of Squire Joseph Howard and Mary Ann Ward
married on Thursday, 25 December 1851, at St Michael
and All Angels, Mottram. Joseph
was a 20 year old bachelor and lived in Newton. He was a
weaver and his father, Joseph
was a roller coverer. Mary
was a 19 year old spinster and also lived in Newton.
She was a weaver and her father, George, was a porter. Joseph
could sign his name, but Mary
could not. The witnesses were William Alfred Hibbert
and James Mellor.