I have had no luck trying to trace my gt grand uncle, James Lees. I know he was born in 1852, and had 3 sisters & a brother (Hannah, Sarah Jane, Elizabeth, & George). James was the eldest child of William Lees (b. 1831, Oldham) and Sarah Greaves (b. 1830, Oldham).
Although James is listed on the 1881 UK census, I can find no trace of him on the 1891 & 1901 census, nor can I find any marriage or death records. I am beginning to wonder if he emigrated (or was transported!). If anyone can shed any light, I would be extremely grateful.