I have recently been discussing the tree of Thomas Brand Helsby. It is believed that Thomas Brand was the son of William Helsby and Mary Barnes, and married Elizabeth Ball. Do you have any more information on Thomas Brand? Where did the name Brand come from? Thomas born in 1831 was the editor of the second edition of the Histroy of Cheshire. I would be pleased to receive any details that you may have to help clear up a bit of a mystery.