Thomas Mangnall was the son of Thomas Mangnall (HM052) and Jane Hartley (HM053). He was born on 13 January 1836 and was baptised on 21 February 1836 at Manchester Cathedral (JB). Thomas senior is described as a maker up of Bradford, Manchester.

The 1841 Census shows Thomas as about 5 years old living with his parents on Bradford Road in Ancoats, Manchester. I can’t find Thomas in the 1851 Census and he isn’t shown as living with his parents,

Thomas married Jemima Livingston (GM250) at Manchester Cathedral on 30th June, 1859. At the time of their marriage Thomas lived at Bradford Road, he was an Occupation druggist, aged 23. His father was also called Thomas and he was an Overlooker. Jemima lived at Chapel Street, Salford, (she was aged 28 though it was probably 23) with her father James who was a plumber and her mother Hannah. I don’t yet know if there is a connection but the Slaters 1898 Trade directory for Manchester and Salford shows that there was a Mangnall and Butterworth, Plumbers based in Salford.

Thomas and Jemima are known to have had the following children:

  • Lucy (FM258), born or christened April 14, 1860;
  • Albert E. (FM259), b.c. 1863;
  • Wm Hy (William Henry?) (FM260), b.c. 1867.

An 1861 trade directory (JB) gives the following information:

  • Robert Hartley Mangnall, Warper, 99 Bradford Road
  • Thomas Mangnall, Chemist/Druggist, 101/103 Bradford Road
  • John Mangnall, Commercial traveller, 105 Bradford Road.

The 1861 Census gives the following information:

101 Bradford Road

  • Thomas Mangnall, 25, Druggist, born Manchester
  • Jemima Mangnall, 27, housekeeper, born Salford
  • Lucy Mangnall, 1, born Manchester.

103/105 Bradford Road

  • Jane Mangnall, 61, widow, born Ireland
  • John Mangnall, 22, Commercial Traveller, born Manchester
  • Jane Hartley, 40, property holder, born Manchester.

An 1869 trade directory shows that a Thomas Mangnall, Chemist, worked at 148 Bradford Road.

In the 1871 Census the family lived at 202 Bradford Road with Lucy, Albert E (8 years old) and Wm Hy (4 years old). Thomas had become an Assistant Surgeon and Jemima was a music teacher, age 35.

Lucy Mangnall married John Blakeley Hargreaves (FM261) during the first quarter 1881 (probably Chorlton 1881 Q1 vol.8c p.622 – still to check) and the 1881 census shows them living at 206 Bradford Road, (RG 11/3984/7/7/1341930).

The 1881 census (details taken from the IGI 1881 CD-ROM set – yet to be confirmed with the “real thing”) has a record of the MANGARD family living at 14 Stracy Street in Manchester (RG11/3984/98/36/1341951). The family consisted of :

  • Thomas, married, age 45 from Manchester, a Chemist Drugist;
  • Jemima his wife, age 45 from Salford, a teacher of Piano Forte;
  • Albert E., unmarried son aged 17 from Manchester, a warehouseman;
  • William H., unmarried son aged 14 from Manchester, a scholar.

In the Register of Deaths we have found a reference to a Jemima Mangnall who died in 1888 Q1 in Ashton (vol.8d page 391), a Thomas Mangnall who died in 1902 Q2 in Manchester (vol.8d page 136) and a William Henry Mangnall who died in 1897 Q3 in Chorlton (vol.8c page 615 age 30). These may or may not be the correct dates, we need to obtain a copy of the certificates first to confirm them.

If you have any further information on this family, their ancestors or descendants, please email me (address at bottom of the page) and John Bennett (his maternal Great Grandfather was John Blakeley Hargreaves).

(JB) John Bennett

[Last updated 02 Jan 2010]