Mary Agnes Connors1

F, #15, b. 23 August 1906, d. 13 December 1984
Mary Agnes Sheens nee Connors 1906-1984
FatherRobert Connors2 b. 5 Jul 1875, d. 25 Nov 1931
MotherBridget Anne Shea2 b. 19 Nov 1878, d. 11 Apr 1951
RelationshipGrandmother of Timothy George Sheens
ChartsAncestors of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited9 Feb 2015
Birth*23 August 1906 Cootamundra, NSW;
Name: Mary Agnes Shea, or Connors (illegitimate)
Sex of Child: Female
Date of Birth: 23 Aug 1905
Place of Birth: Cootamundra NSW

Father: Robert Connors
Occupation: Railway Employee
Birthplace: Scone NSW
Age: 34

Date of Marriage: 10 Oct 1905
Place of Marriage: Cootamundra NSW

Mother: Bridget Ann Shea
Birthplace: Demondrille NSW
Age: 26

Previous Issue: Nil

Informant: Bridget Anne Connors, mother, Triangle, Junee
Present at Birth: Mrs James O’Brien
Registered: 4 Dec 1905 – Cootamundra

Notes: registered as the lawful issue of Robert Connors and Bridget Ann Shea at Dubbo on 30 Nov 1905 – Wm Ridley, Dep Reg Genl, Sydney, 12 Mar 19063 
Marriage*18 December 1926 St Nicholas, Penrith, NSW;
Groom: George Sheens
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Penrith NSW
Occupation: Motor Driver
Age: 23
Usual Residence: Penrith NSW
Father: George Sheens
Occupation: Fuelman
Mother: Emily Mann

Bride: Mary Agnes Connors
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Cootamundra NSW
Occupation: Domestic Duties
Age: 21
Usual Residence: Penrith NSW Father: Robert Connors
Occupation: Gate Keeper
Mother: Bridget Shea

Date of Marriage: 18 December 1926
Place of Marriage: St Nicholas Church Penrith
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: William Elkington, Eva Connors
Minister: Thos Grealy;Groom=George Sheens4 
Married Name18 December 1926 Sheens4 
Birth of Daughter7 July 1927 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Maureen Agnes Sheens5 
Birth of Son26 October 1928 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Terrence George Sheens5 
Residence1930 Union Road, Penrith, NSW;
Sheens, George, junior, Union road, Penrith, farmer, M
Sheens, Mary Agnes, Union road, Penrith, home duties, F;Principal=George Sheens6 
Photo*1930 

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Mary Sheens
Birth of Daughter24 November 1930 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Kathleen Alice Sheens5 
Death of Father25 November 1931 Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, NSW;
Name: Robert Connors
Date of Death: 25 Nov 1931
Place of Death: Nepean District Hospital, Penrith Municipality NSW
Occupation: Retired railway Employee, Railway & Invalid pensioner
Sex: Male
Age: 56
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Scone NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: John Connors
Occupation: Railway Guard
Mother: Catherine Ann (surname not stated)

Place of Marriage: Cootamundra NSW
Age at Marriage: 29
Name of Spouse: Bridget Ann Shea
Children of Marriage: Agnes 26, Frank 24, Robert 21, Katherine 20, Leslie 16, Alice 15, Vincent 8 living; 2 males, 1 female deceased
Informant: G Sheens, son-in-law, Union Road Penrith

Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrhage, Arterio Sclerosis
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: F C Higgins
Date last seen: 25 Nov 1931

Date of Burial: 27 Nov 1931
Place of Burial: Roman Catholic Cemetery Kingswood
Minister & Religion: A J Sobb, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: Nelson Price, employed by J Price and Son
Witnesses: J W Trask, R W Price;Principal=Robert Connors8 
Photocirca 1934 15 Union Road, Penrith, NSW;
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Sheens family, from left, Kathleen, Terry (obscured), Maureen, George and Mary
Residence1937 Union Road, Penrith, NSW;
Sheens, George, junior, Union road, Penrith, farmer, M
Sheens, Mary Agnes, Union road, Penrith, home duties, F;Principal=George Sheens6 
Residence1943 Union Road, Penrith, NSW;
Sheens, George, junior, Union road, Penrith, farmer, M
Sheens, Mary Agnes, Union road, Penrith, home duties, F;Principal=George Sheens6 
Photo* Dungowan Hall, Station Street, Penrith, NSW;

;Principal=George Sheens7
George and Mary Sheens, winners of the dance competition mid 1940s
Photocirca 1948 177 Park Road, Auburn, NSW;
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Party - Aunty Alice 1948/9
Back: Alice Downes, Bill Keech, Billy Keech jnr, George Sheens, Mary Sheens, Doreen Maree Downes, Kath Sheens, Nell Smith
Front: Bill Elkington, Ern Downes, Terry Sheens, Doreen Downes' daughter, Ted Lister
Photo* 15 Union Road, Penrith, NSW;
;Principal=Maureen Agnes Sheens7
Maureen Sheens (2nd from left) and Mary Agnes Sheens (middle) in the backyard of 15 Union Road, Penrith
Residence1949 15 Union Road, Penrith, NSW;
Sheens, George, 15 Union road, labourer, M
Sheens, Mary Agnes, 15 Union road, home duties, F;Principal=George Sheens6 
Photo 

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Eva Elkington, Neil Elkington, Ruby Connors, Mary Connors, Mary Sheens & Alice Downes
Death of Mother11 April 1951 Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, NSW;
Name: Bridget Ann Connors
Date of Death: 11 Apr 1951
Place of Death: Nepean District Hospital, Penrith; usual residence Melrose House, High Street Penrith NSW
Occupation:
Sex: Female
Age: 73
Conjugal Status: Widow
Place of Birth: Demondrille NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Michael Shea
Occupation: Not known
Mother: Not known

Place of Marriage: Cootamundra NSW
Age at Marriage: Not known
Name of Spouse: Robert James Connors
Children of Marriage: Mary A 45, Mervyn F 43, Eva M 42, Robert J 38, Catherine A 37, Leslie M 36, Vincent J 27 living; 1 male, 2 females deceased
Informant: V J Connors, son, Melrose House, High Street Penrith

Cause of Death: Cerebral Arterio Sclerosis, Arterio Sclerotic
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: I M Barrow
Date last seen:

Date of Burial: 13 Apr 1951
Place of Burial: General Cemetery Penrith
Minister & Religion: John Fitzpatrick, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: John Price and Son
Witnesses: T J Parkes, H Boots;Principal=Bridget Anne Shea9 
Residence*1954 15 Union Road, Penrith, NSW;
Sheens, George, 15 Union road, labourer, M
Sheens, Mary Agnes, 15 Union road, home duties, F
Sheens, Terence George, 15 Union road, salesman, M
Sheens, Ellen Josephine, 15 Union road, home duties, F;Principal=George Sheens6 
Article*1 April 1954 "The Nepean Times", Penrith, NSW;
MRS. G. SHEENS, of Penrith, sails on the Arcadia on Saturday for England, to visit her daughter, Maureen (Mrs. R. W. Ruddle), who lives in Surrey. She will see Old England at the best time of the year.;Principal=Maureen Agnes Sheens10 
Photo Log Cabin Hotel, Penrith, NSW7
Mary Sheens, George Sheens, Ellen Sheens & Terry Sheens
Residence1963 33 Hornseywood Avenue, Penrith, NSW;
;Principal=George Sheens11
33 Hornseywood Avenue, Penrith
Death of Son13 February 1963 Park Road, Wallacia, NSW;
Name: Terrence George Sheens (altered from Terence George Sheens)
Date of Death: 13 Feb 1963
Place of Death: Park Road Wallacia; usual Residence Doonmore Street Penrith NSW
Occupation: Car Salesman
Sex: Male
Age: 34
Conjugal Status: Married
Place of Birth: Penrith NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: George Sheens
Occupation: Garage Proprietor
Mother: Mary Agnes Conners

Place of Marriage: Lidcombe NSW
Age at Marriage: 22
Name of Spouse: Ellen Josephine Smith
Children of Marriage: Timothy G 12, Cathy 10, Robert 8 living; none deceased
Informant: George Sheens, father, 33 Hornseywood Avenue Penrith

Cause of Death: Died as a result of injuries accidentally received when the motor car which he was driving became out of control and overturned several times
Length of Illness: Inquest held at Penrith on the 19 Apr 1963 – John G Reidy, Coroner
Medical Attendant:
Date last seen:

Date of Burial: 15 Feb 1963
Place of Burial: General Cemetery Penrith
Minister & Religion: John Fitzpatrick, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: John Price and Son
Witnesses: M Boots, V Tierney;Principal=Terrence George Sheens11 
Death of Spouse28 April 1968 33 Hornseywood Avenue, Penrith, NSW;
Name: George Sheens
Date of death: 28th April 1968
Place of Death: 33 Hornseywood Avenue, Penrith
Occupation: New and Used Car Dealer
Sex: Male
Age: 65
Conjugal Status: Married
Place of Birth: Penrith NSW
Father: George Sheens
Occupation: Railway Employee
Mother: Emily Mann

Place of Marriage: Penrith NSW
Age at Marriage: 23
Name of Spouse: Mary Agnes Connors
Children of Marriage: Maureen 39, Terrence G deceased, Kathleen A 37
Informant: E Liston, son-in-law, 149 Jamison Road, Penrith

Cause of Death: a) Coronary Occlusion, b) Arteriosclerosis, c) Chronic Bronchitis
Length of Illness: a) hours, b) years
Certified by: M. Renshaw

Date of Burial: 2nd May 1968
Place of Burial: General Cemetery at Penrith
Minister & Religion: J Grady, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: John Price and Son
Witnesses: R J R A'Rundell, M Boots
;Principal=George Sheens12 
Photo* 
;Principal=Alice Marie Downes7
Mary Agnes Sheens nee Connors & Alice Marie Downes nee Connors
Photo 
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Death*13 December 1984 Intersection of Rooty Hill Road North & Richmond Road, Plumpton, NSW;
Name: Mary Agnes Sheens
Date of death: 13th December, 1984
Place of Death: Intersection of Rooty Hill Road North & Richmond Road, Plumpton
Usual Residence: 149 Jamison Road, Penrith
Occupation:
Sex: Female
Age: 79
Conjugal Status: Widow
Place of Birth: Harden NSW
Father: Robert Connors
Occupation:
Mother: Bridget Ann Shea

Place of Marriage: Penrith NSW
Name of Spouse: George Sheens
Age at Marriage: 21
Children of Marriage: Maureen 57, Terry deceased, Kathleen 54
Informant: T Sheens, grandson. 76 Green dale road, Wallacia

Cause of Death: Cerebral haemorrhage, Fractured spine, Multiple injuries. Inquest dispensed with at Westmead

Date of Burial: 17th December 1984
Place of Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Eastern Creek
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Death notice*15 December 1984 NSW;
SHEENS, Mary Agnes. – December 13, 1984 (result of accident), late of Penrith, beloved wife of George (deceased), loving mother and mother-in-law of Maureen and Ron Ruddle (USA), Terry (deceased) and Nell Sheens, Kathleen and Ted Lister, loving sister of the Connors families, loved grandmother and great grandmother of their families.
Aged 79 years.
Requiescat in pace.14 

Family

George Sheens b. 13 Feb 1903, d. 28 Apr 1968
Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  2. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 32701/1905 Mary A Connors.
  3. [S110] NSW Birth Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 32701/1905 Mary A Connors.
  4. [S108] NSW Marriage Certificate, 18929/1926 George Sheens & Mary A Connors.
  5. [S114] Microfilm Baptism, St Nicholas of Myra Penrith, 1839-1941.
  6. [S182] Australian Electoral Rolls, http://www.ancestry.com.au/, Subdivision of Penrith.
  7. [S184] Tim Sheens photographs.
  8. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 19203/1931 Robert Connors.
  9. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 15212/1951 Bridget Ann Connors.
  10. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au, The Nepean Times, Thursday, April 1, 1954.
  11. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 8296/1963 Terrence George Sheens.
  12. [S106] NSW Death Certificate, George Sheens 25936/1968.
  13. [S106] NSW Death Certificate, Mary Agnes Sheens 2081/1984.
  14. [S192] The Sydney Morning Herald, Death notice - Mary Agnes Sheens - December 15th, 1984.