Blanche Mangnall was born in 1861 in Prestwich to Anne (HM184) and William (HM120). At the time of the 1861 Census she was only three months old and was living with her family at Clark’s Hill in Prestwich. A nurse was employed at that time called Emma Ashworth, I believe she was probably employed to look after Blanche.

The 1871 Census shows that Blanche was still living with her family at Clark’s Hill and was a scholar. Her father had died in 1868.

According to the 1881 Census , 1891 Census and the 1901 Census Blanche helped her sisters to run a school in their home at Taintree House in Audlem, Cheshire where they lived with their mother.

Blanche died aged 73 and was living at 57 Hospital Street in Nantwich at the time of her death. Her remains are buried in grave number 30 in Audlem Cemetery. This plot was bought by Emily Jane Baker on the 29th March 1929 for 4 guineas. The grave also contains the remains of Bessie Mangnall of Eleanor Road, Old Colwyn who died aged 86 and was buried on the 30th November 1968. From the 1881 Census I assume that Emily Jane Baker was a sister of Richmal Mangnall’s husband John Baker.

Thanks to the Audlem Burial Committee for their help in this research.

[Last updated 16 Dec 2005]