I have only just come upon this correspondence and hope that the participants are still looking at the forum!
I have Addison ancestors who moved to Preston in the mid-19th century and since I am having difficulty in pinning them down in the 18th century in south Lancs where I thought they were I am now wondering if those who went to Preston were actually just returning to their roots.
James May Addison was christened in Prescot (rpt Prescot) in south Lancs 15 Mar 1802. His parents were James Addison, scrivener, and Ellen. James Addison scrivener had died before young James was christened. Can anyone tell me more about James Addison scrivener and/or his wife Ellen?