Hello Wendy, thanks for your response. No, I don't have a maiden name for Paddy V,and I don't even know when she was born and I'm not certain that I am correct in assuming that she was born in the north of England. This has been the ongoing problem in trying to trace her. I don't think she was actually married to my uncle, Alexander Alfred Lewis b.1907 Leicestershire. The last time I saw the family was about 1949 and they were living in Paddington, London. Their two were children,(my cousins) Stewart& Carole. Stewart would have been born abt 1838/39 and Carole abt 1945/46. Paddy disappeared off radar early 60's and went to Scarborough, Yks and either owned or managed a hotel there before leaving the UK and immigrating to New Zealand with one of her childen, possibly Carole.