Hello Jo, I have just got on line at long last, and i am persuing our family tree with a vengence. I live in Grimsby in N.E.Lincs and i have managed to trace back as far as 1824 where my ancestor wassupposedly born in Manchester? However a cousin of mine from grimsby, who now lives in canada started to trace our family tree and she has the same information that you have, and i have too, the southampton connection as i have called it shows very strong links with with this "manchester" born gaiger. As you can see from the gaiger page on this web site i have made a few inquiries, you have my e mail so i look forward to hearing from you soon. regards martin.