Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Adelaide BIGNELLAge: 7918701950

Name
Adelaide BIGNELL
Given names
Adelaide
Surname
BIGNELL
Also known as
Adelaide BIGNALL
Married name
Adelaide VENESS
Birth July 9, 1870 33 27
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 sisterElizabeth Towers BIGNELL
July 4, 1872 (Age 23 months)
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 sisterKate Emma BIGNELL
April 6, 1874 (Age 3)
Citation details: 10326/1874 BIGNELL KATE EMMA HENRY MARY EMMA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Death of a sisterAlma Edward BIGNELL
about 1875 (Age 4)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9847/1875 BIGNELL ALMA E HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry BIGNELL
April 11, 1876 (Age 5)
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 sisterAda G F BIGNALL
about 1878 (Age 7)
Citation details: 22443/1878 BIGNALL ADA G F HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Birth of a brotherJames Alma BIGNALL
about 1880 (Age 9)
Citation details: 24696/1880 BIGNELL JAMES ALMA HENRY MARY EMMA TAMWORTH
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames BIGNELL
November 15, 1880 (Age 10)
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 brotherArthur R BIGNELL
about 1882 (Age 11)
Citation details: 27733/1882 BIGNELL ARTHUR R HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Marriage of a siblingGeorge Thomas WOOLASTONAlice Evelyn BIGNELLView this family
about 1882 (Age 11)
Citation details: 6558/1882 WOOLASTON GEORGE THOMAS BIGNALL ALICE EVELYN TAMWORTH
Death of a brotherArthur R BIGNELL
about 1882 (Age 11)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12086/1882 BIGNELL ARTHUR R HENRY MARY E TAMWORTH
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas TOWERS
November 21, 1882 (Age 12)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7904/1882 TOWERS THOMAS AGE 76 YEARS DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a sisterMaud L BIGNALL
about 1884 (Age 13)
Citation details: 32183/1884 BIGNALL MAUD L HENRY MARY E MANILLA
Death of a paternal grandmotherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 14)
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
Marriage of a siblingCharles NORRISElizabeth Towers BIGNELLView this family
about 1889 (Age 18)
Citation details: 7050/1889 NORRIS CHARLES BIGNALL ELIZABETH T TAMWORTH
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth FLETCHER
December 26, 1892 (Age 22)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5058/1892 TOWERS ELIZABETH GEORGE MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
MarriageStephen William VENESSView this family
about 1893 (Age 22)
Citation details: 4675/1893 VENESS STEPHEN W BIGNALL ADELAIDE MANILLA
Marriage of a siblingAthel BALDWINAmelia Mary BIGNELLView this family
about 1893 (Age 22)
Citation details: 4672/1893 BALDWIN ATHEL BIGNALL AMELIA M MANILLA
Birth of a son
#1
Stephen N VENESS
about 1894 (Age 23)
Citation details: 20139/1894 VENESS STEPHEN N STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Birth of a son
#2
Henry C VENESS
about 1895 (Age 24)
Citation details: 24015/1895 VENESS HENRY C STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Birth of a son
#3
Archie W VENESS
about 1897 (Age 26)
Citation details: 13810/1897 VENESS ARCHIE W STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Marriage of a siblingLeonard Charles McDONALDKate Emma BIGNELLView this family
about 1897 (Age 26)
Citation details: 3494/1897 MCDONALD LEONARD C BIGNALL KATE E MANILLA
Birth of a daughter
#4
Reta E VENESS
about 1899 (Age 28)
Citation details: 22462/1899 VENESS RETA E STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Birth of a son
#5
Keith Hopetoun VENESS
about 1901 (Age 30)
Citation details: 4830/1901 VENESS KEITH H STEPHEN W ADELAIDE MANILLA
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Henry BIGNELLEmma Carley WHEATLEYView this family
about 1903 (Age 32)
Citation details: 1426/1903 BIGNALL WILLIAM H WHEATLEY EMMA C MANILLA
Marriage of a siblingGeorge Thomas BIGNELLAlicia JOHNSTONView this family
about 1907 (Age 36)
Citation details: 4911/1907 BIGNALL GEORGE T JOHNSTON ALICIA MANILLA
Marriage of a siblingJames Alma BIGNALLEva Isabel IRWINView this family
about 1907 (Age 36)
Citation details: 1520/1907 BIGNALL JAMES A IRWIN EVA I HAMILTON
Death of a motherMary Emma TOWERS
November 13, 1907 (Age 37)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14382/1907 BIGNALL MARY E THOMAS ELIZABETH MANILLA
Marriage of a siblingWynn BALDWINMaud L BIGNALLView this family
about 1908 (Age 37)
Citation details: 11303/1908 BALDWIN WYNN BIGNALL MAUDE L MANILLA
Death of a fatherHenry BIGNELL
August 27, 1919 (Age 49)
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 of a brotherGeorge Thomas BIGNELL
July 27, 1927 (Age 57)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15125/1927 BIGNALL GEORGE T HENRY MARY E MANILLA
Death of a sisterAlice Evelyn BIGNELL
about 1944 (Age 73)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 21102/1944 WOOLASTON ALICE EVELYN HENRY EMILY TAMWORTH
Death of a brotherWilliam Henry BIGNELL
about 1944 (Age 73)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 25398/1944 BIGNALL WILLIAM HENRY HENRY MARY ELIZABETH MANILLA
Death of a husbandStephen William VENESS
about 1947 (Age 76)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12515/1947 VENESS STEPHEN WILLIAM STEPHEN ELIZABETH MANILLA
Death about 1950 (Age 79)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6646/1950 VENESS ADELAIDE HENRY MARY EMMA MANILLA
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 24, 1860Bendolba, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
elder sister
20 months
elder sister
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
elder sister
Alma Edward BIGNELL
Birth: February 11, 1865 27 22Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1875Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
20 months
elder brother
George Thomas BIGNELL
Birth: October 8, 1866 29 24Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 27, 1927Manilla, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
elder sister
22 months
herself
2 years
younger sister
21 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
William Henry BIGNELL
Birth: April 11, 1876 38 33Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1944Manilla, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
James Alma BIGNALL
Birth: about 1880 42 37Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 17, 1957Manilla, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Arthur R BIGNELL
Birth: about 1882 44 39Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1882Tamworth, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Family with Stephen William VENESS - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1893Manilla, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
2 years
son
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
Keith Hopetoun VENESS
Birth: about 1901 30Manilla, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1966Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 9252/1870 BIGNELL ADELAIDE HENRY MARY ANNA DUNGOG
BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 4675/1893 VENESS STEPHEN W BIGNALL ADELAIDE MANILLA
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6646/1950 VENESS ADELAIDE HENRY MARY EMMA MANILLA