Emails remain a bit of a mystery to me. I've found that you can never be sure they have been sent or even where they have gone if they have been sent. In addition, if they have been sent, there will be an unknown number of copies of the email in places too numerous to understand.
Having said all that, I wrote a lengthy reply to your message that arrived at my university address which is Geoff.HiggsATpostgrads.unisa.edu.au The reply was sent to sophiepascualAT btinternet.com However, this address seemed ambiguous and showed on the message as coming from ANITA DELGROSSO. When I sent a quick followup message to the above address (sophie.. etc) the university server sent a message to me indicating that the address was unknown. That's when I sent a message to the forum in the hope you would see that and you did. I hope you can see this one. The Rusty Nail email address is obviously one I use when attempting to remain anonymous but in the case of the forum, it doesn't work all that well does it? (It was 2001 when I knew less about these things!)Could I suggest you try writing to me at this address: geoffahiggsATyahoo.com.au (Obviously, replace the "AT" with the "@" symbol, and no spaces). I used this Yahoo address to write to you directly at the "sophiepascual ..." address but never got a reply. I hope you can try again because I have what you might find to be useful information - not about your Abernethy ancestor, but general stuff of interest, I think.