William was born to Jesse Mangnall (GM107) and Alice in about 1863 in Westhoughton. At the time of the 1871 census he was living with his parents at Grove Lane in Westhoughton and he was described as being a scholar.

By the time of the 1881 census the family had moved to Warrington Road Kingsdown Terrace in Abram. William was working as a coal miner.

[Last updated 22 Oct 2005]