Hi Lesley - that is a bit of a relief - thanks for letting me know.I had regarded my brother in law's data collection as meticuluous so was a bit worried about the implications of a mistake like that.
Yes - I would love any gaps filled in. Dad had so few relatives and all contact had been lost with the Scattergood side.
If the army discharge records are correct, young George was 15 when he joined the army in 1858 (born 1843) and not 21. Tall for his age?
Aunt Willow was known as Granny Willa to us - I can send some photos of her in later years.She remarried an Aaron Caulcutt in middle age.
Family folklore tells the tale of one of my father's forbears on the Scattergood side who lived near the coast and had a flagpole.It was reputed that he could predict rain accurately and that when he brough the flag in, the neighbourhood housewives would always bring in their washing too.Does this ring any bells?
I would love a scan of the photograph if possible.Would you care for a photocopy of the army records?