Hello Philip Abel, I am contacting you as requested on your WebPages (Abel Family Genealogy Forum). I have recently rekindled an interest in researching John Wilding Abel. It would appear that you and my wife Sylvia are his direct descendents. Your Great Grandfather (Edward Lewis) and Sylvia's Grandfather (Arthur Alec) were brothers, both sons of John Wilding. I have a photograph of John Wilding and Louisa which I am hoping you do not have. I can send you a small file to download which will not be very good quality. However I can supply a better quality image on CD if required.
Sylvia's mum (Irene Ward, nee Abel) who is the daughter of Arthur Alec, & your Grandfather (Lewis Edward)'s cousin, is in fact still alive (she is 93) and lives in Wickford, Essex.
Should you be interested in dialogue maybe you would reply to my e-mail and we can take it from there. I tried e-mailing you direct but it failed.