I am not related to the Damms family. I am researching for a friend Jean Damms, whose mother Mary May Damms was born in the Grantham district. She married a Joseph Banks in 1944. Unfortunately Jean was given up for adoption and is looking for some living relative hoping to find a photo of the mother she never knew. I know there are a lot of your relatives in the Sheffield area but cannot find a link. Can you help?
Regarding the Straw family, I would be interested to hear if we have any common ground. My father, great grandfather and great great grandfather were born at South Ferriby, North Lincs, and were lock keepers. We have found relatives in Australia and are in regular touch with them.
Look forward to hearing from you.