Thomas Magnall was born in Burnley, LAN on the 5 January 1873 to William Magnall (GM076) and Mary Anne (GM018). He was christened on the 10 March 1873 at Holy Trinity Church, Habergham Eaves. The register shows that they were living at Burrows Row and William was a collier at the time.

The 1881 Census shows Thomas as a 7 year old scholar living with his parents at 6 Marles Street in Burnley.

In the 1891 Census it records that the family had moved to 26 Cobden Street in Burnley. Thomas was now 18 years old and working as a cotton weaver.

Thomas married Annie Anderson (EM205) on 1 August 1896 at St Andrew’s Church in Burnley as shown in their marriage certificate:-

1896 Marriage solemnized at The Parish Church in the Parish of St Andrew Burnley in the Counties Lancaster Burnley
No. When married Name and surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage
Father’s Name and Surname
Rank or Profession of Father
26 August first
Thomas Magnall

Annie Anderson







17 Cobden Street

3? Pleasntford St.

William Magnall

James Anderson



Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Estaablished Church by ___ or after Banns by me,
This Marriage
was solemnized
between us
Thomas Magnall

Annie Anderson

in the
of us
James William Magnall

Mary Ann Anderson

William Edward Stubbing

Thomas and Annie lived at various addresses in the same area over the next few years including 17, 44 and 15 Cobden Street. At the time of the 1901 Census Thomas and Annie were living at 17 Messenger Street in Nelson, both of them were cotton weavers.

Thomas and Annie had two children:-

In the 1901 Census I have found Elsie and Mary Ann staying with their maternal grandparents, James and Nancy, at their home in 30 Pheasantford Street.

In the 1911 Census the family were living at 237 Brunswick Street. Thomas (38) was a cotton weaver, Annie (34) had no shown occupation, Elsie (14) was a baker and Mary Ann (12) was a “Tenter in Cotton Mill”.

Thomas and Annie also looked after William (Bill DM046) and Ernest (EM202)

By the time of Elsie’s marriage to Leonard Holgate in 1919, Thomas was working as a baker but the 1939 Register shows that he was a Cotton Weaver living with Anne at 23 Cobden Street just next door to brother James and his second wife, Martha.

Thomas died on 1 May 1953, he was living at 293 Briercliffe Road at the time, he was buried at Burnley Cemetery in grave ref.NE11513 on the 5 May 1953.

Probate for Thomas reads:

MAGNALL Thomas of 293 Briercliffe-road Burnley died 1 May 1953 at 38 Thursby-road Burnley Probate London 27 August to Anne Magnall widow. Effects £793

Anne lived to be about 100 years old, she died in 1975 and was buried at Burnley Cemetery in grave ref.NE11513 on the 26 August 1975.

Elsie married Leonard Holgate (EM207) and they had two daughters. Mary Ann married Edward Greenwood (EM208) (a coal man) and they had a son who took over the coal round from his father.

Many thanks to Diane James for helping with information.

[Last updated 29 Dec 2023]