I wonder if your Distins have any connection with ours.Information from the 1881 census gives us Robert Distin who was then a Staff Sergeant in the 5th Royal Lancashire Militia, living Ebergham Eaves near Burnley in Lancashire, but his birthplace is given as London St Lukes, Middlesex.He had [known] daughters: Mary DISTIN age 15 in 1881 Edith DISTIN age 8 in 1881 Elizabeth DISTIN age 6 in 1881 and Susan Marian [May], born later in 1881. His wife was Bridget, from Ireland. Robert would have been born approx. 1827. Any possible connections?