Hi Gayleen, I will post a message from my original post from last year. Yes Alexander William Maurice was my ancestor, my father was also Alexander William Maurice and had an another christian name after William - Grenfell. Marie has been in touch since last January and is still compiling the family records. I might email you and give you some more details. It does seem to be very difficult to get more information about the brothers and their origins in France. My grandmother Clarice Maurice (Grenfell)appeared to know something of the background but wouldn't elaborate when I asked her for whatever reason.