The 1861 Census shows that Ralph was living with his family at Birtle Moor. Ralph was 8 years old.
At the time of the 1871 Census, Ralph was a Cotton Weaver living with his parents and siblings in Old Birtle.
By the time of the 1881 Census Ralph was a Cotton Ball Warper and the family had moved to 142 Pits O’th’ Moor, Bury.
Later in 1881 Ralph married Elizabeth Howarth (RoM Bury 1881 Q2 8e 591) and they had at least the following children:-
In the 1891 Census the family are shown to be living at 8 Tenterfield (Edenfield Rd), Norden. Assuming that houses weren’t renumbered, the family had moved to 26 New Road by the time of the 1901 Census and Jane Ellen had been born.
Elizabeth died in 1926 aged 72. Ralph was 84 years old when he died in 1937 in Rochdale (RoD Rochdale 1937 Q1 8e 69 age 84).