Dear Keith, Thanks for the family anecdote. My wife ( a descendant of the Melling Ledsons )was interested to read it! We are still stuck on tracing what happened to Jane Ledson ( b 1811 ) and her farmer husband Edward Heaton after the 1851 census when they were at Seddons House farm in Bickerstaffe.At the time they were in their 40's and had nine children. One of their daughters, Martha, then aged 9, is my wife's gt-grandmother. Any ideas? Regards, Eddie Humphries.