Dear Carol, Thanks for the reply, sorry for the wait, we've had school holidays. I don't think our families match up at the moment.I am sure they all connect somewhere along the line, it is just a matter of finding the right link. My gg grandfather, Robert, came out to Queensland, Australia and married Mary Jane Austin in 1878.From there, I have plenty of info.The Irish stuff is the difficult part. I wish you success in the search. Julie.