Ah, then I’m sure you’d agree about how much research it takes, and I hope you see I mean no disrespect. I am one of a team of researchers from five different countries who have worked together on the Massey Crosse line. Samuel Massey Crosse’s father was also named Samuel, and we know this from SMC’s marriage certificate, the record of his baptism, his father’s will, census returns, the pedigree compiled by the Royal College of Arms, and by no means least, the family record begun by SMC’s great-grandfather and passed down the family to SMC’s current descendants. All these documents corroborate who was SMC's father, and where he was born. Samuel senior did not have a brother named Thomas. There was a Thomas in the generation previous to Samuel senior, but that Thomas died in infancy. I did ask you to kindly contact me directly, and an explanation of your connection to the family would still be appreciated. A family member responded to one of your queries more than three years ago, you did not reply. I wish you well.