Looking for someone who would be willing to do a bit of digging in Macclesfield Cheshire.
I am desperate to find the parents of my great-great-great grandfather, Isaac Reid, born in 1828. He married Ellen Watts in 1850 in Prestbury, Cheshire, Rachel Sharpley in 1851 also in Prestbury, and Amelia Tapp in 1855 in Plymouth, Devon.
On his first two marriage certifcates, no father's name is given, but on the third (which I should note he lied about his bachelor status-being still married to Rachel back in Cheshire), he lists his father as Samuel.
My research so far indicates there was a Samuel Read living in Macclesfield at the time, a silk weaver like Isaac, but the 1841 census shows no sign of Isaac living with this family. In fact, I have not been able to find an Isaac Reid/Read/Reed in Cheshire in the 1841 census. It is possible Isaac may have invented father "Samuel".
Any help finding Isaac's parents (or proof that he was an orphan and I should give up looking) would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately a very large expanse of Atlantic ocean prevents me from rampaging through the archives myself!