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Fred Magnall

Fred is my great grandfather. He was born on the 30th April 1878 at 21 Cross Gun Alley in Habergham Eaves, Burnley in Lancashire to Ralph (FM001) and Mary (FM002). The details of Fred's birth certificate are shown below:

Registration District Burnley
1878 Birth in the Sub-District of Burnley in the County of Lancaster
No. When and where
born
Name, if any Sex Name and surname
of father
Name, surname and
maiden surname
of mother
Occupation
of father
Signature, description and
residence of informant
When
registered
Signature of
registrar
Name entered
after registration
294 Thirtieth
April
1878
21 Cross Gun
Alley
Habergham
Eaves
Fred Boy Ralph
Magnall
Mary
Magnall
formerly
Haworth
Cotton
Weaver
Ralph Magnall
Father
21 Cross Gun Alley
Habergham Eaves

Sixth
May
1878

John
Holden
Deputy
Registrar
 

 

At the time of the 1881 Census Fred was living at 6 Cog Square with his parents, his older sister Mary Ann (EM002) and his younger brother Thomas (EM003).

By the time of the 1891 Census the 12 year old Fred was a cotton weaver living at home with his parents and siblings at 216 Howard Street in Habergham Eaves.

The 1901 Census shows Fred as 22 years old and a cotton weaver living with his family at 136 Gannow Lane in Burnley.

Fred married Beatrice Isabella Hargreaves (EM028), known as "Beaty", on the 25th May 1901 in Burnley. Isabella was the daughter of James Hargreaves and Sarah Whitaker and she was born on the 1st November 1878.

 
Fred and Isabella Beatrice Isabella Hargreaves (EM028) Fred Magnall (EM001)

1901 Marriage solemnized at United Methodist Free Church, Claremont Street, Burnley
in the District of Burnley in the Counties of Burnley and Lancaster
No.Where marriedName and surnameAgeConditionRank or ProfessionResidence at the time of marriageFather's Name and SurnameRank or Profession of Father
27Twenty
Fifth
May
1901
Fred
Magnall

Beatrice Isabella
Hargreaves

22
Years

22
Years

Bachelor
 

Spinster

Cotton
Weaver

Cotton
Weaver

136 Gannow Lane
Burnley

136 Gannow Lane
Burnley

Ralph
Magnall

James
Hargreaves

Cotton
Weaver

Butcher
 

Married in the United Methodist Free Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the United Methodist Free Church by Certificate by me,
This Marriage
was solemnized
between us
Fred Magnall

Beatrice Isabella Hargreaves

in the
presence
of us
Thomas Magnall

Rhoda Hargreaves

Edwin Hall, Minister

W.J.Clegg, Registrar.

Fred and Isabella had at least seven children:

  • DM001 Dorothy (b.Q1 1903);
  • DM002 Emma (b.Q4 1904);
  • DM003 Sarah (b.13 June 1906), known as "Sadie";
  • DM004 Fred Hargreaves (b.5th July 1908) - my grandfather;
  • DM005 James Hargreaves (b.Q2 1913);
  • DM006 Mary (b. 27th August 1918);
  • DM007 Clara (b.18th June 1920).

    Fred at the mill Fred Magnall - tackler at Walmsley's Mill I don't know who this is!
     
    Fred was a tackler at Walmesley's Mill. A tackler was responsible for maintaining the looms and other equipment in working order. Fred is stood on the right. Around him you can see details of the looms. I would be interested in any information that anyone has on Walmesley's Mill.

    Fred was in attendance at the death of his father, Ralph, and the death certificate shows that Fred was living at 42 Sunderland Street, Burnley.

     

    During the Great War Fred was in the forces as shown by the photo on the right. We think he may have been in the Salvage Corps. Can anyone enlighten us as to the function of this corps and where we might find further information? There is a memorial at Myrtle Bank (does anyone know anything about Myrtle Bank?) which includes Fred's brother Ralph who died during the war. Fred's name is included in an illuminated Roll of Honour. More details of his service record will hopefully appear here soon!

    My Uncle Jim remembers regularly being put on a bus by his mother Mona so that he could visit his grandfather who then lived at Rose Grove in Burnley. He remembers that Fred used to have a pocket full of Imperial Mints that he shared with him, but that he also kept his pipe in the same pocket!

     
    Fred WWI

     
    Fred's gravestone

    Fred's gravestone

     
    Fred died on the 23rd January 1945 in the Victoria Hospital and was buried at Burnley Cemetery plot NE9640 on the 26th January. The photo on the left shows his grave stone which says:

    IN LOVING MEMORY OF
    FRED MAGNALL
    DIED 23RD JANY 1945 AGED 65 YEARS.
    ALSO BEATRICE ISABELLA
    HIS BELOVED WIFE
    DIED 2ND AUGUST 1941 AGED 62 YEARS.
    ALSO JAMES HARGREAVES
    SON OF THE ABOVE
    DIED 19TH JUNE 1944, AGED 31 YEARS

    Also on his grave is a stone which says

    A TOKEN OF ESTEEM
    FROM THE WORKPEOPLE OF
    WALMSLEY'S
    PEEL MILL

    My thanks to Great Aunt Clara and my father for the photos.


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