Hi Janet

So very frustrating isn't it?

As I've mentioned before, one of Samuel's possible fathers was Thomas Beal the baker, and I know very little about his early years til he pops up in London and marries ( for at least the 2nd time) to a Frances Cornforth in London in 1821. In 1851 he and wife Frances are living next door to George and Julia Hoy. Julia is one of Samuel Weston Beal's daughters. Thomas Beal and his first marriage( somewhere) may be the missing link but I still cannot discount Henry Beal as a father, because I have also got quite a few pieces if info which definitely link him to Samuel, either as a father or an uncle.

Again, thankyou for your efforts