Joseph Magnall was born on the 28th August 1858 at Croichey (so far I have been unable to locate Croichey but the 1871 Census says that he was born in the Parish of Tottington and his birth certificate refers to the sub-district of Holcombe). He was the son of Thomas (HM059) and Rachel (HM060). Joseph’s birth certificate uses the surname Mangnall rather than Magnall for his parents. I have a copy of a certified copy of the birth certificate dated 27th June 1918, details of this below:
|Registration District Bury|
|1858 Birth in the Sub-District of Holcombe in the County of Lancaster|
|No.||When and where
|Name, if any||Sex||Name and Surname
|Name and Maiden Sur-
name of Mother
|Rank or Profession
|Signature, Description and
Residence of Informant
if added after
Registration of Birth
|X The mark of
The 1871 Census tells us that he was 12 years old living with his widowed mother at Cog Lane, near Wood Top, Habergham Eaves along with his brothers and sisters Mary Ann (FM232), Margaret (FM233), Ralph (FM001), Thomas (FM021) and Sarah Jane (FM231). At this time he was a book keeper.
It took a long time to discover what happened to Joseph in 1881 but with the release of the 1881 Census on CD I was able to do wildcard searches and I eventually found Joseph, his mother, two sisters and a brother-in-law living at 1 Ridge in East Burnley under the name Magasall! Joseph was now a Colliery Clerk.
On the 24th May 1885 Joseph was a witness at the wedding of his younger sister, Sarah Jane (FM231)
At the time of the 1891 census Joseph was still living with his mother at 1 Ridge Road. He is described (I think) as a charter clerk. Later he was to become a confectioner and tobacconist.
Joseph married Eve Bridge (FM236) (born 1st Aug 1868 in Burnley) on the 13th August 1892 when he was aged 33. They were married at the Parish Church in Burnley. Details of the certificate are shown below:
|1892 Marriage solemnized at The Parish Church in the Parish of Burnley in the County of Lancaster|
|No.||When married||Name and surname||Age||Condition||Rank or Profession||Residence at the Time of Marriage||Father’s Name and Surname||Rank or Profession
|1 Ridge Road
2 Granville Street
|Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church
by Licence by me, Edmond Clarke (??)
|This Marriage was
solemnized between us
|in the presence of us||Joseph Bridge
Rebecca Marriott (?)
Joseph and Eve had at least four children:
- Harold (bap.1893) (d.1894)
- Annie (EM330) (b.1 Jun 1895) (d.dsp 13 Dec 1970)
- Florence (DM010) (b.1902) (d.1961)
- Gladys Maude (DM019) (b.31st Oct 1906). Gladys married Thomas Fielding (b.1907) in 1931 in Burnley. She died on the 5th March 1975 aged 68 and is buried in Burnley Cemetry grave no.1492/3.
At the time of the 1901 Census Joseph and Eve were living at 71 Manchester Road in Burnley with 5 year old Annie. Joseph was a Tobacconist and Confectioner working from home. They had an “Aunt” Eve Clough staying with them.
When Joseph died on 25th January 1924 aged 66 he was living at 71 Manchester Road. He is buried with his father, mother and his wife at Burnley Cemetry, grave no. 1492/3.
Thanks to Pat Russell (nee Fielding), a descendant of Joseph for providing much of this information as well as the photo of Rachel (HM060) and the grave.
[Last updated 03 Jan 2011]