Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Henry BIGNELLAge: 8218371919

Name
Henry BIGNELL
Given names
Henry
Surname
BIGNELL
Also known as
Henry BIGNALL
Birth May 12, 1837 33 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 brotherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1838 (Age 16 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.

Note: A casual search of the NSW Births Index failed to find any relevant entry.
Birth of a brotherEdward Thomas BIGNALL
May 2, 1840 (Age 2)
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 brotherWilliam BIGNELL
February 5, 1842 (Age 4)
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 brotherGeorge Septimus BIGNALL
August 19, 1843 (Age 6)
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 8)
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 9)
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 9)
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 10)
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 14)
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 14)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel KINGSTON
about 1852 (Age 14)
Citation details: V18521753 38B/1852 KINGSTON SAMUEL AGE 85
Baptism of a sisterIsabella Matilda BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 14)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Baptism of a sisterEllen BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 14)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
about 1853 (Age 15)
Citation details: V18534089 39A/1853 BIGNOLD JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA
Baptism of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
October 25, 1853 (Age 16)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherAlfred Stanley BIGNELL
August 28, 1855 (Age 18)
Citation details: V18551843 159/1855 BIGNOLD ALFRED S JAMES AMELIA
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
MarriageMary Emma TOWERSView this family
April 24, 1860 (Age 22)
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 23)
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
Birth of a daughter
#1
Alice Evelyn BIGNELL
February 6, 1862 (Age 24)
Citation details: 7375/1862 BIGNELL ALICE E HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Marriage of a siblingEdward Thomas BIGNALLAlice ALLANView this family
May 20, 1862 (Age 25)
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 daughter
#2
Adelaide Emily BIGNELL
September 29, 1863 (Age 26)
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 siblingJames BIGNELLMargaret KENNEYView this family
about 1863 (Age 25)
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 daughter
#3
Alma Edward BIGNELL
February 11, 1865 (Age 27)
Citation details: 8356/1865 BIGNELL ALMA E HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Marriage of a siblingRichard BIGNALLEliza Sarah SMITHView this family
March 29, 1865 (Age 27)
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 daughterAdelaide Emily BIGNELL
August 27, 1865 (Age 28)
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 son
#4
George Thomas BIGNELL
October 8, 1866 (Age 29)
Citation details: 8153/1866 BIGNELL GEORGE T HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Marriage of a siblingAlexander Brilliant McPHERSONEmily Victoria BIGNALLView this family
about 1867 (Age 29)
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 daughter
#5
Amelia Mary BIGNELL
September 8, 1868 (Age 31)
Citation details: 8880/1868 BIGNELL AMELIA M HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Marriage of a siblingHenry George TOWERSIsabella Matilda BIGNELLView this family
November 20, 1869 (Age 32)
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 daughter
#6
Adelaide BIGNELL
July 9, 1870 (Age 33)
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

Marriage of a siblingWilliam BIGNELLMary Sarah LEANView this family
August 17, 1871 (Age 34)
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 daughter
#7
Elizabeth Towers BIGNELL
July 4, 1872 (Age 35)
Citation details: 9575/1872 BIGNELL ELIZABETH T HENRY MARY E DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Occupation
Farmer
1872 (Age 34)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Kate Emma BIGNELL
April 6, 1874 (Age 36)
Citation details: 10326/1874 BIGNELL KATE EMMA HENRY MARY EMMA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Marriage of a siblingRobert BIGNELLMary BALLARDView this family
May 27, 1874 (Age 37)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1176
Death of a daughterAlma Edward BIGNELL
about 1875 (Age 37)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9847/1875 BIGNELL ALMA E HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Birth of a son
#9
William Henry BIGNELL
April 11, 1876 (Age 38)
Citation details: 20600/1876 BIGNELL WILLIAM HENRY HENRY MARY EMMA TAMWORTH
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Marriage of a siblingGeorge Septimus BIGNALLCatherine “Kate” McINNESView this family
about 1876 (Age 38)
Citation details: 3247/1876 BIGNELL SEPTIMUS MCINNES CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Birth of a daughter
#10
Ada G F BIGNALL
about 1878 (Age 40)
Citation details: 22443/1878 BIGNALL ADA G F HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Marriage of a siblingJoseph BIGNELLAnn May KINGSTONView this family
October 2, 1878 (Age 41)
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 son
#11
James Alma BIGNALL
about 1880 (Age 42)
Citation details: 24696/1880 BIGNELL JAMES ALMA HENRY MARY EMMA TAMWORTH
Marriage of a siblingWilliam TOWERSEllen BIGNELLView this family
August 11, 1880 (Age 43)
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 43)
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 44)
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 son
#12
Arthur R BIGNELL
about 1882 (Age 44)
Citation details: 27733/1882 BIGNELL ARTHUR R HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Marriage of a childGeorge Thomas WOOLASTONAlice Evelyn BIGNELLView this family
about 1882 (Age 44)
Citation details: 6558/1882 WOOLASTON GEORGE THOMAS BIGNALL ALICE EVELYN TAMWORTH
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Stanley BIGNELLJane IRWINView this family
May 10, 1882 (Age 44)
Citation details: 4250/1882 BIGNELL ALFRED STANLEY IRWIN JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a sonArthur R BIGNELL
about 1882 (Age 44)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12086/1882 BIGNELL ARTHUR R HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Birth of a daughter
#13
Maud L BIGNALL
about 1884 (Age 46)
Citation details: 32183/1884 BIGNALL MAUD L HENRY MARY E MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Ethel E WOOLASTON
about 1884 (Age 46)
Citation details: 32131/1884 WOOLASTON ETHEL E GEORGE T ALICE E MANILLA
Death of a motherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 47)
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 grandson
#2
Thomas H WOOLASTON
about 1885 (Age 47)
Citation details: 33101/1885 WOOLASTON THOMAS H GEORGE T ALICE E MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Amy H WOOLASTON
about 1886 (Age 48)
Citation details: 34340/1886 WOOLASTON AMY H GEORGE T ALICE E MANILLA
Birth of a grandson
#4
George E WOOLASTON
about 1888 (Age 50)
Citation details: 36178/1888 WOOLASTON GEORGE E GEORGE T ALICE E MANILLA
Marriage of a childCharles NORRISElizabeth Towers BIGNELLView this family
about 1889 (Age 51)
Citation details: 7050/1889 NORRIS CHARLES BIGNALL ELIZABETH T TAMWORTH
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Elsie M A WOOLASTON
about 1890 (Age 52)
Citation details: 20797/1890 WOOLASTON ELSIE M A GEORGE T ALICE E B MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Pearl NORRIS
about 1890 (Age 52)
Citation details: 20796/1890 NORRIS PEARL CHARLES ELIZABETH T MANILLA
Birth of a grandson
#7
Lionel C NORRIS
about 1891 (Age 53)
Citation details: 21087/1891 NORRIS LIONEL C CHARLES ELIZABETH T MANILLA
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Stanley BIGNELLMary IRWINView this family
November 4, 1891 (Age 54)
Citation details: 3762/1891 BIGNELL ALFRED S IRWIN MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Gladys A WOOLASTON
about 1892 (Age 54)
Citation details: 16127/1892 WOOLASTON GLADYS A GEORGE T ALICE E GUNNEDAH
Birth of a grandson
#9
Charles T NORRIS
about 1893 (Age 55)
Citation details: 21634/1893 NORRIS CHARLES T CHARLES ELIZABETH T MANILLA
Marriage of a childAthel BALDWINAmelia Mary BIGNELLView this family
about 1893 (Age 55)
Citation details: 4672/1893 BALDWIN ATHEL BIGNALL AMELIA M MANILLA
Marriage of a childStephen William VENESSAdelaide BIGNELLView this family
about 1893 (Age 55)
Citation details: 4675/1893 VENESS STEPHEN W BIGNALL ADELAIDE MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Evelyn C WOOLASTON
about 1894 (Age 56)
Citation details: 15581/1894 WOOLASTON EVEYLN O GEORGE T ALICE B GUNNEDAH
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Eva BALDWIN
about 1894 (Age 56)
Citation details: 20140/1894 BALDWIN EVA ATHOL AMELIA M MANILLA
Birth of a grandson
#12
Stephen N VENESS
about 1894 (Age 56)
Citation details: 20139/1894 VENESS STEPHEN N STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Marjorie BALDWIN
about 1895 (Age 57)
Citation details: 24016/1895 BALDWIN MARJORIE ATHOL AMELIA M MANILLA
Birth of a grandson
#14
Henry C VENESS
about 1895 (Age 57)
Citation details: 24015/1895 VENESS HENRY C STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Birth of a grandson
#15
Arthur NORRIS
about 1895 (Age 57)
Citation details: 24023/1895 NORRIS ARTHUR CHARLES ELIZABETH T MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Annie F WOOLASTON
about 1896 (Age 58)
Citation details: 16848/1896 WOOLASTON ANNIE F GEORGE T ALICE E TAMWORTH
Birth of a grandson
#17
Archie W VENESS
about 1897 (Age 59)
Citation details: 13810/1897 VENESS ARCHIE W STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Florence NORRIS
about 1897 (Age 59)
Citation details: 23258/1897 NORRIS FLORENCE CHARLES ELIZABETH T MANILLA
Marriage of a childLeonard Charles McDONALDKate Emma BIGNELLView this family
about 1897 (Age 59)
Citation details: 3494/1897 MCDONALD LEONARD C BIGNALL KATE E MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#19
Unnamed McDONALD
about 1898 (Age 60)
Citation details: 13468/1898 MCDONALD UNNAMED FEMALE LEONARD C KATE E MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#20
Enid McDONALD
about 1898 (Age 60)
Citation details: 13467/1898 MCDONALD ENID LEONARD C KATE E MANILLA
Death of a granddaughterUnnamed McDONALD
about 1898 (Age 60)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2187/1898 MCDONALD FEMALE INFANT LEONARD C KATE E MANILLA
Death of a brotherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898 (Age 61)
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 granddaughter
#21
Amelia K WOOLASTON
about 1899 (Age 61)
Citation details: 3559/1899 WOOLASTON AMELIA K GEORGE T ALICE E GUNNEDAH
Birth of a granddaughter
#22
Reta E VENESS
about 1899 (Age 61)
Citation details: 22462/1899 VENESS RETA E STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Birth of a grandson
#23
Athel NORRIS
about 1899 (Age 61)
Citation details: 22450/1899 NORRIS ATHEL CHARLES ELIZABETH T MANILLA
Death of a brotherGeorge Septimus BIGNALL
March 5, 1899 (Age 61)
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
Birth of a granddaughter
#24
Doreen BALDWIN
about 1900 (Age 62)
Citation details: 4719/1900 BALDWIN DOREEN ATHEL AMELIA M MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#25
Millicent BALDWIN
about 1901 (Age 63)
Citation details: 33178/1901 BALDWIN MILLICENT ATHEL AMELIA M MANILLA
Birth of a grandson
#26
Keith Hopetoun VENESS
about 1901 (Age 63)
Citation details: 4830/1901 VENESS KEITH H STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Death of a brotherEdward Thomas BIGNALL
March 4, 1901 (Age 63)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1324/1901 BIGNELL EDWARD T JAMES AMELIA DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#27
Gordon C T WOOLASTON
about 1903 (Age 65)
Citation details: 3495/1903 WOOLASTON GORDON C T GEORGE T ALICE F GUNNEDAH
Marriage of a childWilliam Henry BIGNELLEmma Carley WHEATLEYView this family
about 1903 (Age 65)
Citation details: 1426/1903 BIGNALL WILLIAM H WHEATLEY EMMA C MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#28
Chlorine NORRIS
about 1905 (Age 67)
Citation details: 14728/1905 NORRIS CHLORINE CHARLES ELIZABETH T MANILLA
Death of a brotherRichard BIGNALL
about 1905 (Age 67)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14166/1905 BIGNALL RICHARD 69 YRS ROCKDALE ROCKDALE
Marriage of a childGeorge Thomas BIGNELLAlicia JOHNSTONView this family
about 1907 (Age 69)
Citation details: 4911/1907 BIGNALL GEORGE T JOHNSTON ALICIA MANILLA
Marriage of a childJames Alma BIGNALLEva Isabel IRWINView this family
about 1907 (Age 69)
Citation details: 1520/1907 BIGNALL JAMES A IRWIN EVA I HAMILTON
Death of a wifeMary Emma TOWERS
November 13, 1907 (Age 70)
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Citation details: 1256
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Citation details: 14382/1907 BIGNALL MARY E THOMAS ELIZABETH MANILLA
Birth of a granddaughter
#29
Mary E T BIGNALL
about 1908 (Age 70)
Citation details: 40961/1908 BIGNALL MARY E T GEORGE T ALICIA TAMWORTH
Birth of a grandson
#30
Harry BIGNALL
January 2, 1908 (Age 70)
Citation details: 5255/1908 BIGNALL HARRY JAMES A EVA I MANILLA
Citation details: Page 11
Marriage of a childWynn BALDWINMaud L BIGNALLView this family
about 1908 (Age 70)
Citation details: 11303/1908 BALDWIN WYNN BIGNALL MAUDE L MANILLA
Death of a sisterPhillis BIGNALL
November 16, 1908 (Age 71)
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Citation details: 721
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Citation details: 14211/1908 BIGNELL PHYLIS JAMES AMELIA WEST MAITLAND
Death of a sisterEmily Victoria BIGNALL
December 14, 1908 (Age 71)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
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Citation details: 14394/1908 MCPHERSON EMILY JAMES AMELIA MORPETH
Birth of a grandson
#31
Leslie G BIGNALL
about 1910 (Age 72)
Citation details: 16610/1910 BIGNALL LESLIE G JAMES A EVA I MANILLA
Death of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
October 8, 1911 (Age 74)
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Citation details: 15237/1911 BIGNELL JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA WEST MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a brotherJames BIGNELL
March 10, 1917 (Age 79)
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Citation details: 721 and 780
Citation details: 1917/1851 James Bignell James Bignell Amelia Kingston
Death of a grandsonLeslie G BIGNALL
about 1918 (Age 80)
Citation details: 13690/1918 BIGNALL LESLIE G JAMES A EVA I MANILLA
Death August 27, 1919 (Age 82)
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Citation details: 721
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Citation details: 16203/1919 BIGNALL HENRY JAMES AMELIA MANILLA
Burial
Address: Anglican Portion.
Cemetery: Manilla General
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Bignall - Henry and Mary Emma
Bignall - Henry and Mary Emma

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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
himself
16 months
younger brother
20 months
younger brother
21 months
younger brother
18 months
younger brother
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 Mary Emma TOWERS - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 24, 1860Bendolba, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
daughter
20 months
daughter
Adelaide Emily BIGNELL
Birth: September 29, 1863 26 21Willow Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 27, 1865Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
16 months
daughter
Alma Edward BIGNELL
Birth: February 11, 1865 27 22Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1875Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
20 months
son
George Thomas BIGNELL
Birth: October 8, 1866 29 24Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 27, 1927Manilla, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
daughter
22 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
21 months
daughter
2 years
son
William Henry BIGNELL
Birth: April 11, 1876 38 33Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1944Manilla, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
James Alma BIGNALL
Birth: about 1880 42 37Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 17, 1957Manilla, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Arthur R BIGNELL
Birth: about 1882 44 39Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1882Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter

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: V18371256 21/1837 BAGNELL HENRY JAMES AMELIA
BirthEmails - G Taylor
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.

MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 1582/1860 BIGNELL HENRY TOWERS MARY EMMA DUNGOG
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
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: 721
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 16203/1919 BIGNALL HENRY JAMES AMELIA MANILLA
BurialPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721