Thank you very much for your assistance with my questions. I think I'm chasing my tail a little. In some instances "Mary" is Henry's mother, in other instances "Lucy" is noted as Henry's mother. Another person responding to my query notes that in a census when Henry was 11 years old, the wife of his father Thomas was noted as "Louisa" (which perhaps could be a misspelling of Lucy?). If I'm following the correct Henry and Thomas combination, I'm assuming either Lucy/Louisa was perhaps his mother, and Mary his stepmother - or vice versa. Any further ideas? Apologies in advance if I'm asking too many questions/seeking inappropriate theories. Kind regards and many thanks for your help.