We must have connection both have Rylands & Blackmore but different christian names. Working backwards - my grandmother Winifred E Rylands Wyke 1897 born 2 York cottages L Wotton (birth cert'). Her mother Ellen 1872 born Grange Lane LW died Dale cottages Sandfield Gateacre (birth cert')Her father Edward - mother Mary Ann Blackmore. They married 1866 @St Pauls Princess Park West Derby & Toxeth Park- he was 23 & her 21(cert') Both their father's called James. Reg' office not able to find Edward 1844-46. On 1881 census Ellen 8 Edward 10 James 12 & Mary Ann 36 widow - living @ 9 Sandfield M Wotton. I was kindly given by Paul on this site details of a James Ryland 1806 & family on the 1851 census but a son is called Christopher & I have yet to find this name elsewhere. Let me know if I have missed anything out.