A couple of messages posted by others are connected with my maternal family tree. The following information may be of interest. If anyone has additional information I would be greatful to receive it. I have information on a number of lines going back but will concentrate on the Royles here. My mother was Ethel Royle. She was one of nine children and was born in Altrincham in 1913 and married Thomas Hardman in 1942. Ethel Royle's parents were Arthur Royle, born 16/09/1875 at Broadheath and Sarah Ann Shaw born 25/09/1880. They were married on 24/11/1900 in Altrincham. Arthur royle was the illegitimate son of Sarah Royle and John Moskey. After Arthur Royle was born, Sarah Royle married John Darlington and had a further eleven or more children. Sarah Royle was one of nine children and was born at Timperley 18/09/1859. Her parents were William Royle and Ellen Royle (nee Hewitt). They were married at Bowdon church 28/02/1853. Ellen Hewitt was born cira 1834 at Timperley and her parents were James Hewitt and Sarah Hewitt (nee Hulme). William Royle was born circa 1833 at Timperley and was one of at least five children. William Royle's Parents were Thomas Royle and Sarah Royle (nee Ackerley).They were married at Manchester Cathedral 14/03/1830. Sarah Ackerley was born at Warburton circa 1805 and was one of seven children. Thomas Royle was born at Sale in 1807 and was one of seven children. Thomas Royle's parents were William Royle and Sarah ? Sarah ? was born circa 1772 and I have a number of possibles for her maiden name. William Royle was one of at least three children and was baptised at Ashton-on-Mersey 19/03/1775. William Royle's parents were Thomas Royle and Margaret Royle (nee Hampson). They were married at Bowdon church 01/11/1772. Thomas Royle's Father was Joseph Royle. As mentioned earlier I have some information on the branch lines that feed in to the Royle tree. These are Ackerley, Hewitt, Hulme, Shaw, Walker, Timperley, Toft. If anyone has information re the ancestors of James Hewitt and Sarah Hulme who married 19/02/1834 at Manchester Cathedral or the ancestors of Peter Shaw and Ellen Timperley who married 10/10/1839 at Bowdon or the ancestors William Walker who married Catherine Toft 24/12/1840 at Manchester Cathedral I would love to hear from you.