Alfred Sheens1

M, #194, b. 2 January 1890, d. 18 July 1972
FatherHenry Sheens1 b. 30 Nov 1844, d. 6 Jul 1921
MotherEmma Byrnes1 b. 25 Sep 1849, d. 26 Dec 1927
Relationship2nd great-uncle of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited11 Apr 2010
Birth*2 January 1890 Castlereagh, NSW1 
Baptism4 March 1890 Castlereagh, NSW;son of Henry & Emma Sheens, Castlereagh
Minister James Phillips, Wesleyan1 
Marriage*3 July 1912 St Marks Church, Carterton, New Zealand;Bride=Alma Anderson2 
Birth of Son7 May 1913 Carterton, New Zealand;
Name: Alfred Henry Sheens
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 7 May 1913
Place of Birth: Carterton

Father: Alfred Sheens
Occupation: Labourer
Birthplace: Penrith, NSW
Age: 25

Mother: Alma Sheens
Maiden Surname: Anderson
Birthplace: Carterton
Age: 25;Principal=Alfred Henry Sheens3 
Birth of Daughter4 January 1917 Carterton, New Zealand;Principal=Emma Mildred Sheens2 
Death of Son1920 New Zealand;
age 3 weeks;Principal=Ashley Claude Sheens2,4 
Birth of Son1920 New Zealand;Principal=Ashley Claude Sheens2 
Death of Father6 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 Sheens5 
Birth of Daughter5 February 1923 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Thelma Sheens2 
Death of Daughter6 February 1923 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Thelma Sheens2,6 
Death of Mother26 December 1927 Castlereagh, NSW;
Name: Emma Sheens
Date of Death: 26th December 1927
Place of Death: Castlreagh Municipality
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 Penrith;Principal=Emma Byrnes7 
Death*18 July 1972 Walgett, NSW;
SHEENS, Alfred. - July 18, 1972 (suddenly), at Walgett, N.S.W., of Smith Street, Emu Plains, beloved husband of Alma, dear father of Henry and Millie, father-in-law of Madge and Bill, and fond grandfather and great-grandfather of their children, aged 82 years.8,9 


Alma Anderson b. 29 Jul 1887, d. 16 Nov 1979


  1. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",28250/1890 Alfred Sheens."
  2. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  3. [S382] New Zealand Birth Certificate, Alfred Henry Sheens 1913.
  4. [S190] New Zealand Births Deaths and Marriages Online, New Zealand Deaths, 1848-19059.
  5. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 14648/1921 Henry Sheens.
  6. [S11] NSW Death Index, 3206/1923 Thelma Sheens.
  7. [S106] NSW Death Certificate, 22784/1927 Emma Sheens.
  8. [S11] NSW Death Index, 55815/1972 Alfred Sheens.
  9. [S192] The Sydney Morning Herald, July 20th, 1972.