I have noted several YARDLEYs in Coventry who were born in Manchester. They're not directly related to my YARDLEYs but are blood-kin and I'm pretty certain the Manchester and Coventry families were closely linked in the early 19thC.
For example, there's a YARDLEY family in Thomas Street, Coventry in the 1851 Census. The father Thomas was a Cordwainer, b.abt.1805 in Coventry. Two sons, John and Thomas, were born Manchester 1834 and 1838. They were Watchmakers and still have descendants in Coventry. I think Thomas of 1805 had the same father as my 2nd grgrandfather.
And vice-versa ... for example, in 1881 an Arthur YARDLEY from Coventry was living witha HARES family at Moss Side - any links ? Other Coventry YARDLEYs were at Darwen and Preston.
Have you links with Coventry YARDLEYs ? Kind regards, William www.hartleyfamily.org.uk