you replied to me four years ago, when I was first getting interested in family history!
I understand that you're descended from Simon Dando - well, I'm descended from his sister Mary, so we are related. I'm wondering if you've been able to go back any further? I've found their parents, George and Constance, but no further - would really appreciate anything else you could provide?
Helena turned out to be Helena Gulliford, not Dando - Mary was her grandmother. Funny how these things come out - my grandfather was very proud of the Dando name on his side of the family.