Tuesday, May 22, 2007
John Stopforth, Canada, (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been in touch and sent me this interesting information by email.....which has just allowed me to make the connection to other bits of info. which Andy Scarisbrick had previously uncovered - Margaret Ainscough d. 1812, Spinster (see blog of Sunday, January 21, 2007)
The title is also linked to this url....click on it and it will take you to the earlier blog.
She was infact the daughter of my direct ancestor:
James (1711-1782) m 1739 Margaret (?)
and sister to John 1752 -1835 & Margaret Worthington 1751-1835.
Margaret's WILL clearly identifies all of her siblings; her late sister Jane who married (1765-?) m (2nd October 1786 in Leyland) John Watkinson;
Leyland Parish records:
Marriage: 2 Oct 1786 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancashire, England
John Wackinson - Husbandman of This Parish
Jane Ainscough - of Croston
Witness: William Sumner; William Brown
Married by Banns by: Thomas Baldwin Vicar
Register: Marriages 1783 - 1793, Page 60, Entry 178
Source: LDS Film 93952
also lots of other info. about our Ainscough family like sister Mary who married an Eccleston, Elizabeth (who we have no mention of in the tree yet!) married a Worthington. She also mentions brothers Hugh, John & James; John of course is my direct ancestor,
John Stopforth, Canada, writes:
I have a Ann Ainsworth married William Stopforth at St. Peter and St. Paul Ormskirk, Nov. 5, 1775.
This is probably your Ann mentionned in the Will of Margaret 1812.
Misspelling of your last name wouldn't have been unsual, mine has a dozen spellings.
The marriage register has Ann from Mawdersley.
I have record of the following children for Ann and William:
Margaret's Will had five sons, one missing?
All for now
John W. Stopforth
For WILL detail see previous blog of Sunday, January 21, 2007
Andy Scarisbrick has already worked out the following - but I never made the connection until the email from John Stopforth, Canada:
"Oh, and in St Helens church, I found the marriage of Mary Ainscough to Thomas Eccleston. Mary was the sister of Hugh (d. 1813), John and James.
Margaret Ainscough d. 1812 was another sister of Mary, Hugh, John and James above."
The Will of Margaret Ainscough of Ormskirk, Spinster.
"In the name of God Amen I Margaret Ainscough of Ormskirk in the County of Lancaster Spinster, being of sound mind and understanding do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath my clothes and wearing apparel to and amongst my Sister Ann Stopforth, to my niece Mary Ainscough daughter of my Brother James Ainscough, to my Ellen Watkinson my niece daughter of my late Sister Jane Watkinson, And to Mary Worthington my niece daughter of my late Sister Elizabeth Worthington, to be divided by my sister Mary Eccleston in the way and manner she thinks best."
I shall now update the family tree outline to include all children of James 1711 & Margaret....
Also....from John W. Stopforth
I have one more Ainscough in my records.
I have the Will of William Stopforth 1672 of Lathom.
In the Will, he mentions his sister as one of the executors, Jane Aiscough.
Any idea who she might be?"