I am presently researching my family genealogy. Today I received an extract of birth for my GGGrandfather, Edwin Cummings. He was born in Harwich, Essex on 19th December 1839. Here is my enquiry. I had been told that his mother's name was Sarah Nelson. However, the birth records show her as being Sarah Elson. Perhaps this is a mistake as my GGGGrandfather's name is given as Cummins. All my other family documentation lists ALL family members as being Cummings. Added to that is the fact that Sarah Nelson is listed as Sarah Cumming. This type of thing makes research very difficult. In any case, is this Sarah Elson related to the person of the same name in your family tree? All members of the Cummings family originate from the Leith/Newhaven areas of Edinburgh. My GGGGrandfather was in the Coast Guard service.