Theodosia had been born on the 1st July 1764 and was the daughter of Thomas Hall and Alice Parr.
William and Theodosia had at least seven children:-
- John (JM117) b.1786, c. 22nd November 1786 at Eccles, died 2nd February 1857 aged 70 years, buried in the Eccles graveyard;
- Thomas (JM118) b.1788, c. 25th May 1788 at Eccles, died 26th November 1789 aged 1 year and 7 months, buried in the Eccles graveyard;
- Richard (JM105) b.8th April 1790, c.19th April 1790 at Mosley Presbyterian Church, Manchester;
- Thomas (HM052) b.16th Jun 1792 in Salford, c.10th July 1792 at Mosley Presbyterian Church;
- William (JM106) b.22nd Feb 1794, c.24th March 1794 at Mosley Presbyterian Church;
- James (JM107) b.24th May 1796, c.13th June 1796 at Mosley Presbyterian Church.We think James died on the 17th September 1798 but the gravestone in Eccles Graveyard says that he died aged 15 months;
- Ann (JM108) b.27th Apr 1798, c.8th May 1798 at Mosley Presbyterian Church;
At the time of John’s baptism at St Mary the Virgin Church in Eccles William is recorded as being a “Fustian Manufacturer” living in Salford. Eccles and Salford are next to each other west of the centre of Manchester. Fustian is a variety of heavy cloth woven from cotton, chiefly prepared for menswear. It is also described as “a kind of coarse, twilled cotton fabric, including moleskin, velveteen and corduroy”. It was in big demand and there were a lot of Fustian Manufacturers in Lancashire. There is a reference to a William Mangnall, warehouseman on New Bridge Street, Salford in the 1788 Lewis Directory of Manchester, along with a Richard Mangnall from Rivington who was a Fustian Manufacturer based in Goodier’s Calender House, Crow alley, King’s Head, Salford. I don’t know if they were related.
Theodosia died on the 22nd September 1798 aged 34 and was buried in Eccles Graveyard on the 25th September 1798. The gravestone is inscribed as follows:
HERE WAS BURIED THE BODY OF THEODOSIA WIFE OF WILLIAM MANGNALL DIED SEOT 22 1798 AGED 34. THOMAS SON OF WILLIAM MANGNALL DE SALFORD DIED NOV 26 1789 AGEED 1 YEAR AND 7 MONTHS. ALSO JAMES THEIR SON WHO DIED SEPT 17 1798 AGED 15 MONTHS. ALSO JOHN MANGNALL WHO DIDE FEB 2 1857 AGED 70 YEARS. ALSO MARY WIFE OF THOMAS MANGNALL DIED APRIL 6 1821 AGED 21 YEARS. IN HER DEATH HER HUSBAND HAS TO LAMENT THE LOSS OF AN AMICABLE PIOUS AND AFFECTIONATE PARTNER, WE TOOK SWEET COUNSEL TOGETHER AND WALKED IN THE HOUSE OF GOD AS GOOD FRIENDS.
William died in 1800 and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, Eccles on the 17th July 1800. He left the following will:
‘ In the name of God, Amen, I William MANGNALL of Salford in the County of Lancaster being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do for the settling my worldly concerns make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say First I order and direct that all my just Debts Funeral expenses and the charge of the Probate hereof shall be paid and discharged out of my Estate and Effects by my executors herein after named as soon as conveniently can be after my decrease And after payment thereof I give and devise to my daughter Ann MANGNALL All the cloaths belonging to my late Wife. the China which usually stands in the parlour cupboard and a silver punch ladle and six Silver Table Spoons and Ten Silver Tea Spoons And also a small Gold Watch which belonged to her Mother and which was designed for her But is she should die before she attains the Age of Twenty one years and leaving no lawful issue it is my will and mind that the cloaths, China, silver punch ladle and Table and Tea Spoons thus devised to her shall be distributed to the three Daughters of my Sister Betty Ramsbottom viz Betty Ramsbottom Martha Ramsbottom and Margaret Ramsbottom but there being only Two Silk Gowns amongst the cloaths so disposed of I order that Betty Ramsbottom and Martha Ramsbottom have each on and the rest to be divided amongst them if they should all three living at the time my said daughter Ann should happen to die – And the Gold watch so disposed of be sold and divided amongst my sons herein after named as shall be then living. And I give devise and bequeath unto my kinsmen John Ramsbottom of Toddington near Oakham in the County of Lancaster Yeoman And Andrew Patten of Salford aforesaid Iron Liquor Manufacturer and the survivor of them and theirof such survivor, All those my Three Houses situate in Salford aforesaid viz One on the South East side of New Bayley Street, one in Spaw Street and the other situate upon Shaw Brows now in the Occupation of John Swinney And also a small farm situated in Harwood Known by the Name of Afpinwale upon Trust to sell and dispose of the same at the time my second son Richard MANGNALL shall attain the Age of Twenty one years, if not disposed off for the purpose of maintaining and educating my five Children, and the Money Arising there from to pay and apply in manner herein after directed viz to John MANGNALL my eldest Son and the said Richard MANGNALL their one fifth share, Thomas MANGNALL my third son to receive his share when he shall attain the Age of Twenty one Years and to my said daughter Ann when she shall attain the age of Twenty-one years, but if any of my said Children should happen to die before attaining the age of Twenty-one years leaving no Issue then his or their share or shares to be divided among the survivors or survivor of them And Lastly I nominate and appoint the said John Ramsbottom and the said Andrew Patten Executors of this my Will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set and just my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of May in the year our Lord One Thousand eight hundred.’
Signed by William MANGNALL.
Witnessed by Edmund Howarth, John Kingston, and Robt Loxham.
Probate issued 22 August 1800.
Many thanks to Val Barr , John Bennett and Jim Mangnall from New Zealand for their help in supplying much of this information.