Sorry Judy got my lines crossed, I meant have you anything on the daughter Mary aged 14yrs on the 1851 census? as I beleive there could be a connection (albeit a weak one at this time) I am not sure whether to start a search in the Maryport area for my Hugh - do you know if your family were catholics? I have been told that that could be a possibility! I continue to search but have no details of his family at all. Only himself from 1876 (my thought was that coming down to Lancashire from Cumbria as we have a photo of him with a kilt on which again could connect him to the area - were the Mcneil's Irish or Scottish? he must have had some connections with his mother or siblings and his future wife had left Cumbrian area by 1871) I know that maybe this all doesn't make sense to you at the moment but will do if eventually we do connect!