I've had some truly remarkable success in locating branches of the family through message boards, so I am posting my interests here in the hope that other relatives might surface.
Charles HULME and Alice BROOKS were married at Leigh, Lancashire in 1828. They had children: Mary bapt 1828 Betty 1833 Ellen 1833 Samuel 1835 * Susan 1838 Margaret 1841 John 1844 Charles 1846 Alice 1849
* Samuel HULME married Emma MARTIN at Leigh in 1856. They had children: Charles 1857 Samuel Christian 1863 Henry Ernest 1865 Alice 1868 John J 1871 Ross Holland 1873 Emma Martin 1875 Alfred 1878
If anyone thinks they may be related to one of these people I would be very pleased to hear from you.