Anne was born about 1819 in Salford. She married William Mangnall (HM120) in 1847 at St Philip’s Church in Salford. William and Anne had at least one son and four daughters:
The 1861 Census shows William, Anne, and their seven children living at Clark’s Hill in Prestwich with William’s sister Fanny and a nurse, Emma Ashworth who was presumably looking after 3 month old Blanche.
William died on the 29th May 1868 aged 46 at Lord Street in Southport leaving Anne to bring up her children.
The 1871 Census shows that Anne was still living at Clark’s Hill with her children and her mother (shown as Ann Royle).
Between 1871 and 1878 (when her mother died) Anne and her daughters moved to Taintree House in Audlem in Cheshire.
By the time of the 1881 census she was living at with her four daughters at Taintree House in Audlem. Anne is described as living on “Income from Property & Dividends”. Her daughters are described as “Governess” or “Governess (Schoolmaster)” and they had a boarder who was a scholar. It has been suggested that the daughters ran a Dame School from their home.
Lucy, Florence and Blanche were still Governesses at Taintree House at the time of the 1891 Census. Anne was now 72 years old and “Living on her own means”. Two of her grand children , Percival (EM287) and Bessie (EM316) (by her son William FM292), were scholars at the school.
In the 1901 census Anne is still living at Taintree House and as “Living on own means”. Florence and Blanche are still living at home and are still both governesses. Her grandchildren William and Bessie (by her son William FM292) and Dorothy and William Baker (by her daughter Richmal) are staying with her.
Anne died in 1907 aged 88 and was buried on the 17th February in a plot she had purchased in the Audlem Cemetery (opened 1874) on the 7th May 1878 for 16 shillings. The grave (grave 160 row 11) has a large cross for a headstone and contains the remains of :-
- Anne Royle of Swanbach, aged 85. Buried 17th May 1878 (was this Anne’s mother?);
- Anne Mangnall of Swanbach, aged 88, buried 27th February 1907;
- Florence Mangnall, aged 56, buried 21st February 1913.
Anne wrote a will which was signed on the 18th October 1886 which I have transcribed. Probate of the will was granted at Chester on the 19th April 1907.
Thanks to the Audlem Burial Committee for their help in this research.