I'm looking for any information or connections, to my 3 x great grandfather, Richard Atherton.
Richard Atherton was born abt 1811 in Wigan, probably Pemberton. He also had two brothers that I have been able to identify so far. James Atherton born abt 1820, ?Pemberton Peter Atherton born abt 1819, ?Pemberton
Richard Atherton married Alice Hitchen (born abt 1811, also in Wigan), on the 2nd April 1834 in the Parish of Wigan. Neither James or Peter married.
Richard and Alice had 4 living children: Elizabeth1834 Wigan Elias1840 Wigan John1842 Wigan (my 2 x great grandfather) Alice Nancy 1845 Wigan (never married).
There is a possibility that Richard's father could of been a James or a William.Both these names run strongly through the family line, as does the name Aaron.
Unfortunately, both Richard and Alice died early, sometime between 1845 and 1851, hence I am unable as yet to identify much before 1841 census.
Many thanks to anybody out there who may be able to help.