Friday, January 05, 2007

Elizabeth Ainscough (1776-1816) m Richard Ainscough

Family of James Ainscough 1743

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Something that has puzzled me for a while is Elizabeth Ainscough marrying Richard Ainscough???.....we know that there was more than 1 Ainscough family living in Mawdesley in the 1700-1800s, indeed maybe 3 Ainscough families. More research needs to be carried out to establish where Richard A's origins lie.

Elizabeth (1776-1816) is sister to Thomas A (1780-1861) my GGGG grandad who married Betty Whitehead (1796-1879).
Elizabeth married Richard Ainscough in 1795 ( A witness was Richard Ainscough, probably her brother.

Marriage: 8 Sep 1795 St Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire, England
Richard Ainscough (Cir 1773-Cir 1842) - (X), Cordwainer of This Parish
Elizabeth Ainscough - (X), Spinster of This Parish
Witness: William Eden; Richard Ainscough
Banns Read: 23 Aug 1795, 2nd: 30 Aug 1795, 3rd: 6 Sep 1795
Married by Banns by: Streynsham Master
Register: Marriages 1789 - 1812, Page 55, Entry 217
Source: LDS Film 93713
Elizabeth Ainscough - 31 Aug 1776 Croston, Lancashire, England - died Feb 1816
Betty (Elizabeth) Ainscough is not listed on the 1841 and 1851 census. Going back to her father (John A's) will, Betty was deceased before 1835. From the will we do know she had children.
In her father's will of 14 June 1835 it states " one seventh equally among the children of my late daughter Betty Ainscough deceased".

Baptisms in Rufford Parish Records:

Jane 1795
James 1798
Mary 1800
Margaret 1803
James 1805
Nancy 1808
John 1811

Details about death:
Burial: 4 Feb 1816 St. Michael and All Angels, Croston, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Ainscough
Age: 39
Abode: Mawdesley
Buried by: G. Parkin Curate
LDS Film 93713 Register: Burial 1813 - 1833, Page 33, Entry 262

PARENTS: (my GGGGG grandparents):
John Ainscough (Mawdesley,1752-14 June 1835) married Margaret Worthington (Lytham, 5 Oct 1751- Mawdesley, Jan1835) on 15 Nov 1775

2. James - about 1778 - ?

*** GGGGgrandad
3. Thomas Ainscough - 1780 - 31 Dec 1861 - Mawdesley, Lancashire, buried Jan 1862 marries Elizabeth (Betty) WHITEHEAD (1796-1879), 17 May 1819 - Croston, Lancashire

4. Margaret - 4 Feb 1782 - Bef 14 Jun 1835 & buried Croston, Lancashire, marries Robert GORTLY (Abt 1780- ? )
Margaret (Ainscough) Gortley was also deceased before 1835, according to father's will. I was unable to find her marriage or burial records. In her father's will of 14 June 1835 it states "one seventh equally amongst the children of my late daughter Margaret Gortley deceased. "

5. Ann (Nancy) - 1784 - 1851, marries Robert Alty 3 Apr 1815 - Croston, Lancashire, England - see blog item Sept 7th 2006.

6. Richard - 1787 - 24 Dec 1849, Mawdesley, Lancashire
I think we can safely assume that Richard did not have or intend to have any children because of what is written in his father's will of 1835:
"estate called "Rutters" my son Richard and after his decease to my Grandson John Ainscough the son of John & Margaret"

7. Jane - 1789 - Jul 28 1794, Croston- died of smallpox age 6

8. John - Cir 1794 - 21 Feb 1872 Mawdesley, Lancashire, marries Margaret WIGNALL (Abt 1797-1860) in 1818 - Croston, Lancashire

Andrew Scarisbrick writes;
"These records are good as they give the father of Elizabeth as John Ainscough.
Have you seen these in Croston Parish Records?
Richd. Ainscough, born 13/8/1772, chr. 30/8/1772, son of James and Mary Ainscough
and marriage: James Ainscough to Mary Disley, 30/1/1770

Could this be the Richard A who married Elizabeth A? It seems likely, following the naming of their children. The James in question would be born approx. 1745. I am not sure of any link with the Southport/Scarisbrick line. He can't, as you say, be the brother of John, but could he be a cousin? A son of either Thomas (b. 1715) or Richard (b. 1720)?"

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