We spoke over the weekend, but I am writing to share my information with everyone else.
My wife, Christine (nee Crowther) is descended from Samuel Albiston, born 1832. I had not managed to track anyone beyond Samuel. And the information passed on by Craig has put this lineage back to 1650. Amazing!
Samuel married Ann Walker on 29th September 1857. As, far as I know, they had four children.
1. Rodger, born 1861, Longsight, chris. 4th September 1864. 2. Annie, born 1868 in Gorton 3. Emma, born 1871, in Gorton. 4. John, born 1875, in Heaton Norris.
I have a copy of the Census entry for the family in 1881, where everyone is listed except Ann Walker, who I presume must have died before the Census was taken. The census reveals that Samuel and Rodger were both General Labourers. Annie was a housekeeper. Emma is listed as an invalid from birth.
Rodger, my wife's great grandfather, married Annie Edith Valentine on 19th January, 1884. Rodger and Annie had, as far as I know, 6 children.
1. Frank, born 24th January 1887, died 11th August 1969. 2. Jesse, born 27th December 1888, married Louis Thornber. 3. Thomas, born 1890, who went to New Zealand. 4. Albert, born 1891, who ran the Bridge Inn, Macclesfield. 5. Mabel, born 1904, married Jack Harrison. 6. Herbert.
Would be glad to hear from anyone who might be connected to Thomas.
Frank, my wife's grandfather married Leah Florence Levy, of Jewish decent, on 6th August 1914. They had four children.
1. Edna, born 1915, died 2002. 2. Albert, who lives in Manchester. 3. Betty, born 24th September 1922, died 6th March 1981. 4. Sidney, who died aged 16 of muscular dystrophy.
I have a copy of a picture of Edna, with her mother, her grandmother (Hannah Elizabeth Hopkins) and great grandmother (Mary Hannah Hayes). The latter two had no immediate connection with the Albistons.
Betty married Norman Crowther on 28th August 1943. They had two children.
1. Jeffrey, born 1953. 2. Christine, born 1960.
Christine is my wife.
I would be glad to hear from anyone who has connections with any of the above.