Iam still at a fairly early stage of researching my Etchells family history having started only this year. My great great grandfather William Etchells was born in Openshaw at 10 Huddleston Street on 10 June 1855. His parents were James and Margaret Ann Etchells. In the 1881 census the family is at 891 Hollins Road, Oldham. Sorry I don't have any positive information about links but wonder at the possibility. Do you know who Roberts parents were? This part of my family did move about a lot and did stay in Failsworth later.