Jim's Family Tree

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James Edward COSGRAVE

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, 1917, March; folio 1008, Wellington, .

2Newspaper - Manawatu Evening Standard, published daily in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Obituary.
"
COSGRAVE, James Edward (Jim), Reg. No. 391966, Flight Sergeant, RNZAF, of 18 Haydon Street, Palmerston North. - On Thursday, June 30, 1988 (peacefully) at Palmerston North Hospital, aged 71 years, dearly loved husband of Kath, loved father and father-in-law of Margaret and Karl Ridley-Gibbons, and Tricia (all of Wellington), James and Marlene (Calgary, Canada) and the late Vivienne, and much loved grandad of Adam, Katie, Heather and Billy. RIP. In lieu of a floral tribute, a donation made to Ozanam House Trust, PO Box 142, Palmerston North, would be appreciated, and may be left in the church foyer. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic church, Ruahine Street, Palmerston North, on Monday, July 4, 1988, at 10:30 am, thence to the Catholic Lawn Cemetery, Kelvin Grove. The Rosary will be recited on Sunday at 7 pm. - (Robert J. Cotton and Sons Ltd., FDANZ, Palmerston North).

COSGRAVE, James Edward (Jim). - Dearly loved son of the late Vivian and Justine, dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Noeline (Wellington), Viv and Audrey (Sydney), Kath (Rotorua) and the late George and Harry, and loved brother-in-law of Bridie and Cam Cameron, and Maureen Sherlock (all of Palmerston North)."

3Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1940; folio 12850, NZ Registrar General.


Kathleen Veronica SHERLOCK

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, 1916 / 29, .
"Given names - Kathleen Veronica
Surname - Sherlock
Sex - female
Date of birth - 6 February 1916
Place of birth - Otaki
Mother - Mary Sherlock, nee Gleeson
Mother's age - 32 years
Mother's place of birth - Mucklin, Tipperary
Father - William Sherlock
Father's occupation - Labourer
Father's age - 36 years
Father's place of birth - Tipperary
Previous issue - male, 1 year old."

2Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, 1998; Reg. No. 1998007592, NZ Registrar General.
"
First/given name: Kathleen Veronica
Surname; Cosgrave
Surname at birth: Sherlock
Date of death: 23 April, 1998
Place of death: 18 Haydon Street, Palmerston North
Cause of death; Subject to Coroner's finding
Sex: female
Age and date of birth: 82Y 6 February 1916
Place of birth: Otaki
Usual home address; 18 Haydon Street, Palmerston North
Occupation: Seed Testing Analyst
Date of burial: 28 April, 1998
Place of burial: Kelvin Grove Lawn Cemetery Palmerston North
Age of each daughter: 54 49
Age of each son: 43
Mother: Mary Sherlock
Surname at birth: Gleeson
Occupation: Housewife
Father: William Sherlock
Occupation: Ganger, NZ Railways
Marital status: Widowed
Age at marriage: 24
Place of marriage: Palmerston North
To whom married: James Edward Cosgrave."

3Civil Registration Index - New Zealand (https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/), Death 1998 / 7592.
"COSGRAVE, Kathleen Veronica; born 6 February 1916."

4Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1940; folio 12850, NZ Registrar General.


Vivienne Mary COSGRAVE

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, 1947, Jun; folio 4152, Palmerston North, .

2Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, 1947; folio 1794; Palmerston North, NZ Registrar General.


Vivian John COSGRAVE

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, 1887, Jun; folio 1152, Waiwera, .
"When born: 1st May, 1887
Where born: Waiwera, New Zealand
Name: Vivian John
Sex: M
Father: James Alexander Cosgrave
Age: 32
Occupation: Farmer
Where born: Belfast, Ireland
Mother: Ellen Cosgrave
Maiden name: Meal
Age: 29
Born: Waiwera."
Copy provided by Maurice Cosgrave of Auckland, New Zealand.

2Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, 1969; folio 2.6362; Wellington, NZ Registrar General.
"Name: Vivian John Cosgrave
Died: 16 October, 1969 at 33 Kemp Street, Wellington
Occupation: Retired police sergeant
Age: 82
Cause of death: Left ventricular failure, myocardial ischaemia - 4 months
Medical attendant: CH McKenzie, last seen 18 June, 1969
Father: James Allen Cosgrave
Mother: Ellen Cosgrave (Meale)
Buried: 17 October, 1969 at Foxton
Born: Waiwera
Married: Auckland, age 28, to Justina Ursula Brady
Living issue: m 52; m 50; f 48; m 46; m 45;."

3Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1915; folio 7755, NZ Registrar General.
"Number: 19
When married: 10 November 1915
Where married: Roman catholic church, Howick
Bridegroom: Vivian John Cosgrave
Age: 28
Occupation: Police constable
Status: Bachelor
Where born: Waiwera, Auckland
Usual residence: Wellington
Bride: Justina Ursula Brady
Age: 29
Occupation: Domestic
Status: Spinster
Where born: Howick, Auckland
Usual residence: Howick."
Copy provided by Maurice Cosgrave of Auckland, New Zealand.

4Newspaper - Auckland Star, Volume XLVI; Issue 274; page 12, 17 Nov 1917.
"MARRIAGES.
COSGRAVE—BRADY.—On November 10, at St. Mary's Church, Howick, by the Rev. Father Tonner, Vivian John, second son of James Cosgrave, Upper Waiwera, and grandson of the late Dr. Cosgrave, to Justina Ursula, seventh daughter of James Brady, Howick."


Justine Ursula BRADY

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, .
"Births in the Auckland District of New Zealand during the quarter ending the 30th of September 1886.
No. 1313
Name - Justina Ursula
Sex - F
When born - 16 July 1886
Where born - Howick
Father - James Brady
Father's occupation - Labourer
Father's age - 41 years
Father's birthplace - Sydney, Australia
Mother - Bridget Brady
Mother's maiden name - Driscoll
Mother's age - 40 years
Mother's birthplace - England
Informant - Elizabeth Brady; Mother; Howick
When registered - 26 July 1886."

2Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, 1950; folio 1767; Foxton, NZ Registrar General.

3Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1915; folio 7755, NZ Registrar General.
"Number: 19
When married: 10 November 1915
Where married: Roman catholic church, Howick
Bridegroom: Vivian John Cosgrave
Age: 28
Occupation: Police constable
Status: Bachelor
Where born: Waiwera, Auckland
Usual residence: Wellington
Bride: Justina Ursula Brady
Age: 29
Occupation: Domestic
Status: Spinster
Where born: Howick, Auckland
Usual residence: Howick."
Copy provided by Maurice Cosgrave of Auckland, New Zealand.

4Newspaper - Auckland Star, Volume XLVI; Issue 274; page 12, 17 Nov 1917.
"MARRIAGES.
COSGRAVE—BRADY.—On November 10, at St. Mary's Church, Howick, by the Rev. Father Tonner, Vivian John, second son of James Cosgrave, Upper Waiwera, and grandson of the late Dr. Cosgrave, to Justina Ursula, seventh daughter of James Brady, Howick."


George Steele COSGRAVE

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, 1919, Jun; folio 2460, Wellington, .

2Information provided by Kathleen Cosgrave.
Information on George's death and burial was provided by his sister-in-law Kathleen Cosgrave (Sherlock).


Noeline Catherine COSGRAVE

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, 1921; folio 1003; Wellington, .

2Newspaper - Dominion Post, 1 Oct 2015.
"COSGRAVE, Noeline Catherine - 31.12.1920 - 28.9.2015 peacefully at Cashmere Heights. Beloved only daughter of Vivian and Justine Cosgrave; loved sister and sister-in-law of Jim & Kath, George, Viv & Audrey, Harry & Kath (all deceased); loving aunt of her ten nieces and nephews and their families. In lieu of flowers donations to Fred Hollows Foundation at www.hollows.org.nz/donate would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages may be placed in Noeline's tribute book below or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241. Noeline's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St Patrick, Childers Terrace, Kilbirnie on Tuesday 6 October at 1pm, thereafter private cremation.
Harbour City Funeral Home Lower Hutt - Upper Hutt - Wellington Members of Funeral Directors Association of NZ
Acknowledgement from the family - Grateful thanks to the staff of Cashmere Heights for their loving care of Noeline and to her special visitors."

3Civil Registration Index - New Zealand (https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/), Death 2015 / 26911.
"COSGRAVE, Noeline Catherine; born 31/12/1920; 94 years."

4Eulogy, 6 Oct 2015.
"Noeline Catherine Cosgrave
Thank you all for being here this afternoon to help us celebrate and give thanks for Noeline’s long life. Marlene & Jim, Gary and Diane, Paul & Tonisha are with us in spirit today.
Noeline was born in Wellington on December 31st 1920. Her parents were Justine Brady and Vivian Cosgrave. Vivian became a Catholic when he married Justine and their shared faith was to be a key component of their family life. Noeline was the only girl in the family. She had two older brothers (Jim and George) and two younger brothers (Viv and Harry).
Noeline’s father was a police officer and the family moved around the lower North Island during her childhood and early adult years. They lived in Wellington, Levin, Hunterville, Taumaranui, Wanganui and Foxton.
One of Noeline’s childhood memories was of her cousin Kevin O’Donoghue coming to stay with her family in Hunterville in 1931 after the Napier earthquake. Kevin had just begun going to school in Napier when the earthquake took place. His big cousin Noeline was ‘charged’ with helping him settle into school in Hunterville. Kevin later became a Marist priest and has been a faithful visitor and friend to Noeline over many years.
Noeline was a bright student and loved learning. She was the dux of her school and would have loved to go on to university. However, the boys education took priority and when Noeline left school she went to Gilby’s Business College to do secretarial training. She worked in Wellington for all her working life. She was a very successful public servant and was secretary to several “Commissioners of Works” while working for the Ministry of Works. When she retired from there, she was the office manager for a firm of Wellington architects for about twelve years.
Noeline always loved clothes and shoes and dressed with great style. Her ‘nearest and dearest’ can testify that she also had an unerring eye for the fashion triumphs or mistakes of others.
After her mother died suddenly in 1950, Noeline began to spend most of her weekends in Foxton helping her Dad with housekeeping and generally keeping an eye on him. It was over that time that she became an excellent cook. In the succeeding years, her friends and family looked forward to her fabulous baking and yummy roast dinners and were amazed when she told us that she could hardly boil water before her mother died.
Justine had been an amazing cook. She was also very quick witted and her daughters in law recalled that she always had a good joke or story to tell - another of Noeline’s talents. We suspect that was where her forthrightness also came from.
All four of Noeline’s brothers served in the Air Force, with George flying in the RAF bombing missions over Germany in World War 2. We are not too sure which of them introduced the phrase “you can’t fly on one wing” when debating whether or not to have a second g&t but that phrase is alive and well in family gatherings today.
In the late 1950’s Noeline purchased her own home in Kemp Street, Kilbirnie and her Dad lived with her there until his death in 1969. Noeline moved to an apartment in Hataitai in 1992 and lived there until 2012. In those years she spent in Kilbirnie and Hataitai St Patricks in Childers Terrace was always HER church.
Each year Noeline and her father spent a week whitebaiting at a ‘secret’ location near Levin and had many happy summer holidays touring the North Island and visiting family. By then Noeline had taken over the role of driver but Pop remained a very vigilant and vociferous ‘right hand man’. Need I say more!
After her father died, Noeline was able to travel further afield with her great friend, Stella, and had many happy holidays in various parts of Australia as well as Fiji and Norfolk Island. She also enjoyed regular trips to Australia to see Viv and his family and had a great week in Melbourne with Mum, Tricia and me to celebrate Mum’s 80th birthday. It was a trip that we were always going to repeat but never quite got round to.
Noeline never married. She had 10 nieces and nephews; 16 great nieces and nephews; and has 14 great, great nieces and nephews to date. They live and work in many different places around the world. She loved being an aunt and always had a special place in heart for the boys.
When Noeline was no longer able to live independently, she became a resident at Kilmarnock Home in Berhampore . She moved to Cashmere Heights in Johnsonville in August 2013.
It has been interesting to see ‘boy power’ carry over into her later life with the carers at Cashmere Heights. Daniel and Ryan were her favourites and she was always more alert and responsive when they were around. Tricia and I also saw that ‘boy power’ was still alive and well in recent weeks when visiting Noeline. She was confined to bed, very poorly and it was an effort for her to just open her eyes. My son called in to see her unexpectedly and when she heard his voice she opened her eyes said “Adam how lovely to see you”! She then responded to a joke he made before closing her eyes again.
Bless you Noeline for being part of our lives. We will miss you."
Eulogy given by Margaret Ridley-Gibbons (nee Cosgrave).


William SHERLOCK

1Civil Registration, Birth - Ireland, 1879 Sep; Nenagh; 3-537.
"1879 BIRTHS Registered in the District of Silvermines in the Union of Nenagh in the County of Tipperary
No. 213
Date of birth - 1879 Fourth September
Place of birth - Mucklin
Name - William
Sex - M
Father - John Sherlock; Mucklin; Farmer
Mother - Mary Sherlock; formerly Ryan
Informant - Mary X (her mark) Sherlock; Mother; Mucklin
When registered - Twenty third September 1879
Registrar - J. H. Hall."
Details copied from a birth certificate issued at Nenagh on June 22nd 1908.

2Parish Registers - Ireland, Tipperary, Kilmore, Silvermines RC (Transcription), Christenings, 26 Aug 1879.
"When Baptised - 1879, August 26th
Name - William Sherlock
Father - John Sherlock
Mother - Mary Ryan
Abode - Curryquin
Sponsors - Martin Ryan and Bridget Ryan."

3Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, 1928 / 4695, NZ Registrar General.
"No. 204
When died - 1928 September 7
Where died - Hospital Palmerston North from Tokomaru
Sex - M
Age - 47
Dause of death - Coroner's verdict "Shock and Haemorrhage following rupture of the bladder through being struck by a railway train"
Father - John Sherlock; Farmer
Mother - Mary Sherlock, nee Ryan
When buried - 1928 September 9
Where buried - Palmerston North
Minister - P.J. Herlihy; Roman Catholic
Where born - Ireland
How long in New Zealand - 20 years
Where married - Napier
Age when married - 33
To Whom married - Mary Gleeson
Age of widow - 44
Living issue - male - 14; female - 12, 10, 7
Informant - E.S. Dawick, authorized in writing by coroner, Palmerston North."

4Newspaper - Manawatu Evening Standard, published daily in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Vol XLVIII; No. 241.
"DEATHS
SHERLOCK. - On September 7, 1928, at the Palmerston North Hospital, William, dearly loved husband of Mary Sherlock of Tokomaru; aged 48 years. - R.I.P."

5Newspaper - Auckland Star, Volume LIX; Issue 213; page 9, 8 Sep 1928.
"RAILWAY GANGER KILLED.
JIGGER STRUCK BY EXPRESS
ATTEMPT TO LEAP CLEAR.
(ßy Telegraph.—Press Association.)
PALMERSTON N., this day.
The Wellington to Auckland express, after leaving Shannon, en route to Palmerston North, at 4.30 yesterday afternoon ran into a ganger, Mr. W. Sherlock, of Tokomaru, about 400yds south of the Kingston Road crossing. Sherlock was going home on the jigger, and apparently failed to hear the whistle of the express until it was within a few yards of him. A high westerly wind was blowing. He attempted to throw himself clear, but the engine struck him and threw him down an embankment. The express pulled up quickly. Sherlock was sent to the hospital at Palmerston North suffering from concussion and internal injuries, from which he died in the evening."

6Newspaper - Manawatu Evening Standard, Page 8; Column 7, 8 Sep 1928.
"RAILWAY FATALITY
GANGER DIES FROM INJURIES
JIGGER STRUCK BY EXPRESS TRAIN
At about half-past four o'clock yesterday afternoon, Mr. William Sherlock, a ganger in the employ of the Railway Department, while proceeding home on a velocipede to Tokomaru after his day's work was overtaken near Shannon by the Wellington-Auckland express about 400 yards south of Kingston Road crossing. Mr. Sherlock was thrown of the embankment and into the adjoining paddock, sustaining severe internal injuries from which he died last evening.

A gale was blowing at the time of the accident and, in addition to making it difficult for the approaching train to be heard by the ganger, the wind is stated to have blown the smoke down the line and made a screen that obstructed the driver's view. The express, which was travelling at a good speed, pulled up quickly and backed to the scene of the accident, the injured man being placed on board and taken to Palmerston North Hospital. Dr. William, a Gisborne surgeon on the train, rendered immediate medical attention, and the ambulance was waiting with a doctor when the train reached the local station. Mr. Sherlock was conscious and his injuries did not appear so serious as they were subsequently found to be. He was operated on at 8:30, but never rallied, and died at a quarter past eleven last night from severe internal injuries.

The deceased gentleman, who was 49 years of age, is survived by a widow and four young children."

7Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand.

8Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, Marriage 1912 / 55; , NZ Registrar General.
"Bride - Mary Gleeson
Bride's age - 28
Bride's occupation - Waitress
Bride's marital status - Spinster
Bride's place of birth - Tipperary Ireland
Bride's usual address - Napier
Bride's mother - Kate Gleeson, nee McGrath
Bride;s father - James Gleeson, Farmer
Groom - William Sherlock
Groom's age - 32
Groom's occupation - Railway Surfaceman
Groom's marital status - Bachelor
Groom's place of birth - Tipperary Ireland
Groom's usual address - Awatoto
Groom's mother - Mary Sherlock, nee Ryan
Groom's father - John Sherlock, Farmer
Date of marriage - 31 July 1912
Place of marriage - Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Napier
Witnesses - John Gleeson; Poukawa; Farmer & Margaret Kearney; Napier; Dressmaker."


Mary Bridget GLEESON

1Civil Registration, Birth - Ireland, 7 Mar 1884.
"Births Registered in the District of Silvermines in the Superintendent Registrar's District of Nenagh in the County of Tipperary, Ireland.
No. 51.
Date of birth - 1884, 21 January
Place of birth - Mucklin
Name - Mary
Sex: F
Father - James Gleeson; Mucklin; Farmer
Mother - Catherine Gleeson, formerly McGrath
Informant - James (his X mark) Gleeson; Father; Mucklin
Date of Registration - Seventh March 1884
Registrar - J.H.A. Hall."
Mary celebrated her birthday on 15 August, yet her birth was registered on 07 March, 1884 and showed a birth date of 21 January, 1884. Her Christening record however shows that she was christened on 23 August, 1882. I believe that her birth was registered late and a date given that would avoid penalty for late registration.

2Parish Registers - Ireland, Tipperary, Kilmore, Silvermines RC (Transcription), 23 Aug 1882.
"1882, August 23rd

Mary
daughter of
James Gleeson and
Catherine McGrath
(Mucklin)

Godparents - Denis Ryan and Bridget Kennedy."

3Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, Death 1960 / 21738, NZ Registrar General.
"Given names - Mary Bridget
Surname - Sherlock
Surname at birth - Gleeson
Date of death - 17 February 1960
Place of death - Public Hospital Palmerston North
Cause of death - Bronchpneumonia - 4 days; Congestive heart failure - years; Ischaemic Heart disease - years
Certifying Doctor - B.J. Framcis
Date last seen alive by doctor - 17 February 1960
Sex - female
Age - 74 years
Place of birth - Nenah County Tipperary Eire
Number of years in New Zealand - 55
Usual home address - 56 Roy Street Palmerston North
Date of burial - 19 February 1960
Place of burial - Palmerston North
Age of each daughter (living) - 44, 40, 38
Mother - Mary Bridget Gleeson
Father - James Gleeson, Farmer
Marital status - Widowed
Age at marriage - 28
Place of marriage - Napier
To whom married - William Sherlock."

4Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, Marriage 1912 / 55; , NZ Registrar General.
"Bride - Mary Gleeson
Bride's age - 28
Bride's occupation - Waitress
Bride's marital status - Spinster
Bride's place of birth - Tipperary Ireland
Bride's usual address - Napier
Bride's mother - Kate Gleeson, nee McGrath
Bride;s father - James Gleeson, Farmer
Groom - William Sherlock
Groom's age - 32
Groom's occupation - Railway Surfaceman
Groom's marital status - Bachelor
Groom's place of birth - Tipperary Ireland
Groom's usual address - Awatoto
Groom's mother - Mary Sherlock, nee Ryan
Groom's father - John Sherlock, Farmer
Date of marriage - 31 July 1912
Place of marriage - Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Napier
Witnesses - John Gleeson; Poukawa; Farmer & Margaret Kearney; Napier; Dressmaker."


Maureen Margaret SHERLOCK

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, Birth 1917 / 27026, .
"Name - Maureen Margaret Sherlock
When born - 5th December 1917
Where born - Otaki
Father - William Sherlock
Father's age - 38
Father's occupation - Surfaceman
Father's birthplace - Tipp., Ireland
Mother - Mary Sherlock, nee Gleeson
Mother's age - 34
Mother's birthplace - Tipp., Ireland
When parent married - 31st July 1912
Where parents married - Napier
Previous issue - male - 3 years; female - 2 years."

2Information provided by Kathleen Cosgrave.

3Information provided by Kathleen Cosgrave.


William Henry Proud GIBBINS

1Information provided by Margaret Ridley-Gibbons.
His wife Margaret, provided information regarding his birth.

2Parish Registers - England, Lincoln, Cleethorpes, St. Aidan's, FHL film 1542131 item 4, 18 Jul 1915.
"BAPTISMS
When born - July 3rd, 1915
When baptized - July 18th, 1915
Christian Name - William Henry
Parents - Thomas Edwards and Elizabeth Evans
Surname - Proud-Gibbins
Abode - 89 Tiverton St.
Father's occupation - Minesweeper
By whom ceremony performed - John Porter, Curate."

3Information provided by Margaret Ridley-Gibbons.
His wife Margaret provided details of his death.

4Information provided by Margaret Ridley-Gibbons.


Thomas Edward GIBBINS

1Civil Registration, Birth - England, 1889; MAR; Sculcoates; 9d; 149, .
"Registration District - Sculcoates
1889 Birth in the sub-district of Hessle in the County of York.
No. 374.
When and where born: Twentieth December 1888 at 8 St. Andrews Terrace, Gillett Street, Newington WSD.
Name - Thomas Edward
Sex - Boy
Father - Harry Gibbins
Mother - Alice Blackey Gibbins, formerly Lyth
Father's occupation - Blacksmith's striker
Informant - A.B. Gibbins; mother; 8 St. Andrews Terrace, Gillett Street, Newington
When registered - Fifth February 1889."

2Civil Registration, Death - England, Death JUN 1962; Grimsby; 3b; 186; .
Thomas E. Gibbins; 73 years old.

3FreeBMD Index (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com), Marriages SEP 1912; Grimsby; 7a; 1502; .
"GIBBINS, Thomas E.; WHITE, Elizabeth E."

4Parish Registers - England, Lincoln, Cleethorpes, St. Aidan's, FHL Film 1542132, 12 Sep 1912.
"Page 104
1912 Marriages solemnized at St. Aidan's Church in the Parish of New Cleethorpes in the County of Lincoln.
No. 208
When married - September 12th 1912
Groom's name - Thomas Edward Gibbins
Groom's age - 24 years
Groom's condition - Bachelor
Grom's profession - Fisherman
Groom's residence - 35 Parkview
Groom's father - Harry Gibbins, Fisherman
Bride's name - Elizabeth Edwards White
Bride's age - 20 years
Bride's condition - Spinster
Bride's residence - 188 Danbury Street
Bride's father - William Henry White, Fisherman
Married in the aforesaid church according to the Rites and Ceremonies on the Church of England after Banns by me, William Pigott Smith, Vicar.
In the presence of Albert Edward White and Lilian Gibbins."


Elizabeth Edwards WHITE

1Civil Registration, Birth - England, Sep 1892; Caistor; 7a; 628, .
"Registration District: Caistor
1892 Birth in the Sub-district of Great Grimsby in the County of Lincoln
No. 288
When and where born - Twelfth June 1892 at 5 Cope Street, Grimsby
Name - Elizabeth Edwards White
Sex - Girl
Name and surname of father - William White
Name, surname and maiden name of Mother - Elfrida White; formerly Speight
Occupation of father - Fisherman, Skipper
Informant - X The mark of William White; father; 5 Cope Street, Grimsby
When registered - Twenty second July 1892."

2Civil Registration, Death - England, Deaths MAR 1969; Grimsby; 3b; 283;.
GIBBINS, Elizabeth E.; 76 years old.

3FreeBMD Index (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com), Marriages SEP 1912; Grimsby; 7a; 1502; .
"GIBBINS, Thomas E.; WHITE, Elizabeth E."

4Parish Registers - England, Lincoln, Cleethorpes, St. Aidan's, FHL Film 1542132, 12 Sep 1912.
"Page 104
1912 Marriages solemnized at St. Aidan's Church in the Parish of New Cleethorpes in the County of Lincoln.
No. 208
When married - September 12th 1912
Groom's name - Thomas Edward Gibbins
Groom's age - 24 years
Groom's condition - Bachelor
Grom's profession - Fisherman
Groom's residence - 35 Parkview
Groom's father - Harry Gibbins, Fisherman
Bride's name - Elizabeth Edwards White
Bride's age - 20 years
Bride's condition - Spinster
Bride's residence - 188 Danbury Street
Bride's father - William Henry White, Fisherman
Married in the aforesaid church according to the Rites and Ceremonies on the Church of England after Banns by me, William Pigott Smith, Vicar.
In the presence of Albert Edward White and Lilian Gibbins."


James Alexander COSGRAVE

1Newspaper - Belfast News-Letter, page 3, 28 May 1851.
"Birth. On the 23rd inst., the lady of Doctor Cosgrave, Ballylesson Cottage, of a son"."

2Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, 1921; folio 3361 - Kaikoura, NZ Registrar General.
"When died: 6 December 1921
Where died: Pier Hotel, Kaikoura
Usual place of residence: Upper Waiwera
Name and surname: James Alexander Cosgrave
Profession or ocupation: Labourer
Sex: M
Age: 71 years
Causes of death: Cerebral haeorrhage - 5 days; Syncope
Medical Attendant: R.L. Withers
Last seen alive by medical attendant: 6 December 1921
Name and surname of father: James Steele Cosgrave
Name and surname of mother: Annie Cosgrave, nee O'Neill
Profession of father: Medical Practitioner
Burial: 8 December 1921 at Kaikoura
Where born: Ireland
How long in New Zealand: 60 years
Where married: Auckland
At what age married: 27
To whom married: Helen Meale
Age of widow: 63 years
Ages and sex of living issue: Males - 43, 3 and 30; Females - 38 and 36
Informant: J.W. Collins - Undertaker - Kaikoura."
Copy provided by Maurice Cosgrave of Auckland, New Zealand.

3Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1978, folio 829, NZ Registrar General.
"Number: 4
When married: 17 June 1878
Where married: Wadi Registrars office
Groom's name and surname: James Alexander Cosgrave
Groom's age: 25
Groom's profession or occupation: Mariner
Groom's conjugal status: Bachelor
Birthplace: -
Usual residence: -
Bride's name and surname: Ellen Meale
Bride's age: 19
Bride's profession or occupation: -
Bride's conjugal status: Spinster
Bride's birthplace: -
Bride's usual residence: -."
Copy provided by Maurice Cosgrave of Auckland, New Zealand.

4Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, Marriage 1878 / 815 .
"MEALE, Ellen; and COSGROVE, James Alexander."


Ellen MEALE

1Cosgrave Family Bible (in possession of Tricia Cosgrave of Featherston, NZ).

2Parish Registers - New Zealand, Auckland, St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)).
"Baptism Record
Name - MEALE, Ellen
When born - 4 months 2 weeks & 3 days
Where born - Hot Springs Waiwera
When baptized - 20 November 1859
Where baptized - St. Patrick's Church
Parents - John & Elizabeth Meale
Sponsors - Christopher & Bridget Nolan
Minister - Rev. James McDonald."

3Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, NZ Registrar General.
"When died - 13th July, 1913
Where died - Victoria Road, Cambridge
Cause of death - Acute bronchitis
Father - John Meale; Farmer
Mother - Elizabeth Meale; formerly Embling
When buried - 14th July, 1928
Where buried - Hautapu cemetery
Birthplace - Waiwera
Where married - Wade
Age at marriage - 18 years
Married to - James Alexander Cosgrave
Living children - males - 49, 41 and 37 years; females - 47, 45 and 42 years."

4Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV; Issue 19999; Page 12, 16 Jul 1928.
"MRS. HELEN COSGRAVE. [BY TELEGRAPH.—OWN CORRESPONDENT.] CAMBRIDGE. Sunday. Tho death occurred at Cambridge yesterday of Mrs. Helen Cosgrave, widow of the late Mr. James Alexander Cosgrave, at the age of 69 years. Mrs. Cosgrave was born at Upper Waiwera, where she had lived all her life. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Neil, who were among the first settlers in the North. She leaves a family of five sons and three daughters. Two sons, James and George, were killed at the war."

5Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand.

6Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1978, folio 829, NZ Registrar General.
"Number: 4
When married: 17 June 1878
Where married: Wadi Registrars office
Groom's name and surname: James Alexander Cosgrave
Groom's age: 25
Groom's profession or occupation: Mariner
Groom's conjugal status: Bachelor
Birthplace: -
Usual residence: -
Bride's name and surname: Ellen Meale
Bride's age: 19
Bride's profession or occupation: -
Bride's conjugal status: Spinster
Bride's birthplace: -
Bride's usual residence: -."
Copy provided by Maurice Cosgrave of Auckland, New Zealand.

7Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, Marriage 1878 / 815 .
"MEALE, Ellen; and COSGROVE, James Alexander."


George Edward COSGRAVE

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, .


James Steele COSGRAVE

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, 1894; folio 2451, .
"When born: 16 July 1894
Where born: Upper Waiwera
First Names: James Steel
Sex: M
Father's name and surname: James Alexander Cosgrave
Father's profession or occupation: Farmer
Father's age: 42
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's name and surname: Ellen Cosgrave
Mother's maiden name: Meal
Mother;s age: 34
Mother's birthplace: Upper Waiwera."
Copy provided by Maurice Cosgrave of Auckland, New Zealand.

2Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, NZ Registrar General.
"Certified Copy of Entry of Death in the War Deaths Register
No. of entry - 9662
Name - James Steele Cosgrave
Occupation - Bushman
Usual abode - Hawera
Sex - M
Age - 24 years
Place of birth - Waiwera
Conjugal condition - single
Military rank - Gnr 1st F.A.B. 2/296
Mother - Ellen Cosgrave
Date of death - 4 October, 1917
Place of death - France
Cause of death - Killed in action
Informant - C.A. Mathieson; Acting Chief Clerk Base Records; Wellington."

3Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (URL: www.cwgc.org).
"In Memory of
James Steele Cosgrave
Corporal
2/296
N.Z. Field Artillery
who died on
Thursday 4 October 1917
Additional information - Son of James A. and Ellen Cosgrave, of Upper Waiwera, Auckland, New Zealand
Cemetery - Divisional Cemetery, Leper, West-Viaanderen, Belgium
Grave or reference - L. 10."


James BRADY

1Information provided by Keith Sellar, Letter to Jim Cosgrave, 10 Apr 1994.

2Parish Registers - Australia, New South Wales, Cumberland, St. Patrick's Roman Catholic, B1844/936-145.
"New South Wales
Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Act, 1973
BAPTISMS
Name - James
When born - 30th August, 1844
Date of ceremony - 13th October, 1844
Where performed - Parish of St. Patrick's, in the County of Cumberland
Father - Peter Brady
Mother - Margaret Downey
Abode - 58th Regt. Parramatta
Sponsors - John Hooks and Ann Griffith
By whom ceremony performed - Nicholas Joseph Coffey."

3Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, NZ Registrar General.
"Deaths in the District of Otahuhu during the quarter ending the 30th of June 1922
When died - 1922, 30th May
Where died - Howick
Name - James Brady
Occupation - Labourer
Sex - M
Age - 77 years
Cause of death - Senile Decay; Atheroma; Cardiac failure
Medical attendant - A. Martin Ross
When last seen by medical attendant - 26th May 1922
Father - Peter Brady; Hotelkeeper
Mother - Margaret Brady; formerly Downey
When buried - 1st June 1922
Where buried - Howick
Clergyman - J.J. Hacket; Roman Catholic
Where born - at sea
How long in New Zealand - Life
Where married - Panmure
Age when married - 21 years
To whom married - Bridget Driscoll
Age of widow - 77 years
Living children - males - 55 and 47 years; females - 53, 51, 44, 40, 36 and 31 years
Informant - Thos. McInnes; Undertaker; Howick."

4Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, Volume LIX; Issue 18104; Page 1, 31 May 1922.
"DEATHS.
BRADY.—On May 30 at his late residence, Howick. James, beloved husband of Bridget Brady; in his 78th year-—R.I.P. The funeral will leave his late residence to-morrow (Thursday), at 2.30 p.m., for the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation.".

5Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand.

6Parish Registers - New Zealand, Auckland, Panmure Catholic.
"When married - Jan 20, 1866
Where married - Panmure Catholic Church
Groom - James Brady
Groom's age - full
Groom's occupation - Labourer
Groom's condition - Bachelor
Bride - Bridget Driscoll
Bride's age - full
Bride's condition - Spinster
Minister - H.J. Fynes
When registered - Jan 20, 1866
In the presence of us, James Walsh; and Mary Anne Murphy."


Bridget DRISCOLL

1Civil Registration, Birth - England, .
"Registration District - Burnley
1844 Birth in the Sub-District of Burnley in the County of Lancaster
No. 380
When born - Sixteenth of April 1844
Where born - Fountain Street, Burnley
Name - Bridget
Sex - Girl
Father - Florence Driskill; Labourer
Mother - Elizabeth Driskill; formerly Gibbons
Informant - The mark of Florence Driskill; Father; Fountain Street, Burnlry
When registered - Twenty sixth of April 1844."

2Parish Registers - England, Lancashire, Burnley. St Mary of the Assumption (Roman Catholic).
Baptism entry identified that she was born 10 Apr 1844 and baptised 26 Apr1844.

3Parish Registers - England, Lancashire, Burnley. St Mary of the Assumption (Roman Catholic).
Baptism entry identified that she was born 10 Apr 1844 and baptised 26 Apr1844.

4Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand, NZ Registrar General.
"Deaths in the District of Otahuhu During the Quarter Ending the Thirtieth of September 1925
No. 50
When died - 1925, 9th September
Where died - Howick
Name - Bridget Brady
Occupation - Widow
Sex - F
Age - 80 years
Cause of death - Senile Cardiab Bronchitis, 10 days; Cardiac failure
Medical attendant - A. Martin Ross
When last seen by medical attendant - 7th September 1925
When buried - 11th September 1925
Where buried - Howick
Clergyman - Thomas Lane; Roman Catholic
Where born - Burnley, Lancashire, England
How long in New Zealand - 78 years
Where married - Panmure
At what age married - 20 years
To whom married - James Brady
Living children - Males - 59 and 51 years; females - 57, 47, 39 and 33 years
Informant - L.P. Gardiner, agent duly authorized in writing by undertaker; Otahuhu."

5Newspaper - Auckland Star, Volume LVI; Issue 214; Page 1, 10 Sep 1925.
"DEATHS

BRADY. —On September 9, at her residence, Howick, Bridget, widow of the late James Brady, in her 8lst year.—R.I.P. The funeral will leave her late residence to-morrow (Friday) at 1.30 p.m., for the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation.".

6Civil Registration, Death - New Zealand.

7Parish Registers - New Zealand, Auckland, Panmure Catholic.
"When married - Jan 20, 1866
Where married - Panmure Catholic Church
Groom - James Brady
Groom's age - full
Groom's occupation - Labourer
Groom's condition - Bachelor
Bride - Bridget Driscoll
Bride's age - full
Bride's condition - Spinster
Minister - H.J. Fynes
When registered - Jan 20, 1866
In the presence of us, James Walsh; and Mary Anne Murphy."


Emily BRADY

1Parish Registers - New Zealand, Howick, Roman Catholic.
"Baptized - 1872, Sep 22
Born - 1872, July 21
Name - Emily
Parents - James & Bridget Brady
Sponsors - Andrew and Catherine Brady
Priest - H.J. Fynes."


Undine Mary BRADY

1Civil Registration Index - New Zealand (https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/), Birth 1889 / 17162.
"BRADY, Undine Mary; mother is Bridget; father is James."

2Parish Registers - New Zealand, Howick, Roman Catholic.
"Certificate of Baptism
Undine Mary Brady daughter of James Brady and Bridget Brady (formerly Driscoll), born on 25 November 1888 was baptized 22 May 1889 by Rev. Msgr. W. McDonald sponsors being James Wallis and Lizzie Brady."

3Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, 11 Jan 1890.
"DEATHS.
BRADY—On January 9, at Howick, Undine Mary, the dearly-beloved child of James and Bridget Brady, aged 13 months. The funeral will leave her parents' residence on Sunday, at three o'clock p.m."
Volume XXVII; Issue 9570; Page 1.


Vivian John COSGRAVE

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, 1923, Mar; folio 1027, Wellington, .

2Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1951; folio 9621, NZ Registrar General.


Audrey June MARTYN

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, No. 171, .
"Births in the District of Stratford During the Quarter ending the 31st day of December 1931
No. 171
When born - 1931 October 12th
Where bornMarire Private Hospital, Juliet Street, Stratford
Name - Audrey June
Sex - Female
Father - Alfred Norman Martyn; railway employee; 28 years old; born at Tremakau Settlement
When parents married - 1926 September 8th at Stratford
Previous Issue - living - male 0, female 4; dead - male 0, female 0
Mother - Unita Sylvia Martyn; m.s. Burke; 28 years old; born at Mangataki.
Informant - J.W. Reed, authorized in writing by father; Startford
When registered - 16th November 1931."

2Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, 8 Feb 2014.
"COSGRAVE, Audrey June (nee Martyn) Born 12-10-1931. Passed away on 22-01-2014. Late of Bayview, Sydney, Australia. Dearly loved wife of Vivian (deceased). Very much loved mother and mother in law of Gary and Dianne, Paul and Tonisha. Dearest grandmother to Natasha and Chris, Mitchell and Elyse. Great Grandma to Oshay, Nevaya, Max and Olivia. Sister to Dorne and Maureen Forever in our hearts."

3Newspaper - Gold Coast Bulletin, 1 Feb 2014.
"COSGRAVE, Audrey June (nee Martyn)Passed away peacefully on January 22nd, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Vic. Mother to Gary and Paul. Friends and family are invited to a graveyard service, to be held at Nerang Cemetery (21 Mylor Street), on Wednesday, 12th February, at 1 p. m."

4Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1951; folio 9621, NZ Registrar General.


Henry Timothy COSGRAVE

1Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, 1924, Sep; folio 4495, Wellington, .

2Information provided by Kathleen Cosgrave.
Information on his death was provided by his sister-in-law Kathleen Cosgrave.

3Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1947; folio 4264, NZ Registrar General.


Kathleen Marjorie JURY

1Information provided by Tricia Cosgrave, Featherston, New Zealand.
Received an email from Tricia Cosgrave who said that she was invited to Kath's 80th birthday celebration on February 1st.

2Civil Registration, Birth - New Zealand, Ref. 1923/1384, .
"Births in the District of Waitara During the Quarter Ending the Thirty First Day of March 1923.
No. 9
When Born - 1923 January 31st
Where Born - Queen Street, Waitara
Christian Names - Kathleen Marjorie
Sex - Female
Father - Edward Alfred Jury; Labourer; 32 years old; Born at Melbourne, Victoria.
Mother - Marjorie Evelyn Jury; Nee Stimpson; 20 years old; Born at Waitara.
When Parents Married - 30th June 1921
Where Parents Married - Waitara.
Previous Issue - nil
Informant - J.H. Stewart, agent duly authorized in writing by father; Waitara.
When Registered - 6th February 1923."

3Website - New Zealand Death Notices online.
"COSGRAVE Kathleen Marjorie (Kath) - 20 Oct 2010 - Wellington. RNZAF W4845
Peacefully at Te Hopai, aged 87 years
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street, Wellington on Friday 22 October at 1pm. A private interment will be held in Rotorua on Tuesday 26 October."

4Civil Registration Index - New Zealand (https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/), Deaths 2010 / 26215.
"COSGRAVE, Kathleen Marjorie; born 31 January 1923."

5Civil Registration, Marriage - New Zealand, 1947; folio 4264, NZ Registrar General.