Phyllis May Cossart

F, b. 6 April 1897, d. 21 March 1945
  • Phyllis May Cossart was born on 6 April 1897 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Cossart and Rhoda Bidgood.
  • Phyllis May Cossart attended school in Boonah State School.
  • She attended school in Ipswich Girls Grammar.
  • At the age of 27 years, 5 months and 18 days, Phyllis May Cossart married Stanley Herbert Wilson on 24 September 1924 in Queensland.
  • Phyllis May Cossart died on 21 March 1945 in Queensland at age 47 following an operation.

Pierre Cossart

M, b. circa 1675

Pierre Cossart Eighth

M, b. 1684

Pierre Cossart Eleventh

M, b. 1707, d. before 1709

Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Fifth

M, b. 1618, d. after November 1701
  • Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Fifth was born in 1618 in France.
  • He was the son of Pierre Cossart Third and Marie Baudouyn.
  • Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Fifth witnessed the Note of Pierre Cossart Third; Pierre senior (b 1585) was "designated as the rich man of the city of Rouen. He was engaged in highly successful commercial operations with foreign countries, and seemed to inherit the aptitude and capacity for affairs which characterised his great-grandfather, Thomas Cossart. He inherited estates from his father, his uncle and his cousin. He took his son, Pierre as a partner in his business, it being stated that the firm dealt 'in goods', property, letters of exchange, monies, debs and affairs in general in France, England and elsewhere."
  • In 1640 After the death of her husband Abraham Du Pont, Marie Cossart requested that her nephew Pierre Cossart accept the appointment of executor to his will. Pierre carried out this responsibility until he was relieved by Jean du Pont.
  • At the age of 26 years, Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Fifth married Marie Loquet on 24 January 1644 in Rouen. Pierre acquired a large fortune and was reputed to be the wealthest merchant in Rouen. Like his father he had exceptional business ability, energy and intelligence.
  • Before 1668,his wife, Marie Loquet died.
  • At the age of 56 years, Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Fifth married Elizabeth Bauquemare on 14 June 1674.
  • Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Fifth died after November 1701.

Children of Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Fifth and Marie Loquet

Pierre Cossart Fourth

M, b. 18 October 1616

Pierre Jean Cossart

M, b. 1683

Children of Pierre Jean Cossart and Elizabeth Reine Carey

Pierre Cossart Ninth

M, b. 1686

Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Sixth

M, b. 2 October 1644
  • Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Sixth was born on 2 October 1644 in France.
  • He was the son of Bourgeois Pierre Cossart Fifth and Marie Loquet.
  • He was known as the "Bourgois" of Rouen. There is no record of his abjuration at the time of the Revocation. However, he joined his father in Holland where he was admitted as a member of the Wallon Church of Amsterdam
    on 30 November 1687.

Pierre Cossart Tenth

M, b. 8 November 1693
  • Pierre Cossart Tenth was baptized on 8 November 1693 in Holland.
  • He was the son of Isaac Cossart Second and Suzanne Cornelie de la Fontaine.
  • Pierre Cossart Tenth and Isaac Cossart Second were naturalized on 20 March 1710 along with Marie Catherine, Isaac's daughter.
  • On 27 July 1711 Pierre joined the Reform Church of Amsterdam, but it wasn't until the eve of his departure to Ireland almost five years later on 11 May 1716, that he received his certificate of membership. He established himself permanently in Cork as a merchant.
  • At the age of 26 years and 4 months, Pierre Cossart Tenth married Elizabeth Perdriau in April 1720 in County Cork, Ireland. Both Peter and Elizabeth lived in St Mary, Shandon, Cork at the time of their marriage.

Children of Pierre Cossart Tenth and Elizabeth Perdriau

Pierre Cossart Third

M, b. 3 January 1585, d. after 1638
  • Pierre Cossart Third was baptized on 3 January 1585 in Rouen, France.
  • He was the son of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain.
  • At the age of 30 years, 7 months and 27 days, Pierre Cossart Third married Marie Baudouyn on 30 August 1615.
  • Pierre senior (b 1585) was "designated as the rich man of the city of Rouen. He was engaged in highly successful commercial operations with foreign countries, and seemed to inherit the aptitude and capacity for affairs which characterised his great-grandfather, Thomas Cossart. He inherited estates from his father, his uncle and his cousin. He took his son, Pierre as a partner in his business, it being stated that the firm dealt 'in goods', property, letters of exchange, monies, debs and affairs in general in France, England and elsewhere."
  • In 1631Pierre Cossart Third was named as a beneficiary of Abraham Cossart's will. He died unmarried and his estate was divided amongst his three brothers, Estienne, Jacques and Pierre Cossart.
  • Pierre Cossart Third died after 1638.

Children of Pierre Cossart Third and Marie Baudouyn

Pierre Cossart Thirteenth

M, b. 1728, d. September 1784
  • Pierre Cossart Thirteenth was born in 1728 in County Cork, Ireland.
  • He was the son of Pierre Cossart Tenth and Elizabeth Perdriau.
  • At the age of 42 years, Pierre Cossart Thirteenth married Elizabeth Roberts in 1770.
  • Pierre Cossart Thirteenth left a will in 1784. It provided that his wife Elizabeth (nee Roberts) "should have the use of all his plate for life" and that "in case my children die before my wife, I leave her one-third of all my substance, on-third to my brother Isaac of London, and the other third between my three sisters, Margaret Carleton, Elizabeth Baker and Suzanne Lapp."
  • Pierre Cossart Thirteenth died in September 1784.

Children of Pierre Cossart Thirteenth and Elizabeth Roberts

Pierre Cossart Twelfth

M, b. 1709

Rachel Cossart

F, b. 1593, d. 1593

Rachel Cossart Second

F, b. 1594, d. 1594
  • Rachel Cossart Second was born in 1594 in Caen, France.
  • She was the daughter of Jacques Cossart and Marguerite Toustain.
  • Rachel Cossart Second died in 1594 in Caen, France.

Reginald George Cossart

M, b. 25 November 1910, d. 16 August 1989

Minnie Cossart nee Shaw (1875-1967) with her four children Jack, Ivy, Ethel and Reginald. Photo courtesy of Rod Chapman
Photograph by Rod Chapman
  • Reginald George Cossart was born on 25 November 1910 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Cossart and Minnie Maria Shaw.
  • Reginald George Cossart attended school in East State School. He then completed his education at Scott's College in Warwick.
  • Reginald was the best man at the wedding of John Henry Cossart and Catherine May Bruce, daughter of Peter Bruce and Catherine Montgomery, on 8 April 1931 in Queensland
    ; An article on the wedding appeared in "The Courier Mail" on Monday 13 April 1931 COSSART - BRUCE. A picturesque wedding was solemnised at St. Andrew's Church, West Street, Toowoomba, last Wednesday evening. The bridegroom was Mr. John Henry Cossart (elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cossart, Campbell Street, Toowoomba) and the bride was Miss Catherine May (Rene) Bruce (third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Bruce, Cumming-street, Toowoomba). The church was beautifully decorated with white dahlias and palms. Rev. A. M. Martin, assisted by the Rev. John Armour, officiated. Miss Edna M'Naught presided at the organ, and during the signing of the register Miss Lilian George rendered a vocal solo. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a princess frock of white mariette, with the skirt inset with godets, and the bodice was finished on the shoulder with a spray of lily of the valley. Her Brussels net veil over pale pink tulle was worn Madonna fashion, and she carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and tuberoses. There were two bridesmaids, Misses Ruby Bruce (sister of the bride) and Ivy Cossart (sister of bridegroom), who were frocked alike in eau de Nil mariette made in bolero effect. They wore summer felt hats of the same shade, showing a pink rose under the brim, and they carried bouquets of pink gerberas, sweet peas, and carnations. Mr. R. Cossart was best man, and Mr. V. Marshall groomsman, Mrs. P. Bruce (mother of the bride) chose a frock of black satin and georgette, relieved with amber. She wore a black Baku hat, and carried a bouquet of bronze dahlias. Mrs. G. Cossart (mother of bridegroom) wore a black velour hat, with her frock of black mariette touched with shell pink, and she carried a bouquet of autumn-toned dahlias. At the conclusion of the ceremony a reception was held at the Cafe Alexandra. On leaving for the honeymoon, which will be spent in Sydney, Mrs. Cossart wore an ensemble of navy blue crepe de Chine, and blue velvet beretta.
  • Reginald George Cossart and Clara Bryce Balthes were engaged in April 1937.
  • At the age of 27 years and 14 days, Reginald George Cossart married Clara Bryce Balthes on 9 December 1937 in Lutwyche. An account of the wedding appeared in "The Courier Mail" the following morning - LAST NIGHTS WEDDING AT LUTWYCHE -St. Andrew's Church Ceremony Cossart—Balthes
    St. Andrew's Church, Lutwyche, was chosen for the wedding of Miss Clara Bryce Balthes, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter M Baltnes, Clinton, Wooloowin, and Mr. Reginald George Cossart, son of the late Mr. George Cossart and Mrs. Cossart, Campbell-street, Toowoomba, which took place last evening. The Rev. A. W. Ethell, formerly of Gympie, officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, with a spray of orange blossoms trimming the softly draped corsage and the full skirt extending to a train. Her cut tulle veil was surmounted by a coronet of orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of frangipani and carnations. The two bridesmaids Miss Joyce Balthes and Miss Ivy Cossart (Toowoomba) were frocked alike in bud pink organza with coronets of tulle and flowers, and their bouquets were in dahlias and gerberas in varying shades of pink. Mr. W. Cossart was best man and Mr. W. Elder groomsman. The reception was held at Clinton, where Mrs. Balthes received the guests wearing a gown of gentian blue satin with, shoulder spray of the same tonings. Her bouquet was of pink asters and roses. Mrs. Cossart, mother of the bride groom, chose a frock of black chiffon relieved with a spray of white flowers, and a hat to match. On leaving in the Canberra for Mackay the bride's travelling frock of ice blue sheer will be worn with navy accessories.
  • He was Bank Accountant, Manager for the National Bank having served in Monto, Mackay, Ravenshoe and Gympie.
  • In October 1948 He was appointed Justice of the Peace while he was in Sarina (with the National Bank) in October 1948.
  • Reginald George Cossart died on 16 August 1989 at age 78.

Bourgeois Robert Cossart

M, b. 1550, d. 1637
  • Bourgeois Robert Cossart was born in 1550 in France.
  • He was the son of Sieur de Boscbestre Jehan Cossart and Jacquette Puchot.
  • He was a Bourgeois and merchant of Rouen and his descendants constituted the Catholic branch of the Cossarts of Rouen.
  • At the age of 45 years, Bourgeois Robert Cossart married Marie Le Fort on 9 August 1595. They had two sons and one daughter.
  • Bourgeois Robert Cossart died in 1637.

Children of Bourgeois Robert Cossart and Marie Le Fort

Romain Cossart

M, b. 1548

Ruby Ileen Cossart

F, b. 5 September 1893, d. 1957
  • Ruby Ileen Cossart was born on 5 September 1893 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cossart and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood.
  • At the age of 22 years, 8 months and 22 days, Ruby Ileen Cossart married Iva Roxburgh Wentworth Miles on 27 May 1916 in Queensland.
  • At the time their brother Noel died in Brisbane on 23 June 1944, both Ruby Ileen Cossart and Ethel Maud Cossart lived in Brisbane.
  • Ruby Ileen Cossart died in 1957 in Queensland.

Samuel Cossart

M, b. 1601, d. 15 April 1601

Samuel James Cossart

M, b. 22 January 1884, d. 3 April 1946
  • Samuel James Cossart was born on 22 January 1884 in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
  • He was the son of James Cossart and Rhoda Bidgood.
  • Samuel James Cossart attended school in Boonah State School after 1890.
  • He attended school in Ipswich Boys Grammar.
  • At the age of 27 years, Samuel James Cossart married Irene Beatrice Eva, daughter of Canon Richard Roberts Eva and Eliza Jane Hicks, in 1912 in Queensland. Samuel's sister Nellie married Irene's brother Oswald in 1920.
  • Samuel James Cossart died on 3 April 1946 in Queensland at age 62.
  • Samuel was buried on 6 April 1946 in Boonah, Queensland.

Samuel Cossart Second

M, b. 1668
  • Samuel Cossart Second was born in 1668 in France.
  • He was the son of David Cossart and Marguerite Congnard.
  • Samuel Cossart Second immigrated in 1669 with David Cossart and Marguerite Congnard. David and Marguerite fled to Ireland before the Revocation with their family of seven children and established themselves in Dublin. Another three children were born there.
  • Samuel Cossart Second married Jane Unknown circa 1690.

Children of Samuel Cossart Second and Jane Unknown

Sarah Cossart

F, b. 1850, d. 24 September 1904
  • Sarah Cossart was born in 1850 in Northern Ireland. her year of birth is quoted as 1850 in the Cossart Book but cemetery records show she was 52 years old at the time of her death, making her year of birth 1852.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Cossart and Mary Walker.
  • Sarah Cossart immigrated to Queensland in 1862. at the age of 10 on the "Flying Cloud" with her parents and siblings.
    The "Flying Cloud" - the ship on which the Cossart family travelled to Moreton Bay in 1864.
  • Sarah resided with her parents at Highfields and then at Pipeclay and, after the death of her father in 1879 cared for her mother in Toowoomba and Ipswich until her mother's death in 1902. She then went to live with her sister Mary Ann and her husband John Maddern at Emu Creek. Sarah never married.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. She most likely lived with her sister Mary Ann and her husband John Maddern.
  • Sarah Cossart died on 24 September 1904 in Queensland.
  • Sarah was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
    Gravestones of John and Mary Ann (nee Cossart) Maddern and Mary Ann's sister Sarah Cossart, Crows Nest Cemetery.
  • Sarah's sister Mary Ann Maddern, who died 8 years later was buried with Sarah. Their headstone reads
    Mary Ann Maddern 1 April 1912, aged 49
    Sarah Cossart 24 September 1904 Sister of Mrs Maddern.

Sarah Cossart

F, b. 1779
  • Sarah Cossart was born in 1779.
  • She was the daughter of Dr Christian Frederick Cossart and Ann Gordon.
  • Sarah Cossart attended school in Northern Ireland.
  • At the age of 20 years, Sarah Cossart married William Eagleson in 1799.
  • According to the Gracehill diaries, Sarah Cossart died young leaving five children. William remarried to the widow Catherine Logan, and died in Gracehill aged 77.

Sarah Ann Cossart

F, b. 16 October 1873, d. 10 August 1946

Children of Sarah Ann Cossart and Samuel George Turner Lindsay

Sidney Joseph Cossart

M, b. 24 June 1878, d. April 1954
  • Sidney Joseph Cossart was born on 24 June 1878 in Perseverance, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Cossart and Sarah Ann (Annie) Bidgood.
  • Sidney Joseph Cossart attended school in Boonah Rural School.
  • In 1890 he was sawmill owner in partnership with father at Gatton.
  • He began military service in 1900 with the Queensland Mounted Infantry in the Boer War
    Sidney (also spelt Sydney) Joseph Cossart was born on 24 June 1878 He joined 3 Queensland Mounted Infantry (3 Queensland Bushmen), as a Private, service number 47, in January or February 1900 when the regiment was formed as part of the third Queensland contingent to be sent to South Africa. The Queensland Mounted Infantry left Brisbane on 1 March, 1900 onboard the transport 'Duke of Portland' and arrived at Cape Town on 2 April, 1900. On its arrival in South Africa, 3 Queensland Mounted Infantry was incorporated into the Rhodesian Field Force becoming the 2 Regiment, Private Cossart participated in operations in Rhodesia, the Transvaal, and Orange Free State. The most notable action being the Relief of Mafeking. During his service in Africa, he served as Acting Corporal. During May 1901, 3 Queensland Mounted Infantry was relieved from further service in South Africa. Private Cossart returned to Queensland.


  • In 1901 Sidney Joseph Cossart lived in Gatton. He remained there until Sidney retired in 1946.
  • At the age of 26 years, 8 months and 10 days, Sidney Joseph Cossart married Ivy Agnes Louisa Smith, daughter of Alfred Halcolm Smith and Margaret Ovens, on 6 March 1905 in Queensland.
  • At the time their brother Noel died in Brisbane on 23 June 1944, both Sidney Joseph Cossart and Albert Leslie Cossart lived in Gatton.
  • In 1946,his wife, Ivy Agnes Louisa Smith died in Queensland.
  • Sidney Joseph Cossart died in April 1954 in Queensland at age 75.
  • Sidney was buried on 9 April 1954 in Gatton Cemetery.
  • On 13 April 1954 his funeral notice appeared in The Courier Mail:- "COSSART.— Relatives and Friends of Major and Mrs. Leslie D. Cossart and Family, of 5 Macquarie Heights, Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, Mr. Andrew Philp, Jun., and Family, Forest Hill, and Mr. James Phlip and Family, Mt. Whitestone, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Father, their dear Father-in-law, and their beloved Grandfather, Sydney Joseph Cossart, late of Gatton, which is appointed to leave St. Alban's Church of England, Gatton, Tomorrow (Friday) after service commencing at 2 o'clock, for the Gatton Cemetery. GATTON FUNERAL DIRECTORS. COSSART.— The Relatives and friends of Mr. A. L. Cossart, Brisbane, Mr. and Mrs. George Bruce Smith, Sydney, Mrs. Ruby Miles, Brisbane, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Brother and Brother-in-law, Sydney Joseph Cossart, late of Gatton, which is appointed to leave St. Alban's Church of England, Gatton, To-morrow (Friday) after service commencing at 2 o'clock, for the Gatton Cemetery.

Children of Sidney Joseph Cossart and Ivy Agnes Louisa Smith

Solomon Cossart

M, b. 5 February 1670
  • Solomon Cossart was born on 5 February 1670 in Ireland.
  • He was the son of David Cossart and Marguerite Congnard.
  • Solomon Cossart was baptized on 15 February 1670 in French Church of Dublin. His sponsors were his uncle Isaac Cossart, cousin David Daussy and elder sister Judith Cossart.

Sophia Magdalena Cossart

F, b. 23 March 1786, d. 19 December 1810
  • Sophia Magdalena Cossart was born on 23 March 1786 in Antrim, Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of Dr Christian Frederick Cossart and Ann Gordon.
  • Sophia Magdalena Cossart attended school in Ireland.
  • Sophia Magdalena Cossart died on 19 December 1810 in Fulneck at age 24 on a visit to her sister and brother in law Hasse in Fulneck, leaving as her father sadly notes "her little riding whip as a token of remembrance between her and me."
  • Sophia was buried on 23 December 1810 in Moravian Cemetery, Fulneck.

Stanley Joseph Cossart

M, b. 13 September 1900, d. 1978
  • Stanley Joseph Cossart was born on 13 September 1900 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Albert Leslie Cossart and Mary Anne Batch.
  • He was an accountant with the National Bank in Queensland before moving to Sydney.
  • At the age of 33 years, Stanley Joseph Cossart married Edna Edwards in 1934 in Chatswood, New South Wales.
  • Stanley Joseph Cossart died in 1978 in New South Wales.

Susan Cossart

F, b. circa 1806