George Sheens1

M, #18, b. 15 September 1871, d. 1 January 1948
George Sheens 1871-1948
FatherHenry Sheens1 b. 30 Nov 1844, d. 6 Jul 1921
MotherEmma Byrnes1 b. 25 Sep 1849, d. 26 Dec 1927
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Timothy George Sheens
ChartsAncestors of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited17 Feb 2015
Birth*15 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 – Penrith2 
Baptism10 October 1871 Penrith Circuit, NSW;
son of Henry & Emma Sheens, Castlereagh
Minister Jas Somerville, Methodist3 
Marriage*2 June 1902 471 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW;
Groom: George Sheens
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Castlereagh NSW
Occupation: Woolwasher
Age: 28
Usual Residence: Castlereagh NSW
Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Emma Byrns (surname has been ticked)

Bride: Emily Mann
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: London England
Occupation: Home duties
Age: 28
Usual Residence: Castlereagh NSW
Father: Robert Mann
Occupation: Hotelkeeper
Mother: Mary Ann Bunny (deceased)

Date of Marriage: 2 Jun 1902
Place of Marriage: 471 Pitt Street Sydney NSW
Religion: New Unitarian Church
Witnesses: John James Purcell, Elizabeth Purcell
Minister: J H L Zillmann;Bride=Emily Mann4 
Birth of Son13 February 1903 Penrith, NSW;
Name: George Sheens
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 13 Feb 1903
Place of Birth: Penrith NSW

Father: George Sheens
Occupation: Woolwasher
Birthplace: Castlereagh NSW
Age: 29

Date of Marriage: 2 Jun 1902 (notation adjacent reads “correct”)
Place of Marriage: Castlereagh NSW

Mother: Emily Mann
Birthplace: London England
Age: 31

Previous Issue:

Informant: Emily Sheens, mother, Penrith
Present at Birth: Mrs Jones
Registered: 9 Mar 1903 – Penrith;Principal=George Sheens5 
Photo* 6
George and Emily Sheens with son George
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 Sheens7 
Death of Mother26 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 Penrith;Principal=Emma Byrnes8 
Residence1930 Union Lane, Penrith, NSW;
Sheens, George, Union lane, Penrith, labourer, M
Sheens, Emily, Union lane, Penrith, home duties, F;Principal=Emily Mann9 
Residence*1937 Union Lane, Penrith, NSW;
Sheens, George, Union lane, Penrith, labourer, M
Sheens, Emily, Union lane, Penrith, home duties, F;Principal=Emily Mann9 
Article10 July 1941 "The Nepean Times", Penrith, NSW;
Personal
Mr G. Sheens, senr., of 110 Station Street, Penrith, was conveyed to the Nepean District Hospital by Nepean Ambulance yesterday.10 
Residence1943 Union Lane, Penrith, NSW;
Sheens, George, Union lane, labourer, M
Sheens, Emily, Union lane, home duties, F;Principal=Emily Mann9 
Death of Spouse27 January 1947 Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, NSW;
Name: Emily Sheens
Date of Death: 27 Jan 1947
Place of Death: Nepean District Hospital, Penrith Municipality; late of 3 Union Lane, Penrith Municipality NSW
Occupation:
Sex: Female
Age: 79
Conjugal Status: Married
Place of Birth: London England
Time in Aust Colonies: About 63 years in NSW

Father: Robert Mann
Occupation: Hotel Keeper
Mother: Mary Ann Bunney

Place of Marriage: Sydney NSW
Age at Marriage: 35
Name of Spouse: George Sheens
Children of Marriage: George 43 living; none deceased
Informant: M A Sheens, daughter-in-law, 15 Union Street Penrith

Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrhage, Arterio Sclerosis
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: K C Faulder
Date last seen: 27 Jan 1947

Date of Burial: 28 Jan 1947
Place of Burial: Church of England Cemetery at Penrith
Minister & Religion: Angus C Tipping, Church of England
Undertaker: Nelson Price, of the firm of J Price and Son
Witnesses: Thomas Ivery, A H Sheens;Principal=Emily Mann11 
Death*1 January 1948 15 Union Road, Penrith, NSW;
Name: George Sheens
Date of Death: 1 Jan 1948
Place of Death: 15 Union Road Penrith Municipality
Occupation: Retired Railway Fuelman
Sex: Male
Age: 77
Conjugal Status: Widower
Place of Birth: Castlereagh NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Henry Sheens
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Emma Byrnes

Place of Marriage: Sydney NSW
Age at Marriage: 31
Name of Spouse: Emily Mann
Children of Marriage: George 44 living; none deceased
Informant: George Sheens, son, 15 Union Road Penrith

Cause of Death: Broncho Pneumonia; Auricullar (sic)
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: K C Faulder
Date last seen: 31 Dec 1947

Date of Burial: 2 Jan 1948
Place of Burial: Church of England Cemetery Penrith
Minister & Religion: A E Hodgson, Church of England
Undertaker: Nelson Price, of the firm of J Price and Son
Witnesses: K Price, K Harvey12 
Article*8 January 1948 "The Nepean Times", Penrith, NSW;
Death of Mr. George Sheens, Senr.
Another member of an honoured district family, Mr. George Sheens, of Union Road, Penrith, has passed to his rest. He had been ailing on and off for some time, though he had been about town a few days before his death, which took place about 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day, at the age of 77 years.
In his earlier days Mr. Sheens engaged in wool-washing, and afterwards entered the railway service, in which he continued for many years, till his retirement. He lived in Penrith district all his life, for many years in Union Road. In his younger days he was a keen cricketer, taking part in local matches with much success.
Deceased married Emily Mann, who was born in London and came to Australia when she was 16 years of age. Her father was licensee of a hotel in London and her brother was an international Rugby footballer. She died on January 27, 1947.
Mr. George Sheens, Jnr., of Union Road, is a son of deceased, who also leaves the undermentioned brothers and sisters: Arthur (Emu Plains), Fred (Emu Plains), Allan (Penrith), Mrs. George Willett (Lambridge), and Mrs. Major Stanton (Sydney). Within the last couple of years three other brothers, Messrs. Bob, Peter and James Sheens, passed on. Mr. Jim Sheens, it will be recalled, died from injuries in an accident with a dray.
The funeral which was well attended, took place on Friday, 2nd inst., when the remains were interred in the C. of E. portion of the Penrith general cemetery. The service was conducted by the Rector, Rev. A. E. Hodgson.
A large number of wreaths were forwarded, including one from Penrith Fire Brigade, of which Mr. George Sheens, Jnr., is a member.13 

Family

Emily Mann b. 25 Jan 1870, d. 27 Jan 1947
Child

Citations

  1. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  2. [S110] NSW Birth Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 16171/1871 George Sheen.
  3. [S199] NSW Penrith Methodist Baptism Registers, 1860-1964 ",16171/1871 George Sheen."
  4. [S109] NSW Marriage Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 3155/1902 George Sheens & Emily Mann.
  5. [S110] NSW Birth Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 6179/1903 George Sheens.
  6. [S184] Tim Sheens photographs.
  7. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 14648/1921 Henry Sheens.
  8. [S106] NSW Death Certificate, 22784/1927 Emma Sheens.
  9. [S182] Australian Electoral Rolls, http://www.ancestry.com.au/, Subdivision of Penrith.
  10. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au, The Nepean Times, Thursday, July 10, 1941.
  11. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 4796/1947 Emily Sheens.
  12. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 5784/1948 George Sheens.
  13. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au, The Nepean Times, Thursday, January 8, 1948.