Can you help me? My great grandmother was Sarah Ascroft daughter of Thomas Ascroft Stone Mason. - This was according to her marriage certificate dated 1863.She was then 30 and a widow. I have my grandmother's TWO Birth certificates which state she was formerly Ascroft.On one she states late Grimes formerly Ascroft. On the other formerly Gaskell. Her brother Richard born in 1863 Birth Certificate states Sarah Chadwick formerly Ascroft. My grandmother Esther Chadwick was born in 1867. Richard was born in Upholland and Esther at Potters Square Wigan. I would appreciate any help as I have looked for Thomas Ascroft her father for ten years and only found the one you all mention living in Bootle in the 1881 census.