Dear Christine, thank you for giving me hope. I had virtually lost hope on that family, and was beginning to wonder if they ever existed... So it seems that Barbara was not married in the 50's. Let me know if you have any other information about them. Have you ever heard of Barbara's brother Henry? My in-laws (Barbara & Henry's first cousin) lived in Mayfield, and used to visit Brighton often, but my wife has no recordation of them... You can contact me directly by e-mail, if you wish.
Here is all I have gathered on "Masie's" husband Jocelyn Thomas, not very much I'm affraid: b 1868 in Cumberland, died after 1930. Married abt. 1907. Harrow School 1883 Census 1901: Edward H., Jocelyn, Flo & Helen where visitors at 64, Newton Hall, Whittington, Lancashire. Head of family: North North Present in 1926 at the funeral of his sister in law Dorothy (w. of Henry Melville Thomas) in Cheltenham. Source: Obituary. Of Talawakelle, Ceylon in his father's obituary (1915) http://www.talawakelleteas.com/http://www.talawakelleteas.com/ _____________________________________________ the campaign medal roll at WO 100/211: Regimental no. 6. Lc Corpl E. H. L.Thomas - clasps "Dreifontein", "Johannesburg", "Diamond Hill", "Wittebergen" "Cape Colony". Marginal note: "invalided to England 5/10/00" Regimental no. 60. Trooper J. H. Thomas - clasps "Dreifontein", Johannesburg", "Wittebergen" "Cape Colony" (seems to have missed the battle of Diamond Hill) Jocelyn H. Thomas signed a receipt for his medal on 16/12/1901. He also signed for "Lieut. E. H. Thomas"'s medal on 9/12/1901. ___________________________________________________________ British Phone Books: 1925 Cedar Cottage, Dawlish, Exeter 1927 - 1930 23 Prebend Mansions, W4 Chiswick, London