Thank you for all that information.Interesting that an ancestor died of overdrinking, that seems to be a family trait that has been passed down the generations (two of my father's sisters were alcoholics and died of cirrhosis of the liver and all the remaining family is fond of a drop or two!).
Gwen Mazzie is my step-mother, she married my late father about 13 years ago (my parents divorced about 20 years ago). Gwen also happens to be my best friend's mother so that was quite nice for me! I've seen the information that you sent to Gwen and I believe it has been passed on to my cousin Steve, who, at that time was quite interested in tracing the family history.Unfortunately I don't see Steve very often so I'm not sure if he's still researching the family or not. I'll let you know if I find out anything of interest. Take care Keren