Today is the wedding anniversary of Ezra Riley and Jane Roberts. They were married in Manchester in 1853.
St. Mary's Church, Address 22 New St, Parish of Manchester in the County of Lancaster, by J.H. Hatfield, Her address was 22 New Street, father Thomas Roberts, witnessed by Adam Plant and Mary Ann Baker
Ezra's witness was Adam Plant. Adam was listed on the 1850 Census as being a lodger at Ezra's home (actually his Aunt Grace's home). His occupation was also a Blacksmith.
Ezra reported that his father was John Riley with the occupation of Spinner. As I have mentioned before, I don't think Ezra's father will be known. I think he "made up" this one. On his marriage record to the second wife, Mary, he reported is father's name as Ezra and that he was a Blacksmith.