Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Mary Ann BIGNELL1874

Name
Mary Ann BIGNELL
Given names
Mary Ann
Surname
BIGNELL
Birth about 1874 35 32
Citation details: 1874/2056 Mary Anne Bignell Samuel Mary Anne Levey
Marriage of a siblingJesse BIRDEleanor Alberta Charlotte BIGNELLView this family
July 7, 1879 (Age 5)
Citation details: 1879 C604 Heleanor Alberta Charlotte Bignell Jesse Bird
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames BIGNELL
November 15, 1880 (Age 6)
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

Birth of a brotherEdwin BIGNELL
calculated 1883 (Age 9)

Note: Edwin was 63 years old at the time of his death in 1946.
Death of a paternal grandmotherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 10)
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 sisterCharlotte BIGNELL
about 1885 (Age 11)
Citation details: 1885/4923 Charlotte Bignell Samuel Mary Annie Levey
Birth of a brotherClarence James BIGNELL
July 27, 1890 (Age 16)
Citation details: 1890/8021 Clarence James Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Birth of a brotherSydney Kingston BIGNELL
about 1893 (Age 19)
Citation details: 1893/6925 Sydney Kingston Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Thomas BIGNELLAmy Alice GRAYView this family
about 1894 (Age 20)
Citation details: 4522/1894 BIGNELL ALFRED J GRAY ALICE A LISMORE
Marriage of a siblingSamuel Stanley BIGNELLRebecca Annie GRAYView this family
about 1896 (Age 22)
Citation details: 5404/1896 BIGNELL SAMUEL S GRAY REBECCA A LISMORE
Marriage of a siblingGeorge BIGNELLJanet Laurie BELLView this family
about 1898 (Age 24)
Citation details: 8182/1898 BIGNELL GEORGE BELL JANET L MURWILLUMBAH
Death of a fatherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898 (Age 24)
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.

Marriage of a siblingClarence James BIGNELLEdith May BIGNELLView this family
May 28, 1913 (Age 39)
Citation details: 1913/C2008 Bignell Clarence James Edith May
Citation details: 21 January 2013
Text:

In part:

"A common error in family trees is not connecting these first cousins as married. They married in Qld in 1913 (Qld BDM 1913/C2008)."

Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Death of a brotherSydney Kingston BIGNELL
April 10, 1918 (Age 44)
Cause: Killed in action
Marriage of a siblingEdwin BIGNELLEmily Muriel VINEYView this family
about 1920 (Age 46)
Citation details: 1920/2405 Bignell Edwin Viney Emilie Muriel
Death of a brotherAlfred Thomas BIGNELL
January 7, 1930 (Age 56)
Citation details: 1930/9965 Alfred Thomas Bignell - Bignell Mary Ann Levey ** born William River, New South Wales
Death of a motherMary Ann “Polly” LEVEY
June 28, 1933 (Age 59)
Citation details: 1933/21247 Mary Ann Bignell Patrick Levey Mary Atkin
Publication: Brisbane Courier 1 July 1933
Death of a brotherClarence James BIGNELL
January 17, 1943 (Age 69)
Citation details: 1943/59660 Clarence James Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Publication: A well researched and sourced document kindly provided by Donna Bignell
Death of a brotherEdwin BIGNELL
May 14, 1946 (Age 72)
Citation details: 1946/6541 Edwin Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Death of a sisterEleanor Alberta Charlotte BIGNELL
about 1947 (Age 73)
Citation details: 1947 B14025 Eleanor Alberta Charlotte Bird Samuel Bignell Mary Ann Levy
Death of a brotherGeorge BIGNELL
April 4, 1947 (Age 73)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9689/1947 BIGNELL GEORGE SAMUEL MARY ANNE MURWILLUMBAH
Death of a brotherSamuel Stanley BIGNELL
March 26, 1949 (Age 75)
Citation details: 1949/21331 Samuel Stanley Bignell Samuel Stanley Mary Ann Levey
Death of a brotherAlbert BIGNELL
about 1952 (Age 78)
Citation details: 1952/38995 Albert Bignell Samuel Mary Ann Levey
Deathyes

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 23, 1861Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
brother
brother
elder brother
James BIGNELL
Birth: about 1861 22 19Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1861Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
Eleanor Alberta Charlotte BIGNELL
Birth: about 1862 23 20Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1947Brisbane, , Queensland, Australia
7 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
George BIGNELL
Birth: about 1871 32 29Tweed River, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 4, 1947Murwillumbah, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
herself
10 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Australian Army CrestSydney Kingston BIGNELL
Birth: about 1893 54 51Queensland, Australia
Death: April 10, 1918Bouzencourt, Somme, France

BirthBirths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1874/2056 Mary Anne Bignell Samuel Mary Anne Levey