My GG Grandmother was Susan Diggle from Heywood/ Bury who married John Royds - they then lived in Spotland /Lanehead / Rochdale. This family were staunch Wesleyan Methodists - I think I have seen this against another Diggle posting as well.
Can anyone recognize my Susan : Marriage : Registration District; Bury Marriage Solemnized at : St Luke's Chapel In the Parish of: Heywood in the County of Lancaster Entry: 29 Date: Aug 16th 1842 Names: John Royds Susan Diggle Age Of Full Age Of Full Age Condition: Bachelor Spinster Occupation: Spinner Address: Heywood Heywood Father: Matthew Royds Robert Diggle His Occ: Overlooker Collier According to the Rites & Ceremonies of: The Established Church by banns Witness: John Ashworth Joseph Diggle
You can see from this that Susan's father was Robert. I believe I have now also identified her mother as Rachel Barlow. (Only just found a very likely birth for Susan and marriage for Robert and Rachel as recent additions to IGI website)
This is Susan Royds nee Diggle (widowed) in 1881 census (Knacks is where my Diggle m Royds m Simpson m Ashworth family were living end 1800s, early 1900s:
Dwelling:Knacks Census Place:Spotland, Lancashire, England Source:FHL Film 1341984 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4112 Folio 193 Page 15 MarrAgeSexBirthplace Susan ROYDSW59FHeywood, Lancashire, England Rel:Head Elizabeth A. ROYDS U25FHeywood, Lancashire, England Rel:Daur Occ:Woollen Weaver Rachel ROYDSU20FShead, Lancashire, England Rel:Daur Occ:Cotton Weaver
I note the Rachel as I again have seen reference to this as a Diggle christian name.I have some notes my mother wrote and she mentions both Lily Diggle (short for Elizabeth ?) and Eddy Diggle (short for Edward or Edmund ?)(played the organ) as coming to visit. Lily Diggle was living in Liverpool in mid 1920s and from my mother's note I would expect her to be aged 30 - 40.
Mary Royds my G Grandmother was born 19/02/1847 daughter of Susan and John above : Birth 19/02/1847 Registration District: Rochdale Sub District: Castleton without the Borough in the County of Lancaster Where and When 19th February 1847 at Roe Acre Castleton Name: Mary Sex: Girl Father: John Royds Mother: Susan Royds formerly Diggle Fathers Occ Labourer Reg'd by: Susan Royds Mother Roe Acre Castleton Regd: 25th February 1847
Birth Registration District: Rochdale Sub District: Castleton without the Borough in the County of Lancaster Where and When 19th February 1847 at Roe Acre Castleton
Also have a Joseph Diggle as a witness to marriage of Mary Royds with Samuel Simpson. Wesley Chapel Castlemere Street (Methodist) 03/07/1873