I wonder if it could be them in the 1864 - 65 Carbonear directory. I see that the spelling is Thissel. Thomas' first wife was listed as Elizabeth, age 55, and English in the 1881 census. I am descended from his much much younger second wife, Matilda Ann Parker.They named my grandmother Mary Josephine "Elizabeth" and she went by Liz. My second name is Elizabeth and my daughter's second name is that as well. Down through the ages, the same names crop up. I enjoyed watching Random Passage, especially when I knew that I had Newfoundland roots. The life of a fisherman was no picnic.