In regards to Gradleys earlier than Robert Gradley, I have a family line back to 1650 back to Isaac and Elizabeth Gradley (maiden name Wood) who married in 1678 at Shadwell, Middlesex (another part of Stepney area). I have assumed Isaac to have been born around 1650 but have no hard proof of this. I have also assumed that he had a son John born approx 1680 who is the John Gradley who married Mary Alsted in 1704 at St Dunstan's Parish Church, Stepney. They had 4 known children John, Stephen, Abigail and Robert. John born approx 1704 married Mary ? and had 4 children Elizabeth, Jane, Mary and Robert who was born in 1729. This Robert I assume to be the father of Robert born 1751/52 who married Ann Falder in 1782. The earliest Gradley entry I have is a Joyce Gradley who married William Haryson in 1563 at Christchurch Greyfriars Newgate City of London. I actually handled the Tudor Church register with the entry (before it had been microfilmed) and Gradley was spelt correctly. I have found no links to Isaac in 1678 from her although with such an uncommon surname, she is probably a family member. From the marriage of Robert Gradley to Ann Falder in 1782, I can prove all the links in the Gradley family trees to the present day, before that it is a lot of guessing to tie up the various gradley marriages and births/deaths that I have. That is why the family tree is sketchy from mid 18th century backwards. Also, most of the Gradleys only were labourers or seamen and were poor so no wills or paintings/photographs are to be had from before late 19th century (unless you know differently). Do you have any photographs of William and Elizabeth Jennings taken when they came to New Zealand? If you have they will probably been taken in the later part of the 19th century. I do not have any photographs of my Grandfather or his family at all. The earlist one I have is of my father Richard James Gradley with his brothers and sister taken when he was about 8 or 9 (approx 1925). Their family home 43 Blakesley St, Stepney was bombed during WW2 and they lost most of their personal belongings including any photographs they had. I was told that my Gt Grandfather Richard Gradley who lived in Harding St, Stepney had old photos of Gradley Seamen with the ships they sailed in but I have never come across any of these from the relatives I have so far traced.