We had a couple of e-mails from Michael Hickman giving updates on his branch of the family, and he has a web page on the Hickman family.
Michael's children John-Michael and Sebastian Richard were abducted to Germany in 1995..
Michael Hickman is Val's 5th cousin on the Crighton -> Flamme side.
Much of the basic research on the Hickman family in South Africa was done by Ron Hickman, who visited us in 1987 to exchange notes on the family. Ron made a great hit with our youngest son Jethro, who is car mad, and Ron designed Lotus sports cars.