Albert was born on the 6th November 1875 to John (GM151/GM007) and Sarah (nee Hargreaves – FM020) at 45 Cog Lane, Habergham Eaves. Details of his birth certificate are shown below:
|Registration District Burnley|
|1875 Birth in the Sub-District of Burnley in the County of Lancaster|
|No.||When and where
|Name, if any||Sex||Name and Surname
|Name, surname and
|Signature, Description and
Residence of Informant
45 Cog Lane
|Coal Miner||X The mark of
45 Cog Lane
Albert was christened at Holy Trinity Church, Habergham Eaves on the 7th December 1875 (VRI).
The 1881 census shows that Albert was 5 years old, a scholar, and was living at 45 Cog Lane, the Peeping Tom Inn, in Habergham Eaves with his parents, two sisters and a brother.
By the time of the 1891 census the family had moved to the Shepherds Arms public house at 69/71 Cog Lane. Albert was now 15 years old and working as a cotton weaver.
Albert married Elizabeth Ann Gent aged 24, daughter of Stephen Gent, on 1st March 1900 at St John’s, the Parish Church of Gannow. Albert was recorded as “formerly a Cotton Weaver” but doesn’t record what his current profession was. Elizabeth’s father is recorded as a plumber and Elizabeth’s address was 7 Hattersley Street.
At the time of the 1901 census Albert and Elizabeth were living at 7 Hattersley Street. Albert was working as a Publican’s assistant but at this stage we don’t know if he was working for his father or for someone else. Minnie Gent, Elizabeth’s sister who was a 16 year old cotton weaver, was staying with them.
When his father, John (GM151), died in December 1904 Albert was living at 236 Accrington Road in Burnley.
Albert and Elizabeth had at least three children:
- Ida, born 1901 (RoB Burnley 1901 Q4 8e 196), died 26th April 1973 aged 71 years;
- Gladys (DM148), born 1907, died in infancy in Heywood and was buried in Burnley Cemetery on the 21 October 1907.
In 1911 the Census shows that Albert was now a “Licenced Victualler” living at the Grapes Inn in Bamford with Elizabeth and their daughter, Ida.
It looks like Albert continued to run the pub until his death on 20 January 1941. His daughter, Ida, then continued to run the pub.
The gravestone (grave ref.A11995) shown below is a photo taken by my father in Burnley Cemetry.
In Treasured Memory of
A LOVING WIFE & MOTHER
ELIZABETH ANN MAGNALL,
DIED JANUARY 21ST 1938,
AGED 62 YEARS.
ALSO MY DEAR FATHER
OF GRAPES HOTEL, ROCHDALE,
DIED JANUARY 20TH 1941,
AGED 65 YEARS.
ALSO IDA, BELOVED DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE,
DIED APRIL 26TH 1973,
AGED 71 YEARS.
ALSO GLADYS, DIED IN INFANCY
[Last updated 21 Nov 2023]