Hi there.I saw the message you posted on the GenForum.
There are two Robert Albiston's on the Mormon's web page.Assuming that your boyfriend's family stayed in Royton, then his ancestor was Robert Beresford Cooper Albiston, born 17 Sep 1837 in Royton, Lancashire, England, son of Noah and Mary Albiston.
For the Mormon Church records on Robert, read here:
John Albiston and his wife Hannah Thacker moved from Congleton, Cheshire to Ashton-under-Lyne where he was active in the Mormon Church.They had a bunch of kids and they all settled in what is now known as the Greater Manchester area.I think John was a Methodist before converting to the Mormon faith.
My great, great grandfather was Joseph Albiston (son of John and Hannah).If I recall correctly he was a cotton spinner in one of the factories.He had children who were born in Stockport and Oldham.His son, Thomas was my great grandfather.Joseph moved to Utah and died right after he got there.His sons Thomas and William moved to Utah and then went on to homestead in Alberta Province, Canda.Most of the Albiston's in western Canada are descendants of these two brothers.