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Cooke, Richard

Male 1827 - 1900


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  • Christened  1 Jan 1827  Moors Fort, Tipperary County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  3 Jun 1900  Goombungee, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I00672  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  20 Oct 2017 

    Father  Cooke, John,   b. Abt 1790, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1850, Ballintemple, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Seaward, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1800, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1865, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1826  Diocese of Emily & Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00327  Group Sheet

    Family  Browne, Mary,   c. 19 Mar 1833, Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1898, Goombungee, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Mar 1853  St. Peters, Armadale, New South Wales, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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
    >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
    >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
    >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
     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
    >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
     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
     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
    >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
    >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
    >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
     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
    Last Modified  28 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F00319  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Immigrant List for the "Anglia", departed Plymouth 14.02.1848. Arrived Australia 22.02.1850.

      Shipping Index:
      COOKE, Richard, 24 years, Farm Labourer, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary, Parents John and Elizabeth living in Dundrum, Church of England, Can read and write, no relations in the colony, in good state of bodily health, no complaints.


      Richard lived in Sydney for a time then became oversea at "Byron Planes", a property near Inverall. Four children born in New South Wales, then family moved to Queensland finally settling in Goombungee.

      Same Family?
      Also a son Richard in the indexes of 1857 son of Richard and Mary Cooke born Sydney?

      Darling Downs Gazette; 16.07.1900
      The Late Mr Richard Cooke
      As a means of affording the many town friends of the late Mr. Richard Cooke an opportunity of expressing their sympathy with the members of his family a resident in this and other places, a service of somewhat special character was conducted last evening in the Baptist Church by the Minister, Rev. A.G. Weller. The musical portion of the service was appropriate to the occassion - favourite hymns being chosen. The preacher selected his text from John 17,24. After an interesting exposition Mr Weller concluded his sermon by saying - Surely no words that he could utter could be more expressive to the last desire and prayer of their late friend Mr Cooke, than the words of the Master concerning his dearest friends.
      As a father, friend and neighbour the memory of the deceased would be long cherished for the consistency and concentrated service both at home and abroad. He (Mr Cooke) might be counted amongst the founders of this rising nation. Leaving his home in Ireland during the ever memorable potato famine early in 1848, he arrived a few months later in Sydney, where for a number of years he resided. Eventually he came to Queensland and took up one of the first selections in the Goombungee district, where he made his home and remained till the time of his death. As a public man he was ever to the fore in anything that made for comfort of his fellows or welfare of the community in which he lived. It was largely due to his untiring energy that the State schools at Bergin, Goombungee and Dr. Creek owe their existence. Whilst he was also an earnest advocate for the extension of the railway from Meringindan to Goombunge. As an employer he was respected by those who served under him and highly esteemed by many for his profound reverence for the sanctuary of the Sabbath. Upon his shelves were arranged some of the choicest books, but to his mind the Bible was the God of books.
      In the home he was methodical to the smallest detail. He was fondly attached to his own family. He loved his home and it was pleasing to remember that his last wish was gratified, namely to die at home for at the dawn of Sabbath morning, June 3rd, 1900 the spirit of Richard Cooke entered into rest.


      June 9th, 1900 Death Notices:
      Cooke-Richard Cooke, at his residence "Mossdale", Goombungee, on June 3rd aged 73 years and 6 months. Deeply regretted.


      October 10th, 1900 Letters of Administration
      Richard Cooke of Mossdale, Goombungee, grazier to Graham Cooke, Goombungee, farmer and grazier and George Wright Hurford, Toowoomba, coach painter, death occured June 3rd. Probate granted September 28th. Realty and Personage 2160.


      "Kilburnie State School Centenary 1899-1999"
      The Cook family selected "Mossdale" which comprised 10000 acres and ran along the edge of the Great Dividing Range. This is near the Haden/Maclagan Road. Portion 204? The tallest peak is named Mt Cook.
      See also Haden State School 75 Anniverary by Alan Gersekowaki


      LATTIN tip Mooresfort
      Moore 1750+
      A seat of the Moores. Large library. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.


      Is there a connection?
      Inscriptions found in Lattin graveyard, Tipperary, Ireland:
      To the memory of Robert Cooke of Tipperary died 1799 aged 54 years.
      Another to Elizabeth Earngey alias Cooke, died 1785.
      To Margaret alias Cooke died 1768 aged 24 years. Erected by her husband James Earngey.



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

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