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Thankyou Pam for all this valuable information. When I saw the words Cordwainer next to some of the Broady names, at first, not knowing what it meant, I thought it was a place name. Consequently I went searching for the word to find it was an old English occupation, that being of a boot maker.This was helpful as my Dad informed me that his ancestors who apparently originally came from Scotland, were in actual fact boot makers,and that they changed the spelling of their surname from BRODIE OR BRODY to the present,as a result of English conflicts with the Scots, when moving to Cheshire. Needless to say my dad was very grateful for the info as well, especially knowing who Joseph's first wife was, as she is the biological ancestor to his/our family. Joseph had a son called Alfred and he had a son called Gordon. Gordon Broady is my dad's dad. My dad's name is John. I'm now wondering whether my dad was named after his gg grandfather. I was reminded by my dad recently that when they went to Scotland in 1992 they went to Brodie Castle and saw a female portrait painting that resembled myself. Unfortunately they were not able to take photos so I have never seen this painting but have been searching for it on the net with no success. Not that I think we are related necessarily but it is interesting. Any way thanks again and I hope I can help you at some time. Do you mind me asking whether you are related to the family or a keen researcher, thanks, kind regards Virginia