Edith Magnall was born on 10 April 1886 to John (GM151/GM007) and Sarah (nee Hargreaves – FM020), probably at 45 Cog Lane, Habergham Eaves – The Peeping Tom Inn. She was baptised at St John’s Church in Gannow on 20 May of the same year. Her father, John, is recorded as working as a collier even though he was also running the pub according to the Census either side of her birth.

The 1891 census shows the family living at the Shepherd’s Arms public house at 69-71 Cog Lane. Edith was recorded as 4 years old.

In the 1901 Census Edith was recorded as 14 years old and working as a cotton weaver. The family was still living at the Shepherd’s Arms which was described as a “beer house”.

The 1911 Census shows that Anne was 24 years old and still living at the Shepherd’s Arms with her widowed mother, Ann Elizabeth and Lewis. Her mother is recorded as working as a “Beer & Wine Retailer”, none of the children have a profession shown.

Edith died aged 30 on 23 June 1916 and was buried on 28 June in Burnley Cemetery grave no 1693 with her father.

Probate reads:

MAGNALL Edith of 71 Cog-lane Burnley spinster died 23 June 1916 Administration London 2 February to Albert Magnall licensed Victualler. Effects £171 8s. 7d.

[Last updated 08 Jan 2024]