Richmal Mangnall was born in 1859 in Prestwich (1881 Census) to Anne (HM184) and William (HM120). There was Richmal Mangnall who lived in the early 19th century who was a teacher and who wrote a text book called Mangnall’s Questions. I wonder if she was related?

At the time of the 1861 Census Richmal was two years old and living with her family at Clark’s Hill in Prestwich.

The 1871 Census shows Richmal still living with her family at Clark’s Hill and she is a scholar.

In 1881 Richmal was living at Taintree House in Audlem, Cheshire with her mother and three sisters where they ran a school in their home.

Richmal married John Baker at St James’ Church, the parish church of Audlem, in 1884. I believe she moved with him to Lytham but this has yet to be confirmed.

The 1901 Census suggests that Richmal and John had at least two children, Dorothy and William, and that they had been to New Zealand! We don’t yet know where Richmal and John were in 1901. (There are a John and Richmal Baker with their daughter Lucy in Leigh but they are too young and John is a Coal Drawer!)

[Last updated 13 Aug 2006]