Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Robert Stanley BIGNELL1897

Name
Robert Stanley BIGNELL
Given names
Robert Stanley
Surname
BIGNELL
Birth about 1897 27
Citation details: 1897/6963 Robert Stanley Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898 (Age 20 months)
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 sisterCharlotte BIGNELL
about 1899 (Age 2)
Citation details: 1899/6935 Charlotte Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a sisterEthel May BIGNELL
about 1901 (Age 4)
Citation details: 1901/7140 Ethel May Bignell Samuel Stanly Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a sisterDorothy BIGNELL
about 1903 (Age 6)
Citation details: 1903/6294 Dorothy Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a brotherSamuel James BIGNELL
about 1905 (Age 8)
Citation details: 1905/6868 Samuel James Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a brotherIsaac John BIGNELL
about 1907 (Age 10)
Citation details: 1907/7508 Isaac John Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Birth of a sisterSusan BIGNELL
about 1909 (Age 12)
Citation details: 1909/7048 Susan Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annis Gray
Birth of a brotherWalter BIGNELL
about 1912 (Age 15)
Citation details: 1912/7937 Walter Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Marriage of a siblingBertraud Stanislaus BOZIERCharlotte BIGNELLView this family
about 1924 (Age 27)
Citation details: 1924/35686 Bozier Bertraud Stanislaus Bignell Charlotte
MarriageOlive Pretoria FOXWELLView this family
about 1925 (Age 28)
Citation details: 1925/36383 Foxwell Olive Pretoria Bignell Robert Stanley
Marriage of a siblingThomas William Edward SMITHEthel May BIGNELLView this family
about 1925 (Age 28)
Citation details: 1925/36766 Smith Thomas William Edward Bignell Ethel May
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Charles THACKERDorothy BIGNELLView this family
about 1926 (Age 29)
Citation details: 1926 B39732 William Charles Thacker Dorothy Bignell
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Ann “Polly” LEVEY
June 28, 1933 (Age 36)
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 brotherWalter BIGNELL
about 1941 (Age 44)
Citation details: 1941/260 Walter Bignell Samuel Stanley Bignell Rebecca Ann Gray
Death of a brotherSidney Kingston BIGNELL
about 1946 (Age 49)
Citation details: 1946/3212 Sidney Kingston Bignell Samuel Stanley Bignell Rebecca Annie Gray
Death of a fatherSamuel Stanley BIGNELL
March 26, 1949 (Age 52)
Citation details: 1949/21331 Samuel Stanley Bignell Samuel Stanley Mary Ann Levey
Death of a motherRebecca Annie GRAY
August 22, 1961 (Age 64)
Citation details: 1961/46467 Rebecca Annie Bignell Robert Grey Rebecca Jessop
Death of a brotherSamuel James BIGNELL
August 29, 1962 (Age 65)
Citation details: 1962/53512 Samuel James Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
Deathyes

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1896Lismore, , New South Wales, Australia
brother
himself
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Samuel James BIGNELL
Birth: about 1905 35Queensland, Australia
Death: August 29, 1962Queensland, Australia
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
Walter BIGNELL
Birth: about 1912 42Queensland, Australia
Death: about 1941Queensland, Australia
Family with Olive Pretoria FOXWELL - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1925Queensland, Australia

BirthBirths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1897/6963 Robert Stanley Bignell Samuel Stanley Rebecca Annie Gray
MarriageMarriages Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1925/36383 Foxwell Olive Pretoria Bignell Robert Stanley