Thomas Magnall was born about 1857 in the Ramsbottom area to Thomas (HM059) and Rachel (HM060). In the 1871 Census he was living with his widowed mother and several of his brothers and sisters in Cog Lane near Wood Top. He was 14 years old and a cotton weaver.
Thomas was christened a year later on the 26th May 1872 (Vital Records Index) at Holy Trinity Church, Habergham Eaves (entry 1386 on page 174 of the register).
Thomas married Sarah Blakey (FM022) on the 10th April 1876 (Vital Records Index & RoM Burnley 1876 Q2 8e 307) at Holy Trinity Church, Habergham Eaves. They had the following children:-
By the time of the 1881 Census Thomas and Sarah were living at 49 Cog Lane with their two surviving children William Thomas (EM018) aged 4 and Fred (EM019) aged 8 months.
The 1891 Census shows that Thomas has become a grocer and is living at 198 Accrington Road with:-
At the time of the 1901 Census Thomas was 44 years old and still running a grocer shop at 198 Accrington Road. He was living with his wife Sarah, and children William (EM018) who was also known as Tom, Fred, Minnie, Mary, Rachel and Ida.
Thomas died on the 28th July 1909 (RoD Burnley 1909 Q3 8e 116) aged 52 and is buried at Burnley Cemetery.
The photo on the right is of Thomas and Sarah later in their life.
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