Ken, thankyou so much for your information!!!!!!!!! Please keep me updated on your progress in researching the boak/boake/bokes.I am trying also to find my families origins, with so far mimimal success. I can fill you in on the family tree of my line of Boaks, from when Alan Boak came to Australia if you like, but I'm still not certain as to the exact place where Alan originally came from-in Scotland, or England. I will attempt to contact Robert Boak and Steve Boak, and see if we have ancestors in common. Maybe we can help fill in the gaps in your research. If i can help your research in any further way, please contact me.Thankyou!!!!!