Hi Bridget I suspect that there may well be a connection as my Shelford come from Harston & Little Shelford and I also have Lofts from Sawston. The difficulty is always proving it, I oo think that my Shelfords originally came from Essex. I have got back to a Baptism of Richard Shelford in 1682 at Little Shelford, his parents were Richard Shelford & Sara, but I have not found their wedding. I have a Thomasina Lofts who married at Whittlesford in 1704 and was born in Sawston 1680 dr of Isaac Lofts and Mercie, but I have not found the wedding. I will try to see if we can link up as I am sure all the Cambridgeshire Shelfords are linked in some way to the Shelford villages, where most of maternal grandmother's family came from. Could you confirm that your Adam was the one baptised in Hildersham in 1815 son of Thomas S & Maria Lofts?