Sunday, December 10, 2006
HENRY AINSCOUGH 1868–1912 m CATHERINE FARLEY 1872-1951
(my G grandfather)
Born 14th July 1868 – died 10th October 1912
Henry was the father of Norbert Ainscough (my grandad). He married Catherine Farley in 1895, her family migrated from Dublin, Ireland, moving to Cheshire and then Liverpool.
Henry lived as station master in the Station Master’s house at Dean Lane, Moston from about 1900 to his early death at the age of 44 in 1912. He died young of pneumonia. On his death, the family had to move, the cost of living in a tied accommodation. Wife Catherine (Farley) remarried Pop Seymour. Henry's occupation, working on the Railways, was something his father Thomas (my GG grandad) had also done and indeed some of his children also went on to do – Bernard and Norbert. However, prior to this the family had always been farmers, Yeoman farmers as far back as the 1600s. I can only assume that the occupation change must have been due to the Industrial Revolution, where the move was away from farming to ndustrialisation.
Thomas Ainscough 1846-1929 m Margaret Barnes 1839-1940
FATHER - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Thomas Ainscough 1846-1929
born ca 1846 at Liverpool but birth cert not found
31 Mar 1851- Town Road Chorley 4yrs b. Lan Liverpool
7 Apr 1861 - Grimbledstons Farm, Alston - age 14yrs, Farmers son b. Liverpool
13 Oct 1866 - age 25yrs - Railway Porter of Longridge Alston at time of marriage
14 Jul 1868 - Railway Guard of 11 Bentinck St. Preston when registered birth of son Henry
2 Apr 1871 - 36 Livesey St Chorley Thomas Ainscough Railway Guard 24yrs bn Liverpooln Lan, England
3 Apr 1881 - 21 Victoria St Chorley Thomas Ainscough Railway Goods Guard M 35 M bn LAN Liverpool
1889 Railway goods guard of 21 Victoria St. Chorley ???? ref
31 Mar 1891 - 8 Victoria St Chorley Lancashire Thomas Ainscough Head M 45 Railway Goods Foreman bn Lan Liverpool
28 Sep 1895 - Foreman Goods Porter 28 Cunliffe St Chorley at marriage of son Henry
31 Mar 1901 - 132 Devonshire Rd. Chorley H M Railway Goods Inspector bn Lancs Liverpool
2 Apr 1911- check census Chorley ?
31 January 1913 - at 41 Gillibrand St Chorley (death of wife}
Sept Q 1929 - death Chorley 8e 455
23 Sep 1929 - Buried at Chorley Cemetery Grave no 218 Section A R.Catholic
MOTHER - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Margaret Barnes 1839-1940
born ca 1840 (Mar 1839-Mar1840) Caton Green Caton Lan but birth cert not found Lancaster district XX 20 Caton s/district
6 June 1841 Caton Green Caton Lan 1year old bn Lancs
31 March 1851 - census?? age 11yrs???
7 April 1861- census?? try Alston ?? 8c
13 Oct 1866 - age 26yrs P L Cotton Weaver of Village Alston at time of marriage
14 July 1868 - at 11 Bentinck st Preston birth of son
2 April 1871 - 36 Livesey St Chorley 31 Guard's Wife b. CatonLan
3 April 1881 - 21 Victoria St Chorley M 41 F Guard's Wife bn Caton Green Lan
31 March 1891 - 8 Victoria St Chorley Lancashire Margaret Ainscough Wife M 51 bn Lan Caton
31 Mar 1901 - 132 Devonshire Rd Chorley W M 60 bn Lancs Catton
2 April 1911 - census? 71yrs ??? - try Chorley
31 Jan 1913 - Lived at 41 Gillibrand St. Chorley at time of death72yrs
4 Feb 1913 - Buried at Chorley Cemetery Grave no 218 Section AR.Catholic
CHILDREN of Henry & Catherine
John Maurice Ainscough – 1896-1975 m Mary Ellen Williams 1892-1976
Thomas Ainscough -1898-1974 m Mamie Mitchell 1897 - 1971
George Alfred Ainscough – 1890-1890 died as a baby
Bernard Ainscough – 1899-1978 m Edith Smith
Margaret Mary Ainscough – 1901-1983 (Australia) m Harold Brown 1893-1976
James Norbert Ainscough -1903-1991 m Catherine Farley 1872-1951
Mary Kathleen Ainscough -1904-1982 (Australia) m Jim Seymour 1900-1972
Harry Kevin Ainscough - 1912-1998 (Melbourne, Australia) m Helen Cockin 1913-living
ADDITIONAL NOTES: provided by Jonathon Hopper (my 2nd cousin)
14 July 1868 - born at 11 Bentinett St, Preston
2 Apr 1871 - Guard's son 36 Livesey St, Chorley 2yrs bn Preston Lane
3 Apr 1881 - Scholar 21 Victoria St, Chorley 13 M bn Preston, Lancs
31 Mar 1891 - 8 Victoria St, Chorley Lancashire, Henry Ainscough son S - 22 Railway Goods clerk bn Lancs Preston
28 Sept 1895 - 27yrs Railway Clerk - 28 Cunliffe St Chorley at time of marriage
21 Aug 1896 - Goods Clerk of 11 Fieldon St. Chorley, Birth of son, Maurice
31 Mar 1901 - 52 Dean lane, North Manchester - Head M 32 TTRly Station Master bn Preston Lancs
16 July 1901 - Railway Stationmaster, 52 Dean Lane, Newton, Prestwick Manchester (birth of daughter Margaret)
2 Apr 1911 census ? - Probably DeanLane?
10 Oct 1912 - died at 52 Dean Lane Newton Heath North Manchester
10th October 1912 - Obituary notice in Manchester Evening News page 4 " The death occurred this morning of Mr. H. Ainscough, stationmaster at the Dean Lane Lancashire and Yorkshire Station, Newton Heath. He had held this position for several years, prior to which he was stationed at Chorley. Mr. Ainscough died from pneumonia after a short illness."
14 October 1912 - Buried at Moston cemetery Manchester, grave no. 761
23 May 1925 - shown as Railway Station Master deceased on marriage certificate of daughter Margaret Mary
8 June 1935 - shown as Railway Station Master on Marriage Certificate of daughter Mary Kathleen
12. Hugh m Ann. no dates.
11.Hugh Ainscough (c1689-?) m Elizabeth ?
10.James AISCOUGH (1711-1781) m
9. John AISCOUGH (1752-1835) m
8. Thomas AINSCOUGH (1780-1861) m Elizabeth(Betty)Whitehead (1796?-1879)
7. Hugh AINSCOUGH (1822-1882) m Elizabeth (Ellen) Cowley (1826-1886)
6.Thomas AINSCOUGH (1846-1929) m Margaret Barnes (1839?-1913)
5. *Henry AINSCOUGH (1868-1912) m Catherine Farley (1872-1951)
4. Norbert AINSCOUGH (1903-1991) m Freda Faulkner (1910-1998)
3. Peter AINSCOUGH m Margaret Nangle
2. Barbara AINSCOUGH
1. Rhiannon AINSCOUGH
See memorial plaque for Henry Ainscough (14 July 1868 - 10 October 1912. My Great grandfather was buried at Moston cemetery on 14 October 1912 in grave 761 in St. Anthony's RC section. Also buried in that grave on 18 December 1951 were his widow Catherine Seymour, previously Ainscough nee Farley (20 September 1872 - 14 December 1951), and Bernard Ainscough buried 15 Jan 1929, son of Thomas & Mamie Ainscough who was born 28 December 1928.