David Mangnall was born in 1846 in Kearsley, Lancashire (RoB Bury L 1846 Q4 21 333 or 371), the son of John Mangnall (HM009) and Ellen (HM108). He was baptised at St Saviour Church in Ringley on the 8th November 1846. He appears in the 1851 Census as a four year old scholar living with his parents on Wigan Road, Hindley. By the time of the 1861 Census he was living with his widowed mother and two of his sisters at Foggs Farm near Platt Bridge and he was working as a Coal Pit Drawer.
The 1871 Census shows that David and his younger sister Mary were lodgers in the home of Ann Baldwin in Foggs Fold, Ince. David was 24 and a coal miner.
He married Elizabeth (FM018) (possibly in 1871) who was born in Pemberton and they had at least six children:-
- John (FM019) born in 1873;
- William (EM012) born in 1875;
- Peter (EM013) born in 1878;
- James (EM014) born in 1881;
- Mary Ellen (EM294) born in 1883;
- Elizabeth (EM295) born in 1888.
At the time of the of the 1881 Census David and Elizabeth were living at 10 Albert Terrace in Platt Bridge, Ince in Makerfield with William, Peter and James. David was described as a coal miner.
In 1891 at the time of the Census the family were living at 10 Adelaide Street in Ince in Makerfield. I think that 10 Albert Terrace was renamed as 10 Adelaide Street but this has yet to be confirmed. David was still a coal miner and his three eldest sons, John, William and Peter, had all followed him into coal mining. The youngest three children were all scholars.
The family had moved to 30 Victoria Road by the time of the 1901 Census. David was now 53 years old but was still a coal miner – he is described as a “coal hewer below ground”. All six children were still living at home but William was now married to Nancy and they had a daughter also called Nancy.
When David’s son James (EM014) married Sarah in 1905 he was still working at the mine as a “collier”. We think David died in 1912 aged about 64 but this has yet to be confirmed.