Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Edwin BIGNELLAge: 63 years18831946

Name
Edwin BIGNELL
Given names
Edwin
Surname
BIGNELL
Birth calculated 1883 44 41

Note: Edwin was 63 years old at the time of his death in 1946.
Death of a paternal grandmotherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 23 months)
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 (Age 2 years)
Citation details: 1885/4923 Charlotte Bignell Samuel Mary Annie Levey
Birth of a brotherClarence James BIGNELL
July 27, 1890 (Age 7 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 brotherSydney Kingston BIGNELL
about 1893 (Age 10 years)
Citation details: 1893/6925 Sydney Kingston Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Thomas BIGNELLAmy Alice GRAYView this family
about 1894 (Age 11 years)
Citation details: 4522/1894 BIGNELL ALFRED J GRAY ALICE A LISMORE
Marriage of a siblingSamuel Stanley BIGNELLRebecca Annie GRAYView this family
about 1896 (Age 13 years)
Citation details: 5404/1896 BIGNELL SAMUEL S GRAY REBECCA A LISMORE
Marriage of a siblingGeorge BIGNELLJanet Laurie BELLView this family
about 1898 (Age 15 years)
Citation details: 8182/1898 BIGNELL GEORGE BELL JANET L MURWILLUMBAH
Death of a fatherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898 (Age 15 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.

Marriage of a siblingClarence James BIGNELLEdith May BIGNELLView this family
May 28, 1913 (Age 30 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
Death of a brotherSydney Kingston BIGNELL
April 10, 1918 (Age 35 years)
Cause: Killed in action
Note: Killed in action in France whilst serving in the 25th Australian Machine Gun Company.
MarriageEmily Muriel VINEYView this family
about 1920 (Age 37 years)
Citation details: 1920/2405 Bignell Edwin Viney Emilie Muriel
Death of a brotherAlfred Thomas BIGNELL
January 7, 1930 (Age 47 years)
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 (Age 50 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
Death of a brotherClarence James BIGNELL
January 17, 1943 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: 1943/59660 Clarence James Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Death May 14, 1946 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: 1946/6541 Edwin Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Burial
Cemetery: Lower Coomera General
Bignell - Edwin
Bignell - Edwin

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
brother
brother
elder brother
James BIGNELL
Birth: about 1861 22 19Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1861Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
7 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
George BIGNELL
Birth: about 1871 32 29Tweed River, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 4, 1947Murwillumbah, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
elder sister
10 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Australian Army CrestSydney Kingston BIGNELL
Birth: about 1893 54 51Queensland, Australia
Death: April 10, 1918Bouzencourt, Somme, France
Family with Emily Muriel VINEY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1920Queensland, Australia

MarriageMarriages Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1920/2405 Bignell Edwin Viney Emilie Muriel
DeathDeaths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1946/6541 Edwin Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
DeathAustralian Cemeteries Index
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index