Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Joseph BIGNELLAge: 58 years18531911

Name
Joseph BIGNELL
Given names
Joseph
Surname
BIGNELL
Also known as
Joseph BIGNOLD
Also known as
Joseph BIGNALL
Birth about 1853 48 40
Citation details: V18534089 39A/1853 BIGNOLD JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA
Baptism October 25, 1853
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherAlfred Stanley BIGNELL
August 28, 1855 (Age 2 years)
Citation details: V18551843 159/1855 BIGNOLD ALFRED S JAMES AMELIA
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingHenry BIGNELLMary Emma TOWERSView this family
April 24, 1860 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: 1582/1860 BIGNELL HENRY TOWERS MARY EMMA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Marriage of a siblingSamuel BIGNELLMary Ann “Polly” LEVEYView this family
April 23, 1861 (Age 8 years)
Address: Cannigalla
Citation details: 1729/1861 BIGNELL SAMUEL LEVEY MARY ANN DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingEdward Thomas BIGNALLAlice ALLANView this family
May 20, 1862 (Age 9 years)
Citation details: 2221/1862 BIGNELL EDWARD THO ALLAN ALICE MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingJames BIGNELLMargaret KENNEYView this family
about 1863 (Age 10 years)
Citation details: 2650/1863 BIGNELL JAMES KENNEY MARGARET PATERSON
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 780
Marriage of a siblingRichard BIGNALLEliza Sarah SMITHView this family
March 29, 1865 (Age 12 years)
Citation details: 1179/1865 BIGNELL RICHARD SMITH ELIZA S REDFERN
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingAlexander Brilliant McPHERSONEmily Victoria BIGNALLView this family
about 1867 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: 2945/1867 MCPHERSON ALEXANDER BIGNELL EMILY RAYMOND TERRACE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingHenry George TOWERSIsabella Matilda BIGNELLView this family
November 20, 1869 (Age 16 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1256
Citation details: 2238/1869 TOWERS HENRY BIGNELL ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Occupation
Mail contractor
1869 (Age 16 years)

Publication: Sydney, NSW; 1901 - 2001
Citation details: Friday 3 December 1869, page 3129
Bignall - Joseph - Mail contact
Bignall - Joseph - Mail contact

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Marriage of a siblingWilliam BIGNELLMary Sarah LEANView this family
August 17, 1871 (Age 18 years)
Address: Hatfield Park
Citation details: 2134/1871 BIGNELL WILLIAM LEAN MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 977
Marriage of a siblingRobert BIGNELLMary BALLARDView this family
May 27, 1874 (Age 21 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1176
Marriage of a siblingGeorge Septimus BIGNALLCatherine “Kate” McINNESView this family
about 1876 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 3247/1876 BIGNELL SEPTIMUS MCINNES CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
MarriageAnn May KINGSTONView this family
October 2, 1878 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: 2971/1878 BIGNETT JOSEPH KINGSTON ANNIE M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Birth of a son
#1
Howard Stanley BIGNELL
June 19, 1879 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 12931/1879 BIGNELL HOWARD STANLEY JOSEPH ANNIE MAY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Marriage of a siblingWilliam TOWERSEllen BIGNELLView this family
August 11, 1880 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 3196/1880 TOWERS WILLIAM BIGNELL ELLEN DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1257
Birth of a son
#2
Arthur Joseph BIGNELL
October 30, 1880 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 13703/1880 BIGNELL ARTHUR JOSEPH JOSEPH ANNIE MAY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Death of a fatherJames BIGNELL
November 15, 1880 (Age 27 years)
Informant: Edward Thomas BIGNALLson
Cause: Old age
Citation details: 6531/1880 BIGNALL JAMES WILLIAM DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Bignell - James - Death Certificate
Bignell - James - Death Certificate

Note: Image downloaded from Ancestry.com

Burial of a fatherJames BIGNELL
November 16, 1880 (Age 27 years)
Cemetery: Bandon Grove General
Bignell - James - Death Certificate
Bignell - James - Death Certificate

Note: Image downloaded from Ancestry.com

Bignall - James and Amelia
Bignall - James and Amelia

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.
Note: No inscription.

Marriage of a siblingEdward Thomas BIGNALLHannah Jane LEANView this family
October 25, 1881 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: 3691/1881 BIGNELL EDWARD J LEAN HANNAH JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 977
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Stanley BIGNELLJane IRWINView this family
May 10, 1882 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 4250/1882 BIGNELL ALFRED STANLEY IRWIN JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a son
#3
Claude Comerford BIGNELL
August 28, 1882 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 15158/1882 BIGNELL CLAUDE C JOSEPH ANNIE M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Birth of a son
#4
Cecil Samuel BIGNELL
October 9, 1883 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: 16495/1883 BIGNELL CECIL S JOSEPH ANNIE M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Death of a motherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 31 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 8783/1884 BIGNELL AMELIA SAMUEL DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a son
#5
Hewitt McMath BIGNELL
January 22, 1885 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: 18640/1885 BIGNELL HEWITT M JOSEPH ANNIE M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Birth of a daughter
#6
Ivy Linda Maude BIGNELL
about 1888 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: 20529/1888 BIGNELL IVY L M JOSEPH ANNIE M DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Stanley BIGNELLMary IRWINView this family
November 4, 1891 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 3762/1891 BIGNELL ALFRED S IRWIN MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a brotherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898 (Age 45 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: 12 May 2010
Text:

Dear Mr Gregory,

One of my computer searches picked up http://stuart.scss.dyndns.info/FamilyTree/individual.php?pid=I17361&ged=Gregory-Hudson.ged recently.

I would like to pass on some corrections. These errors have unfortunately been repeated across several genealogy websites, resulting from some sloppy work by a non-Bignall a few years ago.

James Bignall (sometimes Bignell, but never Bignold) was not born at Alverstoke. That particular Bignell never left the UK and is buried in Hampshire.

James' children were:

Phyllis b 1833 Middlehope (Paterson) d 1908 bur Campbell's Hill James b 1834 Middlehope (Paterson d 1917 bur Upper Coomera, Qld Richard b 1836 d 1905 bur Sutherland Henry b 1837 Allyn River d 1919 bur Manilla Samuel Stanley b 1838 d 1898 bur Upper Coomera, Qld Edward Thomas b 1840 Allyn River d 1901 bur Dungog William b 1842 Allyn River d 1921 bur Dawson River George Septimus b 1843 d 1899 bur Taree Estate Emily Victoria b 1846 Allyn River d 1908 bur East Maitland Joseph (I) b 1846 Bandon Grove d 1847 bur Bandon Grove Robert b 1848 Bandon Grove d 1925 bur Dawson River Isabella Jane b 1852 Bandon Grove d 1926 bur Coopernook Ellen b 1852 Bandon Grove d 1942 bur N Subs, North Ryde Joseph (II) b 1853 Bandon Grove d 1911 bur Lochinvar Alfred Stanley b 1855 Bandon Grove d 1944 bur Sandgate

Some children spelled their name Bignall, others Bignell, and a couple wavered between the two spellings. Bignall is believed to be the original spelling. Bignold has never been used.

There are some deliberately obscure features of James' life, but is probable that he was the ex-convict freed at Paterson in 1824, recorded in the handwritten Newcastle lists as James Bagnall. He was said to have been born in Oxfordshire.

His wife Amelia Kingston was not from Bandon. She came from Rosscarbery on the coast in County Cork. Her father had previously been convicted of forging some commercial paper and was transported. He acquired the Bandon Grove estate on the Williams River, which passed to his descendents.

Regards, G Taylor.

Death of a brotherGeorge Septimus BIGNALL
March 5, 1899 (Age 46 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3451/1899 BIGNELL GEORGE S JAMES AMELIA TAREE
Death of a brotherEdward Thomas BIGNALL
March 4, 1901 (Age 48 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1324/1901 BIGNELL EDWARD T JAMES AMELIA DUNGOG
Death of a sonClaude Comerford BIGNELL
November 11, 1902 (Age 49 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1986/1902 BIGNELL CLAUDE JOSEPH ANNIE WEST MAITLAND
Marriage of a childHoward Stanley BIGNELLJanet FLARRETYView this family
about 1904 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: 3779/1904 BIGNELL HOWARD S FLARRETY JANET DUNGOG
Death of a brotherRichard BIGNALL
about 1905 (Age 52 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14166/1905 BIGNALL RICHARD 69 YRS ROCKDALE ROCKDALE
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Kathleen J BIGNELL
about 1908 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: 34636/1908 BIGNELL KATHLEEN J HOWARD S JANET CLARENCE TOWN
Death of a sisterPhillis BIGNALL
November 16, 1908 (Age 55 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14211/1908 BIGNELL PHYLIS JAMES AMELIA WEST MAITLAND
Death of a sisterEmily Victoria BIGNALL
December 14, 1908 (Age 55 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14394/1908 MCPHERSON EMILY JAMES AMELIA MORPETH
Marriage of a childHewitt McMath BIGNELLMary M PHILLIPView this family
about 1911 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: 13608/1911 BIGNELL HEWITT M PHILLIP MARY M WEST MAITLAND
Death October 8, 1911 (Age 58 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15237/1911 BIGNELL JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA WEST MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Burial
Citation details: 15 May 2015
Text:

Dear Mr Gregory,

One of my computer searches picked up http://stuart.scss.dyndns.info/FamilyTree/individual.php?pid=I17361&ged=Gregory-Hudson.ged recently.

I would like to pass on some corrections. These errors have unfortunately been repeated across several genealogy websites, resulting from some sloppy work by a non-Bignall a few years ago.

James Bignall (sometimes Bignell, but never Bignold) was not born at Alverstoke. That particular Bignell never left the UK and is buried in Hampshire.

James' children were:

Phyllis b 1833 Middlehope (Paterson) d 1908 bur Campbell's Hill James b 1834 Middlehope (Paterson d 1917 bur Upper Coomera, Qld Richard b 1836 d 1905 bur Sutherland Henry b 1837 Allyn River d 1919 bur Manilla Samuel Stanley b 1838 d 1898 bur Upper Coomera, Qld Edward Thomas b 1840 Allyn River d 1901 bur Dungog William b 1842 Allyn River d 1921 bur Dawson River George Septimus b 1843 d 1899 bur Taree Estate Emily Victoria b 1846 Allyn River d 1908 bur East Maitland Joseph (I) b 1846 Bandon Grove d 1847 bur Bandon Grove Robert b 1848 Bandon Grove d 1925 bur Dawson River Isabella Jane b 1852 Bandon Grove d 1926 bur Coopernook Ellen b 1852 Bandon Grove d 1942 bur N Subs, North Ryde Joseph (II) b 1853 Bandon Grove d 1911 bur Lochinvar Alfred Stanley b 1855 Bandon Grove d 1944 bur Sandgate

Some children spelled their name Bignall, others Bignell, and a couple wavered between the two spellings. Bignall is believed to be the original spelling. Bignold has never been used.

There are some deliberately obscure features of James' life, but is probable that he was the ex-convict freed at Paterson in 1824, recorded in the handwritten Newcastle lists as James Bagnall. He was said to have been born in Oxfordshire.

His wife Amelia Kingston was not from Bandon. She came from Rosscarbery on the coast in County Cork. Her father had previously been convicted of forging some commercial paper and was transported. He acquired the Bandon Grove estate on the Williams River, which passed to his descendents.

Regards, G Taylor.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 30, 1832Paterson, , New South Wales, Australia
9 months
elder sister
Phillis BIGNALL
Birth: July 30, 1833 29 21Middlehope, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 16, 1908Maitland West, , New South Wales, Australia
13 months
elder brother
19 months
elder brother
14 months
elder brother
16 months
elder brother
20 months
elder brother
21 months
elder brother
18 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
14 months
elder brother
Joseph BIGNALL
Birth: September 26, 1846 42 34Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1847Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
19 months
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
1 month
elder sister
21 months
himself
3 years
younger brother
Family with Ann May KINGSTON - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 2, 1878Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
9 months
son
Howard Stanley BIGNELL
Birth: June 19, 1879 26 33Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 19, 1947Gloucester, , New South Wales, Australia
16 months
son
Arthur Joseph BIGNELL
Birth: October 30, 1880 27 34Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1954Lambton, , New South Wales, Australia
22 months
son
Claude Comerford BIGNELL
Birth: August 28, 1882 29 36Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 11, 1902West Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
13 months
son
Cecil Samuel BIGNELL
Birth: October 9, 1883 30 37Willow Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 19, 1957South Australia, Australia
15 months
son
4 years
daughter
Ivy Linda Maude BIGNELL
Birth: about 1888 35 42Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 22, 1968South Australia, Australia

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V18534089 39A/1853 BIGNOLD JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA
BaptismPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
OccupationGovernment Gazette of the State of New South Wales
Publication: Sydney, NSW; 1901 - 2001
Citation details: Friday 3 December 1869, page 3129
Bignall - Joseph - Mail contact
Bignall - Joseph - Mail contact

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 2971/1878 BIGNETT JOSEPH KINGSTON ANNIE M DUNGOG
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15237/1911 BIGNELL JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA WEST MAITLAND
DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
BurialEmails - G Taylor
Citation details: 15 May 2015
Text:

Dear Mr Gregory,

One of my computer searches picked up http://stuart.scss.dyndns.info/FamilyTree/individual.php?pid=I17361&ged=Gregory-Hudson.ged recently.

I would like to pass on some corrections. These errors have unfortunately been repeated across several genealogy websites, resulting from some sloppy work by a non-Bignall a few years ago.

James Bignall (sometimes Bignell, but never Bignold) was not born at Alverstoke. That particular Bignell never left the UK and is buried in Hampshire.

James' children were:

Phyllis b 1833 Middlehope (Paterson) d 1908 bur Campbell's Hill James b 1834 Middlehope (Paterson d 1917 bur Upper Coomera, Qld Richard b 1836 d 1905 bur Sutherland Henry b 1837 Allyn River d 1919 bur Manilla Samuel Stanley b 1838 d 1898 bur Upper Coomera, Qld Edward Thomas b 1840 Allyn River d 1901 bur Dungog William b 1842 Allyn River d 1921 bur Dawson River George Septimus b 1843 d 1899 bur Taree Estate Emily Victoria b 1846 Allyn River d 1908 bur East Maitland Joseph (I) b 1846 Bandon Grove d 1847 bur Bandon Grove Robert b 1848 Bandon Grove d 1925 bur Dawson River Isabella Jane b 1852 Bandon Grove d 1926 bur Coopernook Ellen b 1852 Bandon Grove d 1942 bur N Subs, North Ryde Joseph (II) b 1853 Bandon Grove d 1911 bur Lochinvar Alfred Stanley b 1855 Bandon Grove d 1944 bur Sandgate

Some children spelled their name Bignall, others Bignell, and a couple wavered between the two spellings. Bignall is believed to be the original spelling. Bignold has never been used.

There are some deliberately obscure features of James' life, but is probable that he was the ex-convict freed at Paterson in 1824, recorded in the handwritten Newcastle lists as James Bagnall. He was said to have been born in Oxfordshire.

His wife Amelia Kingston was not from Bandon. She came from Rosscarbery on the coast in County Cork. Her father had previously been convicted of forging some commercial paper and was transported. He acquired the Bandon Grove estate on the Williams River, which passed to his descendents.

Regards, G Taylor.