I have now had a look at my Ousey family, I was able to get the marriage certificate of the John Ousey and Betty Brindle which took part at Manchester Cathedral in 1847 only a couple of years before their daughter Elizabeth married Richard Higgin our direct descendant.The marriage certificate gives his father's name as John Ousey and he was also a butcher.
Then there were two John Ousey's born and baptised at St Michael's one 13th September 1795 son of John and Dinah Ousey nee Tyson and the other on the 10.02.1793 the son of John and Betty Ousey which was the correct one I have no idea!
Then there are the parent's of the next generation born John 02.03.1741 son of James Ousey and Sarah Buckley, and John 28.04.1765 son of George Ousey and Betty Buckley and now also John Ousey christened 23 FEB 1753, the son of Thomas Ousey and Mary Kenworthy
It's funny that you should mention the name Heap though as Betty Brindle was part of the Heap family.
This web gets even more tangled I was hoping to find Ms Flower's to see if she could untangle it with her research but have been unable to find her.Your comments would be appreciated