Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have been in touch with Gerry. I spoke to him on the phone this morning. We have satisfied ourselves, I think, that we are distant cousins.I first did so when I lived in France 3 years ago.
Do you have any details that could fill the gaps? Here is my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can then send you a gedcom file of the stuff I have. Perhaps you could let me have the information you have if that is OK.