I am not sure to which of the posters in this thread I should address myself! However,- I was stopped in my tracks when I googled Alfred galpin to find that there were those who are interested in this surname. My family interest is in 3 generations of Alfred Galpins, the 2nd of whom married my greatuncle's daughter Louisa Willy. Alfred Galpin III wrote an article about his family in the Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol 63 No 4 for Summer 1980. I met Alfred III in Appleton and UK years ago, and we subsequently coresponded, finally with his widow Isabella Panzini Galpin after he died in Italy.
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