As I found out with William Taylor, Sarah Cheek and Sarah Bradford elusive ancestors can be under your nose all the time. Thomas Musgrave wasn't though as he emigrated and it took me a while to find out and I found out because of my curiosity and I looked on the 1900 US census and he was there. But for about 5 years I tried to find out about Sarah Bradford and all I had to do was look at St Mary, Marylebone banns registers for 1834 and find that a Sarah Coombs had her banns to James Bradford read. And I tried for abut 3 years to find the death of William Taylor. I know it has been more than 2 1/2 years as in July 2007 I received his sons marriage cert for 1887 in the hope it would shed some more light but it just said William Taylor, labourer under fathers name. William vanished after 1871 when his wife died. He is not on the 1881 census nor could I find him on the 1891 census but only recently I decided to do more digging and found a William Taylor death in 1898 aged 81 in Rochford district. The NBI has a burial of a William Taylor aged 81 in May 1898 at Canewdon, which was William's last residence in 1871. I checked the 1891 census and found him in Rochford Workhouse aged 74 and his age and place of birth was slightly different to the one he gave in previous censuses. He was under my nose all the time the bleeder.