Re: Riley of Stockport Cheshire & Lancashire
My wife is a Riley whose family came from Rochdale but it originated in the Soyland/Ripponden area of West Yorkshire and they came "down" to Rochdale about the 1870s.
There is a listing of a John Riley in the 1861 census for Wuerdle with Wardale, Rochdale, vol. 5, enum. dist 5, p. 34/113, age 29 born Soyland who we think may be the brother to my wife's gggfather.