Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Levey - Mary Ann

Mary Ann “Polly” LEVEYAge: 91 years18421933

Name
Mary Ann “Polly” LEVEY
Given names
Mary Ann
Nickname
Polly
Surname
LEVEY
Married name
Mary Ann BIGNELL
Birth calculated 1842
Publication: Brisbane Courier 1 July 1933
MarriageSamuel BIGNELLView this family
April 23, 1861 (Age 19 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
Birth of a son
#1
James BIGNELL
about 1861 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: 7185/1861 BIGNELL JAMES SAMUEL MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a son
#2
Samuel Stanley BIGNELL

Birth of a son
#3
Albert BIGNELL

Death of a sonJames BIGNELL
about 1861 (Age 19 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2854/1861 BIGNELL JAMES SAMUEL MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a daughter
#4
Eleanor Alberta Charlotte BIGNELL
about 1862 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: 7427/1862 BIGNELL ELENA A C SAMUEL MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a son
#5
Alfred Thomas BIGNELL
about 1868 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 8865/1868 BIGNELL ALFRED T SAMUEL MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a son
#6
George BIGNELL
about 1871 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 18221/1871 BIGNELL GEORGE SAMUEL MARY A TWEED RIVER
Residence 1873 (Age 31 years)
Publication: Brisbane Courier 1 July 1933
Birth of a daughter
#7
Mary Ann BIGNELL
about 1874 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: 1874/2056 Mary Anne Bignell Samuel Mary Anne Levey
Marriage of a childJesse BIRDEleanor Alberta Charlotte BIGNELLView this family
July 7, 1879 (Age 37 years)
Citation details: 1879 C604 Heleanor Alberta Charlotte Bignell Jesse Bird
Birth of a grandson
#1
Frank BIRD
November 28, 1879 (Age 37 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Frank Bird Birth date: 28/11/1879 Mother's name: Heleanor Alberta Charlotte Bignell Father/parent's name: Jesse Bird Registration details: 1880/C/3546

Birth of a grandson
#2
Rowland Charles BIRD
June 10, 1882 (Age 40 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Rowland Charles Bird Birth date: 10/06/1882 Mother's name: Helenor Bignell Father/parent's name: Jesse Bird Registration details: 1882/C/3742

Birth of a son
#8
Edwin BIGNELL
calculated 1883 (Age 41 years)

Note: Edwin was 63 years old at the time of his death in 1946.
Birth of a daughter
#9
Charlotte BIGNELL
about 1885 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: 1885/4923 Charlotte Bignell Samuel Mary Annie Levey
Birth of a grandson
#3
William Bertram BIRD
February 18, 1885 (Age 43 years)
Text:

Birth registration: William Bertram Bird Birth date: 18/02/1885 Mother's name: Heleanor Alberta Charlotte Bignell Father/parent's name: Jessie Bird Registration details: 1885/C/4924

Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Elizabeth Ann BIRD
August 25, 1887 (Age 45 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Elizabeth Ann Bird Birth date: 25/08/1887 Mother's name: Eleanor Alberta Charlotta Bignell Father/parent's name: Jesse Bird Registration details: 1887/C/5926

Birth of a grandson
#5
Jesse Thomas BIRD
April 18, 1890 (Age 48 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Jesse Thomas Bird Birth date: 18/04/1890 Mother's name: Eleanor Alberta Charlotta Bignell Father/parent's name: Jesse Bird Registration details: 1890/C/7940

Birth of a son
#10
Clarence James BIGNELL
July 27, 1890 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: 1890/8021 Clarence James Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Birth of a son
#11
Sydney Kingston BIGNELL
about 1893 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: 1893/6925 Sydney Kingston Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Violet May BIRD
December 4, 1893 (Age 51 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Violet May Bird Birth date: 04/12/1893 Mother's name: Eleanor Alberta Charlotta Bignell Father/parent's name: Jesse Bird Registration details: 1894/C/6798

Marriage of a childAlfred Thomas BIGNELLAmy Alice GRAYView this family
about 1894 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: 4522/1894 BIGNELL ALFRED J GRAY ALICE A LISMORE
Death of a granddaughterElizabeth Ann BIRD
May 6, 1895 (Age 53 years)
Text:

Death registration: Elizabeth Ann Bird Death date: 06/05/1895 Mother's name: Eleanor Alberta Charlotta Bignell Father/parent's name: Jesse Bird Registration details: 1895/C/2255

Marriage of a childSamuel Stanley BIGNELLRebecca Annie GRAYView this family
about 1896 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: 5404/1896 BIGNELL SAMUEL S GRAY REBECCA A LISMORE
Birth of a grandson
#7
Robert Stanley BIGNELL
about 1897 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: 1897/6963 Robert Stanley Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Marriage of a childGeorge BIGNELLJanet Laurie BELLView this family
about 1898 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: 8182/1898 BIGNELL GEORGE BELL JANET L MURWILLUMBAH
Death of a husbandSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898 (Age 56 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 granddaughter
#8
Charlotte BIGNELL
about 1899 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: 1899/6935 Charlotte Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Alice Isabella BIRD
June 26, 1899 (Age 57 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Alice Isabella Bird Birth date: 26/06/1899 Mother's name: Eleanor Alberta Charlotta Bignell Father/parent's name: Jesse Bird Registration details: 1899/C/6858

Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Ethel May BIGNELL
about 1901 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: 1901/7140 Ethel May Bignell Samuel Stanly Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Gwenneth Lena BIRD
September 8, 1902 (Age 60 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Gwenneth Lena Bird Birth date: 08/09/1902 Mother's name: Eleanor Alberta Charlotte Bignell Father/parent's name: Jesse Bird Registration details: 1902/C/7076

Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Dorothy BIGNELL
about 1903 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: 1903/6294 Dorothy Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a grandson
#13
Samuel James BIGNELL
about 1905 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: 1905/6868 Samuel James Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a grandson
#14
Isaac John BIGNELL
about 1907 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: 1907/7508 Isaac John Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a granddaughter
#15
Beryl Florence BIRD
June 10, 1907 (Age 65 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Beryl Florence Bird Birth date: 10/06/1907 Mother's name: Eleanor Alberta Charlotte Bignell Father/parent's name: Jesse Bird Registration details: 1907/C/7522

Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Susan BIGNELL
about 1909 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: 1909/7048 Susan Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annis Gray
Birth of a grandson
#17
George Kingston BIGNELL
July 13, 1910 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: 1910/7249 George Kingston Bignell Alfred Thomas Amy Alice Gray
Birth of a grandson
#18
Walter BIGNELL
about 1912 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: 1912/7937 Walter Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Marriage of a childClarence James BIGNELLEdith May BIGNELLView this family
May 28, 1913 (Age 71 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 granddaughter
#19
Laurel Margaret BIGNELL
December 22, 1913 (Age 71 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
#20
Sidney Clarence “Boy” BIGNELL
April 11, 1917 (Age 75 years)
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Death of a sonSydney Kingston BIGNELL
April 10, 1918 (Age 76 years)
Cause: Killed in action
Note: Killed in action in France whilst serving in the 25th Australian Machine Gun Company.
Marriage of a childEdwin BIGNELLEmily Muriel VINEYView this family
about 1920 (Age 78 years)
Citation details: 1920/2405 Bignell Edwin Viney Emilie Muriel
Birth of a granddaughter
#21
Edith Madge BIGNELL
about 1921 (Age 79 years)

Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Death of a granddaughterEdith Madge BIGNELL
December 14, 1923 (Age 81 years)
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Citation details: 1923/B41841 Edith Madge Bignell Clarence James Bignell Edith May Bignell
Marriage of a grandchildBertraud Stanislaus BOZIERCharlotte BIGNELLView this family
about 1924 (Age 82 years)
Citation details: 1924/35686 Bozier Bertraud Stanislaus Bignell Charlotte
Marriage of a grandchildRobert Stanley BIGNELLOlive Pretoria FOXWELLView this family
about 1925 (Age 83 years)
Citation details: 1925/36383 Foxwell Olive Pretoria Bignell Robert Stanley
Marriage of a grandchildThomas William Edward SMITHEthel May BIGNELLView this family
about 1925 (Age 83 years)
Citation details: 1925/36766 Smith Thomas William Edward Bignell Ethel May
Birth of a granddaughter
#22
Mary Lyle BIGNELL
April 14, 1926 (Age 84 years)
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Marriage of a grandchildWilliam Charles THACKERDorothy BIGNELLView this family
about 1926 (Age 84 years)
Citation details: 1926 B39732 William Charles Thacker Dorothy Bignell
Marriage of a grandchildJames Archibald DONALDGwenneth Lena BIRDView this family
December 15, 1928 (Age 86 years)
Text:

Marriage registration: Gwenneth Lena known as Gwenneth Eleanor Bird Marriage date: 15/12/1928 Spouse's name: James Archibald Donald Registration details: 1928/B/4958

Death of a sonAlfred Thomas BIGNELL
January 7, 1930 (Age 88 years)
Citation details: 1930/9965 Alfred Thomas Bignell - Bignell Mary Ann Levey ** born William River, New South Wales
Death June 28, 1933 (Age 91 years)
Citation details: 1933/21247 Mary Ann Bignell Patrick Levey Mary Atkin
Text:

Death registration: Mary Ann Bignell Death date: 28/06/1933 Mother's name: Mary Atkin Father/parent's name: Patrick Levey Registration details: 1933/B/21247

Publication: Brisbane Courier 1 July 1933
Obituary July 1, 1933 (3 days after death)
Publication: Newspaper; Queensland; 1864-1933
Citation details: 1 July 1933
Bignell - Mary Ann - Obituary
Bignell - Mary Ann - Obituary

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Burial
Cemetery: Upper Coomera General
Bignell - Samuel and Mary Ann and Sydney Kingston
Bignell - Samuel and Mary Ann and Sydney Kingston

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

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Marriage: April 23, 1861Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
son
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James BIGNELL
Birth: about 1861 22 19Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1861Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
7 years
son
4 years
son
George BIGNELL
Birth: about 1871 32 29Tweed River, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 4, 1947Murwillumbah, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
10 years
son
3 years
daughter
6 years
son
3 years
son
Australian Army CrestSydney Kingston BIGNELL
Birth: about 1893 54 51Queensland, Australia
Death: April 10, 1918Bouzencourt, Somme, France

BirthObituary - Bignell - Mary Ann
Publication: Brisbane Courier 1 July 1933
MarriageB - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 1729/1861 BIGNELL SAMUEL LEVEY MARY ANN DUNGOG
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
ResidenceObituary - Bignell - Mary Ann
Publication: Brisbane Courier 1 July 1933
DeathDeaths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1933/21247 Mary Ann Bignell Patrick Levey Mary Atkin
Text:

Death registration: Mary Ann Bignell Death date: 28/06/1933 Mother's name: Mary Atkin Father/parent's name: Patrick Levey Registration details: 1933/B/21247

DeathObituary - Bignell - Mary Ann
Publication: Brisbane Courier 1 July 1933
ObituaryNewspaper - Brisbane Courier
Publication: Newspaper; Queensland; 1864-1933
Citation details: 1 July 1933
Bignell - Mary Ann - Obituary
Bignell - Mary Ann - Obituary

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BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index