Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

George Septimus BIGNALLAge: 5518431899

Name
George Septimus BIGNALL
Given names
George Septimus
Surname
BIGNALL
Also known as
George Septimus BIGNELL
Birth August 19, 1843 39 31
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 23 months)
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 3)
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 3)
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 4)
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 8)
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 8)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel KINGSTON
about 1852 (Age 8)
Citation details: V18521753 38B/1852 KINGSTON SAMUEL AGE 85
Baptism of a sisterIsabella Matilda BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 8)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Baptism of a sisterEllen BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 8)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
about 1853 (Age 9)
Citation details: V18534089 39A/1853 BIGNOLD JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA
Baptism of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
October 25, 1853 (Age 10)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherAlfred Stanley BIGNELL
August 28, 1855 (Age 12)
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 16)
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 17)
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 18)
Citation details: 2221/1862 BIGNELL EDWARD THO ALLAN ALICE MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingJames BIGNELLMargaret KENNEYView this family
about 1863 (Age 19)
Citation details: 2650/1863 BIGNELL JAMES KENNEY MARGARET PATERSON
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 780
Marriage of a siblingRichard BIGNALLEliza Sarah SMITHView this family
March 29, 1865 (Age 21)
Citation details: 1179/1865 BIGNELL RICHARD SMITH ELIZA S REDFERN
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingAlexander Brilliant McPHERSONEmily Victoria BIGNALLView this family
about 1867 (Age 23)
Citation details: 2945/1867 MCPHERSON ALEXANDER BIGNELL EMILY RAYMOND TERRACE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingHenry George TOWERSIsabella Matilda BIGNELLView this family
November 20, 1869 (Age 26)
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
Marriage of a siblingWilliam BIGNELLMary Sarah LEANView this family
August 17, 1871 (Age 27)
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
Occupation
Farmer
1872 (Age 28)
Marriage of a siblingRobert BIGNELLMary BALLARDView this family
May 27, 1874 (Age 30)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1176
MarriageCatherine “Kate” McINNESView this family
about 1876 (Age 32)
Citation details: 3247/1876 BIGNELL SEPTIMUS MCINNES CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Marriage of a siblingJoseph BIGNELLAnn May KINGSTONView this family
October 2, 1878 (Age 35)
Citation details: 2971/1878 BIGNETT JOSEPH KINGSTON ANNIE M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Birth of a daughter
#1
Amelia Kingston BIGNELL
about 1880 (Age 36)
Citation details: 17822/1880 BIGNELL AMELIA KINGSTON GEORGE SEPTIMUS CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Marriage of a siblingWilliam TOWERSEllen BIGNELLView this family
August 11, 1880 (Age 36)
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 37)
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

Marriage of a siblingEdward Thomas BIGNALLHannah Jane LEANView this family
October 25, 1881 (Age 38)
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 38)
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 daughter
#2
Mary BIGNELL
about 1883 (Age 39)
Citation details: 19934/1883 BIGNELL MARY GEORGE S CATHERINE WINGHAM
Death of a motherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 41)
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 daughter
#3
Ivy Florence BIGNELL
about 1887 (Age 43)
Citation details: 23556/1887 BIGNELL IVY F GEORGE S CATHERINE TAREE
Birth of a daughter
#4
Catherine Ada BIGNELL
about 1888 (Age 44)
Citation details: 24316/1888 BIGNELL CATHERINE A GEORGE S CATHERINE TAREE
Birth of a daughter
#5
Lyla A BIGNELL
about 1890 (Age 46)
Citation details: 33875/1890 BIGNELL LYLA A GEORGE S CATHERINE TAREE
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Stanley BIGNELLMary IRWINView this family
November 4, 1891 (Age 48)
Citation details: 3762/1891 BIGNELL ALFRED S IRWIN MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a daughterAmelia Kingston BIGNELL
about 1891 (Age 47)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1173
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14330/1891 BIGNELL AMELIA K GEORGE S CATHERINE TAREE
Birth of a son
#6
Reginald Stewart BIGNELL
about 1893 (Age 49)
Citation details: 34668/1893 BIGNELL REGINALD S GEORGE S CATHERINE TAREE
Birth of a son
#7
George S BIGNELL
about 1894 (Age 50)
Citation details: 33100/1894 BIGNELL GEORGE S GEORGE S CATHERINE TAREE
Death of a brotherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898 (Age 55)
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.

Death March 5, 1899 (Age 55)
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
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
elder brother
19 months
elder brother
14 months
elder brother
16 months
elder brother
20 months
elder brother
21 months
elder brother
18 months
himself
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 Catherine “Kate” McINNES - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1876Manning River District (Taree), , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
Amelia Kingston BIGNELL
Birth: about 1880 36 17Manning River District (Taree), , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1891Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
Ivy Florence BIGNELL
Birth: about 1887 43 24Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1977New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
4 years
son
Reginald Stewart BIGNELL
Birth: about 1893 49 30Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1967Burwood, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
George S BIGNELL
Birth: about 1894 50 31Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1928Randwick, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V18432531 32A/1843 BIGNALL GEORGE S JAMES AMELIA
OccupationGreville's Post Office Directory for 1872.
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 3247/1876 BIGNELL SEPTIMUS MCINNES CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3451/1899 BIGNELL GEORGE S JAMES AMELIA TAREE