PATTI,....hi..!! Have you got your ancestors birth certificate,? this will show where he was born.....in Ireland..?..and where..!! Go to Registry Office, England.on the net and apply. Good Luck.When you have as much as you can get on your Hobbins family history...would you consider posting it on the Hobbins Family Forum, it may well correlate with someone elses details. Good Luck...James...."Jim"Hobbins.