John Harold Eric MacNaught

M, b. 1909

Bridget Madden

F, b. 10 December 1863, d. 8 August 1942
  • Bridget Madden was born on 10 December 1863 in Queensland. She was the daughter of Thomas MADDEN and Mary SLATTERY.
  • At the age of 28 years, 10 months and 16 days, Bridget Madden married James Gleeson, son of Mathew Gleeson and Sarah Walsh, on 26 October 1892 in Queensland.
  • Bridget Madden and James Gleeson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. James was a teamster.
  • Bridget Madden and James Gleeson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Crow's Nest. James was a teamster and Bridget carried out home duties.
  • On 9 January 1919,her husband, James Gleeson died at age 52.
  • Bridget Madden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties.
  • Bridget Madden died on 8 August 1942 in Queensland at age 78.
  • Bridget was buried on 10 August 1942 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Bridget Madden and James Gleeson

Mary Perpetua Madden

F, b. 1914, d. 1979

William Michael Patrick Madden

M, b. circa 1858
  • William Michael Patrick Madden was born circa 1858.
  • William first came to work at Emu Creek Station in July 1878.
  • He selected land - at Emu Creek - Portion 47, Parish of Djuan - 117 acres
    on 30 October 1884.
    Map showing Portion 47, Parish of Djuan - owned by William Michael Madden
  • He's name appeared on a list of eligible voters for the Legislative Assembly, Police District of Crows Nest on 10 October 1885. He was living at Emu Creek and was a leaseholder.
  • In May 1890 William took over as manager of Emu Creek Station from William Brodie who had gone to Toowoomba to work as an auctioneer.

Ann Daws Maddern

F, b. 2 August 1846, d. March 1868
  • Ann Daws Maddern was christened on 2 August 1846 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census, Ann Daws Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as being 30 years old, and living with his wife Catherine, and children John 6, Ann 4, Phillis 2, Richard 1 Week, and Richard Maddron aged 21, and Catherine Maddron aged 16 years. All were born in Newlyn.

  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census, Ann Daws Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as a 40 year old gardener born St Paul and living with his wife Catherine, son John 16 a gardener, Ann Dawes, 14 scholar, Phillis 12 scholar; Richard, 10, scholar; Samuel Dun, 8, scholar, Catherine 3, scholar.

  • Her death was recorded with the Cornwall Registration District in the March 1868 Quarter . The death registration showed she was 22 years old.
  • Ann was buried on 27 March 1868 in Paul Churchyard Cemetery.

Ann Daws Maddern

F, b. 27 April 1875, d. 21 December 1966

Ann Dawes Maddern (1875-1966), daughter of Samuel Maddern and Mary Jane Rogers before her marriage to Richard James. Taken c 1895. Photo thanks to Jim Davey

  • Ann Daws Maddern was born on 27 April 1875 in Newlyn.
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Dunn Maddern and Mary Jane Rogers.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census, Ann Daws Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as a 60 year old market gardener employing his son and a boy on 11 acres, born Newlyn, living with wife Catherine, 59, also born Newlyn, daughters Catherine, single, 23, homework, born Newlyn and Grace, 19 a Millner born Newlyn and granddaughter Ann Daw aged 5 born Newlyn.

  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census, Ann Daws Maddern was living in the household of Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Catherine is shown as a 69 year old widow, born Newlyn and living with her unmarried daughter Catherine, 30 born Newlyn, a grocers assistant, and her granddaughter Annie A (should be D) aged 15, a dressmaker born Newlyn.

  • At the age of 24 years, 10 months and 4 days, Ann Daws Maddern married Richard James on 3 March 1900 in Paul, Cornwall. They were married by Banns - Richard James 26 Fisherman of Paul (Father: Francis James, Fisherman) Ann Daws Maddern 24 of Paul (Father: Samuel Dunn Maddern, Coachman) Witnesses: Samuel Dunn Maddern, Mary Jane Maddern.
  • Ann Daws Maddern and Richard James appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Cornwall. Richard 37, was shown as a fisherman with his own fleet, born Newlyn Cornwall. He had been married to his wife Ann Daws, 35, a dressmaker own account, for 11 years and they had three children :- Gladys M E, a scholar aged 9, born Hayle; Dorothy 7, also a scholar born Hayle, and Ann Daws 4 a scholar born Newlyn.

  • On 25 October 1925,her husband, Richard James died in Cornwall.
  • Ann Daws Maddern died on 21 December 1966 in Hayle at age 91.

Children of Ann Daws Maddern and Richard James

Ann Harvey Maddern

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

Catherine Maddern

F, b. 24 September 1837, d. 23 October 1879
  • Catherine Maddern was born on 24 September 1837 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower.
  • Catherine Maddern was christened on 8 October 1837 in Cornwall, England.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census, Catherine Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Newlyn. Thomas is shown as a 25 year old gardener living with his wife Prisilla 30, and daughters Catherine 3 and Maryann 2. All were born in Cornwall. The surname was spelt MADRON.

  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census, Catherine Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Newlyn. Thomas, the family head, was shown as a 35 year old farmer of 8 acres employing 1 labourer, born Paul. He was living with his wife Priscilla aged 40, born St Mawes and his six children Catherine 13, Mary Ann 11, Grace 9, Priscilla 7, Thomas 5 and John 3. All the older children were scholars and all the children were born in Paul.

  • On 1 July 1854,Catherine Maddern's mother, Priscilla Lower died in Newlyn at age 47. Of her children Catherine, the oldest was 17 and John, the baby of the family only 6. No doubt the older girls had a great influence both John and 8 year old Thomas junior in their early years.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census, Catherine Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern in Cornwall. Thomas sen, the household head, was a 44 year old widower, agent to export ?brocolia (illegible), born Newlyn, St Paul and living with his unmarried daughters Catherine 23, housekeeper; Mary Ann 21, assistant housekeeper; Grace 19, assistant housework; Priscilla 17, dressmaker; Thomas, son, 15 scholar; John, son, 13 scholar. The surname was spelt MADDRON.

  • Catherine Maddern witnessed the marriage of Charles Barnes and Mary Ann Maddern on 1 January 1862 in Paul, Cornwall, England; The marriage record shows they were married by banns. Charles Varbes (incorrect spelling), 22 was a gardener of Stable Hobba (Father: Benjamin Barnes, Gardener). Mary Ann Maddern 22 was of Newlyn (Father: Thomas Maddern, Agent). Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Maddern, Catherine Maddern.
  • At the age of 24 years, 3 months and 25 days, Catherine Maddern married Thomas Williams, son of William Williams and Amelia Rodda, on 18 January 1862 in Paul, Cornwall, England. They were married by Banns. Thomas Williams 26 was a Sailor of Newlyn (Father: William Williams, Fisherman) and Catherine Maddern 24 was also of Newlyn (Father: Thomas Maddern, Agent). Witnesses were Thomas Maddern, Grace Maddern.
  • Catherine Maddern immigrated circa 1868. to Moreton Bay, with husband Thomas and children.
  • Catherine Maddern died on 23 October 1879 in Queensland at age 42.
  • Catherine was buried on 24 October 1879 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. Church of England Section 19-27:C7. Her headstone, and that of her sister Mary Ann were said to be erected by their brother John. A memorial to the sisters has also been added to the headstone of their parents, Thomas and Priscilla Maddern in the Paul Churchyard, Penzance.
    Gravestones of Mary Ann Barnes and Catherine Williams - Toowoomba and Drayton Cemetery.
    This inscription appears on the gravestone of Priscilla and Thomas Maddern, parents of Catherine Williams and Mary Ann Barnes in the Paul Cholera Cemetery, Penzance Cornwall.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church building and fence. Thomas and Catherine's names were amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to Thomas and Catherine Williams - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Catherine Maddern and Thomas Williams

Catherine Maddern

F, b. 1832
  • Catherine Maddern was born in 1832 in Cornwall.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Margaret Maddern.
  • Catherine Maddern was baptized on 28 May 1832.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census, Catherine Maddern was living in the household of Margaret Maddern in Cornwall. Margaret is shown as a 50 year old fisherman's widown, living with her children William 20, a fisherman; Elizabeth 15; Richard 10 and Catherine 7.

  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census, Catherine Maddern was living in the household of Margaret Maddern in Cornwall. Margaret is shown as the 70 year old head, a widowed fish dealer; living with her son James , a 36 year old mariner; daughter Mary Ann Cotton a 34 year old widowed fisherman's wife; daugther Catherine 29 a net maker unmarried and Mary Ann Cotton a nine year old scholar, her granddaughter. All were born Paul.

Catherine Jane Maddern

F, b. 21 February 1858, d. March 1915
  • Catherine Jane Maddern was christened on 21 February 1858 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census, Catherine Jane Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as a 40 year old gardener born St Paul and living with his wife Catherine, son John 16 a gardener, Ann Dawes, 14 scholar, Phillis 12 scholar; Richard, 10, scholar; Samuel Dun, 8, scholar, Catherine 3, scholar.

  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census, Catherine Jane Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard was shown as the 50 year old head, a gardener of 11 acres of land, living with his wife Catherine 49, and their children John unmarried at 27, a gardener, Phillis 22 a gardeners daughter, Richard 20, a gardener, Samuel D, 18 a gardener, Catherine J 13 a scholar and Grace aged 9 also a scholar. All were born in Newlyn.

  • Catherine Jane Maddern witnessed the marriage of Phillis Maddern and William Henry Thomas on 18 September 1876 in Paul Church, Cornwall; They were married by Banns, William was a full age railway porter of Penzance (father Henry Thomas a farmer). Phillis was a full age spinster of Paul (father Richard Maddern farmer). Witnesses to the marriage were Richard Maddern and Catherine Jane Maddern.
  • Catherine Jane Maddern witnessed the marriage of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren on 10 April 1878 in Cornwall; The marriage details show - 10 Apr 1878 by Banns John Maddern 33 Gardener of St. Paul (Father: Richard Maddern, Gardener) Elizabeth Annie Warren 25 of Madron (Father: Charles Warren, Gamekeeper) Witnesses: Charles Warren, Catharine Maddern.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census, Catherine Jane Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as a 60 year old market gardener employing his son and a boy on 11 acres, born Newlyn, living with wife Catherine, 59, also born Newlyn, daughters Catherine, single, 23, homework, born Newlyn and Grace, 19 a Millner born Newlyn and granddaughter Ann Daw aged 5 born Newlyn.

  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census, Catherine Jane Maddern was living in the household of Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Catherine is shown as a 69 year old widow, born Newlyn and living with her unmarried daughter Catherine, 30 born Newlyn, a grocers assistant, and her granddaughter Annie A (should be D) aged 15, a dressmaker born Newlyn.

  • Catherine Jane Maddern and Muriel Colette Cotton appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Church Lane, Newlyn. Muriel is shown as a 15 year old, born Newlyn, living with her aunt Catherine Anne Maddern, a 50 year old grocer born Newlyn.

  • Her death was recorded with the Bodmin,Cornwall Registration District in the March 1915 Quarter.

Charles Henry Maddern

M, b. 29 January 1882, d. March 1946
  • Charles Henry Maddern was born in Newlyn.
  • He was baptized on 29 January 1882 in Paul Church, Cornwall. His parents were living at Paul Hill.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census, Charles Henry Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Newlyn. John senior is shown as a 47 year old dairyman, born Newlyn and living with his wife, Elizabeth, aged 38 born Madron, and their children: John, a 10 year old scholar; Chas H an 9 year old scholar; Elizabeth M aged 6, Richard aged 5, and James P aged 3. All the children were born in Newlyn.

  • Charles Henry Maddern appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Glamorganshire, Wales.
  • His marriage, at 23 years and 10 months, to Rosanna Smith was registered in the December 1905 Quarter in Pontypridd, Glamorganshire Registration District.
  • Charles Henry Maddern and Rosanna Smith appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Glamorganshire. Charles 28, was shown as a smith striker (above ground) for a coal mine. He had been born in Cornwall and had been married to Rosanna for 5 years with three children. Rosanna was 25, born Ynishir, Glamorgan. Their three children Elizabeth Maud 4, Margaret 2 and Thomas John 7 months were all born in Wattstown.
    Martha Mary Smith 10, born Wattstown was a visitor to the house and George Henry Word, 24, a miner's labour born Birmingham lived with them. He was listed as a step brother.

  • Her marriage, at 64 years and 1 month, to an unknown person was registered in the March 1946 Quarter in the Barnet, London Registration District.

Children of Charles Henry Maddern and Rosanna Smith

David Herbert Maddern

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

David Herbert Maddern aged 22 years (1923-1999)

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

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

    Signed

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

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

Doris Edna (Terry) Maddern

F, b. 5 December 1932, d. 26 April 2019

Douglas Trevor Maddern

M, b. 23 July 1939, d. 10 June 2003
  • Douglas Trevor Maddern was born on 23 July 1939 in Stanthorpe, Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Edward Maddern.
  • In 2000 he was Solicitor, Winchester, Young and Maddern.
  • Douglas Trevor Maddern died on 10 June 2003 in Brisbane at age 63.

Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern

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

Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern (1887-1969) and Alice Ann Gillies (1891-1977). Taken C 1965.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern was born on 17 July 1887 in Emu Creek, Queensland. Nurse - Mrs Cooper. Registered 12 September 1887 by John Maddern of Jubilee Vale, Emu Creek.
  • He was the son of John Maddern and Mary Ann Cossart.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern commenced school at Crow's Nest State School on 19 July 1892.
    The Mossview School was built on land donated to the Education Department by Frank Gillies. Maddern and Gillies children attended the school, and Egbert Maddern and Alice Gillies are most likely in this photograph.
  • On 1 January 1899 Michael Wecker was paying 12 pound a year for the selection - Portion 43V at Emu Creek (640acres) and was in his 7th year. This land was later purchased by Egbert Maddern.
  • Egbert and his brother Orlando became engaged in the timber industry around Emu Creek. Orlando told of how they both became the owner of a bullock team in the book "The Bullockies"
    "About the year 1901, Filshie and Broadfoot, saw-millers and timber merchants of Toowoomba, erected a mill at Emu Creek close to my father's dairy farm. They commenced operations by cutting hoop pine from their scrub property in this area, and they also had the right to cut pine from the state Forests on the range from Cooyar to Blackbutt. Shortly after the mill began working my father bought a team of twelve bullocks and that was when I became a bullock driver.
    After a year or so we bought some young bullocks and broke them in. This made up another team, and my brother began driving it. Eventually we sold off the old bullocks so now we each had a young team, and we took a great pride in the young animals."


  • This photo of the Emu Creek (Mossview) Cricket Team was taken around 1910. Thomas and Amanda Broadfoot sponsored the team and it is thought that they are the couple in the middle front of the photo. Their son James is sitting on his father's knee.
  • At the age of 23 years, 6 months and 29 days, Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern married Alice Ann Gillies, daughter of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson, on 15 February 1911 in Emu Creek, Queensland. It was a double wedding with Alice's sister Jessie Jane and James Perkins held at the home of Frank and Mary Gillies.
    Egbert Thomas Spenser Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies on their wedding day 15 February 1911 at the house of Frank and Mary Gillies
  • When Egbert and Alice Gillies were married the family may have taken the opportunity to have some photos taken on the verandah of "Jubilee Vale."
    The four eldest children of John and Mary Ann Maddern. The photo may have been taken at the time of Egbert marriage to Alice Gillies and February 1911. Orlando aged 27, Ruby aged 15, Olive aged 17 and Egbert aged 24.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern provided music for a dance held for the Mossview Cricket Club in September 1911. The Brisbane Courier reported on 17 Sep 1911 - The following officers have been elected in connection with the Mossview Cricket Club (Emu Creek) President Mr. H Gillies vice-president. Mr J Patch secretary Mr O Maddern selection committee. Messrs H. Gillies Maddern and J. Patch. A successful dance in aid of the club was held last Friday night Mr H. Gillies had charge of the dancing and the music was supplied by Messrs Maddern Brothers, J Patch and E Luxford.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern purchased 160 acres of land from John Barnes. John Barnes sold all of his properties at Emu Creek when he left the district. The Darling Downs Gazette reported the outcome on 23 March 1912 " The auction of John Barnes, Emu Creek selections, was a great success. 'Redmond's Block' 640 acres, was sold to H. Graham; 'Station Block', 640 acres, to John Breydon; 'Sexton's Block' 160 acres, to John Maddern; and 'Rhodes Block' 160 acres, to Egbert Maddern. The sale was conducted by Mr.Ray White, and was one of the most successful sales held for a long time."
  • In 1913 he owned 325 acres of land at Emu Creek, and was paying rates to Crows Nest Shire. This is most likely the land on which he and Alice built their home up in the scrub paddock some five or six miles from the home of his parents at "Jubilee Vale."
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies had eight children, between 1911 and 1926
    children.
  • On 3 February 1914 Egbert was nominated for the Jubilee Vale State School Committee, even though he only had two children not yet old enough to attend school, along with John Maddern (chairman), Orlando Maddern, Secretary, William Gregory Bidgood (Treasurer) John McRae, Thomas Patch, and Albert James Bidgood. The children of these families were attending the Mossview School until the new school opened. The land for the new school had been donated to the Education Department by Egbert and Orlando's mother Mary Ann just before her death in 1912.

  • On 9 March 1923 Egbert met with an accident. A report of the accident appeared in "The Courier Mail" the next day. " TOOWOOMBA, Riding Accident-About 1.40 am yesterday the Ambulance Brigade was called to Emu Creek to attend to Egbert Maddern (aged 35 years, a married man, a teamster residing at Emu Creek. He was riding a horse, and unaware that a new wire gate had been erected across the road recently, he crashed into it. He received a contused right eye, was lacerated on the face, sustained bruises to the light shoulder, chest, both thighs, the left knee, both hands, and concussion. The Ambulance Brigade brought him in to a private hospital. "
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1934 living at Emu Creek, Queensland. Egbert was a teamster and Alice carried out home duties.
  • Between 11 October 1926 and 15 October 1926, the Maddern house burnt down. "A daughter recalled, "The house was up near Reg's barn. It was about 1926; Mum was away with Granddad (John Maddern). My little sister, Evie had been crawling on the verandah and got a splinter in her leg. Mum had to take her to the doctor. My older sister was at home and she put a log in stove, it was too long and the door would not close. A tea towel was hanging across the stove and it must have caught light. She went down stairs to play with my younger brother who was two. My oldest sister was at home too, but went to make sure the cattle had water. Dad was working over the hill with another man and saw the smoke. The children playing outside didn't know the house was on fire.The man threw one drawer out of the window and that was all that was saved. It was a two-story house and the car was underneath, and Oldsmobile or Huppmobile. It was Dad's first car. He managed to save the car. My oldest brother Bill was away at boarding school at Grammar. My sister and I were very concerned about our "celluloid" dolls that we had received for Christmas. We used to walk to school at Jubilee Vale, sometimes ride. We came home to find the house on fire. After the fire all our belongings were lost, only the car and the clothes we had on remained. We went to live with Granddad in Crow's Nest (opposite the old racetrack up on a hill). Dad was angry that his children had to go to school in sandshoes. Orlando owned "Glenmore: and sold it to Dad when he moved to Stanthorpe. Dad added some rooms to make space for the children, Orlando only had four. Dad had planned to send us all away to Boarding school but couldn't afford to after the fire."
    According to another source, the house burnt down at the beginning of the week that Ida Hayden (daughter of William Gregory Bidgood, died. Since she died on 15 October, the house most likely burnt down between the 11th and 13th of October 1926. The old barn and some other stumps can still be seen where the house and other buildings once stood.
    "Glenmore". The house was owned by Orlando and Emily Maddern, until about 1926/7. Alice and Egbert moved into the house after theirs had burnt down in October 1926. Photo taken c 1942.
  • On 3 October 1929 Percy Hadyen was farewelled from Emu Creek at the Maddern residence. The Courier Mail reported:- "Farewell - On October 3 there was large and representative gathering of friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Madden (sic), Emu Creek, for the farewell tendered to Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hayden. Mr. Hayden, who for seven years had been head teacher of the Jubilee Vale State School, was notified recently of his transfer to Acland. Mr. Hayden was presented with an illustrated address, and later both he and Mrs. Hayden wore the recipients of an eight-day clock and a wallet of notes on behalf of the residents."
  • The Emu Creek Hall was officially opened on 7 March 1931. As was customary, much of the material needed for its erection was donated by the local people. The minute book of the time showed that Egbert Maddern had donated two loads of logs towards the materials for the construction as did many other locals. It is assumed that the loads referred to were bullock wagon loads of approximately 3500 to 4000 super feet. Blocks were donated by W. Gillies. Likewise, much of the labour was on a voluntary basis with E Maddern donating 6 days, L Bidgood 2 days, W Maddern 2 days, and J Kelly 2. Others of the community also donated their time.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Emu Creek, Queensland. Egbert was a teamster and Alice carried out home duties. Their two eldest children Willie, a farmer and Mary were still living with them.
  • A son-in-law told this story - I was working for Egbert about 1939, and secretly trained my dog on Egbert's calves. Eggy's dog "Red" was not too good with cattle. On a drive to Toogoolawah my dog proved much more useful, and Eggy was in despair. When we reached Toogoogawah and let the cattle into the railway yards, we tired up their horses near the Station and went for lunch at the pub. We were there for some time when the stationmaster came into the pub enquiring as to who owned the horses tied up at the Station. Eggy and I owned up and, on asking why we were told that " the Bloody Red dog won't let me into the building".... Eggy was proud at last of RED.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Emu Creek. Egbert was a farmer/teamster.
  • In September 1954, a photograph of all of the Maddern children appeared in the local paper. The article under the photo read:- "The Maddern family, "three boys and three girls", with their wives and husbands, held a reunion dinner in Queen's Park kiosk on Saturday on the occasion of Mr and Mrs O Maddern's forty-second wedding anniversary. The "boys" and "girls" are the children of the late John Maddern, Cornish-born farmer who died in 1933 and who took up land in the Crow's Nest District 74 years ago. Front (left to right) Mrs G J Wittaker, Mr Wittaker, Mrs E Maddern, Mr E Maddern, Mrs F Trost and Mr Trost. Back (left to right) Mrs J Maddern, Mr J Maddern, Mrs J W Bidgood, Mr Bidgood, Mr O Maddern, and Mrs O Maddern."
    A reunion held in September 1954 of the Maddern siblings. Front LtoR Lucy & Gwilyn Whittaker, Alice & Egbert Maddern, Ruby & Fred Trost. Back LtoR Nell & Jack Maddern, Olive & Bill Bidgood,Orlando & Emily Maddern
  • Egbert had diabetes. A daughter recalled:- "Dad was a diabetic and injected himself in the stomach daily. Eventually he couldn't drive and was determined that Mum drive to Theodore. She was not a very good driver and during one session in Toowoomba near Mary's house, she almost hit a power pole. They then moved to Albert Street in Crow's Nest but she didn't drive much."
  • On 4 February 1961 a party to celebrate Egbert and Alice's Golden Wedding Anniversary was held.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern was retired on 6 May 1962 and moved from Emu Creek to in 11 Albert Street, Crow's Nest; A farewell party was held for them at Emu Creek.
  • In 1963 his son.
  • On 10 May 1963 Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies lived in Queensland.
  • Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern died on 12 July 1969 in Queensland at age 81.
  • Egbert was buried on 14 July 1969 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
    Gravestone of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Maddern - Crows Nest Cemetery

Children of Egbert Thomas Spencer Lower Maddern and Alice Ann Gillies

Elizabeth Maddern

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

Elizabeth Maddern

M, b. 21 January 1773

Elizabeth Leah Maddern

F, b. 15 September 1816
  • Elizabeth Leah Maddern was born on 15 September 1816 in Cornwall. Her father was a fisherman of Newlyn.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Margaret Maddern.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census, Elizabeth Leah Maddern was living in the household of Margaret Maddern in Cornwall. Margaret is shown as a 50 year old fisherman's widown, living with her children William 20, a fisherman; Elizabeth 15; Richard 10 and Catherine 7.

  • At the age of 25 years, 3 months and 10 days, Elizabeth Leah Maddern married Thomas Hichens on 25 December 1841 in Paul, Cornwall. Thomas was a fisherman son of Thomas Hichens. Elizabeth was a servant, daughter of John Maddern, deceased.
  • Elizabeth Leah Maddern appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Paul, Cornwall. Elizabeth, 34 is shown as a fisherman's wife living with her children John 6, Richard 1 and a Catherine Maddron aged 19 years.

  • She and Thomas Hichens appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Paul, Cornwall. Thomas is a 43 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth 44, and their children Thomas 18 and John 16, both fishermen, and Richard 11, Charles 9 and Elizabeth 6 all scholars. All were born in St Paul.

Children of Elizabeth Leah Maddern and Thomas Hichens

Elizabeth Maud Maddern

F, b. 3 August 1884, d. December 1935
  • Elizabeth Maud Maddern was born in Newlyn.
  • She was baptized on 3 August 1884 in Paul.
  • She was the daughter of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census, Elizabeth Maud Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Newlyn. John senior is shown as a 47 year old dairyman, born Newlyn and living with his wife, Elizabeth, aged 38 born Madron, and their children: John, a 10 year old scholar; Chas H an 9 year old scholar; Elizabeth M aged 6, Richard aged 5, and James P aged 3. All the children were born in Newlyn.

  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census, Elizabeth Maud Maddern was living in the household of John Maddern and Elizabeth Annie Warren in Newlyn. John is a 55 year old market gardener, born Paul, living with his wife Elizabeth, 47 born Madron; and son John, a 20 year old gardener, born Paul; Elizabeth 20 years, born Paul; Richard a 16 year old born Paul; and James, aged 13 born Paul.

  • At the age of 25 years, 1 month and 4 days, Elizabeth Maud Maddern married John Bennetts Triggs, son of Henry Love Kelynack Triggs and Annie Warren, on 7 September 1909 in Cornwall.
  • Elizabeth Maud Maddern and John Bennetts Triggs appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Cornwall. John was shown as a 27 year old contract carpenter born Newlyn. He was living with his wife Elizabeth, 26 of 1 1/2 years, also born Newlyn. There were no children.

  • Her marriage, at 51 years and 3 months, to an unknown person was registered in the December 1935 Quarter in the Barnet, Middlesex Registration District.

Child of Elizabeth Maud Maddern and John Bennetts Triggs

Elizabeth Maud Maddern

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

Elizabeth May Maddern

F, b. September 1901

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

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

  • His marriage, at 26 years and 9 months, to Francis A Hill was registered in the June 1928 Quarter in the Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District.

Emma J Maddern

F, b. 1871

Francis Maddern

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

  • Francis Maddern died in 1848.
  • Francis was buried on 8 December 1848 in Cornwall. He resided at Boleigh.

Children of Francis Maddern and Jane Davey

Francis Maddern

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

Francis Maddern

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

Children of Francis Maddern and Elizabeth Hosking (Hosken)

Francis Maddern

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

George Edward Maddern

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

George Maddern (1915-2000), son of Orlando Maddern and Emily Bidgood.
  • George Edward Maddern was born on 29 August 1915 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Orlando Penzance Cossart Maddern and Emily Dora Bidgood.
  • George Edward Maddern and James Gregory Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Wangaratta Road, Stanthorpe. James was a motor truck driver and George a saw mill hand. They lived with their parents. Their father Orlando ran a sawmill.
  • He was a keen sportsman and represented the Queensland Colts in 1937/38. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler.
  • In 1940 George worked for Norm Crisp, owner of Crisp's Transport until the war. After the war George returned home and bought the transport business from Norm Crisp.
    Both George and Jim played cricket at State Level, George also being a keen golfer.
    George stated he was 9 years old when his father and mother shifted to Stanthorpe. The house they lived in at Emu Creek "Glenmore" may have been rented, until Egbert and his family came to live in it after their house burnt down in 1926. When George was 36 he moved his transport business to Brisbane.
  • George Edward Maddern appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at Wangaratta Road, Stanthorpe. He was shown as a sawmill hand.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 9 July 1943. He joined at Rockhampton, his record number was QX55570 and he gave his next of kin as Evelyn Maddern. He was living at Stanthorpe at the time he enlisted. During the war he was stationed in the Atherton Tableland in the AIF 9th Division, in the Intelligence Section. He never saw active duty but was given a Citation. George applied to join the air force with his brother Jim, but was turned down because of Colour blindness as was Jim. He was discharged on 29 October 1945 with the rank of Sergeant in the Queensland L of C Area Bipod.
  • He owned and operated "Crisp" Transport in Stanthorpe & Brisbane.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1972 and 1977 living at Kedron. He was a carrier.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Clayfield.
  • In 2000 George Edward Maddern lived in Queensland.
  • He died on 8 July 2000 in Caboolture, Queensland, at age 84 years, 10 months and 9 days due to complications following amputation of toes due to gangrene.
  • George was buried on 13 July 2000 in Queensland. Portion 1E Plot 15 together with his father, Orlando.

Child of George Edward Maddern

Grace Maddern

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

Grace Bray (nee Maddern) 1841 (Paul, Cornwall) - 1935 (San Francisco). Sister of John Maddern.
  • Grace Maddern was christened on 21 November 1841 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census, Grace Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower in Newlyn. Thomas, the family head, was shown as a 35 year old farmer of 8 acres employing 1 labourer, born Paul. He was living with his wife Priscilla aged 40, born St Mawes and his six children Catherine 13, Mary Ann 11, Grace 9, Priscilla 7, Thomas 5 and John 3. All the older children were scholars and all the children were born in Paul.

  • On 1 July 1854,Grace Maddern's mother, Priscilla Lower died in Newlyn at age 47. Of her children Catherine, the oldest was 17 and John, the baby of the family only 6. No doubt the older girls had a great influence both John and 8 year old Thomas junior in their early years.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census, Grace Maddern was living in the household of Thomas Maddern in Cornwall. Thomas sen, the household head, was a 44 year old widower, agent to export ?brocolia (illegible), born Newlyn, St Paul and living with his unmarried daughters Catherine 23, housekeeper; Mary Ann 21, assistant housekeeper; Grace 19, assistant housework; Priscilla 17, dressmaker; Thomas, son, 15 scholar; John, son, 13 scholar. The surname was spelt MADDRON.

  • Grace Maddern witnessed the marriage of Thomas Williams and Catherine Maddern on 18 January 1862 in Paul, Cornwall, England; They were married by Banns. Thomas Williams 26 was a Sailor of Newlyn (Father: William Williams, Fisherman) and Catherine Maddern 24 was also of Newlyn (Father: Thomas Maddern, Agent). Witnesses were Thomas Maddern, Grace Maddern.
  • At the age of 25 years, 7 months and 1 day, Grace Maddern married Digory Hamlyn Bray, son of John Bellow Bray and Honor Williams, on 22 June 1867 in Penzance, England. They were married by Banns. Digory Hambling Bray was of full age, a labourer of Tredavoe (Father: John Bellow Bray, Basket Maker). Grace Maddern was also of full age of Tredavoe (Father: Thomas Maddern, Farmer). Witnesses were Thomas Maddern, Thomas Maddern Jr.
  • Grace Maddern appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Madron. Grace is shown as the 29 year old head of the family born Paul. Living with her are her daughter Honor J Bray aged 3 born Madron and her father Thomas Maddern, 52 an agent to a railway, born Paul. Digory's widowed mother Honor Bray aged 60 was living two houses away.

  • She immigrated to New York on 1 January 1873. Grace travelled on the City of Richmond with her two daughters Honor aged 6 and Bessie aged 1.
  • She and Digory Hamlyn Bray appeared on the census of 1880 in Nortonville, California. Digory is shown as a 38 year old miner born England, parents born England, living with Grace, 38, born England, parents born England, Jane 12, born England, a scholar, Bessie 7, born England, a scholar, and Hettie 4, born California & Gracie 2 born California.
    This abandoned town near Rose Hill Cemetery is either Nortonville or Somerville Contra Costa, California (photo courtesy of Jennifer - Graveyard Rabbits of Contra Costa website) - Digory and Grace Bray (nee Maddern) lived in Nortonville 1880-1884 while he worked as a miner.
  • On 12 July 1884,her husband, Digory Hamlyn Bray died in Nortonville, California, at age 42. A notice was placed in the Contra Costa gazette on the 26 July 1884, announcing his death. In the same issue was this report on the inquest into his death. "On Saturday the 12th inst., as Digory Bray was being hoisted from the shaft of the Black Diamond Mine at Nortonville in company with two other miners, he fell upon the cage and the timbers. His head was crushed, killing him instantly. A lump of coal had fallen on Bray's foot during the day, and the presumption is that on the way up from the shaft he fainted from pain. He was a member of the Black Diamond Lodge, No. 29, K. of P., and of Mt. Diablo Lodge, No. 128, I.O.O.F. His funeral took place under the auspices of both Lodges. An inquest was held by Coroner Guy and the following jurors: W.B. Witherow, C. Evans, J. Borboageleta, Thomas J. Griffith, James Hunt, W.J. Griffith, Hugh Evans, and Joseph D. Davis. The facts of the case were testified to by Jacob Roper, H.J. Thomas, James H. Hunter and W.P. Morgans, and the jury found that the death of the deceased was caused by an unavoidable accident."
  • In 1889 Grace Maddern lived in San Francisco.
  • In 1890 Grace Maddern lived in San Francisco, California.
  • Between 1917 and 1918 Grace Bray was given as next of kin when Walter was registered for the WW1 draught. He was living at 846 Haigh Street, San Francisco at the time and worked as a Sales Manager for John H Spohn & Co at 49 Main Street, San Francisco. He gave his next of kin as Grace M Bray, living at 846 Haigh Street (Grace was his mother). Walter was 37 years old at the time of medium height and stout build with grey eyes and a bald head.

  • Grace Maddern died on 29 October 1935 in San Francisco, California, USA, at age 93. The record shows her name as Grace M., she was aged 90 years and her husband's initials were R D. These details are not accurate as Grace was 93 at the time of her death, and were probably given by a son-in-law.
    NOTE: It seems that Digory was known to the family as Richard, in which case the initials R D would refer to Richard Digory.

Children of Grace Maddern and Digory Hamlyn Bray

Grace Maddern

F, b. 16 November 1861, d. 1920
  • Grace Maddern was born on 16 November 1861 in Newlyn, England.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census, Grace Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard was shown as the 50 year old head, a gardener of 11 acres of land, living with his wife Catherine 49, and their children John unmarried at 27, a gardener, Phillis 22 a gardeners daughter, Richard 20, a gardener, Samuel D, 18 a gardener, Catherine J 13 a scholar and Grace aged 9 also a scholar. All were born in Newlyn.

  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census, Grace Maddern was living in the household of Richard Maddern and Catherine Barnes in Newlyn. Richard is shown as a 60 year old market gardener employing his son and a boy on 11 acres, born Newlyn, living with wife Catherine, 59, also born Newlyn, daughters Catherine, single, 23, homework, born Newlyn and Grace, 19 a Millner born Newlyn and granddaughter Ann Daw aged 5 born Newlyn.

  • At the age of 23 years, 11 months and 23 days, Grace Maddern married John Roberts Cotton, son of George Cotton and Eliza Roberts, on 8 November 1885 in St Paul Parish, England. They were married by Banns, John Roberts was a 23 year old fisherman of Newlyn (father George Cotton, a fisherman) and Grace Maddern was 23 of Newlyn (father Richard Maddern market gardener). Witnesses to the marriage were John Maddern and Emma Maddern.
  • Grace Maddern and John Roberts Cotton appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in North Corner, Newlyn. John is shown as a 28 year old fisherman, born Newlyn living with his wife Grace aged 29, also born Newlyn and their son Edward aged 5. He was also born in Newlyn.
  • Grace Maddern and John Roberts Cotton appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Trewarveth Street, Newlyn. John Cotton was shown as a 48 year old fisherman living with his wife Grace, 49 and son John Kingsley Cotton aged 18, a carpenter. All were born in Newlyn. John and Grace had been married 25 years and three of their seven children were still living.

  • Grace Maddern died in 1920 in Cornwall, England.
  • Grace was buried in England.

Children of Grace Maddern and John Roberts Cotton

Grace Margaret Maddern

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