Joseph was born on 31st October 1868 in Burnley to James Magnall (GM021/149) and Alice Greenwood (GM022). Details of his birth certificate are shown below:

Registration District Burnley
1868 Birth in the Sub-District of Burnley in the County of Lancaster
No. When and where
born
Name, if any Sex Name and Surname
of Father
Name and Maiden Sur-
name of Mother
Rank or Profession
of Father
Signature, Description and
Residence of Informant
When
registered
Signature of
registrar
Baptismal Name
if added after
Registration of Birth
228 Thirty
first
October
1868
BackLane
Habergham
Eaves
Joseph Boy James
Magnall
Alice
Magnall
formerly
Greenwood
Coal
Miner
X The mark
of James
Magnall
Father
Back Lane
Habergham
Eaves
Twelfth
November
1868
Robert
Munn
Registrar

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.

We think that they had a son called James Vivien but have yet to confirm this.

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. “


[Last updated 03 Nov 2020]