Emma Byrnes1

F, #23, b. 25 September 1849, d. 26 December 1927
FatherSamuel Byrnes2 b. 13 May 1826, d. 4 Sep 1917
MotherEliza Lewis2 b. 16 Mar 1825
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Timothy George Sheens
ChartsAncestors of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited17 Feb 2015
Name Variation Emma Burns2 
Birth*25 September 1849 Castlereagh, NSW2 
Baptism4 November 1849 Castlereagh, NSW;daughter of Samuel and Eliza Burns, Farmer2 
Marriage*14 June 1871 Residence of Samuel Byrnes, Castlereagh, NSW;
Groom: Henry Sheens (his mark)
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Not stated
Occupation: Labourer
Age: Not stated
Usual Residence: Castlereagh
Father: Not stated
Occupation: Not stated
Mother: Not stated

Bride: Emma Byrnes
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Not stated
Occupation: Not stated
Age: Not stated
Usual Residence: Castlereagh
Father: Not stated
Occupation: Not stated
Mother: Not stated

Date of Marriage: 14 Jun 1871
Place of Marriage: The residence of Mr Samuel Byrnes, Castlereagh NSW
Religion: Wesleyan
Witnesses: Alfred Byrnes, Kate Byrnes (her mark)
Minister: James Somerville;Groom=Henry Sheens3 
Married Name14 June 1871 Sheens1 
Birth of Son15 September 1871 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: George Sheens
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 15 Sep 1871
Place of Birth: Castlereagh NSW

Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Laborer
Birthplace: England
Age: 24

Date of Marriage: 14 Jun 1871
Place of Marriage: Castlereagh

Mother: Emma Byrnes
Birthplace: New South Wales
Age: 21

Previous Issue:

Informant: Henry Sheens (his mark), father, Castlereagh; Witness: J K Cleeve Jr
Present at Birth: Elizabeth Colless, Eliza Byrnes
Registered: 1 Nov 1871 – Penrith;Principal=George Sheens4 
Birth of Son13 May 1873 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: Samuel Sheens
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 31st May 1873
Place of Birth: Castlereagh

Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: England
Age: 27

Date of Marriage: 14th June 1872
Place of Marriage: Castlereagh

Previous Issue: 1 Boy living

Mother: Emma formerly Byrnes
Birthplace: Castlereagh
Age: 22

Informant: Henry Sheens (his mark), father, Castlreagh
Witness: Mrs Collits, Mrs Byrnes;Principal=Samuel Sheens5,6 
Birth of Son21 November 1874 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: Arthur Sheens
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 21st November 1874
Place of Birth: Castlereagh

Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: England
Age: 30

Date of Marriage: 1871
Place of Marriage: Castlereagh

Previous Issue: 2 Boys living

Mother: Emma formerly Byrnes
Birthplace: Castlereagh
Age: 24

Informant: Henry Sheens (his mark), father, Castlreagh
Witness: Lydia Lees, Mrs Byrnes;Principal=Arthur Sheens7,8 
Birth of Son28 August 1876 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: Peter Sheens
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 28th August 1876
Place of Birth: Castlereagh

Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: England
Age: 29

Date of Marriage: 1871
Place of Marriage: Castlereagh

Previous Issue: 3 Boys living

Mother: Emma formerly Byrnes
Birthplace: Castlereagh
Age: 26

Informant: Henry Sheens (his mark), father, Castlreagh
Witness: Elizabeth Lees;Principal=Peter Sheens9,10 
Birth of Son4 May 1878 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: John Sheen
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 4th May 1878
Place of Birth: Castlereagh

Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: England
Age: 33

Date of Marriage: 1871
Place of Marriage: Castlereagh

Previous Issue: 4 Boys living

Mother: Emma formerly Byrnes
Birthplace: Castlereagh
Age: 27

Informant: Henry Sheen (his mark), father, Castlreagh
Witness: Mrs Byrnes;Principal=John Sheens11,12 
Birth of Son7 February 1880 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: Henry Sheens
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 7th February 1880
Place of Birth: Castlereagh

Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: England
Age: 36

Date of Marriage: 14th June 1871
Place of Marriage: Castlereagh

Previous Issue: 5 Boys living

Mother: Emma formerly Byrnes
Birthplace: Castlereagh
Age: 30

Informant: Henry Sheens (his mark), father, Castlreagh
Witness: Eliza Byrnes;Principal=Henry Sheens13,14 
Birth of Daughter6 May 1882 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: Isabella May Sheens
Sex of Child: Female
Date of Birth: 6th May 1882
Place of Birth: Castlereagh

Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: England
Age: 37

Date of Marriage: 14th June 1871
Place of Marriage: Castlereagh

Previous Issue: 6 Boys living

Mother: Emma formerly Byrnes
Birthplace: Castlereagh
Age: 31

Informant: Henry Sheens (his mark), father, Penrith
Witness: Elizabeth Adams;Principal=Isabella May Sheens15,16 
Birth of Daughter27 April 1884 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Eliza Jemima Sheens17 
Birth of Son15 November 1886 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Allen Sheens18 
Birth of Son6 May 1888 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=James Sheens19 
Birth of Son2 January 1890 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Alfred Sheens20 
Birth of Daughter23 April 1892 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Edith Maria Sheens21,1 
Birth of Son31 August 1895 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Robert Sheens22 
Death of Son28 December 1906 Nepean Cottage Hospital, Penrith, NSW;
Name: Henry Sheens
Date of Death: 28 Dec 1906
Place of Death: Nepean Cottage Hospital, Penrith NSW
Occupation: Storekeeper
Sex: Male
Age: 26
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Castlereagh NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Emma Byrnes

Place of Marriage: Not married
Age at Marriage:
Name of Spouse:
Children of Marriage:
Informant: H Sheens, father, Castlereagh

Cause of Death: 1. Pulmonary Phthisis 2. Meningitis
Length of Illness: 1. 12 months 2. 1 week
Medical Attendant: C B Pym
Date last seen: 28 Dec 1906

Date of Burial: 29 Dec 1906
Place of Burial: Methodist Cemetery Castlereagh
Minister & Religion: F E Fletcher, Methodist
Undertaker: J Price and Son
Witnesses: Thos Plunkett, Athol Plunkett;Principal=Henry Sheens23 
Death of Daughter22 February 1908 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Edith Maria Sheens24,1 
Death of Son15 February 1911 Nepean River, Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=Samuel Sheens25,1 
Death of Father4 September 1917 Cambridge Park, Penrith, NSW;
Name: Samuel Byrnes
Date of Death: 4th September 1917
Place of Death: Cambridge Park, Penrith, Municipality of St Marys
Occupation: Dealer
Age: 89
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Parramatta NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: James Byrnes
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Ann surname not known

Place of Marriage (1): Castlereagh NSW
Age at Marriage (1): not known
Name of Spouse (1): Eliza Lewis
Children of Marriage (1): James 70, Emma 68 living; 2 males deceased
Place of Marriage (2): Castlereagh NSW
Age at Marriage (2): 25
Name of Spouse (2): Eliza Gorman
Children of Marriage (2): Maria 60, Henry 54, Edith 50, William 48, Annie 44, Percy 42 living; 1 male and 1 female deceased
Place of Marriage (3): Penrith NSW
Age at Marriage (3): 85
Name of Spouse (3): Ellen Nicholls
Children of Marriage (3): no issue
Informant: Henry Byrnes, son, Penrith

Cause of Death: Gastritis
Length of Illness: 1 month
Medical Attendant: F C Higgins MB CLM
Date Last Seen: 20th August 1917

Date of Burial: 6th September 1917
Place of Burial: Methodist Cemetery Castlereagh
Minister & Religion: Joseph Tarn, Methodist
Undertaker: John Price & Son
Witnesses: Leo J Price, C J Evans

Registered: 5th September 1917 Penrith;Principal=Samuel Byrnes26 
Death of Spouse6 July 1921 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: Henry Sheens
Date of Death: 6 Jul 1921
Place of Death: Castlereagh, Municipality of Castlereagh NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Age: 76
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Louth, Lincolnshire England
Time in Aust Colonies: About 72 years in NSW

Father: Samuel Sheens
Occupation: Shipwright
Mother: Jemima Lingard

Place of Marriage: Castlereagh NSW
Age at Marriage: 25
Name of Spouse: Emma Byrnes
Children of Marriage: George 49, Arthur 47, Peter 45, John 43, Isabel M 39, Eliza J 37, Allan 35, James 33, Alfred 31, Robert 25 living; 2 males, 1 female deceased
Informant: James Sheens, son, Castlereagh

Cause of Death: 1. Arterio Sclerosis 2. Chronic Parenchymatous Nephritis
Length of Illness: 2. 12 months
Medical Attendant: F C Higgins
Date last seen: 28 Jun 1921

Date of Burial: 7 Jul 1921
Place of Burial: Methodist Cemetery Castlereagh
Minister & Religion: S C Roberts, Methodist
Undertaker: John Price and Son
Witnesses: A E Elkington, George Clarke;Principal=Henry Sheens27 
Death of Son7 January 1926 Almora Holding, near Burketown, QLD;
Name: John Sheen
Date of Death: 7 Jan 1926
Place of Death: Almora Holding near Burketown
Occupation: Stockman
Sex: Male
Age: 47
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Hawksberry River, New South Wales
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Henry Sheen
Occupation:
Mother: Emma Burns

Informant: C Muller, Almora Holding

Cause of Death: 1. Syphilis (Llocomoter alaria) 2. Atheroma 3. Heart Failure
Length of Illness: 1. Some years
Medical Attendant: R.H.L. Cummins
Date last seen: 4 Apr 1925

Date of Burial: 8 Jan 1926
Place of Burial: Almora Holding near Burketown
Minister & Religion: R. Low
Witnesses: C. Muller, F. Muller;Principal=John Sheens28 
Death*26 December 1927 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: Emma Sheens
Date of Death: 26th December 1927
Place of Death: Castlreagh Municipality
Occupation:
Age: 77
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Penrith NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Samuel Byrnes
Occupation: Carrier
Mother: Eliza Lewis

Place of Marriage: Castlereagh NSW
Age at Marriage: 19
Name of Spouse: Henry Sheens
Children of Marriage: George 56, Arthur 53, Peter 51, Isabella M 45, Eliza J 42, Allan 41, James 39, Alfred 37, Robert 32 living; 3 males and 1 female deceased
Informant: James Sheens, son, Castlereagh

Cause of Death: Abdominal neoplasm
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: F C Higgins
Date Last Seen: 23rd December 1927

Date of Burial: 27th December 1927
Place of Burial: Methodist Cemetery Castlereagh
Minister & Religion: W J Stuart-Wright, Methodist
Undertaker: J Price & Son
Witnesses: W E Lance, J Grant

Registered: 28th December 1927 Penrith29 
Article*6 January 1928 "Windsor and Richmond Gazette", NSW;
EMMA SHEENS
MRS. EMMA SHEENS, widow of the late Henry Sheens, and one of the oldest residents of Castlereagh, passed away on December 26 at the age of' 77 years. Born at Mt. Pleasant, near Castlereagh, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Byrnes, and spent the whole of her life in the district. She reared a large family of 13 children, four of whom predeceased her. Those living are: George (Penrith), Peter (Castlereagh), Arthur (Emu Plains), Allen (Penrith), James, Fred and Robert (Castlereagh), Mrs. G. Willett (Lambridge), and Mrs. Major Stanton (Sydney). There are 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral took place on December 27, the remains being interred in the Methodist cemetery, Castlereagh. Rev. W. T. Stuart-Wright officiated at the graveside.30 
Headstone* Methodist Cemetery, Castlereagh, NSW;
In Loving Memory of
Samuel Sheens
Died 15th Feby 1911
Aged 37 years
Also Henry Sheens
Died 28th Dec 1906
Aged 25 years
Also Edith Sheens
Died 22nd Feby 1908
Aged 15 years
At Rest
Also Henry Sheens
Died 6th July 1921
Aged 76 years
Also Emma Sheens
Died 26th Dec 1927
Aged 76 years
Also Robert Sheens
Died 19th Dec 1942
Aged 47 years
;Principal=Henry Sheens31
Headstone Samuel, Henry, Edith, Henry, Emma, Robert Sheens

Family

Henry Sheens b. 30 Nov 1844, d. 6 Jul 1921
Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  2. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",V18491681 55/1849."
  3. [S109] NSW Marriage Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 3287/1871 Henry Sheene & Emma Byrnes.
  4. [S110] NSW Birth Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 16171/1871 George Sheen.
  5. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",17076/1873 Samuel Sheens."
  6. [S111] NSW Birth Certificate, 17076/1873 Samuel Sheens.
  7. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",17730/1874 Arthur Sheens."
  8. [S111] NSW Birth Certificate, 17730/1874 Arthur Sheens.
  9. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",18734/1876 Peter Sheens."
  10. [S111] NSW Birth Certificate, 18734/1876 Peter Sheens.
  11. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",20436/1878 John Sheen."
  12. [S111] NSW Birth Certificate, 20436/1878 John Sheen.
  13. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",22492/1880 Henry Sheens."
  14. [S111] NSW Birth Certificate, 22492/1880 Henry Sheens.
  15. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",23892/1882 Isabella M Sheens."
  16. [S111] NSW Birth Certificate, 23892/1882 Isabella M Sheens.
  17. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",27481/1884 Eliza Jemima Sheens."
  18. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",29191/1886 Allan Sheans."
  19. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",30559/1888 James Sheens."
  20. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",28250/1890 Alfred Sheens."
  21. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 29143/1892 Edith M Sheens.
  22. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",35660/1895 Robert Skeens."
  23. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 13933/1906 Henry Sheens.
  24. [S11] NSW Death Index, 2856/1908 Edith M Sheens.
  25. [S11] NSW Death Index, 2906/1911 Samuel Sheens.
  26. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 11178/1917 Samuel Byrnes.
  27. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 14648/1921 Henry Sheens.
  28. [S376] QLD Death Certificate, 1926/C320 John Sheen.
  29. [S106] NSW Death Certificate, 22784/1927 Emma Sheens.
  30. [S343] Windsor and Richmond Gazette.
  31. [S175] Monumental inscription Castlereagh Methodist Cemetery (Old Castlereagh Road, Castlereagh).
  32. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",29143/1892 Edith M Sheens."