I am Andrew's sister. Our grandfather Harry Morton Talbot was born in Alexandria around 1885, his branch of the family having left Ireland for Scotland and Australia the generation before. The family (devout Roman Catholic) was employed in the textile industry around Glasgow, and Harry's twin sister Monica was a seamstress. His older brother Peter Talbot was involved in labour politics and I believe was elected as an mp. Harry joined the British Merchant Marine and visited Glasgow in that capacity, probably several times. It seems reasonable that ours is a branch of the same family as your ancestor's.