Allen Sheens1

M, #192, b. 15 November 1886, d. 3 March 1963
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 Edited24 Feb 2015
Name Variation Allan Sheens2 
Birth*15 November 1886 Castlereagh, NSW1 
Baptism10 February 1887 Penrith Circuit, NSW;
son of Henry & Emma Sheen, Castlereagh
Minister W E Bourne, Methodist3 
Marriage*8 July 1916 St Canice's, Darlinghurst, NSW;
Groom: Allan Sheens
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Penrith NSW
Occupation: Railway Employee
Age: 26
Usual Residence: Blacktown NSW
Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Emma Byrnes

Bride: Isabel Collins
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Orange NSW
Occupation: Home Duties
Age: 30
Usual Residence: Darlinghurst Sydney
Father: Daniel Collins
Occupation: Storehand
Mother: Catherine Heffernan

Date of Marriage: 8 Jul 1916
Place of Marriage: St Canice's Church Darlinghurst Sydney
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: M Standon, E Standon
Minister: Hugh McGuire;Bride=Isabel Collins4 
Birth of Son9 October 1917 Sydney, NSW;Principal=Reginald Allan Sheens5 
Birth of Daughter4 March 1919 Principal=Dorothy May Sheens5 
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 Sheens6 
Birth of Son4 March 1924 Blacktown, NSW;Principal=Ernest Stanley Sheens5 
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 
Article*10 April 1947 "The Nepean Times", Penrith, NSW;
Fought a Snake
Mr. Charlie Werner won't have the contention of some uninformed people that a snake will travel a mile, or some considerable distance, to avoid an encounter with a human. He had experience to the contrary on a recent morning.
As is known, Mr. Werner is a greyhound enthusiast, and on that occasion was, with Mr. Allan Sheens, working on the dog track at Jamisontown.
They were stacking iron, when a 5ft. black snake came from underneath a sheet and fastened onto Mr. Werner's leg near the ankle. Fortunately, he was so attired at the time that that part of the limb was well padded and he was not bitten, though the reptile viciously hung on till dislodged by some iron. Then it was promptly despatched.8 
Death*3 March 1963 Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, NSW;
SHEENS, Allan. - March 3, 1963, at Nepean District Hospital, of 83 Union Road, Penrith, beloved husband of Isobel Jane Sheens and dear father of Reg, Dorrie (Mrs Sutton, Cabramatta) and Stan (Orange), father-in-law of George and fond grandfather of their children, aged 75 years.
Requiescat in pace.9,10 
Headstone* Penrith General Cemetery, Kingswood, NSW;Principal=Isabel Sheens11


Isabel Collins b. 1886, d. 6 Sep 1965


  1. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",29191/1886 Allan Sheans."
  2. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 8839/1916 Allan Sheens & Isabel Collins.
  3. [S199] NSW Penrith Methodist Baptism Registers, 1860-1964 ",29191/1886 Allan Sheans."
  4. [S109] NSW Marriage Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 8839/1916 Allan Sheens & Isabel Collins.
  5. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  6. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 14648/1921 Henry Sheens.
  7. [S106] NSW Death Certificate, 22784/1927 Emma Sheens.
  8. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Nepean Times, Thursday, April 10, 1947.
  9. [S11] NSW Death Index, 8309/1963 Allan Sheens.
  10. [S192] The Sydney Morning Herald, Death Notice Allan Sheens, 5 March 1963.
  11. [S184] Tim Sheens photographs.