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Lydia KINGSTONAge: 7818151893

Name
Lydia KINGSTON
Given names
Lydia
Surname
KINGSTON
Married name
Lydia BARNES
Married name
Lydia SMITH
Birth May 6, 1815 48 45
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
Birth of a brotherSamuel KINGSTON
June 7, 1818 (Age 3)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Immigration June 14, 1832 (Age 17)
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.

Marriage of a siblingJames BIGNELLAmelia KINGSTONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 30, 1832 (Age 17)
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

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

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MarriageWilliam BARNESView this family
July 29, 1833 (Age 18)
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
Marriage of a siblingJames TAYLORNancy KINGSTONView this family
about 1833 (Age 17)
Citation details: V1833312 17/1833 TAYLOR JAMES KINGSTON ANN CH
Birth of a son
#1
James BARNES
April 30, 1834 (Age 18)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
Birth of a son
#2
William BARNES
September 10, 1835 (Age 20)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
Citation details: V18351067 19/1835 BARNES WILLIAM WILLIAM LYDIA
Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Ann BARNES
May 18, 1837 (Age 22)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Citation details: V18371415 32A/1837 BARNES MARY A WILLIAM LYDIA.
Death of a husbandWilliam BARNES
May 20, 1838 (Age 23)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1028 and 1151
Citation details: V18382504 22/1838 BARNES WILLIAM AGE 44
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ellen BARNES
December 31, 1838 (Age 23)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
Marriage of a siblingSamuel KINGSTONCatherine “Kitty” KEALEYView this family
February 3, 1845 (Age 29)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1133
Birth of a son
#5
Samuel Valentine SMITH
February 14, 1849 (Age 33)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1143
Death of a fatherSamuel KINGSTON
about 1852 (Age 36)
Citation details: V18521753 38B/1852 KINGSTON SAMUEL AGE 85
Marriage of a childWilliam Alexander SMITHMary Ann BARNESView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 2, 1854 (Age 38)
Religion: Church of England
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Citation details: 1143/1854 V18541143 41B SMITH WILLIAM A BARNES ANNE MA
Birth of a grandson
#1
William Alma “Willie” SMITH
December 9, 1854 (Age 39)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Death of a sonWilliam BARNES
November 23, 1855 (Age 40)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Elizabeth C SMITH
about 1856 (Age 40)
Citation details: SMITH ELIZABETH C 4419/1856  WILLIAM A MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Emily L SMITH
about 1857 (Age 41)
Citation details: SMITH EMILY L 6427/1857  WILLIAM A MARY A DUNGOG
Marriage of a childJames BARNESIsabella DONKINView this family
May 13, 1857 (Age 42)
Citation details: 1697/1857 BARNES JAMES DONKIN ISABELLA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Birth of a grandson
#4
William Henry BARNES
February 25, 1858 (Age 42)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Birth of a grandson
#5
Herbert A SMITH
about 1859 (Age 43)
Citation details: SMITH HERBERT A 7141/1859  WILLIAM A MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#6
James Samuel BARNES
April 24, 1860 (Age 44)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Citation details: 6711/1860 BARNES JAMES S JAMES ISABELLA DUNGOG
Marriage of a childJohn Charles SMITHEllen BARNESView this family
about 1860 (Age 44)
Citation details: 1583/1860 SMITH JOHN CHARLES BARNES ELLEN DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Catherine I “Kate” SMITH
about 1861 (Age 45)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Citation details: SMITH CATHARINE I 7169/1861  WILLIAM A MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#8
Clarence W SMITH
about 1861 (Age 45)
Citation details: 7144/1861 SMITH CLARENCE W JOHN C ELLEN DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#9
Edward Augustus “Gus” BARNES
July 30, 1862 (Age 47)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Citation details: 7413/1862 BARNES EDWARD A JAMES ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Blanche E SMITH
about 1863 (Age 47)
Citation details: 7402/1863 SMITH BLANCHE E JOHN C ELLEN DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Mary Ann SMITH
about 1864 (Age 48)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Citation details: SMITH MARY A 8037/1864  WILLIAM A MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#12
Alfred Ernest SMITH
about 1865 (Age 49)
Citation details: SMITH ALFRED E 8400/1865  WILLIAM A MARY A DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#13
Sydney A SMITH
about 1865 (Age 49)
Citation details: 8374/1865 SMITH SYDNEY A JOHN C ELLEN DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Barbara Ann BARNES
June 14, 1866 (Age 51)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Citation details: 8118/1866 BARNES BARBARA A JAMES ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#15
Samuel J SMITH
about 1867 (Age 51)
Citation details: 8901/1867 SMITH SAMUEL J JOHN C ELLEN DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#16
Erskine S SMITH
about 1868 (Age 52)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Birth of a grandson
#17
Frederick Donkin BARNES
March 1, 1869 (Age 53)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Citation details: 10222/1869 BARNES UNNAMED MALE JAMES ISABELLA DUNGOG
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18691961 159/1869 BARNES FREDERICK D JAMES ISABELLA

Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Edith L SMITH
about 1869 (Age 53)
Citation details: 10295/1869 SMITH EDITH L JOHN C ELLEN DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#19
Frederick J SMITH
December 1869 (Age 54)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Citation details: SMITH FREDERICK J 9211/1870  WILLIAM A MARY ANN DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#20
Edwin Arthur “Eddie” BARNES
November 16, 1871 (Age 56)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Citation details: 9785/1871 BARNES EDWIN A JAMES ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#21
Harry James SMITH
about 1871 (Age 55)
Citation details: SMITH HARRY JAMES 9772/1871  WILLIAM ALEXANDER MARY ANN DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#22
Ellen Isabella SMITH
about 1872 (Age 56)
Citation details: 9550/1872 SMITH ELLEN ISABELLA JOHN CHARLES ELLEN DUNGOG
Death of a grandsonFrederick J SMITH
April 25, 1872 (Age 56)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Citation details: SMITH FREDERICK J 3907/1872  WILLIAM A MARY A DUNGOG
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a brotherSamuel KINGSTON
February 5, 1873 (Age 57)
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
#23
Alice Jane BARNES
April 23, 1874 (Age 58)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Citation details: 10319/1874 BARNES ALICE JANE JAMES ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#24
Jessie Martha SMITH
about 1874 (Age 58)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Citation details: SMITH JESSIE MARTHA 10331/1874  WILLIAM ALEXANDER MARY ANN DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#25
Charles J SMITH
about 1875 (Age 59)
Citation details: 5359/1875 SMITH CHARLES J JOHN C ELLEN WATERLOO
Death of a daughterEllen BARNES
May 20, 1876 (Age 61)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5992/1876 SMITH ELLEN WILLIAM LYDIA DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#26
Stanley Walter BARNES
December 30, 1876 (Age 61)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Citation details: 11293/1877 BARNES STANLEY W JAMES ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#27
Octavius McKinley SMITH
about 1879 (Age 63)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Marriage of a childSamuel Valentine SMITHEllen KINGSTONView this family
about 1879 (Age 63)
Citation details: 2993/1879 SMITH SAMUEL V KINGSTON ELLEN DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1143
Birth of a grandson
#28
Herbert Alexander SMITH
about 1881 (Age 65)
Citation details: 14428/1881 SMITH HERBERT ALEXANDER SAMUEL VALENTINE ELLEN DUNGOG
Birth of a granddaughter
#29
Unnamed SMITH
about 1882 (Age 66)
Citation details: 15100/1882 SMITH UNNAMED SAMUEL V ELLEN DUNGOG
Death of a granddaughterUnnamed SMITH
about 1882 (Age 66)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7882/1882 SMITH FEMALE INFANT SAMUEL V ELLEN DUNGOG
Marriage of a grandchildFrederic W WILCOXMary Ann SMITHView this family
about 1884 (Age 68)
Citation details: 4882/1884  WILCOX FREDRIC S SMITH MARY A GRAFTON
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Death of a sisterAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 69)
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 childSamuel Valentine SMITHMargaret J “Maggie” NEWELLView this family
about 1885 (Age 69)
Citation details: 4713/1885 SMITH SAMUEL VALENTINE NEWELL MARGARET J DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#30
Clarence J SMITH
about 1886 (Age 70)
Citation details: 19664/1886 SMITH CLARENCE J SAMUEL V MARGARET J DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#31
Walter John SMITH
about 1888 (Age 72)
Citation details: 20555/1888 SMITH WALTER J SAMUEL V MARGARET J DUNGOG
Marriage of a grandchildSamuel Charles VIDLERBarbara Ann BARNESView this family
about 1888 (Age 72)
Citation details: 4726/1888 VIDLER SAMUEL C BARNES BARBARA A DUNGOG
Death of a sisterNancy KINGSTON
about 1888 (Age 72)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9131/1888 TAYLOR ANN SAMUEL ANN PATERSON
Birth of a grandson
#32
Colin Hector SMITH
about 1889 (Age 73)
Citation details: 19720/1889 SMITH COLIN H SAMUEL V MARGARET J DUNGOG
Marriage of a grandchildErskine S SMITHRosa E SCHWINGHAMMERView this family
about 1889 (Age 73)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Citation details: SCHWINGHAMMER UNNAMED 10630/1871  CHARLES FREDERICK HENRIETTA SYBELLA GRAFTON
Death of a grandsonWilliam Alma “Willie” SMITH
November 23, 1890 (Age 75)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1144
Citation details: SMITH WILLIAM A 5730/1890  WILLIAM A MARY A GRAFTON
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildJames Samuel BARNESBeatrice SHELTONView this family
August 3, 1892 (Age 77)
Citation details: 3503/1892 BARNES JAMES S SHELTON BEATRICE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 673
Death August 17, 1893 (Age 78)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
Citation details: 5669/1893 SMITH LYDIA SAMUEL ANN DUNGOG
Burial
Cemetery: Bandon Grove General
Smith - Lydia
Smith - Lydia

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 26, 1800Murragh, Rosscarbery, Ireland
sister
elder sister
3 years
herself
3 years
younger brother
Family with William BARNES - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: July 29, 1833Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
9 months
son
16 months
son
William BARNES
Birth: September 10, 1835 22 20New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 23, 1855Beechworth, , Victoria, Australia
20 months
daughter
19 months
daughter
Family with Alexander SMITH - View this family
husband
herself
son

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
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: 1028 and 1151
MarriageB - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: V1833322 17/1833 BARNES WILLIAM KINGSTON LYDIA CT
DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1151
DeathS - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 5669/1893 SMITH LYDIA SAMUEL ANN DUNGOG
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index