The Cossticks 1700-1900
- by Douglas Wilkie ([CV on author site, UniMelb profile)
- 2nd edition published by Historia Incognita, Jul 2009.
- Originally published 2009
- Third edition being prepared
- Between the time of their marriage in 1818 and 1846 Samuel Cosstick and Mary Weller had thirteen children. They were living at Croydon, Surrey - then a small town south of London.
- As their children grew up social conditions in England worsened and news arrived of wonderful new opportunities in the colonies of Australia.
- Many took the chance and travelled half way around the world to start a new life. For those who had doubts the announcement of gold discoveries in the Port Philip district during the early 1850s was hard to resist.
- Six of the Cosstick sons and one daughter decided to go to Australia during the 1850s.
- Henry and William made a respectable living both looking for gold and servicing the needs of other goldseekers.
- John tried his luck in New Zealand for several years before returning to Victoria.
- Charles also went to New Zealand and then to Canada.
- George and Sam, especially Sam, left the gold for others and played cricket instead.
- This is the story of the Cossticks.
- Contents (CHAPTERS OF THIS BOOK)
- 00. Introduction
- 01. Origins of the Cossticks (preview)
- 02. Samuel Cosstick & Mary Weller (preview)
- 03. The Emigrants & Goldseekers (preview)
- 04. Amherst? (preview)
- 05. Henry Cosstick & The Goldminers (preview)
- 06. John Cosstick & Mary Ann Hamilton (preview)
- 07. William Cosstick & Sarah Hamilton (preview)
- 08. Charles & George Cosstick (preview)
- 09. Sam Cosstick & Annie Shove (preview)
- 10. William & Sarah Cosstick's Children (preview)
- 11. John & Mary Ann Cosstick's Children (preview)
- 12. Tom Davis Martin & Maria Fisher (preview)
- 13. James Edward & Lusy Cosstick's Children (preview)
- 14. Edwin Chapman Cosstick's Family (preview)
- 15. Cosstick Descendant Charts (preview)
- 16. Photo Gallery (preview)
- 17. Bibliography and Sources (preview)
- 18. William Thomas Walker (preview)
- 19. The Weller Family (preview)
- 20. Thomas Coulstick & Susanna Townsett (preview)
- 21. Descendants of Charles Cosstick and Caroline Dawe (preview)
- 22. Nye Family Descendants (preview)
- First Inline Source Example:
- <ref name="Wilkie-2009">Wilkie, Andrew ''[[Space: The Cossticks 1700-1900| The Cossticks 1700-1900]]'' (Historia Incognita, Langwarrin, 2009)</ref>
- Subsequent Inline Source Example:
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- Legacy Source Example (no longer recommended by wikitree):
- <span id='Wilkie-2009'></span>Wilkie, Andrew ''[[Space: The Cossticks 1700-1900| The Cossticks 1700-1900]]'' (Historia Incognita, Langwarrin, 2009)
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Available online at these locations:
- (NLA catalogue) https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/4761110
- (Author site) https://historiaincognita.net/2015/05/06/the-cossticks-1700-1900/
- (Blurb bookstore) https://www.blurb.com/b/785759-the-cossticks-1700-1900
- (Web edition) https://cosstick.blogspot.com/