Hello, I have just registered with Genealogy.com and came across your post.
I am currently researching my grandfather, Albert Victor Battersby's family and the information you have stated in your post seem to tie up with what I have.I have a John Battersby from Lancaster area born in 1794 and I know that he was a cabinet maker and had a wife called Ann, but her maiden surname I do not have, because I am getting conflicting information on that one.
I do have the names of all 10 children of theirs, and Richard was one of them.My grandfather was Richard's grandson.Richard's son was George Henry.
You have mentioned that Richard emigrated to Australia - did any of his children emigrate with him?I know George didn't - he remained here in England and married Alice Stevenson.They had 6 children, one of whom was Albert.
I would be interested in hearing from you because when Albert married my grandmother, it seems that contact was lost for some reason and we do not know much about his family.