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NEW BAD-, BEDNALL ETC. REFERENCES 25/10/ 2007

The Bednall Archive 


 

     Part 1


BADNALL/BEDNALL ETC. EMIGRANTS

ITEM 1: Passengers Arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 1860
Source: http://auckland.history.googlepages.com/passengersarrivinginauckland1860
 

20 September 1860: Commander Perry.  2037 tons, Kiddie from Liverpool via Melbourne.Passenger arriving in Auckland: Arthur R. Badnall.

 ITEM 2 : Badnall Emigrant to Australia Source: Miscellaneous Find (Source will be added later) 

Question: Could anybody look up the passenger list for a ship the Genghis Khan arriving Moreton Bay in 1854. Australia?”
Reply:        The journal of the surgeon, Dr Osbourne Johnson, for this trip is in the National Library of Australia.  It mentions a few people, namely:  * Doctor Bell who was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and the medical officer of the local hospital at Brisbane. His wife is described as amiable. * A man named Badnall who can equally be read as Badnale, Badhall or Badhale. He was not one of the assisted immigrants. * A Mr Campbell who lived in South Brisbane at that time, but has otherwise not yet been identified. * A Mr Ferguson who may have been Martin Ferguson age 34, who was an assisted immigrant on board the Genghis Khan along with seven of his immediate family. * A man named Harriss who may have been Frederick Harris who died in July 1855, having been in the colony only a few years. * The Reverend Doctor John Dunmore Lang who receives a number of comments. * The Captain Williams who was the captain of the Genghis Khan. * The Captain John Clement Wickham who was the government resident, and also the Commissioner for Crown Lands of the Moreton Bay District. * A John Wishart who was the pilot for the port of Brisbane and continued in that position until April 1855. * Also generic mentions of two seamen from the Genghis Khan who deserted their ship the very night they anchored in Moreton Bay by stealing his boat., as well as the baker, boatswain's mate, captain, doctor, emigrants, nurse, sailors, steward and women.

ITEM 3 : Pardon For Bednall Transported to Tasmania
 Source:
Names Appearing in the Hobart Times, Tasmania 1850.   

Surname

Name

Convict No.

Information

Convict Ship

Section

Date

Page No

BEDNALL

John

 

Pardon granted

Neptune 2

Convict Department

Tues 16 Apr 1850

305



 REFERENCES  TO CHARLES HENRY FIENNES BADNALL

Brief Biographical Introduction
Charles Henry Fiennes Badnall was born at Home Farm, Douglas, Isle of Man, where he was baptised in St. Matthew’s Church, Douglas on 13th January 1833 [1].  He was the son of silk manufacture, inventor, poet and would be MP, Richard Badnall junior (formerly of Ashenhurst, Leek, Staffordshire) and his wife Sarah, nee Hand.  Some years earlier Charles’ father had been declared bankrupt and subsequently had, while struggling to maintain the family finances, had moved to the Isle of Man to avoid being gaoled for debt.

Little is known of Charles Badnall’s life and it seems likely that he received his early education at home. In 1841 Charles (then aged 8), his mother, his aunt Martha and his brother Edward are recorded by the Census Enumerator, staying as a visitors with Philip Gell of Hopton Hall near Ashbourne, Derbyshire.  By 1851 he had become a scholar at Durham School and in that year (and the following year) was stroke in the school rowing club’s “1st Crew” [2] [3]. 

Sometime before 1861 he emigrated to Australia where he became as official recorder to the Geodetic Survey of Victoria, which ended in 1873.  While doing this work he became involved in an agreement with A. C. Allen, Inspector General of Plans and Surveys concerning  lands which they he (with others) had selected for allocation to them individually but which they had subsequently combined for sale to Allen at a profit. As a consequence of this action, he was called upon to give evidence to a Crown Lands Commission investigating this and other matters, in 1878-79 [5].  By 1878, however, he had become a journalist in Portland, Victoria but was obviously unsuccessful in establishing himself in this field, for was declared insolvent in April 1881. The amount was not large (liabilities of £210 compared to assets of £140) and he attributed his bankruptcy to “the stoppage of annual income from England”.

In 1864, Charles had married Hannah,  widow of Edmund McKeand and daughter of Nicholas Whitworth of Manchester and in 1866 they are recorded living in Heywood, a small town on the Fitzroy River, 17 miles west of Portland, Victoria. The first town allotments were sold in 1854 so the Badnall's were amongst its first inhabitants and at that date , Charles owned the local store. At the time of their marriage, Hannah, who had several children by her first marriage, was 45 years of age and it seems unlikely therefore that they had any children.  Charles Henry Fiennes Badnall died, aged 55, possibly in Warrnambool, Victoria in 1885, though the record of his death doesn’t state this.  Hannah outlived him, by almost 20 years and was buried in Warrnambool in 1904. [7] [8]

NB Charles H. F. Badnall may have been the man named Badnall, mentioned in the journal of, Dr Osbourne Johnson, surgeon, on ship the Genghis Khan, which arrived in Moreton Bay, Australia in 1854.  If he was, it may not have been a coincidence that Captain John Clement Wickham, the Commissioner for Moreton Bay District Crown Lands was also a passenger. See Internet Query & Answer given above.


ITEM 4: Parish Register Transcripts St. Matthew’s Church, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1705 to 1803. CJCLS Film No. 0106718 Family History Library, Utah, USA.

ITEM 5: Census of England & Wales 1841. HO 107/198/15 Hopton Hall, Hopton, Derbyshire

ITEM 6: Census of England & Wales 1851 Place St Oswald District, Durham, Sub-district St Oswald. County Durham. PRO Reference: HO107, Piece 2390, Folio 156, Page 37.

Schedule number

133

Address

Crossgate, Durham

Name

Charles H BADNALL

Relationship

Border

Condition

Unmarried

Age

18

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Isle Of Man IOM

ITEM 7: Register of Durham school January 1840 to December 1907. L. A. Body & C. S. Earle. School Yearbooks 1908 page 269.

ITEM 8: Yeoman and Bureaucrats; The Victorian Crown Lands Commission 1878-1879. J.M.Powell, Oxford 1973.  pages 235  to 237 and pages 242 to 243.

ITEM 9: Source:  Insolvencies Listed in The Age Newspaper, Melbourne, Australia. 18 April 1881 C. H. F. Badnall, journalist- Portland, South Australia.

ITEM 10: Reference 17A The Scrapbook of John Sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire. Wm. Salt Library, Stafford, UK.

ITEM 11: Personal communication from Ms Helen Ulman, Victoria, Australia. 2006 based on Victoria State Records 1885-13346 and 1904-10863 and Personal communication from Ms Helen Ulman, Victoria, Australia. 2006 based on Victoria State Record 1864-2063. See also (i) The Victorian Post Office Directory -  Victoria - 1866, page 220, Heywood, (ii) The Victorian Post Office Directory, H. Wise,  Victoria [Australia] 1868 re Collingwood

ITEM 12: Names in Australian Government Gazettes, Victoria c1858–1900. www.familyhistoryonline.net/index/database/GSVGovtGazettes.shtml 

Title

Given name

Surname

State

Location

Year

Subject

Page

 

C H

Badnall

Victoria

 

1861

Unclaimed Ship Letters

207

 

Charles Henry

Badnall

Victoria

Heywood

1873

Church Trustees

 

 

Chas H

Badnall

Victoria

 

1874

Notice to Licensees in Arrears

 

Index not available for sale. Several copies of original gazettes published as PDF files on CD are available from the on-line bookshop GSV Bookshop at www.gsv.org.au. Additional information available from The Genealogical Society of Victoria, Level B1 257 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia. Email: research@gsv.org.au 

 



BADNALL/BEDNALL ETC., WILLS AND REFERENCES
TO THOSE NAMES IN WILLS

ITEM 13  James Bednall -An American Priest
Source: Introduction to Abstracts of Maryland Wills by Carson Gibb Abstracted from  Prerogative Court (Wills) MSA S538   Liber 31   1760-1764      
http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s500/s538/html/s538-31.html

Liber 31, folio 166  13 Jan. 1753  BLAKE, PHILEMON CHARLES, Queen Anns Co.      To my wife & extrx., Sarah Blake, for life, her choice of my lands, & my wearing appl. & linens.      To my son Philemon Charles Blake, my dw. plantn. & lands adj., lately resurv. by my decd. father, Charles Blake, as Blakeford, & the part of Lloyds Meadows & Lloyds Meadows Addition, near the head of Wye,  given me by my aunt Alice Lloyd, but if he fail within 18 mo. of my d., if he is 21, to convey Bennetts Regula-  tion, on Corsica Crk., to my son Charles Blake, I give all abovesd. lands to sd. son Charles.      To the Revd. Mr. James Bednall, a suit of mourning & L10.      The residue of my p. e. equ. div., to my 4 childn: Henrietta Maria, Philemon Charles, Elizabeth, & Charles.Susanna      Witn: Susanna Tilghman, Julianna Carrol, Edward Neale [who d. by 6 Feb. 1761 (folio 165, above)].      6 Feb. 1761, sworn to by Susanna Tilghman & Juliana Tilghman (late Carroll); 16 Feb. 1761, sworn to by Francis Hall of Cecil Co., Gent., in presence of Phile-  mon Charles Blake, heir at law; & by Christopher Wilkinson, Gent.; 5 March 1761, sworn to by James Tuite of Queen Anns Co. 

 

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