Bethan, I can put some flesh on the bones of the Holbeach census you sent Carol. THOMAS 1847-1936 was the son of WILLIAM 1816-1873 and ANN(Earl)1817-1882.The father of William was a John.THOMAS married Hannah....in Holbeach either 1870 or more likely 1873.their son Thomas 1874-1953 married....?Holbeach 1898 2nd son John 1877-? dtr.Alice Ann 1879-marriedin Hobeach 1896. Would you have any details of another family from Holbeach Marsh at the same times. Philip Brightman marr.Mary Ann Bothamley 2 sonsThomas John 7.11.1870-?and Philip 18.7.1874-?.I can find no trace of the parents"birth,marriage or death or the sons marriages and deaths! A mystery? David Brightman.