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Ireland FlagBegnal's of Co. Meath & Westmeath, Ireland

Thomas Henry Begnal, 1847, Ireland

George Felix Begnal, 1879, Albany, NY - Not Biologically Connected

1st Gen: Clifford Franklin Begnal, 1903-1960, Utica, NY

2nd Gen: Newton Richard Begnal, 1924-1995, San Francisco, CA

3rd Gen:  D. R. "Doc" Young, Living


Letter dated 1950, from Joseph Beglin Begnall, Milltown Pass

Co. Westmeath,

Republic of Ireland

Ireland Flag

Note: until I find birth proof regarding Clifford Franklin Begnal, I or other Begnal's Descendant of C. F. Begnal are not of the Begnal  nor Young bloodline

1/4th Irish 1/4th Hungarian 1/4th Portuguese (Azorean) 1/8th English | 1/8th Scottish

If you have Begnal's in your lineage, please e-mail me



Gggf: Thomas H. Begnal, b. 1 Jan 1847, Ireland, d. 28 Apr 1928, NY, m. Margaret E. Shevlin, b. abt. Feb 1850, Ireland, d. 6 Nov 1914, Saratoga Springs, NY.  Children of this marriage are Katherine "Kate", b. 12 Aug 1876, Albany, NY, George Felix, b. 15 Feb 1879, Albany, NY, Frank Patrick, b. 4 Jun 1882, Mary V., b.  Feb 1887, and Katie, b. Jun 1890, d. bef. 1892, Albany, NY


Thomas H. Begnal, naturalized 23 Mar 1870, Albany, NY, emigrated from Meath Ireland via Liverpool, when is unknown.  March 15, 1906 - passenger list of Thomas, a US Citizen, coming from Garadice, Co. Meath Ireland to home Saratoga Springs, NY.  Garadice is in Meath Co.  May have immigrated in 1860-1866.


Margerit Shevlin, possible passenger list: Arrival Date: 6 Apr 1866, Estimated birth year: abt 1848, Age: 18, Port of Departure: Liverpool, England Destination: New York, Place of Origin: Ireland Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Irish, Ship Name: Scotland, Port of Arrival: New York Line: 22 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_263 List Number: 297


Intent - click to see entire document

Naturalization Intent Document

Naturalization - click to see entire document

Naturalization Document



Store Ad 1874

1874 Albany Newspaper Ad.  To see where Thomas Henry Begnal lived during the years 1870-1928




Ggf, George Felix Begnal (1), b. 15 Feb 1879, Albany, NY, d. 2 Jun 1957, Saratoga Springs, NY, unknown if he actually married Elizabeth Shaughnessy, b.  6 Sep 1882-1888, Utica, NY - per her death certificate d. 8 Jan 1949, San Francisco, CA  Shaughnessy Lineage / Timeline


Children: Clifford Franklin Begnal, b. 31 Mar 1903, Utica, NY, d. 15 Mar 1960, So. San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA

Unknown if George F. Begnal is the biological father of my Grandfather Clifford Franklin Begnal.


1st marriage...Clifford Franklin Begnal, b. 31 Mar 1903, George Felix Begnal marries Edith M. Mitchell, 16 Aug 1903, Saratoga Springs, NY, only 4 mos after Clifford is born in Utica, NY


2nd marriage, may have been Elizabeth Shaughnessy, bet. 1907-1910 - 1910 Seattle WA census Ward 5 & Ward 11


3rd marriage, Edna R. Avery (1), 20 Jun 1921, Saratoga Springs and she was possibly married before and is in the 1920 census as Edna Lennon 18 Aug 1920, Manhattan, NY. 




George Felix Begnal Jr., 9 May 1921, d. Jul 1978, Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY

Jean Mary Begnal, 18 Oct 1922, d. 21 Sep 2003, Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Co. NY

John Avery (Jack Begnal, 25 Mar 1924, d. 2 Jul 1943, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY

Robert Thomas Begnal (3), 21 Dec 1931, d. 17 Jan 2011, Apple Valley, San Bernardino Co., CA


Begnal-Timeline - Looking for George Felix Begnal - 1910 census and 1905-1916 city directories





Clifford Franklin Begnal - Fire FighterGf, Clifford Franklin Begnal (2), b. 31 Mar 1903, Utica, NY, d. 15 Mar 1960, So. San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA, m. Thelma Ferne (Pereira Cardozo) Perry, 3 Jul 1922, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA (marriage cert.)




Clifford Anthony (Begnal) Young, b. 28 May 1923, San Francisco, CA, d. 4 May 2012, CA,

Newton Richard (Begnal) Young, b. 16 July 1924, San Francisco, CA, d. 3 Jan 1995, CA.


Possible 2nd marriage - 1926, 17 Jun - Clifford Begnal (23), marries Lavilla B Woodmor (17), Marion Co., CA

3rd marriage - 4 May 1928, San Francisco, CA


Begnal-Timeline - Shaughnessy Timeline

Pictures of Thelma Ferne Perry, Clifford Anthony, Newton Richard, and other Begnal's also Mildred Deseran Arnold Miller, Irvan & Fred Miller

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Clifford Franklin Begnal Fire Fighter - So. San Francisco Fire Dept.  Died on duty 15 Mar 1960

To Those Fallen Firefighters  - Monumentalize at California Firefighters' Memorial at Capitol Park, Sacramento. 




George Felix Begnal, Not Biologically Connected Father of Clifford Franklin Begnal - NY Health Dept & Utica Vital Statistics Birth Not Found.  Still looking 22+ yrs later as to who Clifford's real biological father is/was, and Clifford's full name at birth.

(1) George Begnal 3rd. marriage to Edna M. Avery, 20 Jun 1921, Saratoga Springs, NY.  Children George F. Begnal Jr. 21 May 1921, d. 1978, Jean Mary Begnal, b. 1923, John Avery (Jack) Begnal, b. 1924 and Robert Thomas Begnal, b. 1931 (3).

(2) Clifford Franklin Begnal, remarried Wilma Florence Gates, b. 16 Jun 1907. Children: Robert Frank Begnal, b. 22 Jun 1929, d. 8 Aug 1976, Kenneth Roger Begnal, b. 10 Aug 1930, Clifford Floyd Begnal, b. 3 Apr 1935.

(3) Robert Thomas Begnal says his grandfather was Thomas Begnal (1847-1928), m. Margaret E. Shevlin (1851- 6 Nov 1914).  Children: George Felix Begnal (15 Feb 1879 - 2 Jun 1957), Frank Patrick Begnal, b. 4 Jun 1882, d. 17 Jul 1966, Katherine M. (Kate) Begnal, b. 12 Aug 1876, d. 23 May 1947, Mary V. Begnal, b. Feb 1887, d. 23 Feb 1920, and Katie Begnal, b. Jun 1890.


Background: Clifford Anthony & Newton Richard Begnal surname changed to Young, prior to 3 Sep 1930, when starting School in Los Angeles County, specifically San Pedro.


I am still researching to locate an Earl Young, who was listed as my father's guardian in his school records.  My father attended schools in the Los Angeles School District from 3 Sep 1930 - 30 Jan 1942. 


If you have any information regarding my father, Richard Newton Young (Newton Richard Begnal), Clifford Anthony Young (my uncle), Earl Young, to view home addresses during this period and schools my father attended, click here


Maybe someone attended school with Richard or Clifford, having lived near them and know about their family between 1930-1942


Cllifford Anthony Begnal YoungClifford Anthony (Begnal) Young, b. 28 May 1923, San Francisco, CA, d. 4 May 2012


m1. 8 Aug 1943, Betty Jane Martin, 21, b. abt. 1922, poss. TX or CA,  Betty's m2. divorced, residence Pecos, TX


Notes: 1943 - 1946

Betty's marriage cert shows residence as Pecos, Reeves Co., TX, and her Death 15 Feb 1946, Pecos, Reeves Co., TX


Betty Jane Martin - Clifford Anthony Begnal Young

Clifford A Young was in the Army as of 26 Oct 1940...so did Betty come to CA from Pecos, TX per their marriage cert.  Clifford possibly met Wanda Merz near Joplin, MO or where ?


m2. 18 Nov 1947, Joplin, MO, to Wanda Mae Merz, children: Carol & Ginger


m3. abt. 1963, Margaret Alford/Alvord, children: Clifford Alexander Young


To view photographs of Thelma, Clifford & Wanda,  Newton Begnal taken about 1936.






Richard and June YoungNewton Richard (Begnal) Young, b. 16 July 1924, San Francisco, CA, d. 3 Jan 1995, m1.  Patricia Victoria Arnold, 28 Mar 1942, Yuma AZ.  Children: Anna Laura Ferne Begnal, b. 29 Oct 1942, Long Beach, CA, d. 27 Mar 1977, Bentonville, AR - Pictures of Patricia Arnold Begnal, Anna Laura Begnal



2m. 8 Sep 1946, June Elsie Wilson, b. 29 Jul 1926 in New Haven, CT Children: Donald R. Young, b. 11 Sep 1947, Glendale, CA. web-author of this site.  Richard living at 931 1/2 Parkman Ave. Los Angeles, CA, June living at 524 Fischer St. Glendale, CA.  Truck Driver Laundry & Office Clerk Laundry  Note: Richard states his father as Unknown Young, Mother Thelma Fern Perry is correct, not correct is Thelma b. Nevada, Thelma,  b. 1906, Auburn, ME  Proof my Father did not know his Father, nor much about his Mother Thelma.


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To View School Records & Home Addresses Sep 1930- Jan 1942 - 18 Nov 1941 SS-5 Application & Military Service  U.S. Army - entered at age 18, 24 Jul 1942, 130th Ordnance Battalion, Camp Polk, LA, Technician 5th Grade, Parts Clerk, Separated Camp Beale, CA 13 Nov 1944.


Newton Richard Begnal - Richard Newton Young |  Research Story  |  Time Line  |  Yuma Sun AZ


To view photographs of Thelma, Clifford & Wanda,  Newton Richard Begnal taken about 1936.


3m. Beverly Mae Taylor, abt. 1950


4m. 8 Oct 1953, Barbara Jayne nee Wood Hoyt, b. 11 Oct 1932, d. 1 Apr 1999



Wives of my Begnal New York lineage, Elizabeth O'Shaughnessy, Thelma Ferne Perry (Pereira Cardozo), Margaret E. Shevlin, Edith M. Mitchell, Edna M. Avery, Wilma F. Gates, and June E. Wilson


My NY Begnal's have married the following maiden names: Arnold - Avery - Baker - Brisbin - Gates - Hoyt - Indico - Lenz - Mers/Merz - Mitchell - Perry (Pereira Cardozo) - Shaunghnessy/O'Shaughnessy - Shevlin - Taylor - Waring - Wilson - Wogman - Wood - Wreiden - Young


Wives of the Michael Begnal Connecticut lineage, Catherine (Katie) Whelehan,  Mary Ann, Sarah Murphy, Kate Joan Kilmartin.  Also looking for descendants of Michael Begnal, b. 29 Sep 1829 in Milltown Pass, Westmeath Co, Ireland.  I am trying to connect my NY Begnal's to the CT Begnal's.




1st Generation


Michael Begnal, b. 29 Sep 1829, Milltownpass, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, m. Catherine (Katie) WHELEHAN, having the following children:


Anna S. Begnal, b. abt. 1854, Waterbury, CT

Mary J. Begnal, b. abt. 1859, Waterbury, CT

Katie H. Begnal, b. abt. 1863, Waterbury, CT

Joseph Begnal, b. abt. 1865, Waterbury, CT

Lizzie A. Begnal, b. abt. 1867, Waterbury, CT

Thomas F. Begnal, b. abt. 1870

Henry M Begnal, b. 25 May 1874

Rose E. Begnal, b. abt. 1878, Waterbury, CT


2nd Generation


Thomas F. Begnal, b. abt. 1870, Waterbury, CT, m. Mary Ann UNKNOWN, b. abt. 1875, having the following children:


Francis Begnal, b. abt. 1899, Waterbury, CT

Katherine Begnal, b. abt. 1901, Waterbury, CT

Margaret Begnal, b. abt. 1902, Waterbury, CT

Thomas Begnal, b. abt. 1904, Waterbury, CT

James Begnal, b. abt. 1906, Waterbury, CT

Raymond V. Begnal, b. abt. 1908, Waterbury, CT

Francis Begnal, b. abt. 1913, Waterbury, CT

Anna C. Begnal, b. abt. 1915, Waterbury, CT

Donald Begnal, b. abt. 1920, Waterbury, CT


Henry M Begnal, b. 25 May 1874, m. Sarah MURPHY, b. 5 Jan 1876, Brooklyn, NY, having the following children:


Mary Begnal, b. abt. 1896.

George Begnal, b. abt. 1902.

Joseph Begnal, b. abt. 1903.

Henry I Begnal, b. 28 May 1913

Calista Begnal, b. abt. 1915.


3rd Generation


Henry Ibar Begnal, b. 28 May 1913, Waterbury, CT, m. Kate Joan KILMARTIN, b. 22 Feb 1912, having the following children: Michael H. Begnal



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Information and Links about the Surname Begnal vs. Bagnal


The following is some of which I have found on the internet in my quest to find the origin of my surname Begnal, searching records and I wish to share these surnames and links of those who have spent the time & research in putting together the following.


Michael S. Begnal writes:  Begnal, comes from the Gaelic name O'Beigleighinn, which also gives the surname Beglin, Beglan etc. (see The Surnames of Ireland by Edward MacLysaght ).  It is easy to confuse these names due to the similarities and the many similar variants, but we must keep in mind that Beglin (Begnal) and Bagenal (Bagnall, etc.) are quite distinCT The former originally being a native and ancient Gaelic medical family, the latter arriving in the 16th century as part of the English security apparatus.  MacLysaght is quite clear about this in his "More Irish Families".  While the Bagenal's did eventually become Irish-ized, I think it is important to recognize the difference between the two surnames, which despite their similarities in orthography, are vastly different in origin and not at all related.


Spellings encountered of Begnal - Begnall, Begnol, Beganl, Beganll, Begnel, Begnell, Begnil, Begnill, Bignal, Bignall, Bignel, Bignell, Beigleghan and O'Beigleighinn

My sincere appreciation, Doc


Bagnall began around William the Conqueror's English invasion with variations like Bagenhall, Bagenal, de Bagenal, and settled in Staffordshire.  In the 16th century Sir Nicholas Bagnall was sent by Queen Elizabeth, to head a constabulary in Ireland [Newry] and the Irish family grew from that.


Bagnal, Bagnall, Bagenal, Bagnel, Bagnell, Bagnelin, Bagnil, Bagnill,


Bagnall Genealogy - http://www.bagnallvillage.com/


Bagnall Variants - http://www.bagnallvillage.com/Pages/DevelopmentSurname.htm


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