1868 - 1961
The children of William and Maria Bednall were the third generation of Bednalls to live in Australia, but were the first to be native born. Of the six children of William and Maria, two (Ellen and Ethel) died in infancy. The four surviving children were Emily, William (WK), Edward and Gerard.
Kendall Bednall was born at St Bernards near Magill on the 27th of April 1870,
and was baptised at St Georges Woodforde, Magill, SA.
He married Margaret Sewell on 28 December 1901 at St Paulís Church, Hahndorf.
William, called Will by his wife, and otherwise known as WK, was a teacher and later a headmaster at various schools in South Australia, including Semaphore, Kalangadoo and Riverton.
WK and Margaret had two sons.
Maurice William Bednall was born at Hyde Park in February 1903, and Brian
Herbert Bednall was born at Semaphore in July 1904.
WK and Margaret lived for many years at 42 Northcote Terrace Gilberton. This house was originally owned by Margaret's family, the Sewells, and remained in family until the 1980s. .
WK died in August 1961, and was cremated. His ashes were deposited at the West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide???
Edward was born on the 5th of December 1872.
married Naomi Caroline Gertrude (Queen) Ferry on 13th July 1905 at St Maryís
Church, South Road. They had three children; Warren (Bill) Hazelwood Blore
Bednall, born in May 1906 at Port Wakefield, SA, Colin Blore Bednall, and
Edward was a
banker, and for many years a bank manager at Norwood.
Edward died on 22 January 1931, aged 58, and is buried in the churchyard at St Georgeís Anglican Church, Magill.
born born in Feb 1877, and married Susan Elizabeth Berriman on 16 November 1908
at the Methodist Church, Peterborough .
Susan had two daughters; Necia born in June 1910 at Victoria Terrace New
Parkside, and June.
For some time
Gerard lived and worked in Melbourne.
Gerard was a printer / editor?? As his father had been before him.
Bednall, was born at Norwood in January 1868 and baptised at St Michaelís
Mitcham. She married the Reverend John Warren in June 1895 at Christ
Church, North Adelaide.
became the rector of St Davidís Burnside, and they lived in Third Street,
John had two daughters; Joyce Noel Warren born in 1896, and Mary Blore Warren
born in April 1902.
WT Bednall (Emilyís father) spent the last years of his life living with them at Knightsbridge.
© R. Bednall, 2004