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    Browne, Mary

    Female 1833 - 1898  (~ 65 years)


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    • Name Browne, Mary 
      Christened 19 Mar 1833  Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Female 
      Died 2 Apr 1898  Goombungee, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Person ID I00673  My Genealogy
      Last Modified 14 Apr 2023 

      Father Browne, Thomas,   b. Abt 1800, Of Cloonticullue, Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Of Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
      Mother Jennings, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1800, Of Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Of Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
      Married 16 Jul 1828  St. Muredach Cathedral, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Family ID F00329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Cooke, Richard,   c. 1 Jan 1827, Moors Fort, Tipperary County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1900, Goombungee, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
      Married 15 Mar 1853  St. Peters, Armadale, New South Wales, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Children 
       1. Cooke, Elizabeth,   b. 12 Mar 1854, Newstead Station, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Be 1867f, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
      +2. Cooke, John Seaward,   b. 1 Aug 1855, "Newstead Station", New England District, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1916, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
      +3. Cooke, George,   b. 7 Aug 1857, Wellingrove, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1940, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
      +4. Cooke, Helen,   b. 1 Jan 1859, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sept 1929, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
       5. Cooke, Annie Jane,   b. 1861, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1890, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
      +6. Cooke, William,   b. 15 Oct 1862, "Warkon Station", Yuleba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1935, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
       7. Cooke, James,   b. Abt. 1864, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1866, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
       8. Cooke, Jane,   b. 1 Jan 1866, Yuleba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1867, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
      +9. Cooke, Richard,   b. 25 Jun 1871, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1926, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
      +10. Cooke, Edward,   b. 28 Jun 1873, Goombungee, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1917, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
      +11. Cooke, Alice Mary,   b. 21 Dec 1877, "Mossdale", Goombungee, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1941, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
       12. Cooke, Lilly Seward,   b. 15 Apr 1879, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1949, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
      Last Modified 28 Apr 2015 
      Family ID F00319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • ?
        Several "Mary Browns" arrive in Australia between 1845-1853.
        Possibly arrived per "Panama", at Sydney 12.01.1850. Listed as an Irish Orphan aged 17, nursemaid. Another entry down is Mary Brown of Ballina, Mayo nursemaid aged 16.
        Parents given as Thomas Brown and Bridget Jennings

        BROWNE Mary 17 Panama 1850 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reel 2136, [4/4786] Page 531; Reel 2461, [4/4919] Arrived 12 January 1850.
        Entry no. 10 on Panama is Mary Browne, aged 17 years nursemaid from Ballina, Ireland, Church of Rome and cannot read or write.

        Browne Mary 17 Ballana, Mayo Thomas & Bridget (both dead) RC Relations in colony: sister Bridget Browne per ship - Empl. C A Anderson, New England, 7-8, 2 yrs. State Records Office of NSW, Register and applications for orphans SRNSW 4/4715-4717 (hereafter, Register). Register 2 No 455, 12 Jan 1850 indentures with Jeemiah Donovan, Sydney.

        Brown Mary 16 Ballana, Mayo Anthony & Bridget (both dead) RC Empl. W A Wright, 326 Pitt St., 6-8, 3 yrs. State Records Office of NSW, Register and applications for orphans SRNSW 4/4715-4717 (hereafter, Register). Register 2 No 1339, 11 Oct 1850 Bathurst. Im. Cor. 50/792 Bathurst

        Darling Downs Gazette, 09.04.1898.
        Death of an Old Pioneer, Mrs Cooke, of Goombungee.
        Gradually the pioneers of Queensland are dropping off, and the last to go is Mrs Mary Cooke, of Goombungee, after a residence of 49 years in Queensland, 28 of which were spent in Goombungee. This aged and much respected lady has left a large circle of friend and many - both settler and Traveller who can refer to a time her generosity and kind-heartedness helped them in time of need. Generous to a fault and ready to sacrifice herself for others the deceased claimed the respect and love of all in the district. Her experiences in the colony would serve as interesting subject matter for a book. Nearly fifty years ago she was one of the few white women who braved the dangers of station life in the West, and many an interesting adventure could she narrate. From the suffering and bravery of such as Mrs Cooke are due to the comforts of civilization and settlement now enjoyed by Western settlers. With her husband they were the first settlers in Goombungee district, and during their residence in that district has earned the respect of all. She has a family of five sons and three daughters. Of her married sons, Mr. J. Cooke is stationmaster at Gympie, Mr. G. Cooke, J.P. resides at Goombungee and the only married daughter is Mrs G. W. Hurford, of Toowoomba.

    • Sources 
      1. [S00134] Queensland Australia Death Certificate.

      2. Footnote: Marriage Certificate; 16.07.1828; Parish of Ballina, Diocese of Killala.

      3. [S00147] New South Wales Australia Marriage Certificate.