Hello, I was ramdomly browsing the Applin name and came up with your enquiry. I am Christopher Applin, the son of Arthur Applin, whose father was Sylvester Applin, landlord of the Fox Inn, Corfe Castle, so presumably the Ray Applin you were looking for in 2002 would have been my father's brother. However, I am not aware of a brother by that name; my father had a younger brother, William and a sister Mary. Very interesting! If you have any further information I would be very interested in hearing form you. I see that you live in New Zealand - as I do! Regards, Chris Applin.