Thanks for responding.I'd forgotten I'd posted that message!Since I posted that note I've found out a bit more info on Mary.Mary was born 27/02/1871 at 11 Arthur Street, Linthorpe, Yarm , Stockton on Tees.Unfortunately Michael and Catherine Ledwith were not Mary's parents.Mary's mother was called Ann nee Clifford and she was widowed when Mary was born.Ann went on to have another Ledwith child, Patrick, c1878, so I'm not sure if Mary was Mr Ledwith's daughter!
They moved to Wigan sometime between 1871 and 1891. I've been unable to find a reference to the family in the 1881 census.
Ann Clifford came from Ireland like the Michael Ledwith you mentionned so I've been wondering for sometime if she married Michael's brother.I don't suppose you've found out if Michael had a brother or where Michael was born?
My sister and I believe our grandmother told us that her family had come from Waterford in Ireland but I was only about 6 at the time so this is not a relible source of info.Also both my grandmother's grandmothers were from Ireland so this info may relate to either branch.
On one of the census returns it has Ann born in Ledsham in Ireland.I've tried to "Google" this but I can't find any reference.