In my family history research I have come across a number of people who have Magnall or Mangnall as a middle name. I have not always been able to find out why – presumably, one of their ancestors was a Magnall or Mangnall and the name has been passed down. Here are the details of them in the hope that someone may be able to make a link.

Quentin Mangnall Bluhm

William Mangnall Donald
William served as a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I.

Hannah Mangnall Hurst
Hannah was the daughter of John Hurst and Mary. She was christened on the 13th October 1804 in Deane-by-Bolton, LAN.

James Mangnall Platt
Jas. Mangnall Platt , the son of Jas. Platt and Eliz., was christened on the 27th May 1825 at the church of St Peter, Bolton-Le-Moors, LAN.

Thomas Mangnall Hinchcliff
Thomas Mangnall Hinchcliff was the son of Samuel Hinchcliff and Ann. He was christened on the 2nd November 1828 at Manchester Cathedral.

Thomas Magnall Hinchliffe (see above?)
Thomas married Emma Tomkinson on the 22nd September 1850 at Manchester Cathedral. (RoM Manchester 1850 Q3 20 685).

Margaret Magnall Hinchcliff (see above?)
Margaret married Samuel Hogg on the 27th July 1840 at Manchester Cathedral (RoM Manchester 1840 Q3 20 403).

Frederick Mangnall Haughton
Vicar of St Thomas’ Church in Mowcop from 21st April 1900 to 22nd July 1914.

Herbert Magnell Marsden
Herbert was the son of a Mr Marsden and his wife Mary. He was born about 1873 and is shown in the 1881 census as a scholar living at 17 Isaac Street in Manningham, Bradford.

James Magnall Marsden
James’ birth was registered in Leigh in the March quarter of 1897 (RoB Leigh 1897 Q1 8c 293).

Eddie Magnall Bannister
Eddie’s birth is registered in Burnley in the March quarter of 1899 (RoB Burnley 1899 Q1 8e 227) along with George Machin Bannister who is presumably his twin brother. Eddie’s death is registered in the September quarter of the same year (RoDBurnley 1899 Q3 8e 163).

Eva Magnall Clare
Eva’s birth was registered in Oldham in the March quarter of 1901 (RoB Oldham 1901 Q1 8d 594) and her death was registered in Oldham in the June quarter of the same year (RoD Oldham 1901 Q2 8d 396). I think that a Mary Ann Magnall married a Thomas Clare in Barton-upon-Irwell in 1872 (RoM Barton-upon-Irwell 1872 Q2 8c 764) but this needs to be checked. It is more likely that Mary Ann would have been the grandmother to Eva and William rather than their mother.

William Magnall Clare
William’s birth was registered in Oldham in the March quarter of 1899 (RoB Oldham 1899 Q1 8d 605).

John Magnall Hoyle
John’s birth was registered in Burnley in the September quarter of 1906 (RoB Burnley 1906 Q3 8e 214).

Violet Magnall Jepson
Violet’s birth was registered in Stockport in the September quarter of 1878 (RoB Stockport 1878 Q3 8a 83). An Ester Magnall married an Edward Jepson in Stockport in 1866 (RoM Stockport 1866 Q2 8a 51)

Thomas Magnall Gribbin
Thomas Magnall Gribbin was living at 5 Leven Terrace according to Slater’s Manchester, Salford & Suburban Directory, 1903 (part 4: Suburban Directory) page 87.
From the UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER REGISTER of GRADUATES AND HOLDERS OF DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES 1851 — 1958 : Gribbin, Thomas Mangnall, B.A. Classics I 1921, M.A. 1924
On the 27th August 1940, the Rev. Thomas Mangnall Gribbin, MA (144932) was appointed to the Royal Army Chaplains Department as a Chaplain. (Supplement to The London Gazette, 27 Aug 1940 – 5209)
Thomas became Rector of St Chad, Ladybarn in Lancashire (in the Diocese of Manchester). He had resigned from this post by April 1954.

Albert Arthur Magnall Isherwood, Esq.
Deputy Director of Education, Tanganyika Territory. (Suppliement to the London Gazette, 3 July, 1926 page 4415)
Albert had become Director of Education by the 25th August 1939 when he was appointed to be a member of the Executive Council of the Tangnanyika Territory. He had also been awarded the OBE.
On the 11th June 1942 Albert was made an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Most
Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG). (Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 June, 1942 – 2479).
Albert died in retirement in the Tanganyika Territory on the 18th August 1957.

Albert Magnall Foster
From the London Gazette, 27th April 1962
” Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between Albert Magnall Foster and Frank Harding carrying on business as Market Gardeners at Bezzabrook Nurseries Samlesbury, near Preston, in the county of Lancaster under the style or firm of “POSTER AND HARDING “, – has been dissolved by mutual consent as from the 31st day of. March -1962. AH debits due to, and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Frank Harding who will continue to carry on the said business under the same style or firm. – Dated this 3rd day df April 1962.
Coltman & Son, 8 Lurae Street, Preston, Solicitors for the said Albert Magnall Foster.
John Whitehead Marsden & Huck, 2 Chapel Street, Preston, Solicitors for the said Frank Harding.”

Arthur Mangnall Holland
Arthur Mangnall Holland lived at 115, Wellesley Road, Ilford, Essex, and died on the 12th day of March, 1918.

Robert Mangnall Entwistle
Robert Mangnall Entwistle ran a business with Frederick John Westbeare as Market Gardeners, Nurserymen and Landscape Gardeners at Shamley Green in Surrey under the name Westbeare and Co. The partnership was dissolved on the 8th November 1923 and the business continued in the hands of Frederick.

William Mangnall Baker
In 1933 William Mangnall Baker was the Company Secretary to Podrinje Mines Limited and was appointed liquidator of the company as it was being wound up.

David Mangnall Howorth
David was appointed a sergeant in the Royal Air Force Reserve on the 27th July 1940. He was confirmed as a Flying Officer exactly one year later.
On the 24th January 1947 he was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and was conferred, by the Belgian Government, the Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (see right).
After the war David ran “Bunkers Hill Service Station” with Frederick Stabler on Wragby Road in Lincoln. The partnership was dissolved on the 8th December 1950.
David received the “Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in The Air” in 1960.
Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm

Cyril Mangnall Davies (1890-1963)
Cyril was the Deputy Chairman of the Manchester Savings Committee in 1957 and was made an Ordinary Officer of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) on the 13th June 1957. Cyril was the grandson of George Davies and Eliza (nee Mangnall). Eliza was the daughter of William Mangnall (JM109)

[Last updated 22 Nov 2022]