I am researching my paternal side of my family My grandmother was called Nelly Sewell before she got married. Her father was William Sewell. It seems that Ellen Sewell was left with three children in Salford in the 1881 census. There is a family story of her husband leaving her and going to America and then coming back and leaving her again. Seeing as they had so many children I find this strange. Is anybody else out theer researching the Sewell family. Christopher Sewell was I think my great great grandfather and he seems to also have had a huge family and again family stories are of someone having 3 wives. He seems to have beeen a watchmaker from Bradford. I do know from stories my gran told me when I was young her family used to have money. Again is this just a family story.