thanks for this. sorry about the dalay have been away. will get my file out and do some research. a cusorial glance shows up quite a few in the Stirling/Falkirk area so will have to select and arrange to make some head or tail of anything - if there are any links there at all. there was a large Zuill family in the Falkirk area but many have moved away/married/cahnged name etc. the Zuill name does appear quite often in the present sports pages as one of the male Zuills is quite a cricketer.