I am researching Rainfords from Hindley lancashire. William Rainford married Rachel Bullough 1868. Children from this marriage were Samuel, Norah, Mary Ann, Sophia, Hannah, Peter, Rachel and Thomas. Rachel died and William remarried an Elizabeth Ellen??? Thomas may have been from this marriage, they also had Margaret John and William. In 1900 the family moved down to South Wales, but some of the children moved back to lancashire and settled there.