Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

James BIGNELLAge: 82 years18341917

Name
James BIGNELL
Given names
James
Surname
BIGNELL
Birth August 17, 1834 30 22
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherRichard BIGNALL
March 18, 1836 (Age 19 months)
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 brotherHenry BIGNELL
May 12, 1837 (Age 2 years)
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 brotherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1838 (Age 4 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.

Note: A casual search of the NSW Births Index failed to find any relevant entry.
Birth of a brotherEdward Thomas BIGNALL
May 2, 1840 (Age 5 years)
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 brotherWilliam BIGNELL
February 5, 1842 (Age 7 years)
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 brotherGeorge Septimus BIGNALL
August 19, 1843 (Age 9 years)
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 sisterEmily Victoria BIGNALL
August 7, 1845 (Age 10 years)
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 brotherJoseph BIGNALL
September 26, 1846 (Age 12 years)
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 brotherJoseph BIGNALL
about 1847 (Age 12 years)
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 brotherRobert BIGNELL
April 23, 1848 (Age 13 years)
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 sisterIsabella Matilda BIGNELL
about April 1852 (Age 17 years)
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 sisterEllen BIGNELL
about April 1852 (Age 17 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel KINGSTON
about 1852 (Age 17 years)
Citation details: V18521753 38B/1852 KINGSTON SAMUEL AGE 85
Baptism of a sisterIsabella Matilda BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 17 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Baptism of a sisterEllen BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 17 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
about 1853 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: V18534089 39A/1853 BIGNOLD JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA
Baptism of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
October 25, 1853 (Age 19 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherAlfred Stanley BIGNELL
August 28, 1855 (Age 21 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 25 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 26 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 27 years)
Citation details: 2221/1862 BIGNELL EDWARD THO ALLAN ALICE MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
MarriageMargaret KENNEYView this family
about 1863 (Age 28 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
Birth of a daughter
#1
Catharine Ada BIGNELL
February 16, 1865 (Age 30 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 8351/1865 BIGNELL CATHARINE A JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Marriage of a siblingRichard BIGNALLEliza Sarah SMITHView this family
March 29, 1865 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: 1179/1865 BIGNELL RICHARD SMITH ELIZA S REDFERN
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a son
#2
Eugene Kenney BIGNELL
September 9, 1866 (Age 32 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 8151/1866 BIGNELL EUGENE K JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Marriage of a siblingAlexander Brilliant McPHERSONEmily Victoria BIGNALLView this family
about 1867 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: 2945/1867 MCPHERSON ALEXANDER BIGNELL EMILY RAYMOND TERRACE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a daughter
#3
Isabella Janet BIGNELL
April 14, 1868 (Age 33 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 8852/1868 BIGNELL ISABELLA J JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Marriage of a siblingHenry George TOWERSIsabella Matilda BIGNELLView this family
November 20, 1869 (Age 35 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
Birth of a daughter
#4
Janet Ethel BIGNELL
January 29, 1870 (Age 35 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Citation details: 9216/1870 BIGNEL JANET ETHEL JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingWilliam BIGNELLMary Sarah LEANView this family
August 17, 1871 (Age 37 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
Birth of a daughter
#5
Margaret Ellen BIGNELL
December 31, 1871 (Age 37 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 9523/1872 BIGNELL MARGARET E JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Occupation
Farmer
1872 (Age 37 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Birth of a daughter
#6
Eliza Sarah BIGNELL
about 1873 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 10152/1873 BIGNELL ELIZA SARAH JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingRobert BIGNELLMary BALLARDView this family
May 27, 1874 (Age 39 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1176
Birth of a daughter
#7
Catherine Mary BIGNELL
December 11, 1875 (Age 41 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 10983/1876 BIGNELL CATHERINE MARY JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Marriage of a siblingGeorge Septimus BIGNALLCatherine “Kate” McINNESView this family
about 1876 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: 3247/1876 BIGNELL SEPTIMUS MCINNES CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Birth of a son
#8
Alexander James BIGNELL
March 31, 1878 (Age 43 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 12120/1878 BIGNELL ALEXANDER J JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Marriage of a siblingJoseph BIGNELLAnn May KINGSTONView this family
October 2, 1878 (Age 44 years)
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 siblingWilliam TOWERSEllen BIGNELLView this family
August 11, 1880 (Age 45 years)
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 fatherJames BIGNELL
November 15, 1880 (Age 46 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 46 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.

Birth of a daughter
#9
Edith May BIGNELL
December 11, 1880 (Age 46 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 13656/1880 BIGNELL EDITH MAY JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Marriage of a siblingEdward Thomas BIGNALLHannah Jane LEANView this family
October 25, 1881 (Age 47 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 47 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
#10
James BIGNELL
June 17, 1882 (Age 47 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 15121/1882 BIGNELL JAMES JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Birth of a daughter
#11
Hilda BIGNELL
February 15, 1884 (Age 49 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 18102/1884 BIGNELL HILDA JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Death of a motherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 50 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
#12
Andrew Ravenscroft BIGNELL
October 18, 1886 (Age 52 years)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 19695/1886 BIGNELL ANDREW R JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Stanley BIGNELLMary IRWINView this family
November 4, 1891 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: 3762/1891 BIGNELL ALFRED S IRWIN MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a childAlexander McINNESIsabella Janet BIGNELLView this family
about 1892 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: 1391/1892 MCINNES ALEXANDER BIGNALL ISABELLA J SYDNEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Margaret Linda McINNES
June 2, 1894 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: 20531/1894 MCINNES MARGARET L ALEXANDER ISABELLA J MARRICKVILLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: 1977/43740 Kermode Margaret Linda 2 June 1894
Birth of a grandson
#2
Francis H BYRNE
about 1895 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: 32341/1895 BYRNE FRANCIS H JOHN H JANET E GOSFORD
Marriage of a childJohn Henry BYRNEJanet Ethel BIGNELLView this family
July 1, 1895 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: 4605/1895 BYRNE JOHN H BIGNELL JANET E ASHFIELD
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Marriage of a childGeorge Francis BYRNEMargaret Ellen BIGNELLView this family
September 20, 1895 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: 4615/1895 BYRNE GEORGE F BIGNELL MARGARET E ASHFIELD
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Marriage of a childWilliam J WESTEliza Sarah BIGNELLView this family
about 1895 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: 7458/1895 WEST WILLIAM J BIGNELL ELIZA S NEWTOWN
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Blanche M BYRNE
about 1896 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: 19577/1896 BYRNE BLANCHE M GEORGE F MARGARET E BALMAIN NORTH
Birth of a grandson
#4
Alexander H McINNES
about 1897 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: 6641/1897 MCINNES ALEXANDER H ALEXANDER ISABELLA REDFERN
Birth of a grandson
#5
Roy W C WEST
about 1897 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: 7142/1897 WEST ROY W C WILLIAM J ELIZA S ST PETERS
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Ada F BYRNE
about 1898 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: 10239/1898 BYRNE ADA F GEORGE F MARGARET E BALMAIN SOUTH
Death of a grandsonAlexander H McINNES
about 1898 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: MCINNES ALEXANDER H 1435/1898 ALEXANDER ISABELLA J GLEBE
Death of a brotherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898 (Age 64 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.

Birth of a grandson
#7
Reginald G F WEST
about 1899 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: 15909/1899 WEST REGINALD G F WILLIAM J ELIZA S ST PETERS
Death of a brotherGeorge Septimus BIGNALL
March 5, 1899 (Age 64 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Catherine M M BYRNE
about 1900 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: 10504/1900 BYRNE CATHERINE M M GEORGE F MARGARET E BALMAIN SOUTH
Marriage of a childAlfred William NOAKESCatherine Mary BIGNELLView this family
about 1901 (Age 66 years)
Citation details: 1449/1901 NOAKES ALFRED W BIGNELL CATHERINE M MARRICKVILLE
Death of a brotherEdward Thomas BIGNALL
March 4, 1901 (Age 66 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 wifeMargaret KENNEY
October 8, 1901 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: 14227/1901 BIGNELL MARGARET EUGENE JESSIE MARRICKVILLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Burial of a wifeMargaret KENNEY
October 10, 1901 (Age 67 years)
Address: Presbyterian portion.
Cemetery: Rookwood Necropolis
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Citation details: Thursday 10 October 1901, page 12
Bignell - Margaret - Funeral Notice
Bignell - Margaret - Funeral Notice

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Birth of a grandson
#9
John F J BYRNE
about 1902 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: 33265/1902 BYRNE JOHN F J GEORGE F MARGARET E MARRICKVILLE
Marriage of a childEugene Kenney BIGNELLMary LEWISView this family
about 1902 (Age 67 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Citation details: BIGNELL EUGENE Male LEWIS MARY Female KALGOORLIE 522 1902
Birth of a grandson
#10
Albert F NOAKES
about 1903 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: 3398/1903 NOAKES ALBERT F ALFRED W CATHERINE M GRANVILLE
Marriage of a childJames BIGNELLViolet Mary ROBERTSONView this family
about 1903 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: BIGNELL JAMES Male ROBERTSON VIOLET MARY Female BOULDER 326 1903
Birth of a grandson
#11
Alfred W J NOAKES
about 1904 (Age 69 years)
Citation details: 22443/1904 NOAKES ALFRED W J ALFRED W CATHERINE M GRANVILLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Dolly Margaret BIGNELL
about 1904 (Age 69 years)
Citation details: BIGNELL DOLLY MARGARET JAMES ROBERTSON VIOLET MARY DARDANUP 6723 1904
Marriage of a childAlexander James BIGNELLFlorence Ellen POWELLView this family
about 1904 (Age 69 years)
Citation details: 6871/1904 BIGNELL ALEXANDER J POWELL FLORENCE E MARRICKVILLE
Birth of a grandson
#13
John L BIGNELL
about 1905 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: 35079/1905 BIGNELL JOHN L ALEXANDER J FLORENCE E MARRICKVILLE
Birth of a grandson
#14
Eugene Clarence BIGNELL
about 1905 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: BIGNELL EUGENE CLARENCE JAMES ROBERTSON VIOLET MARY NORTHAM 4514 1905
Marriage of a childWalter Patrick R LEVEYCatharine Ada BIGNELLView this family
about 1905 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: 1905 C1528 Walter Patrick Levey Catherine Ada Bignell
Death of a brotherRichard BIGNALL
about 1905 (Age 70 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
#15
Edith H NOAKES
about 1906 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: 34679/1906 NOAKES EDITH H ALFRED W CATHERINE M GRANVILLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Elsie I BYRNE
about 1907 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: 15196/1907 BYRNE ELSIE I GEORGE F MARGARET E MARRICKVILLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Florence M BIGNELL
about 1907 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: 29147/1907 BIGNELL FLORENCE M ALEXANDER J FLORENCE E ST PETERS
Birth of a grandson
#18
Walter James Andrew BIGNELL
about 1908 (Age 73 years)
Citation details: BIGNELL WALTER J A Male PERTH 1375 1908
Birth of a grandson
#19
Charles R NOAKES
about 1908 (Age 73 years)
Citation details: 24782/1908 NOAKES CHARLES R ALFRED W CATHERINE M GRANVILLE
Death of a sisterPhillis BIGNALL
November 16, 1908 (Age 74 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 74 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#20
Hilda E BYRNE
about 1909 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 5529/1909 BYRNE HILDA E GEORGE F MARGARET E MARRICKVILLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#21
Edna A WEST
about 1909 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 15018/1909 WEST EDNA A WILLIAM J ELIZA S HURSTVILLE
Marriage of a childAndrew Ravenscroft BIGNELLElsie Myra SKINNERView this family
July 31, 1909 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 8472/1909 BIGNELL ANDREW R SKINNER ELSIE M MANLY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#22
Frank BIGNELL
February 17, 1911 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: 5870/1911 BIGNELL FRANK ANDREW R ELSIE M MANLY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a grandsonFrank BIGNELL
February 18, 1911 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: BIGNELL FRANK 2186/1911 ANDREW R ELSIE M MANLY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
October 8, 1911 (Age 77 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
Marriage of a childClarence James BIGNELLEdith May BIGNELLView this family
May 28, 1913 (Age 78 years)
Citation details: 1913/C2008 Bignell Clarence James Edith May
Citation details: 21 January 2013
Text:

In part:

"A common error in family trees is not connecting these first cousins as married. They married in Qld in 1913 (Qld BDM 1913/C2008)."

Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Birth of a grandson
#23
Andrew John BIGNELL
June 25, 1913 (Age 78 years)
Citation details: BIGNELL ANDREW J 38915/1913 ANDREW R ELSIE M MANLY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#24
Laurel Margaret BIGNELL
December 22, 1913 (Age 79 years)
Citation details: 1914/C8043 Laurel Margaret Bignell Clarence James Edith May Bignel
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Birth of a grandson
#25
Ronald Eugene BIGNELL
May 12, 1915 (Age 80 years)
Citation details: BIGNELL RONALD E 20548/1915 ANDREW R ELSIE M MANLY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death March 10, 1917 (Age 82 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 780
Citation details: 1917/1851 James Bignell James Bignell Amelia Kingston
Burial
Cemetery: Upper Coomera General
Bignell - James
Bignell - James

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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
himself
19 months
younger brother
14 months
younger brother
16 months
younger brother
20 months
younger brother
21 months
younger brother
18 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
14 months
younger brother
Joseph BIGNALL
Birth: September 26, 1846 42 34Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1847Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
19 months
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
1 month
younger sister
21 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Family with Margaret KENNEY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1863Paterson, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
Catharine Ada BIGNELL
Birth: February 16, 1865 30Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1948Hurstville, , New South Wales, Australia
19 months
son
Eugene Kenney BIGNELL
Birth: September 9, 1866 32Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1949Wellington, , Western Australia, Australia
19 months
daughter
22 months
daughter
Janet Ethel BIGNELL
Birth: January 29, 1870 35Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 3, 1959Subiaco, , Western Australia, Australia
23 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
18 months
son
20 months
daughter
Hilda BIGNELL
Birth: February 15, 1884 49Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 17, 1985New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 2650/1863 BIGNELL JAMES KENNEY MARGARET PATERSON
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 780
OccupationGreville's Post Office Directory for 1872.
DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 780
DeathDeaths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1917/1851 James Bignell James Bignell Amelia Kingston
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index