1. John HOLDEN
Royton shares with Chadderton many of the aspects of growth associated with the Industrial Revolution and the cotton industry. The Victorian town evolved from its ancient hamlet centered on Royton Hall, former home of the Byrons, Percivals and Pickford-Radcliffes.
ROYTON, 2 miles N. of Oldham, in the parish of Prestwich-cum-Oldham, under which it has a chapel of ease. Besides which, here is a Quaker's Meeting. Great quantities of coal, of a good quality, are got in this township, which contains upwards of 3000 inhabitants, chiefly employed in the cotton manufactories.
Royton Hall, in Royton, the seat of Joseph Pickford, Esq. formerly the property of the Byron family. In the house is a curious stone staircase, remarkable for its strength
7. George HOLDEN
George is the brother of James as James Holdon's daughter Mary Jane Holden is a niece visiting George in the 1861 census.