I've already sent you 2 e-mails but perhaps others may be interested in what I have said.
Last night I wrote - "It looks as though we may be researching the same families. A John Hulme was witness at the marriage of who I believe to be my g.g.g. grandfather Matthew Adams to Mary Chatterley on 10 October 1791 at Whitmore. I have a copy of "The Adams Family of North Staffordshire" written by Percy Adams - Published 1915 which has a number of references to the Hulme family.
My g.g.g. grandparents moved to the Swinton, South Yorkshire potteries in about 1800 - on the 1841 census, living near them is an Eliza Hulme - aged 20 Potter - born outside the County of Yorkshire. I've found an Eliza Hulme christened at Lane End, Stafford 24 Sept. 1820. Could this be another connection?"
Today I have added to it - "It was late last night when I found your posting on Genealogy.com so my earlier note to you was sent in a hurry.
If you have access to a copy of "The History of the Adams Family of North Staffordshire" I am sure you will have extracted a lot of information about many of thefamilies you are interested in. I,ve now looked at it and found much which relates to the following familys (sometimes the specific people you list) - Adams, Baddeley, Breeze, Davenport, Hanson, Hulme, Jackson, Meares (and other spellings), Simpson and Wood.
A lot of these names crop up in my research.
I inherited two volumes on the Franco Prusian War from my grandfather written by a W.H. Davenport Adams and wondered whether he was related. Have you ever come accross this name?
As yet I've been unable to make a definite link to the family trees given in the book but it seems quite possible that my g.g.g. grandfather was the illegitamate son ofEdward Adams - born 1737/8 - son of William Adams and grandson of your Edward Adams born 1660 and married to Elizabeth Meare.