Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Samuel Stanley BIGNELL1949

Name
Samuel Stanley BIGNELL
Given names
Samuel Stanley
Surname
BIGNELL
Birthyes

Birth of a son
#1
Sidney Kingston BIGNELL

Birth of a sisterMary Ann BIGNELL
about 1874
Citation details: 1874/2056 Mary Anne Bignell Samuel Mary Anne Levey
Marriage of a siblingJesse BIRDEleanor Alberta Charlotte BIGNELLView this family
July 7, 1879
Citation details: 1879 C604 Heleanor Alberta Charlotte Bignell Jesse Bird
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames 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 paternal grandfatherJames 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.

Birth of a brotherEdwin BIGNELL
calculated 1883

Note: Edwin was 63 years old at the time of his death in 1946.
Death of a paternal grandmotherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884
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 sisterCharlotte BIGNELL
about 1885
Citation details: 1885/4923 Charlotte Bignell Samuel Mary Annie Levey
Birth of a brotherClarence James BIGNELL
July 27, 1890
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 brotherSydney Kingston BIGNELL
about 1893
Citation details: 1893/6925 Sydney Kingston Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Thomas BIGNELLAmy Alice GRAYView this family
about 1894
Citation details: 4522/1894 BIGNELL ALFRED J GRAY ALICE A LISMORE
MarriageRebecca Annie GRAYView this family
about 1896
Citation details: 5404/1896 BIGNELL SAMUEL S GRAY REBECCA A LISMORE
Birth of a son
#2
Robert Stanley BIGNELL
about 1897
Citation details: 1897/6963 Robert Stanley Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Marriage of a siblingGeorge BIGNELLJanet Laurie BELLView this family
about 1898
Citation details: 8182/1898 BIGNELL GEORGE BELL JANET L MURWILLUMBAH
Death of a fatherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898
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 daughter
#3
Charlotte BIGNELL
about 1899
Citation details: 1899/6935 Charlotte Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ethel May BIGNELL
about 1901
Citation details: 1901/7140 Ethel May Bignell Samuel Stanly Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a daughter
#5
Dorothy BIGNELL
about 1903
Citation details: 1903/6294 Dorothy Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a son
#6
Samuel James BIGNELL
about 1905
Citation details: 1905/6868 Samuel James Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a son
#7
Isaac John BIGNELL
about 1907
Citation details: 1907/7508 Isaac John Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a daughter
#8
Susan BIGNELL
about 1909
Citation details: 1909/7048 Susan Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annis Gray
Birth of a son
#9
Walter BIGNELL
about 1912
Citation details: 1912/7937 Walter Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Marriage of a siblingClarence James BIGNELLEdith May BIGNELLView this family
May 28, 1913
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
Death of a brotherSydney Kingston BIGNELL
April 10, 1918
Cause: Killed in action
Note: Killed in action in France whilst serving in the 25th Australian Machine Gun Company.
Marriage of a siblingEdwin BIGNELLEmily Muriel VINEYView this family
about 1920
Citation details: 1920/2405 Bignell Edwin Viney Emilie Muriel
Marriage of a childBertraud Stanislaus BOZIERCharlotte BIGNELLView this family
about 1924
Citation details: 1924/35686 Bozier Bertraud Stanislaus Bignell Charlotte
Marriage of a childRobert Stanley BIGNELLOlive Pretoria FOXWELLView this family
about 1925
Citation details: 1925/36383 Foxwell Olive Pretoria Bignell Robert Stanley
Marriage of a childThomas William Edward SMITHEthel May BIGNELLView this family
about 1925
Citation details: 1925/36766 Smith Thomas William Edward Bignell Ethel May
Marriage of a childWilliam Charles THACKERDorothy BIGNELLView this family
about 1926
Citation details: 1926 B39732 William Charles Thacker Dorothy Bignell
Death of a brotherAlfred Thomas BIGNELL
January 7, 1930
Citation details: 1930/9965 Alfred Thomas Bignell - Bignell Mary Ann Levey ** born William River, New South Wales
Death of a motherMary Ann “Polly” LEVEY
June 28, 1933
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
Death of a sonWalter BIGNELL
about 1941
Citation details: 1941/260 Walter Bignell Samuel Stanley Bignell Rebecca Ann Gray
Death of a brotherClarence James BIGNELL
January 17, 1943
Citation details: 1943/59660 Clarence James Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Death of a sonSidney Kingston BIGNELL
about 1946
Citation details: 1946/3212 Sidney Kingston Bignell Samuel Stanley Bignell Rebecca Annie Gray
Death of a brotherEdwin BIGNELL
May 14, 1946
Citation details: 1946/6541 Edwin Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Death of a sisterEleanor Alberta Charlotte BIGNELL
about 1947
Citation details: 1947 B14025 Eleanor Alberta Charlotte Bird Samuel Bignell Mary Ann Levy
Death of a brotherGeorge BIGNELL
April 4, 1947
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9689/1947 BIGNELL GEORGE SAMUEL MARY ANNE MURWILLUMBAH
Death March 26, 1949
Citation details: 1949/21331 Samuel Stanley Bignell Samuel Stanley Mary Ann Levey
Burial
Cemetery: Upper Coomera General
Bignell - Samuel Stanley and Sidney and Walter and Samuel
Bignell - Samuel Stanley and Sidney and Walter and Samuel

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

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 23, 1861Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
himself
brother
brother
James BIGNELL
Birth: about 1861 22 19Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1861Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
sister
7 years
brother
4 years
brother
George BIGNELL
Birth: about 1871 32 29Tweed River, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 4, 1947Murwillumbah, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
sister
10 years
brother
3 years
sister
6 years
brother
3 years
brother
Australian Army CrestSydney Kingston BIGNELL
Birth: about 1893 54 51Queensland, Australia
Death: April 10, 1918Bouzencourt, Somme, France
Family with Rebecca Annie GRAY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1896Lismore, , New South Wales, Australia
son
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
Samuel James BIGNELL
Birth: about 1905 35Queensland, Australia
Death: August 29, 1962Queensland, Australia
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
4 years
son
Walter BIGNELL
Birth: about 1912 42Queensland, Australia
Death: about 1941Queensland, Australia

MarriageB - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 5404/1896 BIGNELL SAMUEL S GRAY REBECCA A LISMORE
DeathDeaths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1949/21331 Samuel Stanley Bignell Samuel Stanley Mary Ann Levey
DeathAustralian Cemeteries Index
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index