Hi Anne Was your grandfather Charles William Timson born 1880 in Ware, if so then you are related to the friend I have been researching for. His name is David Timson and he still lives in Ware and I have traced his line back to 1760 nearly all bargemen from the River Lea in Ware. What was your grandmother's name, this could help me link you to the family, it should be on your father's birth certificate. If your father has his parents marriage cert this will give both great grandfather's names and will make research mmuch easier. I look forward to hearing from you.