Hi there. Just seen your message on GenForum june 27 2000. I have only been aware of Albiston relatives for a couple of weeks, hence delay in posting!
My interest is in Noah (b1816c) and Mary Albiston - Mary ( born Cooper 1819) was the eldest child of James and Alice Cooper of Thornham, Royton, and sister to my Greatx2 G/father John Cooper(and hence the Cooper name attached to Robert Beresford......Albiston.)
Mary appears in the 1871 UK Census without Noah, but with a reference, "Wife of Noah Albiston, America"; she is absent from 1881C, but re-appears in 1891 as a widow "living on own means". It seems thatMary may have died in 1898 ( certificate awaited currently)
I have no further trace in UK of Noah after the 1861 Census and so it would appear that he did not return to UK- if you have any further info on Noah, please post a reply. Thank you.