Fanny was born on the 18th September 1819 in Prestwich and was christened on the 20th April 1821 at the same time as her younger sister Eliza (FamilySearch). Her parents were William (JM109) and Ann Mangnall.

Fanny is shown in the 1841 Census to be living with her family at St Stephen’s Street in Salford aged about 20. Unfortunately the relevant 1851 Census documents were damaged and I have not yet been able to trace the family at that time. We think that Mary’s father and mother died before the 1851 Census.

The 1861 Census shows Fanny, aged 42, living with her brother Fenton Mangnall (GM142) and his family at Clark’s Hill in Prestwich

By the time of the 1871 Census Fanny was living at 4 Northern Terrace with her sisters Mary (HM111), Jane (HM091) and Lucy (GM144) along with her niece Helen (FM178). Her sister Mary died in 1874 aged 59 and Fanny became the head of the household. Fanny, Jane, Lucy and Helen had moved to 5 Scovell Street in Broughton by the time of the 1881 Census and had some of their nephews and nieces to stay – Lucy (FM179), Sydney (FM180), Fenton (FM181) and Mary (EM113). The family were still being served by the same servant, Clara McCallum.

Fanny’s remaining sisters had died by the time of the 1891 Census and she had moved to 18 Leavenport Avenue in Whithington, not too far from her younger brother Alfred (GM106). She was now 72 years old and had a servant, Mary Bishop.

Fanny died in Chorlton on 23 June 1895 aged 76 (RoD Chorlton 1895 Q2 8c 466) and was buried at St Mary the Virgin in Eccles on 26th June 1895.

[Last updated 13 Apr 2016]