Richard Mangnall was born on the 2 December 1848 in Hindley to John Mangnall (HM015) and Margaret Green. The 1851 census shows that he was 2 years old and living with his family at Castle Hill in Hindley. He was baptised or accepted into the church at All Saints, Hindley on the 19 April 1857. The 1861 census shows that he was 13 years old and still living with his family at Castle Hill but was now working as a “Fitter up Cotton Twist in Mill”.

The 1871 Census shows that Richard was now working as a collier / miner. He was oldest child living at home with his widowed father, three younger children and an aunt.

He married Ann, possibly in 1873 (RoM Bolton 1873 Q1 vol.8c p.468), and they had at least six children:-

  • Margaret Ellen (FM130), born 26 Sep 1873 in Hindley;
  • John (EM095), born 13 Sep 1875 in Hindley;
  • Peter (EM096), born 29 Dec 1878 in Westhoughton;
  • William Henry (EM357) , born and died in 1883;
  • Anne, born 7 Jun 1890 in Westhoughton;
  • Richard Henry (EM334), born 20 Dec 1894 in Westhoughton.

Richard was a coal miner. In the 1881 Census he was living at 297 Wigan Road. The 1891 Census shows the family living at 763 Wigan Road and the 1901 Census and 1911 Census shows them at 714 Wigan Road. Whether they moved or the houses were renumbered, I don’t know yet. The 1911 census shows that Richard had retired as a collier and was running a small grocers shop from home.

We think Richard died in early 1918 (RoD Bolton 1918 Q1 vol.8c p.451).

[Last updated 01 Nov 2013]