The following is an inscription of a headstone in the Eccles Graveyard.
‘HERE WAS BURIED THE BODY OF THEODOSIA WIFE OF WILLIAM MANGNALL DIED SEOT 22 1798 AGED 34. THOMAS SON OF WILLIAM MANGNALL DE SALFORD DIED NOV 26 1789 AGEED 1 YEAR AND 7 MONTHS. ALSO JAMES THEIR SON WHO DIED SEPT 17 1798 AGED 15 MONTHS. ALSO JOHN MANGNALL WHO DIDE FEB 2 1857 AGED 70 YEARS. ALSO MARY WIFE OF THOMAS MANGNALL DIED APRIL 6 1821 AGED 21 YEARS. IN HER DEATH HER HUSBAND HAS TO LAMENT THE LOSS OF AN AMICABLE PIOUS AND AFFECTIONATE PARTNER, WE TOOK SWEET COUNSEL TOGETHER AND WALKED IN THE HOUSE OF GOD AS GOOD FRIENDS.’
(Spelling is as on gravestone).
Thanks to Jim Mangnall from New Zealand for passing on this information
[Last updated 21 Apr 2003]