Monday, May 07, 2007
Old Mawdesley Map - hand drawn!
I've been meaning to share this with the rest of you for sometime....when visiting the Mawdesley area Anthony Ainscough (Parbold Mary's brother) showed us a beautifully framed, hand drawn map of "Old Mawdesley" as it was when our ancestors lived there. It clearly shows all of the houses and farms along with their owners- many familiar names there and it seems that a Thomas Cowley was the grandfather of the Gerard Swarbrick who draws them.
Anyway Ive just come off the phone to Gerard and ordered myself one. It turns out that Gerard's direct ancestor is the Thomas Cowley who married Margaret Ainscough 1 and Margaret Ainscough 2 - sister of Hugh GGG grandad. Ellen Cowley (Hugh's wife) was the sister of Thomas Cowley - which is what I was hoping for......
The tree shows a simple outline of how the Cowley family fit into the Ainscough tree.
For more about the Cowley/ Ainscough relationships see my earlier blog -archive 25th September 2006
Gerard Swarbrick FRSA, Avila, 30 Alty's Lane, Ormskirk, L39 4RQ.
Tel: 01695 573020
The Mawdesley map costs £36. There is also a website from which you can now purchase: