Sarah was born about 1764, the first child of James Mangnall (LM022) and Richmal Kay (LM023). When her parents died at a relatively early age in 1785 and 1788 she dedicated herself to looking after her siblings.

She moved to London and died on 12 February 1826. She was buried in St Mary’s, Lewisham and there is a monument dedicated to her inscribed:

In a vault under this sacred edifice
rest the mortal remains of
Sarah MANGNALL, spinster, late of this Parish
and sister of James Mangnall
of Aldermanbury, London, Attorney-at-Law
She was the eldest of eleven children
and daughter of James Mangnall
second son of James Mangnall, of Hollinhurst
in the County Palatine of Lancaster, merchant
And of Richmal KAY
eldest daughter of John Kay, of Manchester
in the said County, Attorney-at-Law
Deprived by the hand of death
of both her parents in very early life
she exerted herself with affectionate
tenderness to supply their loss to her brothers
and sisters, the survivors of whom have placed this tablet
in grateful remembrance of a beloved sister
She died 12 February, 1826, aged 61 years.

(from “The Monumental Inscriptions in the Church and Churchyard of St Mary, Lewisham”)

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