My Pilkington ancestors come from the Adlington area too. I have a 'Mary' on my database that could be the one you're looking for. She was christened at Rivington in 1850 (nearby village) and was the daughter of Ralph Pilkington aand Isobel Simm. I belong to an MSN contact Group for the Pilkington name.It's on http://groups.msn.com/Pilkingtonhttp://groups.msn.com/Pilkington, and there are several of us whose ancestors come from villages in or near Adlington in Lancashire. We might be able to help you out. Also have a look at http://www.martin.pilkington.btinternet.co.uk/genealogy/gen_hp.htmhttp://www.martin.pilkington.btinternet.co.uk/genealogy/gen_hp.htm- Martin's ancestors are from Adlington, and also http://www.angelfire.com/in/rivington/anglezarke/rawlinson.htmhttp://www.angelfire.com/in/rivington/anglezarke/rawlinson.htm for the history of the Rivington area and how the Pilkingtons came to this area and acquired the Manor by dowry.