Birkett Family Genealogy Forum
I don't have a link with your Birkett's unfortunately. I have however looked on the 1881 census for your Robert(s). The only ones who are close are Robert aged 43 living in Dawdon (the right DOB and area). He was a screenman in one of the local mines, but originally from Preston. His son Robert is 5, and born in Murton (so far so good). The problem is that Robert senior is married to Bridget who was born in Ireland. Their other children were William, born in Preston, Hannah and Daniel, both born in Murton. Any of these mean anything?