William Mangnall (II)

architect surveyor
Place of Birth
Prestwich Manchester

NOTICE — The WILLIAM MANGNALL, architect, of Wellington-road, Fallowfield, whose bankruptcy was announced in the Courier of the 9th inst., has NO CONNECTION whatever with our firm. MANGNALL & LITTLEWOOD, architects, 29, Brown Street. [Manchester Courier 11 July 1887 page 1]

  • Born : About 1850
  • Married  (I): Emma Collins on the 3rd June 1874 at the Parish Church in Prestwich.
  • Married (II) Annie Collins on 6 July 1890 at Christ Church Harpurhey
  • Bankruptcy :  1887
  • Died : 18 October 1917
  • Burial : 21 October 1917 at Audlem Cemetery

William Mangnall was born about 1850 in Prestwich to William Mangnall (I) and his wife Anne and was articled to his father. However, his father’s death in 1868 led to the automatic dissolution of his partnership with Littlewood, all monies owing being paid to his widow, Anne. Littlewood continued to practice alone, but still under the style of Mangnall and Littlewood. Under the rules governing partnerships – more akin to marriage than limited companies -  William Mangnall (II) had no rights of inheritance to his father’s share of the practice. Thus, all connection or association with Mangnall and Littlewood was lost and he was forced to make his own way. By 1875 he had been appointed Architect & Surveyor to the Rusholme Local Board of Health where he remained for some years. By 1886 he had commenced practice on his own account but by 1887 had been adjudged bankrupt.

William married firstly Emma Collins on the 3 June 1874 at the Parish Church of St Mary in Prestwich. She died 16 December 1885, aged 32 and was buried in Southern Cemetery. William and Emma had at least three sons and a daughter:- William, born about 1877 in Rusholme; Tom Kenrick, born about 1878 in Rusholme; Percival, born about 1880 in Rusholme; and  Bessie M., born about 1882 in Rusholme.

On 6 July 1890 William Mangnall (II) married Annie Collins daughter of Thomas Collins, victualler, and the assumed sister of his first wife, Emma at Christ Church Harpurhey. She died 5 March 1914 at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Following her death he moved in with his sister at Monks Lane Audlem where he died on 18 October 1917, aged 67. He was buried in Audlem Cemetery on the 21st October 1917

1886    William Mangnall (land) surveyor. 70-71 Howarth's Buildings, Cross Street, (Slater -Trades)
1888    William Mangnall architect 5, Cross Street Manchester Kelly’s Directory

1850-1871 : Clarks Hill Prestwich
1876-1879 : William Mangnall architect and surveyor to the Rusholme Local Board 5 Monmouth Terrace, Monmouth  Street, Rusholme
1881 : William Mangnall architect and surveyor to the Rusholme Local Board, Duke Street, Rusholme (census)
1883 : William Mangnall (land) surveyor and surveyor to the Rusholme Local Board, "Holly Bank" Wellington Road, Fallowfield.
1886 : William Mangnall, architect, "Outwood" Wellington Road, Fallowfield.(Slater Alphabet)
1890 : 42 Pickering Street Harphurhey (marriage certificate)
1891 : 41 Plymouth Street Broughton, Salford. (census)
1895-1901 : William Mangnall, surveyor, 46 York Street, Lower Broughton (Slater)
1903-1911 : William Mangnall architect and surveyor 20 Whittaker Lane, Heaton Park Prestwich (Slater)ober 1917
1914 : 50 Orange Hill Road Prestwich
1917 : Monks Lane, Audlem, Cheshire (Probate)