I have a few files on Stopforths of Liverpool there seems to be only five or six families in the 1881 census. I didn't see any family with Richard, Thomas and Jane, father Richard, mother Mary Ellen. The family I found had a Richard born 1876, married Margaret Dinwoodie 1893 with children: Jane 1894, Richard 1896 killed in WWI 1916, John 1897, Eleanor 1899 and Robert born 1908 killed in WWII 1944. Thomas born 1878 (yours?) and Henry born 1879 died 1886 age 7. That's pretty well it for that family do you have files on any other Stopforths?