This is a long time after your original post, but I may have a lead for you. My Grandmother was Mary Bertha Maw, eldest daughter of John Edward Maw and Alice Atkinson. There were at least 8 other children in the family, the youngest son being William Maw. If this might be your grandfather, then we are related. The sad thing is that our great-grandfather, John Maw's ancestry seems to be very difficult to trace. I have lots of information on Alice Atkinson (our great-grandmother). If interested, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
I can forward to you as much history as I have on these two.