late Mr Cossart's stay in Gatton he took a prominent part in many of the movements for the welfare of the district. He was one of the prime movers and held the position of chairman in connection with the erection of the fine monument in Gatton to the memory of the soldiers who fell in the South African wars. It is interesting to note that two of the late gentleman's sons, Sidney and Percy, were actively engaged in the South fighting campaign, and saw some hard fighting Mr Sidney Cossart is now an active member of the Legion of Frontiersmen in Brisbane. The late Mr Cossart was a man who was highly respected by all who knew him. He was a man of strong personal conviction and led according thereto. He was for many years a layman of the Primitive Methodist Church in the Toowoomba district. During the months of of his sufferings he manifested all those qualities of patience, endurance and faith in a manner consistent with his life and beliefs. He leaves a wife and eight children - four sons and four daughters. His remains were interred at the Toowong Cemetery. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev. C. Martin who assisted by the Rev. R. Stewart, conducted the final offices at the grave."
  • Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood died on 9 August 1934 in Queensland at age 76.
  • She was buried on 10 August 1934 in Toowong Cemetery. She is buried with her husband Joseph and baby daughter Lydia.

Children of Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood and Joseph Cossart

Sarah Louise Bidgood

F, b. 23 October 1889, d. 19 September 1966
  • Sarah Louise Bidgood was born on 23 October 1889 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Gregory Bidgood and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger.
  • Sarah Louise Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll with John William (Willie) Bidgood and Albert James Bidgood in 1914 in Emu Creek. Albert was a teamster and John William a farmer. Their sister Sarah carried out home duties.
  • Sarah Louise Bidgood and Samuel Hill Plant appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1915 and 1922 living at Darr Creek. Samuel was a teamster. Samuel's brothers George and James were selectors/graziers at Darr Creek.
  • At the age of 25 years, 8 months and 21 days, Sarah Louise Bidgood married Samuel Hill Plant, son of Samuel Plant and Laura Jane Hill, on 14 July 1915 in Queensland.
  • On 10 January 1923,her husband, Samuel Hill Plant died in Queensland.
  • Sarah Louise Bidgood and Laura Jane Hill appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1928 living at Darr Creek.
  • Sarah Louise Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1932 living at Darr Creek. She carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 46 years, Sarah Louise Bidgood married John Alexander McPhee in 1936 in Queensland.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at 1 Coulston Street, Toowoomba.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Bell. Her husband John was a farmer.
  • Sarah Louise Bidgood died on 19 September 1966 in Queensland at age 76.

Thomas Victor Bidgood

M, b. 23 January 1916, d. 2000
  • Thomas Victor Bidgood was born on 23 January 1916 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert James Bidgood and Catherine Agnes Gillies.
  • Thomas Victor Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll with Albert James Bidgood and Catherine Agnes Gillies between 1943 and 1963 in Thornville. Albert was a farmer. Their son Thomas Victor was farm hand and daughter Florence carried out home duties.
  • Thomas Victor Bidgood died in 2000 in Queensland.

Trevise Neal Bidgood

M, b. 5 April 1933, d. 4 July 2003
  • Trevise Neal Bidgood was born on 5 April 1933.
  • He was the son of Charles Gregory Bidgood and Lizzie Minnie Parton.
  • Trevise Neal Bidgood died on 4 July 2003 at age 70.
  • He was buried in Blackbutt Cemetery.
    Grave of Trevise Neal Bidgood 1933-2003 - Blackbutt-Benarkin Cemetery

Violet Ida Bidgood

F, b. 16 April 1923, d. 1 October 1990
  • Violet Ida Bidgood was born on 16 April 1923 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John William (Willie) Bidgood and Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern.
  • Between 1941 and 1979 Violet Ida Bidgood lived in Condamine.
  • She moved to Columboola in 1979.
  • Violet Ida Bidgood died on 1 October 1990 in Queensland at age 67. Vi died after a four year battle with cancer.
  • She was buried on 3 October 1990 in Miles Cemetery.

William Bidgood

M, b. 1821, d. 18 February 1903

William Bidgood 1821-1903
  • William Bidgood was born in 1821 in Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England. He was the son of William Bidgood and Ava Miles.
  • William Bidgood married Sarah Jennings between October 1843 and December 1843 in Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England.
  • William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Wiltshire, England. William 40, was an engineer born Alton Barnes, Wiltshire and Sarah 38 had been born in Stanford, Wiltshire. Their children Alfred, 15, a labourer born Stanford; Emily 13 born Binchenstoke; Louisa 11 born Binchenstoke; Sarah A aged 4 born Lynham; Rhoda 1 born Lynham all lived with them.
  • William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings immigrated to Moreton Bay around 1865. With them were their children: Fred, Emily, Louisa, Ellen, Annie, Rhoda and baby Lucy. Lucy may have died on the voyage to Queensland.
  • William, an engineer, had been sent by an English firm to erect machinery for wool scouring at various stations on the Darling Downs. The family were at Babbiloora Station (Near Augathella) when William and Sarah's last son, William Gregory was born in 1867.
  • Around 1870, William Bidgood selected land in Pipeclay Portion 370, Parish of Crow's Nest. His son Alfred selected Portions 797 and 369.
    Portion 370, Parish of Crows Nest. First selected by William Bidgood at Pipeclay
  • He's daughter Ellen Charlotte Bidgood married Francis Houston on 11 February 1874 in Queensland. The Darling Downs Gazette reported "On the 11th February, at Drayton, by the Rev. J.T. Waraker, FRANCIS, son of the late James Houston, of Drayton, to ELLEN, daughter of William Bidgood, of Pipe-Clay Creek, Highfields."
  • William Bidgood's daughter Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood married Joseph Cossart on 4 August 1874. They were married in William Bidgood's home at Pipe Clay, Perseverance. A wedding notice appeared in The Brisbane Courier on 7 August 1874. It stated "COSSART-BIDGOOD -On the 4th August, at the house of Mr. Wm Bidgood, by the Rev. A. Midgley, Joseph second son of Henry and Mary Cossart, of Highfields, to Annie, fourth daughter of William and Sarah Bidgood, of Highfields."
  • In 1877 Sarah's brother Henry Jennings, a stock rider of Clermont, died intestate. Notice that Sarah intened toapply for Letters of Administration was published in The Telegraph on 22 Dec 1877.
  • The following article appeared in the The Toowoomba Chronicle on 31 December 1881. "FOR PRIVATE SALE— A valuable 100-acre SELECTION situated on Perseverance Road, ½ a mile from the purposed route of the Crow's Nest and Toowoomba Railway Line; it is subdivided into two paddocks; Permanent Springs of Water in each; a 4-roomed dwelling House, with Kitchen and other Outhouses; two acres laid out as Garden and Orchard, with choice Fruit Trees in full bearing. Terms easy. Apply to WILLIAM BIDGOOD at the premises". The advertisement ran for several months. The property was sold to C.H. Buzacott who set up a butter factory on it in 1886. Sarah and William remained at Pipeclay perhaps living with son Alfred or their daughter Annie and son in law Joseph Cossart.
  • William Bidgood selected 390 acres of land at Bum Bum Creek, Portion 29, Parish of Djuan on 24 September 1883. Although William was an expert mechanic, he signed the lease agreement with his mark. No doubt the land was intended to be worked by young Bill. By 1887, William seniors land at Perseverance had been sold to Charles Buzacott who established a butter factory on it.
  • The following article appeared in the The Toowoomba Chronicle on 22 June 1886. "From the Lands Department, re survey of a road to Bum Bum Creek, via mountain camp. —
    Petition from Mesrrs, O'Connor, Bidgood, and others, re clearing the road from Virginia to Pierce's Creek, It was decided to consider the matter when works of a more urgent nature were complete. — Foreman of Works' report dealing with the following
    (I) Road through pre-emptive No. 4, Emu Creek, or selection 26, parish of Djuan [F A Mitchells land]. Report recommended that a road be opened through the latter approximately east and west, and that existing roads in the selection north of new road be closed. It was resolved that the report be adopted now road to be two chains and a-half wide. — (2) Road via Mountain Camp to Bum Bum Creek. Reporting that a good road throughout can be laid off with the exception of a small distance near the crossing of Emu Creek where it will be necessary to resume a few acres from pre-emptive No. 3. The Clerk was instructed to ascertain approximately the amount of land required.”.
  • The following article appeared in the The Toowoomba Chronicle on 22 July 1886. ""LOST, from Crow’s Nest, a Chestnut MARE, branded C3V near shoulder; white stripe down face. £1 Reward on delivery to WILLIAM BIDGOOD."
  • He appeared on the Legislative Assembly - Aubigny Electoral Roll in 1900 living at Emu Creek. His qualification to vote was that he was a grazier aged 71 (as at 7 Nov 1899) living on Portion 29v, Parish of Emu Creek.
  • William Bidgood died on 18 February 1903 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • He was buried on 19 February 1903 in Queensland.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. William & Sarah's names were amongst them.
    Memorial Plaque to William & Sarah Bidgood - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings

William Francis Bidgood

M, b. 5 November 1912, d. 8 November 1971
  • William Francis Bidgood was born on 5 November 1912 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert James Bidgood and Catherine Agnes Gillies.
  • William Francis Bidgood died on 8 November 1971 in Queensland at age 59.

Child of William Francis Bidgood

William Gregory Bidgood

M, b. 21 June 1867, d. 19 October 1940

William Gregory Bidgood 1867-1940.

  • William Gregory Bidgood was born on 21 June 1867 in Warrego, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings.
  • William Gregory Bidgood's father William Bidgood selected Port 29, Parish of Djuan at Bum Bum Creek, on 24 September 1883; Although William was an expert mechanic, he signed the lease agreement with his mark. No doubt the land was intended to be worked by young Bill. By 1887, William seniors land at Perseverance had been sold to Charles Buzacott who established a butter factory on it.
  • The following article appeared in the The Toowoomba Chronicle on 22 June 1886. "From the Lands Department, re survey of a road to Bum Bum Creek, via mountain camp. —
    Petition from Mesrrs, O'Connor, Bidgood, and others, re clearing the road from Virginia to Pierce's Creek, It was decided to consider the matter when works of a more urgent nature were complete. — Foreman of Works' report dealing with the following
    (I) Road through pre-emptive No. 4, Emu Creek, or selection 26, parish of Djuan [F A Mitchells land]. Report recommended that a road be opened through the latter approximately east and west, and that existing roads in the selection north of new road be closed. It was resolved that the report be adopted now road to be two chains and a-half wide. — (2) Road via Mountain Camp to Bum Bum Creek. Reporting that a good road throughout can be laid off with the exception of a small distance near the crossing of Emu Creek where it will be necessary to resume a few acres from pre-emptive No. 3. The Clerk was instructed to ascertain approximately the amount of land required.”.
  • On 11 August 1888 The Darling Downs Gazette published a Quarterly Electoral list that included William Gregory Bidgood, William Parton, Henry Bruce and Julius Rohde. All were listed as residents of Emu Creek.
  • At the age of 21 years, 6 months and 5 days, William Gregory Bidgood married Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger, daughter of Rev Charles Augustus (Carl) Anger and Salome Hirning, on 26 December 1888 in Queensland, Australia.
  • In May 1892 Bill was granted his Certificate of Fulfilment.
  • William Gregory Bidgood appeared on the Legislative Assembly - Aubigny Electoral Roll in 1900 living at Bum Bum Creek. His qualification to vote was that he held leasehold land in the parish of Djuan of the area.
  • In 1901 He was listed in the Queensland Post Office Directory as a farmer collecting mail at Crow's Nest.
  • He and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1930 living at Emu Creek. William was a farmer.
  • On 18 February 1911 the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Moss View School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. William and Anna's children George, 12, Charles 8, Ida 10 and Matthew Leslie 5 were on that list. They lived on Portion 29 Djuan which was about 1.5 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 6 miles from the Moss View School.
  • William Gregory Bidgood witnessed the death of Normann William Trost on 16 June 1922 in Bum Bum Creek, Queensland,He was accidentally killed while felling timber of a mountain side on Bidgood's property. A pine log crushed his leg against the butt of a tree whilst he was felling timber.
  • William Gregory Bidgood and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Emu Creek. William was a farmer.
  • On 8 July 1940,his wife, Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger died in Queensland at age 75.
  • William Gregory Bidgood died on 19 October 1940 in Queensland at age 73.
  • He was buried on 20 October 1940 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • On 2 November 1940, The Courier Mail advertised that probate on his estate would be granted to his son Leslie Ernest Bidgood of Emu Creek, after 14 days from 25 October, 1940.

Children of William Gregory Bidgood and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger

William Percival Bidgood

M, b. 2 May 1881, d. 20 September 1960
  • William Percival Bidgood was born on 2 May 1881 in Pipeclay, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood and Alice Gray.
  • William Percival Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. William was a labourer.
  • He and Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Perseverance. Alfred was a farmer. Their son William, a labourer and daughter Grace also lived at Perseverance.
  • At the age of 33 years, William Percival Bidgood married Minnie Clara Gertrude Shum, daughter of Herbert Augustus Thomas Shum and Margarethe Mengel, in 1915 in Queensland.
  • On 23 July 1916,his wife, Minnie Clara Gertrude Shum died. Her death was reported in The Brisbane Courier :- "Mrs W Bldgood, a well-known resident of Pipeclay, Perseverance, Crow's Nest district, died on Saturday morning. The deceased, who was 26 years of age was the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs H Shum, of Perseverance. She is survived by her husband and a baby three weeks."
  • At the age of 39 years, William Percival Bidgood married Emma Eliza Smith in 1921 in Queensland.
  • William Percival Bidgood and Emma Eliza Smith appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1930 living at Perseverance/Hampton. William was a farmer.
  • William Percival Bidgood died on 20 September 1960 in Queensland at age 79.

Emilie Bierhals

F, b. 1865, d. 11 July 1938
  • Emilie Bierhals was born in 1865.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Bierhals and Henrietta Myier.
  • Emilie Bierhals immigrated on 19 February 1874 to Queensland with Johann Bierhals and Henrietta Myier. John 28, and Henriette 27 travelled on the Lammershagen with Ameila aged 8 and Sophia aged 26.
  • At the age of 20 years, Emilie Bierhals married Wilhelm Sander in 1885 in Queensland.
  • Emilie Bierhals and Wilhelm Sander appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. Wilhelm was a farmer.
  • On 21 June 1924,her husband, Wilhelm Sander died in Queensland.
  • Emilie Bierhals appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Djuan. Emelia carried out home duties and most likely lived with one or all of her sons, Hermann, Herbert adn Theo.
  • She and Wilhelm Sander appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Kleinton. William was a farmer.
  • Emilie Bierhals died on 11 July 1938 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. She is buried with her husband Wilhelm and father Johann Bierhals.

Children of Emilie Bierhals and Wilhelm Sander

Johann Bierhals

M, b. 1836, d. 26 May 1921
  • Johann Bierhals was born in 1836 in Germany.
  • Johann Bierhals married Henrietta Myier circa 1863.
  • Johann Bierhals and Henrietta Myier immigrated to Queensland on 19 February 1874. John 28, and Henriette 27 travelled on the Lammershagen with Ameila aged 8 and Sophia aged 26.
  • Johann Bierhals and Henrietta Myier appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Geham. John was a farmer.
  • On 11 November 1919,his wife, Henrietta Myier died in Queensland.
  • Johann Bierhals died on 26 May 1921 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 27 May 1921 in Cabarlah Cemetery. He is buried with his wife, daughter and son in law.

Child of Johann Bierhals and Henrietta Myier

Wilhelmina Bierhels

F, b. circa 1830
  • Wilhelmina Bierhels was born circa 1830.
  • Wilhelmina Bierhels married August Kolberg circa 1855.

Child of Wilhelmina Bierhels and August Kolberg

Ambrose Bierton

M, b. circa 1880, d. 1967
  • Ambrose Bierton was born circa 1880. He was the son of Thomas Bierton and Emyler Embrey.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • Ambrose Bierton died in 1967 in Queensland.

Frances Bigg

F, b. circa 1880, d. 1908
  • Frances Bigg was born circa 1880. She was the daughter of Edward Bigg and Agnes Dick.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Emu Creek. Frances' occupation was domestic duties. She was the only person with the name of Bigg living in the Emu Creek area. She may have worked on Emu Creek station or was lving with relatives in the area.
  • Frances Bigg died in 1908 in Queensland.

Lillian Elizabeth Biggs

F, b. circa 1895, d. 1971

Christian Biltoft

M, b. circa 1855, d. 1923
  • Christian Biltoft was born circa 1855. He was the son of Peter Vedsted Biltoft and Christina Maria Jensen.
  • Christian Biltoft married Dorothea Christena Hansen in 1883 in Queensland.
  • Christian Biltoft died in 1923 in Queensland.

Children of Christian Biltoft and Dorothea Christena Hansen

Christopher (Adolphus) Biltoft

M, b. 1892, d. 1970
  • Christopher (Adolphus) Biltoft was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Christian Biltoft and Dorothea Christena Hansen.
  • At the age of 29 years, Christopher (Adolphus) Biltoft married Annie Edith Falknau in 1921 in Queensland.
  • Christopher (Adolphus) Biltoft and Annie Edith Falknau appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Muniganeen. Adolph was a Labourer.
  • Christopher (Adolphus) Biltoft died in 1970 in Queensland.

Peter Vedsted Biltoft

M, b. 1888, d. 1978
  • Peter Vedsted Biltoft was born in 1888 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Christian Biltoft and Dorothea Christena Hansen.
  • At the age of 24 years, Peter Vedsted Biltoft married Emily Maud Murr in 1912 in Queensland.
  • Peter Vedsted Biltoft and Emily Maud Murr appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Gomoran. Peter was a farmer.
  • Peter Vedsted Biltoft died in 1978 in Queensland.

David Johnston Binnie

M, b. circa 1890, d. 1960
  • David Johnston Binnie was born circa 1890. He was the son of Thomas Binnie and Mary.
  • David Johnston Binnie married Mildred Gorring, daughter of Alexander Arthur Gorring and Charlotte Jane Austin, on 5 November 1912 in Queensland.
  • David Johnston Binnie and Mildred Gorring appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Cecil Plains. He was the supervisor of the soldiers settlement and she carried out home duties. There was also a Mary Binnie living in Cecil Plains.
  • David Johnston Binnie and Mildred Gorring appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1933 living at Cloverly. David was a farmer and Mildred carried out home duties. A Mary Binnie lived with them, most likely his mother.
  • In 1956,his wife, Mildred Gorring died in Collarenbari, New South Wales.
  • David Johnston Binnie died in 1960 in Concord, New South Wales.

Child of David Johnston Binnie and Mildred Gorring

Myrra Livesey Binnie

F, b. 6 October 1914

George Walker Binns

M, b. circa 1900

Mary Binstead

F, b. 1 May 1807, d. 1891
  • Mary Binstead was baptized on 1 May 1807 in Alton.
  • She was the daughter of William Binstead and Mary Unknown.
  • Mary Binstead witnessed the marriage of Mary Elizabeth Jefferis and Edward Baigent on 4 June 1829 in Hampshire; Mary and Edward were married by licence. Witnesses were Robert Jefferis, George Tiffin (?) Mary Binstead and Ann Masting(?)
  • At the age of 25 years, 7 months and 14 days, Mary Binstead married George Jefferis, son of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis and Ann Kemp, on 15 December 1832 in Hampshire. The marriage record shows "George of Henley, married by Licence, Witness William Binstead and Edward Baigent."
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mary Binstead was living in the household of Edward Jefferis and Maria Emma Silvester Lasham in Hampshire. Edward is shown as a 41 year old coal coke & bark Merchant born Henley, Oxford. He is living with his wife Maria E 42, born Westmeon Hampshire and daughter Ellen M aged 7 born Alton Hampshire, a scholar. His mother Mary Jefferis a 74 year old widow born Alton is also living with the family. A number of others are also on the premises:- William Saunders a 24 year old assistant born Checkendon Oxford and Martha Budd a 22 year old general servant born Froxfield Hampshire.
  • Mary Binstead died in 1891 in Alton, England.

Children of Mary Binstead and George Jefferis

William Binstead

M, b. circa 1770
  • William Binstead was born circa 1770.
  • William Binstead married Mary Unknown circa 1800.
  • William Binstead witnessed the marriage of George Jefferis and Mary Binstead on 15 December 1832 in Hampshire; The marriage record shows "George of Henley, married by Licence, Witness William Binstead and Edward Baigent."

Child of William Binstead and Mary Unknown

Hazel May Birch

F, b. 13 October 1926, d. 10 February 1961

Hazel Joyce Birchall/Birchell

F, b. 13 June 1917, d. 6 August 1996
  • Hazel Joyce Birchall/Birchell was born on 13 June 1917.
  • At the age of 22 years, 2 months and 13 days, Hazel Joyce Birchall/Birchell married Arthur Cecil Guy, son of Horace Seattle Guy and Mabel Isabel Holdaway, on 26 August 1939 in Devonport. They had four children.
  • On 16 July 1996,her husband, Arthur Cecil Guy died in New Zealand at age 81.
  • Hazel Joyce Birchall/Birchell died on 6 August 1996 in New Zealand at age 79.

John Bircher

M, b. 1840, d. 6 March 1909

Emma (nee Kingston) and John Bircher. Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson.

  • John Bircher was born in 1840 in England.
  • He was the son of William Bircher and Mary Dennis.
  • At the age of 20 years, John Bircher married Emma Henson, daughter of James Kingston and Sarah Henson, on 9 December 1860 in Ogley Hay. Witnesses to the marriage were Henry Hough and Hannah Hough.
  • John Bircher and Emma Henson appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Brownhills. John is shown as a 31 year old and Emma as 30. Agnes Kingston, a 13 year old domestic is living with them as is their adopted daughter Rosa aged 2.
  • John Bircher and Emma Henson appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Walsall Foreign. John is shown as a 41 year old bricklayer and local methodist preacher born Tamworth, living with his wife Emma, 40 born Clifton Stafford. His niece Rosa R Bircher 12 born Walsall Wood, and two lodgers John Poxon born Clayhanger, Stafford a coal miner, and Agnes Poxon 23 born Darlaston Stafford. Agnes was the sister of Emma. After Emma and John Bircher moved to Heath Hayes on the Cannock Chase, Rosa went to live with Agnes and John Poxton.
  • John Bircher witnessed the marriage of Rosa Bircher Kingston and William Benjamin Turner on 30 June 1898 in Cannock, Walsall; Witnesses to the marriage were John Bircher and Edith Fowles. After their marriage they lived at Hednesford Road, Norton Cnes, Cannock. In 1903 he and John Bircher built a house each in Brownhill Road, Walsall Wood. William and Rosa lived there until they emigrated to Australia.
    When he and Rosa were first married, William also worked as a pit pony driver at Conduit Colliery, Jerome's Pit. Later he was a loader and stallman. During World War I, William obtained his Deputy Certificate and joined the Walsall Wood Colliery as the Deputy. He bought teams of horses and carts to transport men to work at Norton and eventually built at least four more houses having gone to night school to improved his education.
  • John Bircher and Emma Henson appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Cannock Parish, Staffordshire. John is shown as 61 years old, born Tamworth, Staffordshire, a bricklayer. Emma is shown as 60 born Clifton.
  • John Bircher died on 6 March 1909 in Walsall Wood. He died of senility. His nephew William Turner was present at his death.

Mary Bircher

F, b. 23 April 1846, d. 10 January 1872
  • Mary Bircher was born on 23 April 1846 in Harlaston.
  • She was baptized on 17 May 1846 in Harlaston.
  • At the age of 21 years, 6 months and 13 days, Mary Bircher married Thomas Kingston, son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson, on 5 November 1867 in Harlaston.
  • Mary Bircher and Thomas Kingston appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Friezland Stonnall. Thomas is shown as a 26 year old coal miner, living with his wife Mary 23, and their son William aged 11 months.
  • Mary Bircher died on 10 January 1872 in Shenstone at age 25. She died of epilepsy the day after her daughter Mary was born. Her mother in law Sarah Kingston was present at the time of her death. When Mary died Emma (Thomas' sister) and John Bircher (Mary's brother) brought up Rosa. Rosa may have gone to Emma and John before her mother died as she was living with them at the time of the 1871 census. Grandmother Sarah Kingston brought up Mary (Polly) and William.
  • She was buried on 14 January 1872 in Stonnall Churchyard.

Children of Mary Bircher and Thomas Kingston