Hi Chris, Thank you for the rapid response to my posting and sorry for the confusion.I only found this site yesterday and decided to post my little bit of info but what I should have done was researched it more thoroughly! So for facts: I have a photo of 4 generations taken in Wishaw C1899 - it includes: Jane Mellis Russell Gibb b c1880 m George Inglis in 1900. Her mother, Jane Mellis Russell who m Gibb (dates unknown) Her mother, Jane Mellis who m Russell and was b late 1830's.
I have found a Jane 'Mellas' on IGI who married William Russell 10 Apr 1852 in Slamannan, Stirling and then found your Jane Melles b 1834 and put 2 & 2 together and got too many!!So will go back to the drawing board and get cold hard facts! As for the 'Mellis' connection, the name has merely been carried through the female generations from our elusive Jane Mellis born back in the 1830's. Will see what else I can find out and get back to you. Thanks again Heather.