Sunday, September 10, 2006

My line of AINSCOUGH (MAWDESLEY) ancestors..........

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Ok- so by now you are probably wondering about your direct ancestors. I can hear you asking, "but who am I related to and who was my great grandad and where do I fit into this grand plan? " With a tree its easy to see, but in a blog not so easy especially when Im writing it randomly and not chronologically. The advantage of the blog though is that you can see detail and open it up to comments, discussion and criticism, to the world - hopefully the real facts emerging over time.

Much of this information has been provided by Tony Brown and Jonathon Hopper, with many informants along the way, all of whom are related somewhere down the line (Margaret Hartley, Elfreda Woolrich, Eileen Begley, Richard Harris, Vincent Jacobson, Eric Percival, Hilary Draper, Nancy Englehardt) . Lets start with me (you), where we are today and work backwards.......very crudely drawn it looks like this;

1. Rhiannon Ainscough
2. Barbara Ainscough
3. Peter Ainscough (grandad) m 4th April 1959 Margaret Nangle
4. Norbert Ainscough (1903 - 1991) m 31st March 1934 Freda Faulkner (1910 -1993?)
5. Henry Ainscough (1868-1912) m 28th September 1895 Catherine Farley (1872 - 1951)
6. Thomas Ainscough (1846 - 1929) m 1866 Margaret Barnes (1839?-1913)
7. Hugh Ainscough (1822- 1882) m 1843 Elizabeth(Ellen/ Helen?)Cowley (1824-1895)
8. Thomas Ainscough - (1778?-1861) m 1819 Elizabeth (Betty) Whitehead (1796? -1879)
9. John Ainscough - (1752-1835) m Margaret Worthington (1753 -1835)
10. James Ainscough (1711-1781) m Margaret ? (1717 - 1781)
11. Hugh Ainscough (c1689-?) m Elizabeth ?

And to make life even more difficult the name changes over the centuries, whether through inability to spell, spelling phonetically or as a word sounded from the person speaking it.....Jonathon Hopper has put it in a nutshell here;

"I think before Mawdesly was made a parish, Croston would have covered it - so thats where the earlier records are..
I had started pulling out the Ainscough and related names (lots of spelling variants) to see if they matched the tree but hadnt got as far as matching any to the tree.

Fascinating looking at the way the name evolved/varied... Looks like by 1700s had settled down to Ainscough..........
Baptism names: (earliest date)
Ascoe 1545
Aynstowe 1547
(later dates not transcribed)

Marriage names
Ascoe 1544
Ascoughe 1606
Aniscoe 1684
Anescoe 1698
Anscow 1717
Aiscough 1768
Ainscough 1770
Ainscow 1775"

Future blog entries will aim to pad this information out, providing detail about marriage, births and death, where buried and any relevant images.

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