Hello Peter. Thank you so much for your response to my posting. To my worn out fingers and tired brain, I know that you certainly speak the truth . I have come across so many mis-spellings of the surname and why we have settled on the current one I will never know, but I am happy to retain it. My Grandfather must not have been satisfied with just his own christian name, when he moved into yorkshire, he started using one of his brothers as well.From then he was Andrew Francis and not just Francis.It even was on his death cert, and my Father was the person who registered the death. So many secrets in families and most we will never know the reasons.
Many many thanks for your help Peter.
Best Wishes Margaret.