Hello Julia It was good to hear from you - there's quite a collection of "our" Airds who have got in touch via this Forum. I have sent a lot of the information I have about our Airds to Adrian and Debbie. I am currently trying to find out more about the life of John Anderson Aird (my husband, Dave's and your great great grandfather), and am following up the possible link with a John Aird who was Lord Mayor of Paddington at the turn of the last century (which Debbie has also mentioned. Debbie Dean (see John Anderson Aird posting earlier in the list) is also a descendant from JAA, and I'm also in touch with another descendant, Walter Aird. We ought to have a get-together at some time.