Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

William BIGNALL

Name
William BIGNALL
Given names
William
Surname
BIGNALL
Also known as
William BIGNELL
Birthyes

MarriageAnn BAILEYView this family
yes

Birth of a son
#1
William BIGNELL
July 15, 1799
Bignell - William - Birth Certificate
Bignell - William - Birth Certificate

Note: Image kindly provided by Donna Bignell.

Birth of a daughter
#2
Louisa BIGNELL
September 20, 1801
Bignell - Louisa - Birth Certificate
Bignell - Louisa - Birth Certificate

Note: Image kindly provided by Donna Bignell.

Birth of a son
#3
James BIGNELL
January 4, 1804
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970
Text:

Name: James Bignell Birth Date: 14 Jan 1804 Birth Place: Titchfield, Hampshire, England Gender: Male Event Type: Birth Father: William Bignell Mother: Ann Bailey Denomination: Baptist Piece Title: Piece 0400: Forton near Gosport (Baptist), 1799-1836

Bignell - James - Birth Certificate
Bignell - James - Birth Certificate

Note: Image kindly provided by Donna Bignell.

Note: An email has been received from a G Taylor on 15 May 2010 as follows:
Birth of a son
#4
John BIGNELL
June 25, 1806
Bignell - John - Birth Certificate
Bignell - John - Birth Certificate

Note: Image kindly provided by Donna Bignell.

Birth of a daughter
#5
Ann BIGNELL
January 15, 1808
Bignell - Ann - Birth Certificate
Bignell - Ann - Birth Certificate

Note: Image kindly provided by Donna Bignell.

Birth of a son
#6
Isaac BIGNELL
May 27, 1810
Bignell - Isaac - Birth Certificate
Bignell - Isaac - Birth Certificate

Note: Image kindly provided by Donna Bignell.

Birth of a son
#7
Thomas BIGNELL
August 10, 1812
Bignell - Thomas - Birth Certificate
Bignell - Thomas - Birth Certificate

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Marriage of a childJames BIGNELLAmelia KINGSTONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 30, 1832
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18321231 16/1832 BIGNELL JAMES KINGSTON AMELIA CT
Bignell - James - Death Certificate
Bignell - James - Death Certificate

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Bignell - James and Kingston - Amelia - Marriage Certificate
Bignell - James and Kingston - Amelia - Marriage Certificate

Note: Image downloaded from Ancestry.com.

Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Phillis BIGNALL
July 30, 1833
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V1833713 17/1833 BIGNALL PHILLIS JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a grandson
#2
James BIGNELL
August 17, 1834
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a grandson
#3
Richard BIGNALL
March 18, 1836
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1175
Citation details: V18361211 20/1836 BIGNALL RICHARD JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a grandson
#4
Henry BIGNELL
May 12, 1837
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18371256 21/1837 BAGNELL HENRY JAMES AMELIA
Citation details: 15 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.

Birth of a grandson
#5
Samuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1838

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.

Note: A casual search of the NSW Births Index failed to find any relevant entry.
Birth of a grandson
#6
Edward Thomas BIGNALL
May 2, 1840
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18401694 24A/1840 BIGNALL EDWARD T JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a grandson
#7
William BIGNELL
February 5, 1842
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18421848 26A/1842 BIGNALL WILLIAM JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a grandson
#8
George Septimus BIGNALL
August 19, 1843
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18432531 32A/1843 BIGNALL GEORGE S JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Emily Victoria BIGNALL
August 7, 1845
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18462631 31A/1846 BIGNALL EMILY V JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a grandson
#10
Joseph BIGNALL
September 26, 1846
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18462530 32A/1846 BIGNALL JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA
Death of a grandsonJoseph BIGNALL
about 1847
Citation details: 15 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.

Birth of a grandson
#11
Robert BIGNELL
April 23, 1848
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1176
Citation details: V18482757 33A/1848 BIGNALL ROBERT JAMES AMELIA
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18482737 33A/1848 BIGNALL ROBERT JAMES AMELIA

Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Isabella Matilda BIGNELL
about April 1852
Citation details: V18523574 38A/1852 BIGNOLD ISABELLA JAMES AMELIA
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Ellen BIGNELL
about April 1852
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Baptism of a granddaughterIsabella Matilda BIGNELL
April 9, 1852
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Baptism of a granddaughterEllen BIGNELL
April 9, 1852
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a grandson
#14
Joseph BIGNELL
about 1853
Citation details: V18534089 39A/1853 BIGNOLD JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA
Baptism of a grandsonJoseph BIGNELL
October 25, 1853
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a grandson
#15
Alfred Stanley BIGNELL
August 28, 1855
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 grandchildHenry BIGNELLMary Emma TOWERSView this family
April 24, 1860
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 grandchildSamuel BIGNELLMary Ann “Polly” LEVEYView this family
April 23, 1861
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 grandchildEdward Thomas BIGNALLAlice ALLANView this family
May 20, 1862
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 grandchildJames BIGNELLMargaret KENNEYView this family
about 1863
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 grandchildRichard BIGNALLEliza Sarah SMITHView this family
March 29, 1865
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 grandchildAlexander Brilliant McPHERSONEmily Victoria BIGNALLView this family
about 1867
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 grandchildHenry George TOWERSIsabella Matilda BIGNELLView this family
November 20, 1869
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
Marriage of a grandchildWilliam BIGNELLMary Sarah LEANView this family
August 17, 1871
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 grandchildRobert BIGNELLMary BALLARDView this family
May 27, 1874
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1176
Marriage of a grandchildGeorge Septimus BIGNALLCatherine “Kate” McINNESView this family
about 1876
Citation details: 3247/1876 BIGNELL SEPTIMUS MCINNES CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Marriage of a grandchildJoseph BIGNELLAnn May KINGSTONView this family
October 2, 1878
Citation details: 2971/1878 BIGNETT JOSEPH KINGSTON ANNIE M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Marriage of a grandchildWilliam TOWERSEllen BIGNELLView this family
August 11, 1880
Citation details: 3196/1880 TOWERS WILLIAM BIGNELL ELLEN DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1257
Death of a sonJames BIGNELL
November 15, 1880
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 sonJames BIGNELL
November 16, 1880
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 grandchildEdward Thomas BIGNALLHannah Jane LEANView this family
October 25, 1881
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 grandchildAlfred Stanley BIGNELLJane IRWINView this family
May 10, 1882
Citation details: 4250/1882 BIGNELL ALFRED STANLEY IRWIN JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
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