Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Amelia KINGSTONAge: 7218121884

Name
Amelia KINGSTON
Given names
Amelia
Surname
KINGSTON
Married name
Amelia BIGNALL
Birth January 13, 1812 45 42
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Shared note:

BIGNALL/BIGNELL FAMILIES

An email was received from a G Taylor on 12 May 2010 as follows:

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 sisterLydia KINGSTON
May 6, 1815 (Age 3)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
Birth of a brotherSamuel KINGSTON
June 7, 1818 (Age 6)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Immigration June 14, 1832 (Age 20)
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 travelled in steerage with her four children and with three other "free" women, two of whom also had four children.

In an email, G Taylor stated that Ann emigrated to rejoin her husband, Samuel, who had been earlier transported for life for forgery - altering a document. The family was conveyed to Tillimby on the Paterson River.

Religious marriageJames BIGNELLView this family
October 30, 1832 (Age 20)
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

Note: Image downloaded from Ancestry.com

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

Note: Image downloaded from Ancestry.com.

Number of childrenJames BIGNELLView this family
Only 14 according to death certificate

Bignell - James - Death Certificate
Bignell - James - Death Certificate

Note: Image downloaded from Ancestry.com

Marriage of a siblingJames TAYLORNancy KINGSTONView this family
about 1833 (Age 20)
Citation details: V1833312 17/1833 TAYLOR JAMES KINGSTON ANN CH
Marriage of a siblingWilliam BARNESLydia KINGSTONView this family
July 29, 1833 (Age 21)
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
Birth of a daughter
#1
Phillis BIGNALL
July 30, 1833 (Age 21)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V1833713 17/1833 BIGNALL PHILLIS JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a son
#2
James BIGNELL
August 17, 1834 (Age 22)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a son
#3
Richard BIGNALL
March 18, 1836 (Age 24)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1175
Citation details: V18361211 20/1836 BIGNALL RICHARD JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a son
#4
Henry BIGNELL
May 12, 1837 (Age 25)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18371256 21/1837 BAGNELL HENRY JAMES AMELIA
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 son
#5
Samuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1838 (Age 26)

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.

Note: A casual search of the NSW Births Index failed to find any relevant entry.
Birth of a son
#6
Edward Thomas BIGNALL
May 2, 1840 (Age 28)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18401694 24A/1840 BIGNALL EDWARD T JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a son
#7
William BIGNELL
February 5, 1842 (Age 30)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18421848 26A/1842 BIGNALL WILLIAM JAMES AMELIA
Birth of a son
#8
George Septimus BIGNALL
August 19, 1843 (Age 31)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: V18432531 32A/1843 BIGNALL GEORGE S JAMES AMELIA
Marriage of a siblingSamuel KINGSTONCatherine “Kitty” KEALEYView this family
February 3, 1845 (Age 33)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Birth of a daughter
#9
Emily Victoria BIGNALL
August 7, 1845 (Age 33)
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 son
#10
Joseph BIGNALL
September 26, 1846 (Age 34)
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 sonJoseph BIGNALL
about 1847 (Age 34)
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 son
#11
Robert BIGNELL
April 23, 1848 (Age 36)
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 daughter
#12
Isabella Matilda BIGNELL
about April 1852 (Age 40)
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 daughter
#13
Ellen BIGNELL
about April 1852 (Age 40)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a fatherSamuel KINGSTON
about 1852 (Age 39)
Citation details: V18521753 38B/1852 KINGSTON SAMUEL AGE 85
Baptism of a daughterIsabella Matilda BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 40)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Baptism of a daughterEllen BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 40)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a son
#14
Joseph BIGNELL
about 1853 (Age 40)
Citation details: V18534089 39A/1853 BIGNOLD JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA
Baptism of a sonJoseph BIGNELL
October 25, 1853 (Age 41)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a son
#15
Alfred Stanley BIGNELL
August 28, 1855 (Age 43)
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 childHenry BIGNELLMary Emma TOWERSView this family
April 24, 1860 (Age 48)
Citation details: 1582/1860 BIGNELL HENRY TOWERS MARY EMMA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a grandson
#1
James BIGNELL
about 1861 (Age 48)
Citation details: 7185/1861 BIGNELL JAMES SAMUEL MARY A DUNGOG
Marriage of a childSamuel BIGNELLMary Ann “Polly” LEVEYView this family
April 23, 1861 (Age 49)
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
Death of a grandsonJames BIGNELL
about 1861 (Age 48)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2854/1861 BIGNELL JAMES SAMUEL MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Alice Evelyn BIGNELL
February 6, 1862 (Age 50)
Citation details: 7375/1862 BIGNELL ALICE E HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Eleanor Alberta Charlotte BIGNELL
about 1862 (Age 49)
Citation details: 7427/1862 BIGNELL ELENA A C SAMUEL MARY A DUNGOG
Marriage of a childEdward Thomas BIGNALLAlice ALLANView this family
May 20, 1862 (Age 50)
Citation details: 2221/1862 BIGNELL EDWARD THO ALLAN ALICE MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Emily Alice BIGNELL
April 3, 1863 (Age 51)
Citation details: 7366/1863 BIGNELL ETHELINE A EDWARD ALICE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 720 and 837
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Adelaide Emily BIGNELL
September 29, 1863 (Age 51)
Citation details: 7410/1863 BIGNELL ADELAIDE E HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Marriage of a childJames BIGNELLMargaret KENNEYView this family
about 1863 (Age 50)
Citation details: 2650/1863 BIGNELL JAMES KENNEY MARGARET PATERSON
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 780
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Evelina BIGNELL
April 21, 1864 (Age 52)
Citation details: 10207/1864 BIGNELL EVELINA EDWARD T ALICE MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 720
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Alma Edward BIGNELL
February 11, 1865 (Age 53)
Citation details: 8356/1865 BIGNELL ALMA E HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Catharine Ada BIGNELL
February 16, 1865 (Age 53)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 8351/1865 BIGNELL CATHARINE A JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Marriage of a childRichard BIGNALLEliza Sarah SMITHView this family
March 29, 1865 (Age 53)
Citation details: 1179/1865 BIGNELL RICHARD SMITH ELIZA S REDFERN
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a granddaughterAdelaide Emily BIGNELL
August 27, 1865 (Age 53)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3594/1865 BIGNELL ADELAIDE HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Agnes Nora BIGNELL
April 25, 1866 (Age 54)
Address: Alderly
Citation details: 13942/1866 BIGNELL AGNES N EDWARD T ALICE PORT STEPHENS
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 720
Birth of a grandson
#10
Eugene Kenney BIGNELL
September 9, 1866 (Age 54)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 8151/1866 BIGNELL EUGENE K JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Caroline Frances BIGNELL
September 16, 1866 (Age 54)
Citation details: 8155/1866 BIGNELL CAROLINE F RICHARD ELIZA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1175
Birth of a grandson
#12
George Thomas BIGNELL
October 8, 1866 (Age 54)
Citation details: 8153/1866 BIGNELL GEORGE T HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Marriage of a childAlexander Brilliant McPHERSONEmily Victoria BIGNALLView this family
about 1867 (Age 54)
Citation details: 2945/1867 MCPHERSON ALEXANDER BIGNELL EMILY RAYMOND TERRACE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Isabella Janet BIGNELL
April 14, 1868 (Age 56)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 8852/1868 BIGNELL ISABELLA J JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Birth of a grandson
#14
Herbert Joseph BIGNELL
July 2, 1868 (Age 56)
Citation details: 8874/1868 BIGNELL HERBERT J EDWARD ALICE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 720
Birth of a granddaughter
#15
Amelia Mary BIGNELL
September 8, 1868 (Age 56)
Citation details: 8880/1868 BIGNELL AMELIA M HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a grandson
#16
Albert BIGNALL
September 11, 1868 (Age 56)
Citation details: 8883/1868 BIGNALL ALBERT RICHARD ELIZA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1175
Birth of a grandson
#17
Alfred Thomas BIGNELL
about 1868 (Age 55)
Citation details: 8865/1868 BIGNELL ALFRED T SAMUEL MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Melita Amelia McPHERSON
about 1868 (Age 55)
Citation details: 15525/1878 MCPHERSON MELITA A ALEXANDER B EMILY A MAITLAND
Marriage of a childHenry George TOWERSIsabella Matilda BIGNELLView this family
November 20, 1869 (Age 57)
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
Birth of a granddaughter
#19
Janet Ethel BIGNELL
January 29, 1870 (Age 58)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Citation details: 9216/1870 BIGNEL JANET ETHEL JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#20
Mary Alice BIGNELL
February 18, 1870 (Age 58)
Citation details: 9229/1870 BIGNELL MARY ALICE EDWARD ALICE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 720
Birth of a granddaughter
#21
Adelaide BIGNELL
July 9, 1870 (Age 58)
Address: "Canningalla"
Citation details: 9252/1870 BIGNELL ADELAIDE HENRY MARY ANNA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Shared note:

"CANNINGALLA"

"Canningalla" is a large property on the Williams River in the Bandon Grove area which was owned in 1828 and still is owned by the Dowling family. There were tenant cottages in the 1800's for many tenant farmers. The Atkins as well as my great great grandparents James and Amelia Garrett lived in one of these tenant cottages. "Canningalla" today is not as large as it was back then as land was sold to other farmers. The tenant cottages are no longer there but Bill Dowling showed me back in 2000 where they were. Dairy farming ceased on Canningalla 15 years before 2000. I took photos of the area but they are not digital photos. Many different families lived in this area and one of the Haggarty's was the last to dairy farm on Canningalla. The Haggarty's come into my Bland family lines. I have Louisa Atkins and her family in my tree as so many Dungog families married into each other. My great grandmother Jane Garrett was born 1859 and married 1878 on "Canningalla" in her parents cottage.

In the National Library Archives in Canberra I found a book with James Dowling's title to Canningalla mentioned. He was a judge who lived in Sydney and his son ran the property.

Bill Dowling has a B&B in the old house which he partly inherited from his mother or rather he purchased it after she died from his other siblings. We stayed there in 2000 and enjoyed talking family research and history as he has a book on the Dowling family history.

The Dungog Chronicle began in 1888 and still publishes today. They put out a book in 1988 for their centenary and it has some interesting articles from their paper for those hundred years. I have a copy and it is available from the Dungog Chronicle Office at Dungog.

Trust this gives you a little history of Canningalla.

Sylvia Anderson 15 April 2008

Birth of a grandson
#22
Francis “Frank” TOWERS
about 1870 (Age 57)
Citation details: 9230/1870 TOWERS FRANCIS HENRY ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#23
George BIGNELL
about 1871 (Age 58)
Citation details: 18221/1871 BIGNELL GEORGE SAMUEL MARY A TWEED RIVER
Birth of a grandson
#24
Henry Allen BIGNELL
July 10, 1871 (Age 59)
Citation details: 9757/1871 BIGNELL HENRY A EDWARD T ALICE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 720
Birth of a granddaughter
#25
Edith TOWERS
about 1871 (Age 58)
Citation details: 9788/1871 TOWERS EDITH HENRY ISABELLA DUNGOG
Marriage of a childWilliam BIGNELLMary Sarah LEANView this family
August 17, 1871 (Age 59)
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
Birth of a granddaughter
#26
Margaret Ellen BIGNELL
December 31, 1871 (Age 59)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 9523/1872 BIGNELL MARGARET E JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Birth of a granddaughter
#27
Elizabeth Towers BIGNELL
July 4, 1872 (Age 60)
Citation details: 9575/1872 BIGNELL ELIZABETH T HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a granddaughter
#28
Eliza Sarah BIGNELL
about 1873 (Age 60)
Citation details: 10152/1873 BIGNELL ELIZA SARAH JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#29
Joseph Stanley BIGNELL
about 1873 (Age 60)
Citation details: 19167/1873 BIGNELL JOSEPH STANLEY EDWARD ALICE TAMWORTH
Birth of a granddaughter
#30
Emily Jane BIGNELL
about 1873 (Age 60)
Citation details: 10089/1873 BIGNELL EMILY JANE WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Death of a brotherSamuel KINGSTON
February 5, 1873 (Age 61)
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
Birth of a granddaughter
#31
Kate Emma BIGNELL
April 6, 1874 (Age 62)
Citation details: 10326/1874 BIGNELL KATE EMMA HENRY MARY EMMA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a granddaughter
#32
Mary Ann BIGNELL
about 1874 (Age 61)
Citation details: 1874/2056 Mary Anne Bignell Samuel Mary Anne Levey
Birth of a grandson
#33
Robert Edwin BIGNELL
about 1874 (Age 61)
Citation details: 10359/1874 BIGNELL ROBERT EDWIN WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#34
William Henry James TOWERS
about 1874 (Age 61)
Citation details: 10288/1874 TOWERS WILLIAM HENRY HENRY ISABELLA DUNGOG
Marriage of a childRobert BIGNELLMary BALLARDView this family
May 27, 1874 (Age 62)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1176
Birth of a granddaughter
#35
Annie Maria BIGNELL
March 6, 1875 (Age 63)
Citation details: 10618/1875 BIGNELL ANNIE MARIA ROBERT MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1176
Birth of a granddaughter
#36
Elizabeth TOWERS
September 23, 1875 (Age 63)
Citation details: 10665/1875 TOWERS ELIZABETH HENRY ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Birth of a granddaughter
#37
Catherine Mary BIGNELL
December 11, 1875 (Age 63)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 10983/1876 BIGNELL CATHERINE MARY JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Death of a granddaughterAlma Edward BIGNELL
about 1875 (Age 62)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9847/1875 BIGNELL ALMA E HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Birth of a grandson
#38
William Henry BIGNELL
April 11, 1876 (Age 64)
Citation details: 20600/1876 BIGNELL WILLIAM HENRY HENRY MARY EMMA TAMWORTH
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a granddaughter
#39
Alice Eveline BIGNELL
August 10, 1876 (Age 64)
Citation details: 11033/1876 BIGNELL ALICE EVELINE WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Birth of a granddaughter
#40
Kate Isabella BIGNELL
August 29, 1876 (Age 64)
Citation details: 11032/1876 BIGNELL KATE ISABELLA ROBERT MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1176
Text:

Has 1879 which I thing is a typo.

Marriage of a childGeorge Septimus BIGNALLCatherine “Kate” McINNESView this family
about 1876 (Age 63)
Citation details: 3247/1876 BIGNELL SEPTIMUS MCINNES CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Birth of a grandson
#41
Vincent L BIGNELL
about 1877 (Age 64)
Citation details: 21109/1877 BIGNELL VINCENT L EDWARD T ALICE TAMWORTH
Birth of a grandson
#42
Alfred Stanley TOWERS
about 1877 (Age 64)
Citation details: 11354/1877 TOWERS ALFRED S HENRY ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#43
Alexander James BIGNELL
March 31, 1878 (Age 66)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 12120/1878 BIGNELL ALEXANDER J JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Birth of a granddaughter
#44
Ada G F BIGNALL
about 1878 (Age 65)
Citation details: 22443/1878 BIGNALL ADA G F HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Birth of a grandson
#45
Clarence Stanley BIGNELL
April 21, 1878 (Age 66)
Citation details: 22543/1878 BIGNELL CLARENCE S ROBERT MARY TAMWORTH
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1176
Marriage of a childJoseph BIGNELLAnn May KINGSTONView this family
October 2, 1878 (Age 66)
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 grandson
#46
Frederick William BIGNELL
November 28, 1878 (Age 66)
Citation details: 12881/1879 BIGNELL FREDERICK WILLIAM WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Death of a grandsonVincent L BIGNELL
about 1878 (Age 65)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9685/1878 BIGNELL VINCENT L EDWARD T ALICE TAMWORTH
Birth of a grandson
#47
Alexander Augustus McPHERSON
about 1879 (Age 66)
Citation details: 16689/1879 MCPHERSON ALEXANDER AUGUSTUS ALEXANDER EMILY MAITLAND
Birth of a grandson
#48
Howard Stanley BIGNELL
June 19, 1879 (Age 67)
Citation details: 12931/1879 BIGNELL HOWARD STANLEY JOSEPH ANNIE MAY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Marriage of a grandchildJesse BIRDEleanor Alberta Charlotte BIGNELLView this family
July 7, 1879 (Age 67)
Citation details: 1879 C604 Heleanor Alberta Charlotte Bignell Jesse Bird
Birth of a granddaughter
#49
Ellie Roberta M BIGNELL
August 12, 1879 (Age 67)
Citation details: 25291/1879 BIGNELL ELLIE ROBERTA M ROBERT MARY WELLINGROVE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1176
Birth of a grandson
#50
Thomas TOWERS
November 5, 1879 (Age 67)
Citation details: 12968/1879 TOWERS THOMAS HENRY ISABELLA MATILDA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Marriage of a childWilliam TOWERSEllen BIGNELLView this family
August 11, 1880 (Age 68)
Citation details: 3196/1880 TOWERS WILLIAM BIGNELL ELLEN DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1257
Birth of a grandson
#51
Christopher BIGNELL
October 23, 1880 (Age 68)
Citation details: 13704/1880 BIGNELL CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Birth of a grandson
#52
Arthur Joseph BIGNELL
October 30, 1880 (Age 68)
Citation details: 13703/1880 BIGNELL ARTHUR JOSEPH JOSEPH ANNIE MAY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Death of a husbandJames BIGNELL
November 15, 1880 (Age 68)
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 husbandJames BIGNELL
November 16, 1880 (Age 68)
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 granddaughter
#53
Edith May BIGNELL
December 11, 1880 (Age 68)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 13656/1880 BIGNELL EDITH MAY JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Birth of a grandson
#54
James Alma BIGNALL
about 1880 (Age 67)
Citation details: 24696/1880 BIGNELL JAMES ALMA HENRY MARY EMMA TAMWORTH
Birth of a granddaughter
#55
Amelia Kingston BIGNELL
about 1880 (Age 67)
Citation details: 17822/1880 BIGNELL AMELIA KINGSTON GEORGE SEPTIMUS CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Birth of a granddaughter
#56
Ida Agatha McPHERSON
about 1881 (Age 68)
Citation details: 20868/1881 MCPHERSON IDA AGATHA ALEXANDER B EMILY A MORPETH
Birth of a granddaughter
#57
Mary Alma BIGNELL
January 23, 1881 (Age 69)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 14421/1881 BIGNELL MARY ALMA ROBERT MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1176
Marriage of a childEdward Thomas BIGNALLHannah Jane LEANView this family
October 25, 1881 (Age 69)
Citation details: 3691/1881 BIGNELL EDWARD J LEAN HANNAH JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 977
Birth of a granddaughter
#58
Amelia TOWERS
December 15, 1881 (Age 69)
Citation details: 15085/1882 TOWERS AMELIA HENRY ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Birth of a granddaughter
#59
Violet Ethel TOWERS
about 1881 (Age 68)
Citation details: 14474/1881 TOWERS VIOLET ETHEL WILLIAM ELLEN DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#60
James BIGNELL
June 17, 1882 (Age 70)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 15121/1882 BIGNELL JAMES JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Birth of a grandson
#61
Arthur R BIGNELL
about 1882 (Age 69)
Citation details: 27733/1882 BIGNELL ARTHUR R HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Birth of a granddaughter
#62
Florence M BIGNELL
about 1882 (Age 69)
Citation details: V18822038 159/1882 BIGNELL FLORENCE M EDWARD T HANNAH J
Marriage of a childAlfred Stanley BIGNELLJane IRWINView this family
May 10, 1882 (Age 70)
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 granddaughter
#63
Una BIGNELL
June 13, 1882 (Age 70)
Citation details: 15128/1882 BIGNELL UNA EDWARD T HANNAH J DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 720
Birth of a granddaughter
#64
Selina Ada BIGNELL
June 20, 1882 (Age 70)
Citation details: 15131/1882 BIGNELL SELINA A ROBERT MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1176
Birth of a grandson
#65
Claude Comerford BIGNELL
August 28, 1882 (Age 70)
Citation details: 15158/1882 BIGNELL CLAUDE C JOSEPH ANNIE M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Marriage of a grandchildGeorge Thomas WOOLASTONAlice Evelyn BIGNELLView this family
about 1882 (Age 69)
Citation details: 6558/1882 WOOLASTON GEORGE THOMAS BIGNALL ALICE EVELYN TAMWORTH
Death of a grandsonArthur R BIGNELL
about 1882 (Age 69)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12086/1882 BIGNELL ARTHUR R HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Birth of a grandson
#66
Edwin BIGNELL
calculated 1883 (Age 70)

Note: Edwin was 63 years old at the time of his death in 1946.
Birth of a granddaughter
#67
Mileta Jane BIGNELL
about 1883 (Age 70)
Citation details: 16391/1883 BIGNELL MILETA JANE EDWARD T HANNAH J CLARENCE TOWN
Birth of a grandson
#68
Albert BIGNELL
May 28, 1883 (Age 71)
Address: Hatfield Park
Citation details: 16445/1883 BIGNELL ALBERT WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Birth of a granddaughter
#69
Mary BIGNELL
about 1883 (Age 70)
Citation details: 19934/1883 BIGNELL MARY GEORGE S CATHERINE WINGHAM
Birth of a grandson
#70
Alfred TOWERS
about 1883 (Age 70)
Citation details: 16429/1883 TOWERS ALFRED WILLIAM ELLEN DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#71
Elsie Maud BIGNELL
May 29, 1883 (Age 71)
Citation details: 16454/1883 BIGNELL ELSIE M ALFRED JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Birth of a grandson
#72
Cecil Samuel BIGNELL
October 9, 1883 (Age 71)
Citation details: 16495/1883 BIGNELL CECIL S JOSEPH ANNIE M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 722
Birth of a granddaughter
#73
Hilda BIGNELL
February 15, 1884 (Age 72)
Address: Blendon Park
Citation details: 18102/1884 BIGNELL HILDA JAMES MARGARET DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 780
Birth of a granddaughter
#74
Maud L BIGNALL
about 1884 (Age 71)
Citation details: 32183/1884 BIGNALL MAUD L HENRY MARY E MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#75
Melita Jane TOWERS
March 16, 1884 (Age 72)
Citation details: 18100/1884 TOWERS MELITA J HENRY ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Birth of a grandson
#76
Thomas Lewis BIGNELL
May 26, 1884 (Age 72)
Citation details: 18129/1884 BIGNELL THOMAS L ROBERT MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1176
Birth of a granddaughter
#77
Ada C TOWERS
August 8, 1884 (Age 72)
Address: Underbank
Citation details: 18149/1884 TOWERS ADA WILLIAM ELLEN DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1257
Death December 20, 1884 (Age 72)
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
Burial
Cemetery: Bandon Grove General
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Bignall - James and Amelia
Bignall - James and Amelia

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.
Note: No inscription.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 26, 1800Murragh, Rosscarbery, Ireland
sister
herself
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with James BIGNELL - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: October 30, 1832Paterson, , New South Wales, Australia
9 months
daughter
Phillis BIGNALL
Birth: July 30, 1833 29 21Middlehope, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 16, 1908Maitland West, , New South Wales, Australia
13 months
son
19 months
son
14 months
son
16 months
son
20 months
son
21 months
son
18 months
son
2 years
daughter
14 months
son
Joseph BIGNALL
Birth: September 26, 1846 42 34Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1847Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
19 months
son
4 years
daughter
1 month
daughter
21 months
son
3 years
son

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
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: 721
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V18321231 16/1832 BIGNELL JAMES KINGSTON AMELIA CT
MarriageDeath Certificate - Bignell - James
Bignell - James - Death Certificate
Bignell - James - Death Certificate

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

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Number of childrenDeath Certificate - Bignell - James
Bignell - James - Death Certificate
Bignell - James - Death Certificate

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DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 8783/1884 BIGNELL AMELIA SAMUEL DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
BurialPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721