Thanks for your response. Since I posted this message I have confirmed some of the information within it. James Deely and Elizabeth Cotterrill were the parents of Arthur. Have also found out from the 1841 census that James was born in Ireland, probably about 1784. Unfortunatley cannot find any obvious links yet back to Ireland, but I believe tracing ancestors in Ireland from this period or earlier is not so easy. There seems to be a lot of Deeleys in Staffordshire and I assume most would have originated from Ireland, it being an Irish name. James Deeley came from Ireland in the early 1800's, then married in 1815 at Wolverhampton, then moved to Darlaston/Wenesbury area of Staffs where Arthur was born. There could be a connection with your line through James but I think it would have to be through one of his brothers, if at all, and so far I have'nt been able to find any siblings or parents for James. I have been in contact with another researcher here in the UK who is also directly descended from Arthur(born 1815) and if I come across anything further interesting I shall contact you.