I've got Thomas Baxendale marrying Catherine Nelson @ St Lawrence's Chorley 5/10/1834. Same Thomas, I believe, on the 1841 census on Lyons Lane, Chorley. He is living aged 25 (probably approximate age) with his father,John,55, brothers William 20 and Robert 20,John Baxendale aged 6, Catherine Baxendale 25 (nee Nelson?),Mary 4 (my great,great grandmother) and Alice 1. Also Ann Anderton 30 and Joseph Anderton 4 months. On the 1861 census I've got my great, great grandmother, Mary Baxendale 23, described as head of the household, plus her siblings Ann 17, a cotton weaver; Henry 14, a drawer in coal pit, WILLIAM 12, also a drawer in coal pit and Elizabeth 9, a scholar. In addition there was Mary's daughter Ellen. Don't know where Thomas and Catherine were, I lost Thomas until he turned up in the household of his son in law, William Southworth and his daughter, Elizabeth, in Fleet St (bottom of Pall Mall). He died in 1888 in Eaves Lane Workhouse and was buried with my great, great grandmother, by then Mrs Blackburn at St Gregory's Weldbank. Hope this William is your William and that you find more information about him.