Henry Selway

M, b. circa 1860

Margaret Jane Semmens

F, b. 1859, d. 24 February 1935

Margaret Sedgman (1859-1935) and her daughter Malvinia. Mother of William James Sedgman. Photo courtesy of Ellen Sedgman.
  • Margaret Jane Semmens was born in 1859 in Victoria. Her birth was registered under the name of Simons. She was the daughter of William Semmens and Amelia Trembath Thomas both from Cornwall.
  • At the age of 21 years, Margaret Jane Semmens married Edward Sedgman on 24 July 1880 in Victoria.
  • Margaret Jane Semmens died on 24 February 1935 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 25 February 1935 in Towong Cemetery.

Children of Margaret Jane Semmens and Edward Sedgman

Elizabeth Harriet Senior

F, b. 1841, d. 1920
  • Elizabeth Harriet Senior was born in 1841. She was the daughter of Richard Senior and Anne Carlton.
  • Elizabeth Harriet Senior married Charles Henry Sutcliffe circa 1865.
  • Elizabeth Harriet Senior and Charles Henry Sutcliffe immigrated to Queensland on 20 June 1879. Charles H 36 and Elizabeth 38 travelled on the Earl Derby with their children Charles 9, Evanglina 11 and Margaret 7.
  • Elizabeth Harriet Senior and Charles Henry Sutcliffe appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. Charles was a grazier.
  • Elizabeth Harriet Senior died in 1920 in Queensland.

Children of Elizabeth Harriet Senior and Charles Henry Sutcliffe

Annie Sercombe

F, b. circa 1890, d. 1957
  • Annie Sercombe was born circa 1890. She was the daughter of William Sercombe and Ellen Cleary.
  • Annie Sercombe married Arthur Hawthorne Skuse, son of Henry Skuse and Margaret Eliza Fleming, in August 1919 in Queensland. At the time of their marriage Arthur as a Signaller in the 15th Light Horse.
  • Annie Sercombe was listed as the next of kin of Arthur Hawthorne Skuse when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 19 December 1941 in Brisbane. His service number was Q123181 and he gave his next of kin as his wife Annie. He was living at Kelvin Grove at the time he enlisted. He was discharged on 9 Jun 1944 with the rank of Sergeant in the NCRO.
  • Annie Sercombe died in 1957 in Queensland.
  • In 1959,her husband, Arthur Hawthorne Skuse died in Queensland.

Child of Annie Sercombe and Arthur Hawthorne Skuse

Anna Seward

F, b. 16 September 1867
  • Anna Seward was born on 16 September 1867 in Somerset, England.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Seward and Mary Langdon.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Anna Seward was living in the household of Mary Langdon and Thomas Seward in Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 40 year old labourer living with his wife Mary and children Frank 17 a labourer; Annie 15 a servant; James 13; Benjamin 11; Flora 8; Lucy 5 and Frederick 2 all born Chiselborough. Livng with them is a Mark LANGDON an unmarried 53 year old labourer, a relative born Chiselborough.

Benjamin Seward

M, b. 1870
  • Benjamin Seward was born in 1870 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Seward and Mary Langdon.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Benjamin Seward was living in the household of Mary Langdon and Thomas Seward in Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 40 year old labourer living with his wife Mary and children Frank 17 a labourer; Annie 15 a servant; James 13; Benjamin 11; Flora 8; Lucy 5 and Frederick 2 all born Chiselborough. Livng with them is a Mark LANGDON an unmarried 53 year old labourer, a relative born Chiselborough.

Flora Seward

F, b. circa 1873
  • Flora Seward was born circa 1873 in Somerset, England.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Seward and Mary Langdon.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Flora Seward was living in the household of Mary Langdon and Thomas Seward in Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 40 year old labourer living with his wife Mary and children Frank 17 a labourer; Annie 15 a servant; James 13; Benjamin 11; Flora 8; Lucy 5 and Frederick 2 all born Chiselborough. Livng with them is a Mark LANGDON an unmarried 53 year old labourer, a relative born Chiselborough.

Frank Seward

M, b. circa 1864
  • Frank Seward was born circa 1864 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Seward and Mary Langdon.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Frank Seward was living in the household of Mary Langdon and Thomas Seward in Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 40 year old labourer living with his wife Mary and children Frank 17 a labourer; Annie 15 a servant; James 13; Benjamin 11; Flora 8; Lucy 5 and Frederick 2 all born Chiselborough. Livng with them is a Mark LANGDON an unmarried 53 year old labourer, a relative born Chiselborough.

Frederick Seward

M, b. circa 1879
  • Frederick Seward was born circa 1879 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Seward and Mary Langdon.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Frederick Seward was living in the household of Mary Langdon and Thomas Seward in Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 40 year old labourer living with his wife Mary and children Frank 17 a labourer; Annie 15 a servant; James 13; Benjamin 11; Flora 8; Lucy 5 and Frederick 2 all born Chiselborough. Livng with them is a Mark LANGDON an unmarried 53 year old labourer, a relative born Chiselborough.

James Seward

M, b. circa 1868
  • James Seward was born circa 1868 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Seward and Mary Langdon.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census James Seward was living in the household of Mary Langdon and Thomas Seward in Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 40 year old labourer living with his wife Mary and children Frank 17 a labourer; Annie 15 a servant; James 13; Benjamin 11; Flora 8; Lucy 5 and Frederick 2 all born Chiselborough. Livng with them is a Mark LANGDON an unmarried 53 year old labourer, a relative born Chiselborough.

Lucy Seward

F, b. circa 1876
  • Lucy Seward was born circa 1876 in Somerset, England.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Seward and Mary Langdon.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Lucy Seward was living in the household of Mary Langdon and Thomas Seward in Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 40 year old labourer living with his wife Mary and children Frank 17 a labourer; Annie 15 a servant; James 13; Benjamin 11; Flora 8; Lucy 5 and Frederick 2 all born Chiselborough. Livng with them is a Mark LANGDON an unmarried 53 year old labourer, a relative born Chiselborough.

Thomas Seward

M, b. 1841
  • Thomas Seward was born in 1841 in Somerset, England.
  • At the age of 21 years, Thomas Seward married Mary Langdon, daughter of George Langdon and Hannah Hockey, on 19 April 1862 in Somerset, England.
  • Thomas Seward and Mary Langdon appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 40 year old labourer living with his wife Mary and children Frank 17 a labourer; Annie 15 a servant; James 13; Benjamin 11; Flora 8; Lucy 5 and Frederick 2 all born Chiselborough. Livng with them is a Mark LANGDON an unmarried 53 year old labourer, a relative born Chiselborough.

Children of Thomas Seward and Mary Langdon

Annie Sewell

F, b. 1870, d. 1953

Daniel Joseph S Sewell

M, b. circa 1840
  • Daniel Joseph S Sewell was born circa 1840.
  • Daniel Joseph S Sewell married Margaret Cash in 1861 in New South Wales.

Child of Daniel Joseph S Sewell and Margaret Cash

Greville Francis (Frank) Sexton

M, b. 6 December 1883, d. 15 August 1951
  • Greville Francis (Frank) Sexton was born on 6 December 1883 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie.
  • Greville Francis (Frank) Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll with Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie in 1908 in Little John Street, Toowoomba. Joseph was a carpenter and Theresa carried out home duties.
    Son Frank was a plumber and son Joseph a labourer.
  • At the age of 25 years, Greville Francis (Frank) Sexton married Agnes Lansdell in 1909 in Queensland. She was the daughter of William Lansdell and Bridget Hancock. Agmes died on 21 March 1920 and is buried in the Roma Cemetery.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1916 living at James Street West, Toowoomba. He was a carpenter.
  • At the age of 37 years, Greville Francis (Frank) Sexton married Catherine Winnifred Sheils, the daughter of John Sheils and Margaret Smith in 1921 in Queensland. She died on 24 Sep 1971 and is buried in the Roma Cemetery.
  • Greville Francis (Frank) Sexton died on 15 August 1951 in Queensland at age 67. He died in the hospital and lived at Hawthorne Street Roma. He had conducted a plumbing business in Roma for over 30 years.

Henry Patrick Sexton

M, b. 24 March 1893, d. 1962
  • Henry Patrick Sexton was born on 24 March 1893 in Queensland. He was a twin to William Joseph.
  • He was the son of Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie.
  • Henry Patrick Sexton enlisted in the AIF, 47 Battalion on 23 October 1916 in Toowoomba. He was a 23 year, 7 month old carpenter born Toowoomba and gave his next of kin as his father Joseph Sexton of Millmerran. He was taken prisioner of war in France on 5 Apr 1918 and returned to England on 22 Nov 1918. He was discharged from the service on 31 May 1919.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton in 1922 in Millmerran. Joseph was a carpenter and William a labourer. Joseph's son Henry was also a labourer. Theresa gave her address as Pittsworth. The rest of the family still had Millmeran as their address and most likely had not updated their addresses on the roll.
  • Henry Patrick Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll with Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton in 1925 in Pittsworth. Joseph was a labourer and their son Henry a labourer.
  • At the age of 32 years, Henry Patrick Sexton married an unknown person in 1926 in Queensland. Edith Bolton.
  • Henry Patrick Sexton died in 1962 in Queensland.

Hester May Sexton

F, b. 8 March 1887, d. 1 December 1887
  • Hester May Sexton was born on 8 March 1887 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie.
  • Hester May Sexton was buried on 1 December 1887 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC1-006-0026.
  • Hester May Sexton died on 1 December 1887 in Queensland.

Joseph Sexton

M, b. 1853, d. 28 October 1936
  • Joseph Sexton was born in 1853 in New Zealand. He was the son of William Sexton (c 1811-1865) and Mary Wilson (1812-1864.)
  • At the age of 22 years, Joseph Sexton married Teresa Gillespie on 26 September 1875 in Queensland.
  • On 15 January 1876 his name was amongst the employees of Cecil Plains Station who donated to the Toowoomba Hospital appeal. Joe gave 5/-.
  • In April 1879, Joseph was possibly living on Mr Nunn's selection at Cooyar. He is mentioned in a newspaper article, the writer stating " a marked tree-line to Crow's Nest, a distance from Nanango of fifty miles, which we easily accomplished in two days, camping on Tuesday at Munn's [Nunn's] selection, under the hospitable roof of Mr. Joseph Sexton, who showed us the place where the poor fellow Franks -who was found alive after being lost thirteen days in the bush— was discovered.
    "
  • Joseph Sexton selected land - at Emu Creek Portion 34, Parish of Djuan - 160 acres. He paid the first year's annual rent of £4 and a survey fee of £6/1-. His property was inspected on 10 Sep 1889 by Alex Gorring, Bailiff of Crown Lands. At that time the improvements included a three room slat wall cottage with an iron roof to the value of £40; a kitchen garden (paled in): a horse paddock , stockyard and buggy shed; and clearing around the home worth a total of £20. His fencing was worth another £35 - a total value of £95. His neighbours Michael Miller and William Madden swore on 22 July 1889 that he had lived on the selection for the last five years. The Deed of Grant for the property was issued on 5 April 1891
    on 5 June 1884.
    Map showing Portion 34, Parish of Djuan - selected by Joseph Sexton
  • On 11 October 1884 The Darling Downs Gazette published a list of men who had proved their qualifications for registration in the Electoral District of Stanley, for the portion within the police district of Crow's Nest. Joseph Sexton, living at Emu Creek was amongst them.
  • On 1 December 1887,Joseph Sexton's daughter, Hester May Sexton was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC1-006-0026.
  • On 28 April 1890 Joseph put a request to the Highfields Divisional Board " From Joseph Sexton asking the Board to compensate him for the loss sustained through the flood washing away some of his work at the crossing of Emu Creek near Parton's. — It was decided that the request could not be complied with."
  • Joseph Sexton's daughter Mary Jane Sexton, aged 20 was referred to as living at Emu Creek in an article published by the Darling Downs Gazette on 17 October 1896.
    ; The Darling Downs Gazette published an article referring to a dance held at Crow's Nest. Mary Jane was amongst the attendees. The article read:- "The first extended night's dance under the auspices of the Crow's Nest Quadrille Assembly took place Thursday night, and was a great success. About eighty people were present, the majority of the fair sex coming a long way to be present. The costumes worn by the ladies were greatly admired.
    Among those present were noticed : Miss Brown (Crow's Nest), pink silk bodice and black skirt; Misses Lalor (2) were neatly attired in pale blue; Miss Brady (Merritt's Creek), cream and navy blue; Mrs. Burke, black relieved with cardinal; Miss Connoly (Merritt's Creek), looked charming in white; Miss C. Connoly white and pink ; Miss Duff, blue and white; Misses Gleeson (2), (Crow's Nest) attired neatly in white with black bows; Mrs. J. Gleeson (Crow's Nest), brown and pink; Miss Hanrahan black and cream ; Miss Hayes (Crow's Nest), cream blouse and black skirt: Miss Hayden, salmon pink nun's veiling trimmed with pink ; Miss Lovelock peacock green costume with cream ; Miss McCarthy, black fingered serge and pale blue bodice; Mrs. Matthews, grey silk with cardinal, black skirt ; Miss McCarthy, while pongee muslin; Miss ODea cashmere with cream ribbon ; Miss Purtell, salmon pink pongee blouse, while silk skirt ; Miss Sexton (Emu Creek), white silk blouse with black skirt; Miss Woodward (Toowoomba), black serge skirt, white blouse with pile blue facings."
  • In April 1897 Joseph requested from the Highfields Divisional Board that the road leading to his selection at Emu Creek be cleared. The matter was held over.
  • Around 1900, Joseph sold his property to John Barns, another selector of Crow's Nest and moved to Toowoomba. John Barnes later sold the property to Joseph's old neighbour, John Maddern.
  • In 1901 Joseph's allotment in Djuan township was valued at £30.
  • On 11 December 1901,Joseph Sexton's son, Leslie Augustine Sexton was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC1-006-0026.
  • Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Eva Street, Toowoomba. Joseph was a carpenter. Their daughter Mary Jane lived with them.
  • Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Little John Street, Toowoomba. Joseph was a carpenter and Theresa carried out home duties.
    Son Frank was a plumber and son Joseph a labourer.
  • Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1912 living at Bora Creek. Joseph was a farmer.
  • In March 1912 Joseph was nominated as a candidate for the Pittsworth Council elections.
  • Joseph Sexton was listed as the next of kin of Henry Patrick Sexton when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 23 October 1916 in Toowoomba. He was a 23 year, 7 month old carpenter born Toowoomba and gave his next of kin as his father Joseph Sexton of Millmerran. He was taken prisioner of war in France on 5 Apr 1918 and returned to England on 22 Nov 1918. He was discharged from the service on 31 May 1919.
  • Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1917 living at Millmerran. Joseph was a carpenter. Their son Joseph was a labourer.
  • On 18 October 1918 The Darling Downs Gazette reported " Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sexton, of Millmerran have received a communication from their soldier son (Henry) who is a prisoner of war somewhere in Germany. He writes in good spirit, and tells his people not to worry as at time of writing he was well and not doing too badly. The letter bore date 11th June last and promised that if allowed he would follow up with others. This is the first, communication from their son since he was officially reported to he prisonered and naturally the parents are quite pleased for they were getting anxious as to his fate."
  • On 29 March 1919 Joseph lost a finger. The Brisbane Courier reported " Mr. Joseph Sexton was setting a dog trap on Tuesday in one of his paddocks, and had placed a loaded shot gun on the ground, when something caused it to explode. The shot struck his left hand, blowing off one of his fingers, and causing other severe injuries to the hand. Distiict Ambulance officer Knight rendered first aid, and conveyed him to the Toowoomba Hospital."
  • Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Millmerran. Joseph was a carpenter and William a labourer. Joseph's son Henry was also a labourer. Theresa gave her address as Pittsworth. The rest of the family still had Millmeran as their address and most likely had not updated their addresses on the roll.
  • Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Pittsworth. Joseph was a labourer and their son Henry a labourer.
  • Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Elizabeth Street, Millmerran. He was a carpenter.
  • Joseph Sexton died on 28 October 1936 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 29 October 1936 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC1-006-0026.
  • On 29 June 1959.

Children of Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie

Leslie Augustine Sexton

F, b. 7 July 1901, d. 10 December 1901
  • Leslie Augustine Sexton was born on 7 July 1901 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie.
  • Leslie Augustine Sexton died on 10 December 1901 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 11 December 1901 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC1-006-0026.

Mary Jane Sexton

F, b. 8 March 1876, d. July 1954
  • Mary Jane Sexton was born on 8 March 1876 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie.
  • On 17 October 1896 The Darling Downs Gazette published an article referring to a dance held at Crow's Nest. Mary Jane was amongst the attendees. The article read:- "The first extended night's dance under the auspices of the Crow's Nest Quadrille Assembly took place Thursday night, and was a great success. About eighty people were present, the majority of the fair sex coming a long way to be present. The costumes worn by the ladies were greatly admired.
    Among those present were noticed : Miss Brown (Crow's Nest), pink silk bodice and black skirt; Misses Lalor (2) were neatly attired in pale blue; Miss Brady (Merritt's Creek), cream and navy blue; Mrs. Burke, black relieved with cardinal; Miss Connoly (Merritt's Creek), looked charming in white; Miss C. Connoly white and pink ; Miss Duff, blue and white; Misses Gleeson (2), (Crow's Nest) attired neatly in white with black bows; Mrs. J. Gleeson (Crow's Nest), brown and pink; Miss Hanrahan black and cream ; Miss Hayes (Crow's Nest), cream blouse and black skirt: Miss Hayden, salmon pink nun's veiling trimmed with pink ; Miss Lovelock peacock green costume with cream ; Miss McCarthy, black fingered serge and pale blue bodice; Mrs. Matthews, grey silk with cardinal, black skirt ; Miss McCarthy, while pongee muslin; Miss ODea cashmere with cream ribbon ; Miss Purtell, salmon pink pongee blouse, while silk skirt ; Miss Sexton (Emu Creek), white silk blouse with black skirt; Miss Woodward (Toowoomba), black serge skirt, white blouse with pile blue facings."
  • Mary Jane Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll with Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie in 1903 in Eva Street, Toowoomba. Joseph was a carpenter. Their daughter Mary Jane lived with them.
  • At the age of 26 years, Mary Jane Sexton married James Henry Brinkler, the son of Thomas Brinkler and Clara Mills in 1903 in Queensland.
  • Mary Jane Sexton died in July 1954 in Queensland at age 78.
  • She was buried on 9 July 1954 in Balmoral Cemetery.

William Joseph Sexton

M, b. 24 March 1893
  • William Joseph Sexton was born on 24 March 1893 in Queensland. He was a twin to Henry Patrick.
  • He was the son of Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie.
  • William Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll with Joseph Sexton and Teresa Gillespie in 1917 in Millmerran. Joseph was a carpenter. Their son Joseph was a labourer.
  • William Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll with Teresa Gillespie and Joseph Sexton in 1922 in Millmerran. Joseph was a carpenter and William a labourer. Joseph's son Henry was also a labourer. Theresa gave her address as Pittsworth. The rest of the family still had Millmeran as their address and most likely had not updated their addresses on the roll.
  • William Joseph Sexton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1928 living at Tasmania. William was a labourer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Tasmania. William was a miner.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Dromedary. He was a labourer. A Lena Margaret Sexton also lived in Dromedary.

Elizabeth Doreen Seymour

F, b. 1912, d. 24 August 1998

George Brabin Seymour

M, b. 1909, d. 1956

George Robert Seymour

M, b. 1874, d. 30 December 1962
  • George Robert Seymour was born in 1874. He was the son of George Seymour and Elizabeth McBroom.
  • George Robert Seymour married Lizzie Victoria Mayfield Brabin circa 1908.
  • On 13 November 1910,his wife, Michael Quinn died in Queensland.
  • George Robert Seymour and Lizzie Victoria Mayfield Brabin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Taylor's Siding. George was a farmer. Their son George was a labourer and daughter Doreen carried out home duties.
  • On 27 August 1954,his wife, Lizzie Victoria Mayfield Brabin died in Queensland.
  • George Robert Seymour died on 30 December 1962 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 31 December 1962 in Cabarlah Cemetery. CE1-00C-0019.

Children of George Robert Seymour and Lizzie Victoria Mayfield Brabin

Irene Seymour

F, b. 1913, d. 16 July 1918

Jean Seymour

F, b. 1914

Margaret Winifred Seymour

F, b. 1910, d. 1942
  • Margaret Winifred Seymour was born in 1910 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of George Robert Seymour and Lizzie Victoria Mayfield Brabin.
  • At the age of 25 years, Margaret Winifred Seymour married Walter Henry Goodin in 1935, in Queensland.
  • Margaret Winifred Seymour died in 1942 in Queensland.

Winsome Freda Seymour

F, b. circa 1917, d. 31 March 1974

Leonard George Shadbolt

M, b. 30 April 1922, d. 12 March 1991

William Franklin Shadbolt

M, b. circa 1895

Child of William Franklin Shadbolt and Ethel May Butler