Sorry to have been a week in replying. Last weekend was the first annual reunion of my husband's high school friends. We had it at our place. Actually it was probably a good thing. All the very loud laughing and story telling(some exaggerations I'm sure)would have been annoying to close neighbours. Since we live in the country, it didn't bother anyone. Also, this past week at work has been extremely busy. I teach Special Education at a school in Barrie. This weekend is for " vegging out".I envy you living in England. My husband Doug and I always wonder why our families came to Canada, when they could have stayed put for our sakes. His father was born in Clackmannon(sp?)Scotland and came to Canada after the First War. He never spoke about "home" anddied fairly soon after we married, so I really didn't learn much from him. He has a brother who is about 92 now and lives in Petts Wood, London. We visited him two years ago.He did have a few remembrances of his early life, however since he was the youngest, he only vaguely remembers his elder brothers going to war, coming home and then leaving for Canada.My husband has no desire to do research on his own family. I told him if he waited for me to get around to it, it may never happen. My interests on my father's side are in Banffshire,the names- Klingner, Minty, Ogilvie(Ogilvy)Longmore and Dupont.Julius's son, William my greatgrandfather, worked as a book keeper first in Portsoy, then Glasgow and finally in london. He married Louisa Grosse at St. Mary's Newington, Sept.3, 1871.A pedigree had been compiled in the late 1800's of the Grosse family. I have a copy. Through it I have been in touch with and met a cousin, Joan Grosse Cobbold, who lives in Letchworth. That was fun- to meet a living person! My mother's father was from Hersham, Surrey and her mother was born in Leytonstone. They met in Canada. I keep telling Doug that I have no time to work for money when I have all of this detective work to do. He has been retired for two years now. You asked in your first email if the Klingners had any contact with the Dyamonds. I don't know, I have never heard the name mentioned. I am also a member of the Aberdeen and NEFHS. I went there on our trip in '97. I only had a few hours, Doug could only visit the Marine Museum for so long, but what a wonderful place. I would live to go back some day.I have a question that you might be able to help me with. Henry Dupont is shown in the census, as living in Bogton. I think it is quite near to Portsoy, but what Parish would it be in? He and his wife Caroline Emilie are not buried with the Klingners in the Portsoy cemetery.Since he acted as a father to J.K., I am hoping to find out something about him. I know he was born in Begium. When are you coming to Canada? The fall leaves are starting to turn now. Very pretty, but we all know what comes next! Well, so long for now. Please keep in touch.