John, My family were also from birmingham.My grandfather being William Taroni was the son of Jack(john), one of the original 4 brothers to come over from Italy.Myself and my brother have been researching how the family has been spreading since these four brothers came accross, and this is what we have - "There were 4 brothers and a sister; Jack, Joe, Gus, Guy and the sisters name I don't know. The son of Gus is Henry (The Metal merchant of Brum). Jack had 3 sons and 3 daughters named;Bill, Joe, Jack, Violet(married to Reynolds) Gladys(married to Cragg) and May. Violet is known to have a son and a daughter; Alan & Maureen Reynolds. Gladys is also known to have a son and a daughter; Brian And Jean Cragg. Bill had 2 sons david and phillip. Phillip has a son called Christopher. Dave has 2 sons and a daughter;Ian John and Suzanne. Ian now has children of his own, James and Phoebe." If you recognise any of these names and are connected in any way, I would love to hear from you.