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Browne, Mary

Female 1833 - 1898


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  • 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  5 Aug 2015 

    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 
    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 
    Married  16 Jul 1828  St. Muredach Cathedral, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00329  Group Sheet

    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 
    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 
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      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.

      Entry no. 11 on Panama is Mary Brown, aged 16 nursemaid fronm Ballina, Ireland, Church of Rome. Can read and write.
      No comment in either entry about a sister in the colony?

      BROWNE Mary 18 William & Mary 1849 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reel 2136, [4/4786] Page 484; Reel 2460, [4/4915 (Listed as a Laundress from Kings County Ireland, church of Rome)

      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 Ballyna, 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. [S00147] New South Wales Australia Marriage Certificate.