Dear Trevor, Noreen Wright ask me to say hello as she knows some Ferdinands or Connections , Mymaternal grand mother Lena Doral (Widor Of Dr Cyril nicholas ) marriedin 1953 Fred Newman ,who I think was a Teacher in Taiping ? Malaya. Fred´ssister, Meta Newmanmarried my ´great grand uncle Philip van der straaten, Another Newman , brother David Newman married Eva Ford ,( D/o Imelda da Silva & Albert Ford,)Eva Ford is 1st cousin of my Mother ,these Newmans arechildrenofGeorge Newman & Caroline Toussaints who is a distant relative to my van der straaten side, Now thisNewman Branch arealsoCousins of Monica Newman, MonicaNewman ´s Aunt Ivy Rose Newman married my grand uncleMervyn Roy Nicholas, Brother ofDr Cyril Nicholas. I have distance relativeswiththe Andreefamily , too. You must be related to the Late Rodney Ferdinands , ?His Book "Pride & Prejudice , on burghers is so well sold & yet only 2000 Items ,I have the Luck to purchase a Copy , ,Would More books be Published ?The Nice thing about burghers is most of us are linked/ Relatedto each other´sfamily even whenits a connection.or Marriage.Regards Nina.