Thanks for the amazingly quick reply.I was very young (about five) but recall dad telling me that grandad was nearly ninety when he died in around 1960 Which would place his birth in the 1870 somethings. He worked as a furniture salesman in a shop in Ebbw Vale, Wales. I was never told of any of Grandads relatives (just the hint in later life from my dad that he had " run off" to Wales after an incident with a local girl -details unknown). There are apparently a few Salways in or around Axbridge Somerset though I haven't yet tracked any down. Time for the electoral role I suppose. This is my first attempt to flesh out the family bones and would appreciate any key pointers re what where etc.