Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

William BIGNELLAge: 7918421921

Name
William BIGNELL
Given names
William
Surname
BIGNELL
Also known as
William BIGNALL
Birth February 5, 1842 38 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 brotherGeorge Septimus BIGNALL
August 19, 1843 (Age 18 months)
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 3)
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 4)
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 4)
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 6)
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 10)
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 10)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel KINGSTON
about 1852 (Age 9)
Citation details: V18521753 38B/1852 KINGSTON SAMUEL AGE 85
Baptism of a sisterIsabella Matilda BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 10)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Baptism of a sisterEllen BIGNELL
April 9, 1852 (Age 10)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
about 1853 (Age 10)
Citation details: V18534089 39A/1853 BIGNOLD JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA
Baptism of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
October 25, 1853 (Age 11)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a brotherAlfred Stanley BIGNELL
August 28, 1855 (Age 13)
Citation details: V18551843 159/1855 BIGNOLD ALFRED S JAMES AMELIA
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingHenry BIGNELLMary Emma TOWERSView this family
April 24, 1860 (Age 18)
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 19)
Address: Cannigalla
Citation details: 1729/1861 BIGNELL SAMUEL LEVEY MARY ANN DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingEdward Thomas BIGNALLAlice ALLANView this family
May 20, 1862 (Age 20)
Citation details: 2221/1862 BIGNELL EDWARD THO ALLAN ALICE MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingJames BIGNELLMargaret KENNEYView this family
about 1863 (Age 20)
Citation details: 2650/1863 BIGNELL JAMES KENNEY MARGARET PATERSON
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 780
Marriage of a siblingRichard BIGNALLEliza Sarah SMITHView this family
March 29, 1865 (Age 23)
Citation details: 1179/1865 BIGNELL RICHARD SMITH ELIZA S REDFERN
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingAlexander Brilliant McPHERSONEmily Victoria BIGNALLView this family
about 1867 (Age 24)
Citation details: 2945/1867 MCPHERSON ALEXANDER BIGNELL EMILY RAYMOND TERRACE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Marriage of a siblingHenry George TOWERSIsabella Matilda BIGNELLView this family
November 20, 1869 (Age 27)
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
MarriageMary Sarah LEANView this family
August 17, 1871 (Age 29)
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
#1
Emily Jane BIGNELL
about 1873 (Age 30)
Citation details: 10089/1873 BIGNELL EMILY JANE WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Birth of a son
#2
Robert Edwin BIGNELL
about 1874 (Age 31)
Citation details: 10359/1874 BIGNELL ROBERT EDWIN WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingRobert BIGNELLMary BALLARDView this family
May 27, 1874 (Age 32)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1176
Birth of a daughter
#3
Alice Eveline BIGNELL
August 10, 1876 (Age 34)
Citation details: 11033/1876 BIGNELL ALICE EVELINE WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Marriage of a siblingGeorge Septimus BIGNALLCatherine “Kate” McINNESView this family
about 1876 (Age 33)
Citation details: 3247/1876 BIGNELL SEPTIMUS MCINNES CATHERINE MANNING RIVER
Marriage of a siblingJoseph BIGNELLAnn May KINGSTONView this family
October 2, 1878 (Age 36)
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
#4
Frederick William BIGNELL
November 28, 1878 (Age 36)
Citation details: 12881/1879 BIGNELL FREDERICK WILLIAM WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Marriage of a siblingWilliam TOWERSEllen BIGNELLView this family
August 11, 1880 (Age 38)
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 son
#5
Christopher BIGNELL
October 23, 1880 (Age 38)
Citation details: 13704/1880 BIGNELL CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Death of a fatherJames BIGNELL
November 15, 1880 (Age 38)
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 39)
Citation details: 3691/1881 BIGNELL EDWARD J LEAN HANNAH JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 977
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Stanley BIGNELLJane IRWINView this family
May 10, 1882 (Age 40)
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 son
#6
Albert BIGNELL
May 28, 1883 (Age 41)
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
Death of a motherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 42)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 8783/1884 BIGNELL AMELIA SAMUEL DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a daughter
#7
Lydia Amelia BIGNELL
June 12, 1888 (Age 46)
Citation details: 24313/1888 BIGNELL LYDIA A WILLIAM MARY TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Stanley BIGNELLMary IRWINView this family
November 4, 1891 (Age 49)
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
#1
Alma Florence UNGER
about 1894 (Age 51)
Citation details: 33194/1894 UNGER ALMA JOHN F EMILY J TAREE
Marriage of a childJohn Francis UNGEREmily Jane BIGNELLView this family
June 28, 1894 (Age 52)
Citation details: 6805/1894 UNGER JOHN F BIGNELL EMILY J TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 554
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Elizabeth M UNGER
about 1896 (Age 53)
Citation details: 35094/1896 UNGER ELIZABETH M JOHN F EMILY F TAREE
Birth of a grandson
#3
John O L UNGER
about 1898 (Age 55)
Citation details: 34964/1898 UNGER JOHN O L JOHN F EMILY J TAREE
Death of a brotherSamuel BIGNELL
September 14, 1898 (Age 56)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Citation details: 12 May 2010
Text:

Dear Mr Gregory,

One of my computer searches picked up http://stuart.scss.dyndns.info/FamilyTree/individual.php?pid=I17361&ged=Gregory-Hudson.ged recently.

I would like to pass on some corrections. These errors have unfortunately been repeated across several genealogy websites, resulting from some sloppy work by a non-Bignall a few years ago.

James Bignall (sometimes Bignell, but never Bignold) was not born at Alverstoke. That particular Bignell never left the UK and is buried in Hampshire.

James' children were:

Phyllis b 1833 Middlehope (Paterson) d 1908 bur Campbell's Hill James b 1834 Middlehope (Paterson d 1917 bur Upper Coomera, Qld Richard b 1836 d 1905 bur Sutherland Henry b 1837 Allyn River d 1919 bur Manilla Samuel Stanley b 1838 d 1898 bur Upper Coomera, Qld Edward Thomas b 1840 Allyn River d 1901 bur Dungog William b 1842 Allyn River d 1921 bur Dawson River George Septimus b 1843 d 1899 bur Taree Estate Emily Victoria b 1846 Allyn River d 1908 bur East Maitland Joseph (I) b 1846 Bandon Grove d 1847 bur Bandon Grove Robert b 1848 Bandon Grove d 1925 bur Dawson River Isabella Jane b 1852 Bandon Grove d 1926 bur Coopernook Ellen b 1852 Bandon Grove d 1942 bur N Subs, North Ryde Joseph (II) b 1853 Bandon Grove d 1911 bur Lochinvar Alfred Stanley b 1855 Bandon Grove d 1944 bur Sandgate

Some children spelled their name Bignall, others Bignell, and a couple wavered between the two spellings. Bignall is believed to be the original spelling. Bignold has never been used.

There are some deliberately obscure features of James' life, but is probable that he was the ex-convict freed at Paterson in 1824, recorded in the handwritten Newcastle lists as James Bagnall. He was said to have been born in Oxfordshire.

His wife Amelia Kingston was not from Bandon. She came from Rosscarbery on the coast in County Cork. Her father had previously been convicted of forging some commercial paper and was transported. He acquired the Bandon Grove estate on the Williams River, which passed to his descendents.

Regards, G Taylor.

Death of a brotherGeorge Septimus BIGNALL
March 5, 1899 (Age 57)
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
#4
Margaret A P UNGER
about 1900 (Age 57)
Citation details: 27837/1900 UNGER MARGARET A P JOHN F EMILY L WINGHAM
Birth of a grandson
#5
Stanley M BIGNELL
about 1900 (Age 57)
Citation details: 35725/1900 BIGNELL STANLEY M ROBERT E ALICE M TAREE
Marriage of a childRobert Edwin BIGNELLAlice Mary WILKESView this family
about 1900 (Age 57)
Citation details: 2227/1900 BIGNELL ROBERT E WILKS ALICE M TAREE
Death of a brotherEdward Thomas BIGNALL
March 4, 1901 (Age 59)
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 grandchild
#6
Alva C UNGER
about 1902 (Age 59)
Citation details: 37507/1902 UNGER ALVA C JOHN F EMILY J WINGHAM
Birth of a grandson
#7
Clive B BIGNELL
about 1902 (Age 59)
Citation details: 35725/1900 BIGNELL STANLEY M ROBERT E ALICE M TAREE
Marriage of a childRobert DYBALLAlice Eveline BIGNELLView this family
December 31, 1902 (Age 60)
Citation details: 2114/1903 DYBALL ROBERT BIGNELL ALICE E TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Marriage of a childFrederick William BIGNELLAnnie May CLINCHView this family
about June 1904 (Age 62)
Citation details: 4999/1904 BIGNELL FREDERICK W CLINCH ANNIE M TAREE
Death of a sonRobert Edwin BIGNELL
September 28, 1904 (Age 62)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14960/1904 BIGNELL ROBERT E WILLIAM MARY TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Birth of a grandson
#8
William C UNGER
about 1905 (Age 62)
Citation details: 9326/1905 UNGER WILLIAM C JOHN F EMILY J WINGHAM
Birth of a grandson
#9
James R BIGNELL
about 1905 (Age 62)
Citation details: 17965/1905 BIGNELL JAMES R FREDERICK W ANNIE M TAREE
Death of a brotherRichard BIGNALL
about 1905 (Age 62)
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
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Irene H BIGNELL
about 1906 (Age 63)
Citation details: 35868/1906 BIGNELL IRENE H FREDERICK W ANNIE M MACKSVILLE
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Alice E UNGER
about 1907 (Age 64)
Citation details: 31004/1907 UNGER ALICE E JOHN F EMILY J WINGHAM
Marriage of a childGeorge B ROWELydia Amelia BIGNELLView this family
about 1907 (Age 64)
Citation details: 1610/1907 ROWE GEORGE B BIGNELL LYDIA A KEMPSEY
Death of a sisterPhillis BIGNALL
November 16, 1908 (Age 66)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14211/1908 BIGNELL PHYLIS JAMES AMELIA WEST MAITLAND
Death of a sisterEmily Victoria BIGNALL
December 14, 1908 (Age 66)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14394/1908 MCPHERSON EMILY JAMES AMELIA MORPETH
Birth of a grandson
#12
Kenneth W BIGNELL
about 1909 (Age 66)
Citation details: 40739/1909 BIGNELL KENNETH W FREDERICK W ANNIE M PORT MACQUARIE
Marriage of a childAlbert BIGNELLClarice Mary HOLLINDALEView this family
about 1909 (Age 66)
Citation details: 1909/1793 Bignell Albert Hollindale Claris Mary
Death of a daughterLydia Amelia BIGNELL
1909 (Age 66)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9648/1909 ROWE LYDIA A WILLIAM MARY KEMPSEY
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 723
Death of a brotherJoseph BIGNELL
October 8, 1911 (Age 69)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15237/1911 BIGNELL JOSEPH JAMES AMELIA WEST MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a grandson
#13
Thomas William DYBALL
calculated 1913 (Age 70)

Note: Thomas was 38 years old at the time of his death in 1952.
Marriage of a grandchildJohn Sylvester COXAlma Florence UNGERView this family
November 27, 1915 (Age 73)
Citation details: 4297/1936 COX JOHN SYLVESTER JOHN MARGARET WEST MAITLAND
Death of a brotherJames BIGNELL
March 10, 1917 (Age 75)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 780
Citation details: 1917/1851 James Bignell James Bignell Amelia Kingston
Death of a brotherHenry BIGNELL
August 27, 1919 (Age 77)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 16203/1919 BIGNALL HENRY JAMES AMELIA MANILLA
Death September 27, 1921 (Age 79)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 19091/1921 BIGNELL WILLIAM JAMES (-KINGSTON) TAREE
Burial
Cemetery: Dawson River General
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.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 30, 1832Paterson, , New South Wales, Australia
9 months
elder sister
Phillis BIGNALL
Birth: July 30, 1833 29 21Middlehope, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 16, 1908Maitland West, , New South Wales, Australia
13 months
elder brother
19 months
elder brother
14 months
elder brother
16 months
elder brother
20 months
elder brother
21 months
himself
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 Sarah LEAN - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: August 17, 1871Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
Alice Eveline BIGNELL
Birth: August 10, 1876 34 27Munni, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 16, 1962Wollongong, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
23 months
son
Christopher BIGNELL
Birth: October 23, 1880 38 31Munni, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1955Queensland, Australia
3 years
son
5 years
daughter
Lydia Amelia BIGNELL
Birth: June 12, 1888 46 39Camden Haven, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1909Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V18421848 26A/1842 BIGNALL WILLIAM JAMES AMELIA
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 2134/1871 BIGNELL WILLIAM LEAN MARY DUNGOG
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 977
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: 19091/1921 BIGNELL WILLIAM JAMES (-KINGSTON) TAREE
BurialEmails - 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.