Emilly Ann Bidgood

F, b. 1848
  • Emilly Ann Bidgood was born in 1848 in Bichenstoke, Wiltshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Emilly Ann 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.
  • Emilly Ann 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, Emilly Ann Bidgood married Richard Levett on 5 July 1869 in Queensland.

Emily Dora Bidgood

F, b. 23 November 1893, d. 14 June 1974

Emily Dora Bidgood 1893-1974, daughter of William Gregory Bidgood & Anna Barbara Salome Anger
  • Emily Dora Bidgood was born on 23 November 1893 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Gregory Bidgood and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger.
  • At the age of 18 years, 9 months and 19 days, Emily Dora Bidgood married Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern, son of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart, on 11 September 1912 in Emu Creek.
    Orlando Maddern & Emily Bidgood on their wedding day 11 Sep 1912, Emu Creek
  • Emily Dora Bidgood and Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Emu Creek. Orlando was a teamster and Emily carried out home duties.
  • Emily Dora Bidgood and Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1954 living at Wangaratta Road, Stanthorpe. Orlando was a sawmiller and Emily carried out home duties.
  • 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
  • Emily Dora Bidgood and Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at 95 Brighton Terrace, Sandgate.
  • On 5 February 1970,her husband, Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern died in Sandgate, Queensland, at age 86.
  • Emily Dora Bidgood died on 14 June 1974 in Sandgate, Queensland, at age 80.
  • She was buried in June 1974 in Queensland, Australia. Pos 10, Section 3, Wall 4.

Children of Emily Dora Bidgood and Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern

Frank Alexander Bidgood

M, b. 25 June 1883, d. 23 February 1932
  • Frank Alexander Bidgood was born on 25 June 1883 in Perseverance, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood and Alice Gray.
  • Frank Alexander Bidgood enlisted in the AIF on 5 June 1916 in Queensland. He listed his father Alfred as his next of kin. His service number was 256. He was taken prisioner of war in France and returned to Australia on 1 April 1919.
  • At the age of 36 years, 1 month and 19 days, Frank Alexander Bidgood married Susan Mary McCane on 13 August 1919 in Queensland.
  • Frank Alexander Bidgood died on 23 February 1932 in Queensland at age 48.

George Frederick Bidgood

M, b. 31 August 1898, d. 4 August 1933
  • George Frederick Bidgood was born on 31 August 1898 in Emu Creek, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Gregory Bidgood and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger.
  • 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.
  • George Frederick Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1922 and 1926 living at Emu Creek. He was a labourer.
  • At the age of 26 years, 3 months and 10 days, George Frederick Bidgood married Lillian May Abel, daughter of Johann Hermann Abel and Louise Henriette Genrich, on 10 December 1924 in Queensland.
  • George Frederick Bidgood and Lillian May Abel appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1932 living at Emu Creek. George was a labourer.
  • George Frederick Bidgood died on 4 August 1933 in Queensland at age 34.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00C-0037.

Children of George Frederick Bidgood and Lillian May Abel

Gordon Earle Bidgood

M, b. 22 November 1932, d. 10 November 1990
  • Gordon Earle Bidgood was born on 22 November 1932 in Crow's Nest.
  • He was the son of George Frederick Bidgood and Lillian May Abel.
  • Gordon Earle Bidgood died on 10 November 1990 at age 57.
  • He was buried on 15 November 1990 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. RCLAW7-008-0024 - The plaque on his grave shows he was an Airman with the Royal Australian Navy.

Gordon James Bidgood

M, b. 15 December 1926, d. 13 March 2005

Grace Gray Bidgood

F, b. 21 September 1885, d. 6 December 1957

Child of Grace Gray Bidgood and Sydney James Bain

Harry Archibald Bidgood

M, b. 4 September 1877, d. 1961
  • Harry Archibald Bidgood was born on 4 September 1877 in Pipeclay, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood and Alice Gray.
  • At the age of 30 years, 3 months and 28 days, Harry Archibald Bidgood married Florence Eliza Tant on 1 January 1908 in Queensland. Harry was a school teacher.
  • In 1948,his wife, Florence Eliza Tant died in Queensland.
  • Harry Archibald Bidgood died in 1961 in Queensland.

Children of Harry Archibald Bidgood and Florence Eliza Tant

Hilda Lucy Bidgood

F, b. 5 January 1905, d. 1979

Child of Hilda Lucy Bidgood and Johan Friedrich (John or Jack) Lowien

Ida Sophia Bidgood

F, b. 22 April 1900, d. 15 October 1926
  • Ida Sophia Bidgood was born on 22 April 1900 in Emu Creek, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Gregory Bidgood and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger.
  • 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.
  • At the age of 25 years, 7 months and 22 days, Ida Sophia Bidgood married Percy Hayden, son of Frederick Hayden and Christina Jorgenson, on 14 December 1925 in Queensland. Percy was the school teacher for Jubilee Vale school.
  • Ida Sophia Bidgood and Percy Hayden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Emu Creek. Percy was a school teacher and Ida carried out home duties. They may have lived in the old John Maddern home called "Jubilee Vale."
  • Ida Sophia Bidgood died on 15 October 1926 in Queensland at age 26.
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00C-0038.

John William Bidgood

M, b. 13 September 1917, d. 8 October 1928

John William (Willie) Bidgood

M, b. 4 June 1892, d. 3 January 1981
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood was born on 4 June 1892 in Emu Creek.
  • He was the son of William Gregory Bidgood and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger.
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood and Albert James Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1914 living at Emu Creek. Albert was a teamster and John William a farmer. Their sister Sarah carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 22 years, 4 months and 10 days, John William (Willie) Bidgood married Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern, daughter of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart, on 14 October 1914 at her father's home, Emu Creek.
    John William Bidgood & Priscilla Sarah Olive Mary Maddern, married 14 October 1914
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood and Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1917 living at Emu Creek. John William was a farmer. His brother Albert was a teamster. They most likely lived with William Gregory and Emily Bidgood.
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood and Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern moved to Coo-ee, Miles, in 1920.Here they ran a dairy and cattle farm.
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood and Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Emu Creek. Willie was a farmer.
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood and Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Miles. Bill was a dairyman.
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood and Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern changed the name of their property to The Pines, Miles, in 1939.
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood witnessed the burial of Elizabeth French on 31 January 1952 in Miles Cemetery; Witnesses to the burial were J W Bidgood and P Castens. Minister - M A Paxton-Hall, Church of England.
  • 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
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood and Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Miles. He was a dairyman.
  • On 11 December 1969,his wife, Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern died in Queensland at age 75.
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1972 living at Miles. He was a dairyman.
  • He and Arthur Leslie Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1977 living at Goombi. Bill and Arthur were graziers.
  • On 14 July 1980 a party was held to celebrate his 88th Birthday. At the time Bill had 78 living descendants consisting of 8 children, 35 grandchildren and 35 great grand children.
  • John William (Willie) Bidgood died on 3 January 1981 in Queensland at age 88.
  • He was buried on 5 January 1981 in Miles Cemetery.

Children of John William (Willie) Bidgood and Priscilla Sarah (Olive) Mary Maddern

Joy Evelyn Bidgood

F, b. 15 May 1919, d. 12 August 2011

Kenneth Leslie Bidgood

M, b. 20 July 1921, d. 2003

Leslie Ernest Bidgood

M, b. 18 February 1907, d. 1996
  • Leslie Ernest Bidgood was born on 18 February 1907 in Highfields, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Gregory Bidgood and Anna Barbara Salome (Emily) Anger.
  • 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.
  • Leslie Ernest Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Emu Creek. He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 24 years, Leslie Ernest Bidgood married Hazel Childs in 1932 in Queensland.
  • Leslie Ernest Bidgood and Hazel Childs appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1943 living at Emu Creek, Queensland. He was a farmer. Hazel gave her address as Pine View.
  • Leslie Ernest Bidgood was granted probate for the estate of William Gregory Bidgood 14 days from 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.
  • Leslie Ernest Bidgood and Hazel Childs appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Montarv Valley. Les was a grazier.
  • Leslie Ernest Bidgood and Hazel Childs appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1980 living at Wurama, Condamine. Les was a grazier.
  • Leslie Ernest Bidgood died in 1996 in Queensland.

Llyod Geoffrey Bidgood

M, b. 1932, d. 11 March 1961
  • Llyod Geoffrey Bidgood was born in 1932.
  • He was the son of George Frederick Bidgood and Lillian May Abel.
  • On 4 August 1933,Llyod Geoffrey Bidgood's father, George Frederick Bidgood died in Queensland at age 34.
  • Llyod Geoffrey Bidgood commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1936. He may have attended for only a short time before his mother moved to Toowoomba.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at 10 Neil Street, Toowoomba. He was a grocers assistant.
  • Llyod Geoffrey Bidgood died on 11 March 1961 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 13 March 1961 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery.

Louisa Bidgood

F, b. 1850, d. 16 October 1894
  • Louisa Bidgood was born in 1850 in Lynham, Wiltshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Louisa 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.
  • Louisa 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 23 years, Louisa Bidgood married Angus MacRae in 1873 in Queensland.
  • Louisa Bidgood died on 16 October 1894 in Queensland.

Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood

F, b. 27 May 1879, d. 15 March 1972
  • Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood was born on 27 May 1879 in Pipeclay, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood and Alice Gray.
  • At the age of 22 years, Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood married William Knight, son of William Knight and Elizabeth Browning, in 1902 in Queensland.
  • Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood and William Knight appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. William was a farmer as was his father William who also lived in the Douglas area.
  • Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood and William Knight appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1908 and 1913 living at Pechey. William was a farmer.
  • Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood and William Knight appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pechey. William was a farmer. Their sons Eric and Cyril were labourers.
  • Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood and William Knight appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pechey. William was a farmer. Their sons Colin and Eric were a farm labourers. Their daughters Violet and Dorothy carried out home duties.
  • On 19 November 1945,her husband, William Knight died in Queensland.
  • On 16 December 1946, her was granted probate of the will of William Knight. The Brisbane Courier reported:- "Probate was granted yesterday of the wills of William Knight, farmer, Pechey, realty £3000, per widow, Sherwood Road. Toowong, realty £1857, personalty £1161."
  • Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Pechey. She carried out home duties.
  • Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood died on 15 March 1972 at age 92.
  • She was buried on 17 March 1972 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Louisa Ethel (Lucy) Bidgood and William Knight

Lucy Maria Bidgood

F, b. 8 May 1864
  • Lucy Maria Bidgood was baptized on 8 May 1864 in Lyneham, Wiltshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings.
  • Lucy Maria 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.

Mabel Constance Bidgood

F, b. 25 August 1892, d. 15 May 1981

Nellie Craig Bidgood

F, b. 26 January 1890, d. 17 January 1959

Children of Nellie Craig Bidgood and Alfred Reuben Leopold Shum

Noel Robert Bidgood

M, b. 17 February 1932, d. 21 February 1964

Reginald Clyde Bidgood

M, b. 1928, d. 1970
  • Reginald Clyde Bidgood was born in 1928.
  • He was the son of George Frederick Bidgood and Lillian May Abel.
  • Reginald Clyde Bidgood commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1935. He may have attended for only a short time before his mother moved to Toowoomba.
  • Reginald Clyde Bidgood died in 1970 in Liverpool, New South Wales.

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.
  • At the age of 30 years, 2 months and 15 days, Thomas Victor Bidgood married Thelma Horrex on 7 April 1946.
  • 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