Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Samuel KINGSTONAge: 54 years18181873

Name
Samuel KINGSTON
Given names
Samuel
Surname
KINGSTON
Birth June 7, 1818 51 48
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Immigration June 14, 1832 (Age 14 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: 20 May 2010
Text:

Mr Gregory

Thank you for your email.

James and Amelia Bignall's children were born before compulsory registration. The Bishop of Newcastle's baptism registers are the source for birth information, and these were transcribed some years ago, overseas, to produce the pre-registration official BDM index. There were many copying errors made by copyists unfamiliar with English names. The early originals were written up by travelling chaplains before the foundation of the see.

My group, by permission of a previous Bishop, has examined the records. All are complete except for Samuel Stanley Bignall (whose page is missing). This is the spelling used by the priest (s) when writing the records - at first by George Middleton (possibly at home, but in the Christ Church books (=Newcastle Cathedral)) , and later, after the foundation of the village of Paterson, by the incumbent there (St Paul Paterson register).

The Manning Pioneer list is quite wrong, as is the Family History group from Maitland. I have the baptism, marriage, census and deatth records for James Bignell of Alverstoke, who married another Amelia, but never left England. Unfortunately these bodies haven't always confirmed information they have gleaned. Bignall descendents, using both spellings, are very common in these districts.

Amelia Kingston arrived at Sydney as a free passenger in the convict transport Southworth, in June 1832. She was with her mother, 2 of her sisters, and brother, who had eventually emigrated to rejoin their father, who had been earlier transported for life for forgery - altering a document. The family was conveyed to Tillimby on the Paterson River. She was baptised 13th Jan 1811 at St Fachtna's Cathedral, Ross (Rosscarbery), County Cork, her parents coming from Burgatia in Ross parish. Her birthday is not known.

Ann Kingston, nee Stanley, Amelia's mother, was originally from Murragh, on the upper part of the Bandon River, and Bandon Grove was named after her death as a memorial.

Amelia's older sisters had married in Ireland before her emigration. We have the records from the Diocese of Cork (nowadays Cork, Cloyne and Ross).

James Bignall's marriage registration (by C P N Wilton, chaplain at Newcastle) ) gives a false age, which has confused many. His true age is known at death, which places his birthday in 1798, probably Oxfordshire, as stated by the court. His father was William. His mother's name is unknown.

Regards, G Taylor

Note: Ann Kingston arrived on the convict transport ship, the "Southworth" as a "free woman". She travelle…
Marriage of a siblingJames BIGNELLAmelia KINGSTONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 30, 1832 (Age 14 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18321231 16/1832 BIGNELL JAMES KINGSTON AMELIA CT
Bignell - James - Death Certificate
Bignell - James - Death Certificate

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Bignell - James and Kingston - Amelia - Marriage Certificate
Bignell - James and Kingston - Amelia - Marriage Certificate

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Marriage of a siblingJames TAYLORNancy KINGSTONView this family
about 1833 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: V1833312 17/1833 TAYLOR JAMES KINGSTON ANN CH
Marriage of a siblingWilliam BARNESLydia KINGSTONView this family
July 29, 1833 (Age 15 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1028 and 1151
Citation details: V1833322 17/1833 BARNES WILLIAM KINGSTON LYDIA CT
MarriageCatherine “Kitty” KEALEYView this family
February 3, 1845 (Age 26 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Birth of a daughter
#1
Ann May KINGSTON
November 30, 1845 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: V18452926 30A/1845 KINGSTON ANN M SAMUEL CATHERINE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722 and 1133
Birth of a daughter
#2
Ellen KINGSTON
May 3, 1848 (Age 29 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133 and 1143
Birth of a son
#3
Samuel Stanley KINGSTON
June 7, 1850 (Age 32 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Birth of a daughter
#4
Susan KINGSTON
about September 1852 (Age 34 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Citation details: V18523560 38A/1852 KINGSTON SUSAN SAMUEL CATHERINE
Death of a fatherSamuel KINGSTON
about 1852 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: V18521753 38B/1852 KINGSTON SAMUEL AGE 85
Baptism of a daughterSusan KINGSTON
September 14, 1852 (Age 34 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Birth of a daughter
#5
Elizabeth KINGSTON
September 20, 1855 (Age 37 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Citation details: V18554409 42B/1855 KINGSTON ELIZABETH SAMUEL CATHERINE
Birth of a daughter
#6
Catherine Jane KINGSTON
May 7, 1858 (Age 39 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Birth of a son
#7
William Stanley KINGSTON
January 18, 1863 (Age 44 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Occupation
Farmer
1872 (Age 53 years)
Address: Yarrow
Death February 5, 1873 (Age 54 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4032/1873 KINGSTON SAMUEL SAMUEL ANN DUNGOG
Burial
Cemetery: Bandon Grove General
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Kingston - Samuel
Kingston - Samuel

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 26, 1800Murragh, Rosscarbery, Ireland
sister
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
Family with Catherine “Kitty” KEALEY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 3, 1845West Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
10 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
Susan KINGSTON
Birth: about September 1852 34 27Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 15, 1929Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Elizabeth KINGSTON
Birth: September 20, 1855 37 30Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 9, 1915Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Catherine Jane KINGSTON
Birth: May 7, 1858 39 33Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 31, 1908Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
ImmigrationPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
ImmigrationEmails - G Taylor
Citation details: 20 May 2010
Text:

Mr Gregory

Thank you for your email.

James and Amelia Bignall's children were born before compulsory registration. The Bishop of Newcastle's baptism registers are the source for birth information, and these were transcribed some years ago, overseas, to produce the pre-registration official BDM index. There were many copying errors made by copyists unfamiliar with English names. The early originals were written up by travelling chaplains before the foundation of the see.

My group, by permission of a previous Bishop, has examined the records. All are complete except for Samuel Stanley Bignall (whose page is missing). This is the spelling used by the priest (s) when writing the records - at first by George Middleton (possibly at home, but in the Christ Church books (=Newcastle Cathedral)) , and later, after the foundation of the village of Paterson, by the incumbent there (St Paul Paterson register).

The Manning Pioneer list is quite wrong, as is the Family History group from Maitland. I have the baptism, marriage, census and deatth records for James Bignell of Alverstoke, who married another Amelia, but never left England. Unfortunately these bodies haven't always confirmed information they have gleaned. Bignall descendents, using both spellings, are very common in these districts.

Amelia Kingston arrived at Sydney as a free passenger in the convict transport Southworth, in June 1832. She was with her mother, 2 of her sisters, and brother, who had eventually emigrated to rejoin their father, who had been earlier transported for life for forgery - altering a document. The family was conveyed to Tillimby on the Paterson River. She was baptised 13th Jan 1811 at St Fachtna's Cathedral, Ross (Rosscarbery), County Cork, her parents coming from Burgatia in Ross parish. Her birthday is not known.

Ann Kingston, nee Stanley, Amelia's mother, was originally from Murragh, on the upper part of the Bandon River, and Bandon Grove was named after her death as a memorial.

Amelia's older sisters had married in Ireland before her emigration. We have the records from the Diocese of Cork (nowadays Cork, Cloyne and Ross).

James Bignall's marriage registration (by C P N Wilton, chaplain at Newcastle) ) gives a false age, which has confused many. His true age is known at death, which places his birthday in 1798, probably Oxfordshire, as stated by the court. His father was William. His mother's name is unknown.

Regards, G Taylor

MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
OccupationGreville's Post Office Directory for 1872.
DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4032/1873 KINGSTON SAMUEL SAMUEL ANN DUNGOG
BurialPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133