Samuel James Sheens1

M, #329, b. 25 June 1874, d. 10 October 1929
FatherCharles John Sheens1 b. 11 Jun 1842, d. 22 Jul 1931
MotherBridget Cavanaugh1 d. 12 Jul 1923
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited13 Feb 2015
Birth*25 June 1874 McGraths Hill, NSW1,2 
Marriage*30 September 1903 St Patrick's Church, Sydney, NSW;
Groom: Samuel Sheens
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Windsor, NSW
Occupation: Coachman
Age: 28
Usual Residence: Sydney
Father: Charles Sheens
Occupation: Builder
Mother: Bridget Cavanagh

Bride: Mary Catherine Ellis
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Sydney
Occupation: Home Duties
Age: 23
Usual Residence: Sydney
Father: William Peter Ellis
Occupation: Engineer
Mother: Catherine Cronan

Date of Marriage: 30 Sep 1903
Place of Marriage: St Patrick's Church, Sydney
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: John Joseph Carney, Jessie Veronic Ellis
Minister: P Piquet

Comment: Bride signed her middle name 'Cathrine';Bride=Mary Catherine Ellis3 
Birth of Son1906 St Leonards, NSW;Principal=Norman Arthur Sheens4 
Death of Mother12 July 1923 Windsor, NSW;
WINDSOR, Thursday.
An old resident of the Windsor district has died in the person ot Mrs. Sheens, wife of Mr. C. Sheens, builder and contractor, of Windsor. Born at Pitt Town 81 years ago, the late Mrs. Sheens has spent the whole of her life In the district. The funeral was well attended, the pall bearers being Messrs. Bruce Walker, M.L.A., Alderman William Ross, Mayor of Windsor, and Messrs. Clements and A. Gough. The late Mrs. Sheens left six children, 11 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.;Principal=Bridget Cavanaugh5 
Death*10 October 1929 North Sydney, NSW;
SHEENS.-October 10, 1929, at North Sydney, Samuel, beloved husband of Mary, also brother of Elizabeth Hawkins and Sarah Phillips, beloved son of Charles Sheens, aged 52. At rest.6,7 


Mary Catherine Ellis b. 1878, d. 30 Jan 1967


  1. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 21246/1874 Samuel James Sheens.
  2. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  3. [S380] NSW Marriage Transcript (Joy Murrin), 7460/1903 Samuel Sheens & Mary C Ellis.
  4. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 17952/1906 Norman A Sheens.
  5. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, July 20 1923.
  6. [S11] NSW Death Index, 20730/1929 Samuel J Sheens.
  7. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 12 October 1929.