Thanks for your follow-up message. I must do some more research on both Henry's parents family and on the Rawstron's. Perhaps the Rawstron's emigrated. I must get down to going through shipping lists to see if I can find them along with a few other families that I have come to a dead end with.
I am not sure if I can handle GEDCOM files or not. Being new to this computer lark I am still learning the ropes.
You're wrong, by the way, regarding my mother's name, and also my father's d.o.b. I will e-mail you separately with the details.
P.S. What's this posting regarding John Kaye Pickup of Liverpool doing tacked on to my posting re Henry Pickup of Rossendale? The two are not connected in any way.