Mary is my great, great grandmother. He was born about 1856 in Altham, LAN, one of at least six children born to Luke Haworth (GH001) and Alice (GH002). By the time of the 1871 census they were living at Oak Hill, Habergham Eaves, not too far from where Ralph was living.

Mary was married to Ralph Magnall (FM001) on the 18th March 1876 in the Brunswick Chapel of the United Methodist Free Church by Samuel Saxon Barton, the minister, in the presence of John Leeming and Mary Ann Tattersall. Both Ralph and Mary were described as cotton weavers, Ralph having lived at Rose Terrace, Habergham Eaves, and Mary at 31 Back Cog Lane, Habergham Eaves.

Ralph and Mary had had three children by the 1881 Census:-

  • Mary Ann (EM002) in 1877
  • Fred (EM001) on 30th April 1878 (my great grandfather)
  • Thomas (EM003) in 1880.

In 1881 they lived at No.6 Cog Square, Habergham Eaves with Alice Howarth (FH002, age 21 – cotton weaver), Sarah A. Howarth (FH003, age 19 – cotton weaver), Rebecca Howarth (FH004, age 17 – cotton weaver) and Alice Howarth (age 11 – scholar). The younger three were born in Burnley and are presumed to be the younger sisters of Mary. The older Alice (FH002) was born in Enfield and the 1871 census suggests that therefore she is the older of Mary’s sisters – but why are there two Alices?

[Last updated 25 Sep 2004]