after looking through family records in the loft, we have almost found a link, but need more info! You talk about thomas william adey, born in 1880, but we have no record of him. we do have a marriage certificate for a charles william adey, who married in 1880. his father was a john adey, but deceased by the time of marriage. this john adey was a captain on a ship, but by our records was born in 1843. we do have a record of a thomas adey, born in 1845 in guernsey, son of a william adey and elisabeth rosier. wie are sure there is a connection somewhere, but where we are not sure! any more information would be gratefully received, we will let you know of any more developments.