William Henry Sheens1

M, #331, b. 20 February 1881, d. 4 December 1949
FatherCharles John Sheens1 b. 11 Jun 1842, d. 22 Jul 1931
MotherBridget Cavanaugh1 d. 12 Jul 1923
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited10 Apr 2011
Birth*20 February 1881 Windsor, NSW1,2 
Death of Mother12 July 1923 Windsor, NSW;
WINDSOR, Thursday.
An old resident of the Windsor district has died in the person ot Mrs. Sheens, wife of Mr. C. Sheens, builder and contractor, of Windsor. Born at Pitt Town 81 years ago, the late Mrs. Sheens has spent the whole of her life In the district. The funeral was well attended, the pall bearers being Messrs. Bruce Walker, M.L.A., Alderman William Ross, Mayor of Windsor, and Messrs. Clements and A. Gough. The late Mrs. Sheens left six children, 11 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.;Principal=Bridget Cavanaugh3 
Death of Father22 July 1931 108 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, NSW;
Name: Charles Sheens
Date of Death: 22 Jul 1931
Place of Death: 108 Dalhousie Street Haberfiled, Municipality of Ashfield NSW
Occupation: Retired Builder and Contractor; Old Age Pensioner
Sex: Male
Age: 89
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: England
Time in Aust Colonies: 82 years in NSW

Father: Samuel Sheens
Occupation: Shipwright (altered from Tanner)
Mother: Jemima Lingard

Place of Marriage: Windsor NSW
Age at Marriage: 21
Name of Spouse: Bridget Cavanough
Children of Marriage: Elizabeth 66, John C 64, Sarah 59, William H 52 living; 2 males deceased
Informant: Sarah Phillips, daughter, 108 Dalhousie Street Haberfield

Cause of Death: Hypernephroma of the right kidney
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: W M A Fletcher
Date last seen: 21 Jul 1931

Date of Burial: 23 Jul 1931
Place of Burial: Roman Catholict Cemetery Windsor
Minister & Religion: A J Bradstreet, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: Wood Coffill Limited
Witnesses: E Fitzpatrick, T Caples

Alteration to Father's occupation was made by Sarah Phillips, Informant - S J Malloy, District Registrar, 2-11-31 (31/4556);Principal=Charles John Sheens4 
Death*4 December 1949 Ashfield, NSW5,6 
Headstone* Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood, NSW6


  1. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 17865/1881 William Henry Sheens.
  2. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  3. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au, The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, July 20 1923.
  4. [S106] NSW Death Certificate, 11075/1931 Charles Sheens.
  5. [S11] NSW Death Index, 26586/1949 William Henry Sheens.
  6. [S184] Tim Sheens photographs.