Hello Helen,Lomas/Lomax in Stretford. I have Samuel Lomas b. 1856/57 in Stretford. I wondered if there may have been Lomas/Lomax relatives in that area, as his parents, James and Ann Lomas, and their other children were all born in Openshaw, Lancashire.On the 1881 census I found a Thomas Lomas b.1833/34 in Stretford. Any connections? D.M.