Albert was born on the 6th November 1875 to John (GM151) and Sarah (FM020) at 45 Cog Lane, Habergham Eaves. Details of his birth certificate are shown below:
|Registration District Burnley
|1875 Birth in the Sub-District of Burnley in the County of Lancaster
||When and where
|Name, if any
||Name and Surname
|Name, surname and
|Signature, Description and
Residence of Informant
45 Cog Lane
||X The mark of
45 Cog Lane
Albert was christened in Habergham Eaves on the 7th December 1875 (VRI).
The 1881 census shows that Albert was 5 years old, a scholar, and was living at 45 Cog Lane, the Peeping Tom Inn, in Habergham Eaves with his parents, two sisters and a brother.
By the time of the 1891 census the family had moved to the Shepherds Arms public house at 69/71 Cog Lane. Albert was now 15 years old and working as a cotton weaver.
Albert married. We have only been able to find one suitable match for Albert’s wedding so far, we are hoping to check out the details shortly. The RoM index shows that an Albert Magnall married in Burnley in Q1 1900 (8e 290). The Vital Records Index shows that an Albert Magnall aged 24, son of John Magnall, married an Elizabeth Ann Gent aged 24, daughter of Stephen Gent, on 1st March 1900. The details were recorded in Gannow, LAN (FHL no. 1526145).
At the time of the 1901 census Albert and Elizabeth were living at 7 Battersby (or Hattersley) Street in Burnley. Albert was working as a Publican’s assistant but at this stage we don’t know if he was working for his father or for someone else. Minnie Gent, Elizabeth’s sister who was a 16 year old cotton weaver, was staying with them.
When his father, John (GM151), died in December 1904 Albert was living at 236 Accrington Road in Burnley.
Albert and Elizabeth had at least three children:
- Ida, born 1901 (RoB Burnley 1901 Q4 8e 196), died 26th April 1973 aged 71 years;
- Gladys (DM148), born 1907, died in infancy in Heywood and was buried in Burnley Cemetery on the 21 October 1907.
The gravestone (grave ref.A11995) shown below is a photo taken by my father in Burnley Cemetry.