I know what you mean about researching Adams! My mothers maiden name was Adams. All I have managed to find out so far is as follows--- My grandfather was John Adams,b.1893 in either Shoreditch or Bethnal Green.My gt.grandfather was also John Adams.My gt.gt.grandfather was Adam Adams.The families lived in Shoreditch&Bethnal Green. My grandfather,John,married Dorothy Naomi Redgewell on 9th July 1916 at St.Matthews,Bethnal Green.John&Dorothy lived at various addresses in the Dalston area. Also--John's brother,William,married my grandmother's sister,Florence Redgewell. Any connections--would love to hear. best wishes, Linda.