I found your message this morning... as I was looking for information on the Ashcrofts in my family.
The address 'Elephant Lane' caught my attention. My mother's grandmother was Frances Jane Ashcroft born May 1875 in Elephant Lane, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire. Her father was John Ashcroft born 1837, Sutton, St Helens, Lancs and her mother was Mary Ellen Roughly born Sep 1839 Rainford, Lancs. John's father was Robert Ashcroft born 1811 in Windle, Lancs. He was married to an Elizabeth. Robert died in 1889.
I don't know whether these facts are relevant to your ancestors and whether you already know the facts that you were trying to find out. If you need more information please ask... if you can furnish me with more information I'd be pleased to receive it.