marriage of James Stanley and Elizabeth Highland
STANLEY married Elizabeth HIGHLAND
at Manchester Cathedral on 30 June 1850. They were both
living a few doors away from each other on Jersey Street
in Ancoats, he at 97 and she at 93.
The street still exists today
and runs parallel to the Rochdale Canal, just off Great
Ancoats Street. Number 97 was in fact the Cross Keys pub
pictured opposite, and was also the address his father,
Thomas, gave at his second
James could write and was a 23
year old bachelor who worked as a brewer. His father was
Thomas STANLEY, a hatter.
Elizabeth was also 23 years old and a spinster. She could
not sign her name and gave no occupation. Her father was
also called Thomas and
also worked as a hatter. The witnesses were John NUTTALL
and Elizabeth RILEY.