Dear Anne, no idea if we are the same family. But rumour has it we came from Devon way. My grandfather was George Adams of Bishops Waltham, near Portsmouth. He was a gardener/saddler, I think, born at end of 19thC. He married Elsie Bayliss; they had two children Bertrand (my dad b. early 1920s) and Ivy, born quite a bit earlier. Don't know much more than that...must ask my Devon cousin! I think she's done some digging around. How about you?