Hi Lin, Many thanks for your reply - all our data does match you will be happy to know. I am a genealogist and my client asked me to find out the truth about why her father Alfred Ernest Edgson 15/1/1928 was put into care - he was told by his foster parents that his parents had died and she wanted to know what truth there was in this.She also said that her father had a vague recollection that he had a brother and she wanted to know why they were separated.I have found out all about the Edgson/Brinckley/Callaghan story as in my earlier posting - that Edgson was married bigamously a few times and also that he had died in 1926, long before my clients' fathers birth and so he was not really an Edgson but we feel that the mother Mary may have had these children taken off her and put into care and so she gave the child this name to give him a legitimate start in life without the stigma of being illegitimate. I would be very obliged if you have any letters from your Alf and dates and/or addresses of the childrens homes etc that you could send to me, we may be able to uncover the reasons as to why my clients father and his brothers were put into care. my direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, please could you send anything you feel is relevant to me and I will reciprocate with any certificates I have that you might need. Many many thanks in anticipation - best regards, Karol Crabtree.