Joseph was christened in Holy Trinity Church in Habergham Eaves on the 29th November 1868.
The 1871 Census shows Joseph as 2 years old living with his parents at his maternal grandparents house 59 Back Lane in Habergham Eaves.
The 1881 Census shows him as a scholar aged 12 – the family are now living at the Gretna Green Inn on Coal Clough Lane which was being run by his maternal grandfather James Greenwood.
In the 1891 Census he is a weaver aged 22 living with his parents at 151 Cog Lane in Burnley just round the corner from the Gretna Green Inn.
Joseph married Elizabeth (Eliza) Jane Wilkinson (FM248) (b.c.1866) on the 11th September 1900 at Saint Matthew’s in Burnley. Joseph was working as a grocer. Eliza as a dress maker and they were living at 147 Cog Lane.
The 1901 census shows that Joseph and Eliza were living at 17 Ulster Street in Burnley. Joseph was a “Grocer shopkeeper” and Eliza was a dressmaker.
On 28 October 1903 Joseph and Eliza took their newly born son, James Vivian, to Holy Trinity Church for him to be baptised. The records show that they were living at 4 Nairne Street and Joseph was working as a Grocer.
In 1911 the census shows that Joseph and Eliza were living at 69 Athol Street in Burnley. Joseph was now 42 years old and working as a Cotton Weaver. They had two children:
- James Vivian Magnall who was 7 years old and
- Winifred Isobel Magnall who was 1 year old.
Joseph died on 25th December 1931 aged 63 in Blackpool. Probate was granted on the 14th January 1932 and read as follows:-
“Magnall Joseph of 62 Layton-road Blackpool died 25 December 1931 Administration London 14 January to Eliza Jane Magnall widow and James Vivian Magnall motor driver. Effects £2643 7s. 7d. “