Benjamin Mangnall was born in 1866 in Manchester to Robert Hartley Mangnall (GM028) and Judith Porter (GM200).
The 1871 Census shows that Benjamin was a scholar living at 4 Factory Brow, Tetlow Bridge in Crumpsall with his parents and siblings.
The 1881 Census shows that Benjamin was still living with his parents but now at Shelderslow, Saddleworth where he was a painter decorator.
Benjamin married Mary Ann (FM307) sometime before 1891 and they had the following children:
- Emily Gertrude Mangnall (EM348), b.1889, d.1896.
In the 1891 Census Benjamin was living with Mary Ann and Emily at 21 Belmont Terrace in Chorlton-in-Medlock. Benjamin was working as an employed painter.