I wonder if someone can help me fill a couple of gaps.
On 3 Apr 1802 James Addison, scrivener, was buried in Prescot, Lancs, leaving his widow Ellen and her new baby, their only child, James May Addison [born 15 Mar and baptized 7 April, 1802]. James Addison and Ellen May had been married in nearby Rainford, Lancs on 11 Sep 1800. Ellen, a spinster, came from nearby Prescot. James, described in the record of the marriage as a widower and a seafaring man, came from elsewhere. I believe that this is the same James Addison as appears in Liverpool OPR in 1798 recording the baptism then death of Elizabeth, daughter of James Addison mariner of Davies St, then the death of his wife Elizabeth Evans. I further believe that these are the same James Addison and Elizabeth Evans as were married in Chester on 3 Sep 1790, at which time James was described as an ironmonger. There is thus a fair chance that James Addison came originally from Cheshire, and thus that his son James May Addison had cause to 'go back' to Cheshire - read on.
Now for the gaps. Firstly, I know that James May Addison married Mary Griffith, one of at least 8 children [Martha b 1782; Thomas b 1783; Jane b 1787; Elizabeth b 1791; William b 1793; Mary herself; Margaret b 1803 and Fanny b 1805] all born in Great Barrow, Cheshire, and that Mary's father, grandfather and great-grandfather Griffith were all from Great Barrow. But I have been unable to find any record of the marriage of James May Addison and Mary Griffith in Cheshire, or South Lancs including Manchester and Liverpool. I mention Manchester because their first child Frederick was, according to census declarations, born there; and Liverpool because all their other children were born there. [I have been unable to find any record of the baptism of Frederick sometime in the 1820s either, but that, strictly speaking, is an Addison and not a Griffith problem!]
Secondly, I have been unable to find in Cheshire or South Lancs any record of the death of Mary Griffith's parents, Charles [b 1759] and Hannah [b 1761] Griffith.
I do hope that this will ring a bell for some reader.