Graeme, I am researching Akers surname in Oxfordshire- according to IGI [ I haven't yet seen source documents in Oxford CRO] Mary Greenaway nee Akers was the eldest daughter of John Akers[aka Acers] and Mary Upstone who married in Brize Norton in 1771.Their other children included Hannah[31 Oct 1773],John[21 Jan 1776], Elizabeth[12 Nov 1777],William[4 Apr 1779],Edward[16 Jan 1780]and Thomas[30 June 1782]. There is a tangled web of Akers in and around Brize Norton stretching back to 16th Century. If and when I make some firm connections I'll let you know. Likewise if you have already made progress with your research into this family please let me know. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Best wishes, Adrian Akers.