Have only just come across your e.mail of 2nd December 2001. My Wife Emma gave birth on 25th November so we have been a bit tied up!
Since posting the message you replied to my research has advanced considerably.
My mother's maiden name was Edith Anne Jemson. I have aunts and uncles called John, Edward, Ernest, Ivy, Dorothy and Nicholas.
My Grandfather was Edward Thomas Jemson born in the 1880s - his birth was never registered by his parents John Jemson and Mary Ann Jemson (nee Dillon). He had at least one brother called John. Edward Thomas Jemson married Emily Bysouth (Have traced Bysouth line back to circa 1550s - I am in touch with dozens of people descended from the Bysouths!)
His mother died of TB in the late 1880s or early 1890s. Their Father died in 1938 or 1939 and is buried in Sutton Road Cemetery.
John Jemson was born circa 1850, the son of John Jemson born circa 1820 and Sarah Jemson (nee Brasier - Brasiers traced back to 1750s - I am in touch with a person descended from the Brasiers) Other children Elizabeth born circa 1843, Caroline born circa 1845, Emily born circa 1848. John Jemson married Sarah Brasier on 28th June 1842 at Prittlewell, Essex.
John Jemson born circa 1820 was the son of Robert Jamison/Jempson or Jemson and Elizabeth Jemson (nee Murrell - traced Murrells back to circa 1525 - In touch with several people descended from Murrells!). Other children include Joseph born circa 1817 (I am in touch with a person in New Zealand descended from Joseph) Robert born circa 1820, Mary Ann born circa 1832, William born circa 1835, Harriet born circa 1838.
The earliest event I have traced is the marriage of Robert Jamison to Elizabeth Murrell on 1st October 1816 Prittlewell Essex.
I have many gaps regarding marriages, dates of birth and death which I hope to fill in the next year or so.
I am very interested in acquiring copies of any old photographs of my Grandfather Edward Thomas Jemson or any of his relatives and if your husband is descended from these Jemson's and can be of any help please get in touch! My Grandfather was also in the army and I am interested to find out which regiments and were he served so I can try and track down his service records.
Anyway hope the above is of interest.