Thursday, August 06, 2009

Longridge Ainscoughs

Great to hear from Anne Russell today - another long lost cousin from the Hugh & Ellen (Cowley) Ainscough link. Anne is my 3rd cousin 1x removed.
On 5 Aug 2009, at 21:26, russellanne ( wrote:

I came across your website whilst researching the Ainscough family tree and was suprised to find so much information. Private Richard Ainscough (1897-19 MAY 1918) SON (WAR VETERAN) was my great uncle, my maternal grandmothers brother. I have the letter from Richards CO which was sent to his mother on his death along with his 'Accrington Penny and his WW1 medal. Although you say that he had 4 brothers and 4 sisters he did in fact have 6 sisters the others being Jane (my grandmother) born on 7th April 1903, died 5th April 1993 and Margaret (who was known as Peg).Not sure when Aunty Peg was born but she was 64 when she died in 1969 so probably 1905 or 06. Alice died in 1991 at the age of 92. Mary - who we always knew as Moll died in 1966 aged 77 so presume she was born in 1888. I have lots of photos which I will post on here along with death cards and some press cuttings.

Below is what I know from photos, press cuttings and memory about William James Ainscough and Alice Watson (my great grandparents) line of the Ainscough family
Although I said in my comment that my gran Jane (who we always knew as Jinnie) was one of 11 but re-reading a press clipping it says she was one of 12 although all records only seem to show 11.
George Ainscough and family
George was married to Agnes and had 3 children, William, Kathleen and Richard ( Picture above). Don't know the whereabouts of any of these.
Hugh was married to Ellen who died in 1978, they had 2 children called Raymon and Edmond.
Tom and Jane Ainscough
was married to Helen (Nellie) nee Eckton who died in 1994 aged 100. They had four children, twins Catherine and Raymond who died aged 1 day old, and Hubert and Harry. Tom served in WW1 and was awarded the Military Medal. He died in 1936 aged 43 from lung problems probably picked up during the war.
Picture shows Tom with his sister Jane and one of his sons.

died on the 5th October 1914 aged 19 years old.

Richard (1897-19 MAY 1918) SON (WAR VETERAN) was killed in the 1st World War and there are already details on the blog of his grave etc. but as I said I have the letter and other personal effects.
Ellen - I have no recollection of Ellen but I will go and have a look in the graveyard at St Wilfrids church where most of the others are buried.
Mary - we always knew Mary as Aunty Moll. She married George Petty (who died in 1962 aged 73) and they one daughter Winnie (married Jack Robinson) who in turn had a daughter called Jean (married Frannie Hall). They have 3 children Anne, Catherine and David.

- again no recollection of Helen.
Jane, Alice and Margaret Ainscough
Alice was a real character. Probably the black sheep of the family. Well known in Longridge for her outrageous hats and bright red lipstick. Money came and went in Alice's life (usually a gentleman involved). At some time owned shops in Longridge. Was left the house I currently live in by a gentleman she was a 'housekeeper' for which she remortgaged several times finally selling it to her sister Jane (my grandmother) for £500. I can remember smuggling bottles of Brandy and fags into the care home for her. She died in 1991 aged 92. Married once to Fredrick Chownes but had no children. I have attached a photo of her with my grandma and Margaret.
Jane (known as Jinne) was my maternal grandmother. Married Robert Rossall and had two children Beatrice, my mother, and Jean. Died in 1993 aged 89. Beatrice had 2 children, myself Anne and Janet. Jean also had two children Keith and Denise.
Margaret also known as Peg was born 1905 and died in 1969 aged 64. She married William Dimmock and had no children.
I shall send more photos when I have scanned them.
Anne Russell

On 6 Aug 2009, at 20:07, russellanne wrote:
No problem at all posting this on the blog. If it helps anyone thats good. Will send more photos to you later. Also got a lot of photos found in Aunty Alices house but don't know who they are. Could be relatives from a generation ago so will email some of these as well.
St Wilfrids church is an RC church in Longridge - it is were many of my family are buried and where they married as well. I shall go and do some research there for you.
I was also interested to see on your photos the details of the Ainscoughs farming in Kestor (Castor) Lane in Longridge as grans family actually lived in a house in Kestor Lane and I think thats were the photo was taken of George & Jane.
Speak again soon.

On 24 Aug 2009, Barbara AINSCOUGH wrote:
Hugh & Ellen (Cowley)were my GGG grandparents - moved from Mawdesley to Kestor Lane and then took on the Old Oak Pub (2 yrs) and then back to farming just before he died - the story goes he drank all the profits and had to leave the pub business behind!

On 7 Aug 2009, at 07:27, russellanne wrote:
Your Hugh and Ellen above appear to be my GG grandparents - their son William James was my grandmother Janes father.

On 7 Aug 2009, at 10:19, barbara ainscough wrote:
Yes! thats our connection (your GG grandparents are also my GGG grandparents) line is Thomas Ainscough 1846 – 18 Sept 1929, Hugh & Ellens 2nd born- see the link - they are all buried at Alston RC like I mentioned.
That means Ive now got info. on all of Hugh & Ellens children - thank you for your update. H&E are my fathers GG grandparents too which makes you and dad 3rd cousins and Im your 3rd cousin 1x removed.
Henry was also one of their sons- buried at Mawdesley.
See all burials here..

On 24 Aug 2009, at 21:15, DAVID AINSCOUGH ( wrote:
I have just read Anne Russell's entry above, it's perhaps coincidence as Hugh seems a common forename for Ainscough's but it struck me a coincidence that her Hugh was married to an Ellen who died in 1978, my grandfather was Hugo Ainscough and his wife Ellen I thought from memory died early in 1979 when I was 16 but I could be mistaken I will have to check, but it does seem a coincidence. Any thoughts or more details on Anne's realtives whilst I try and dig out my details.
David Ainscough

On Sunday, 06 September, 2009, at 05:23AM, "russellanne"  wrote:
Barbara - Re Longridge Ainscoughs
I have been talking to one of my relatives in Longridge and she says that the Hugh and Ellen that I mentioned in my previous correspondance did in fact have 2 children called Raymon and Edmond. This may help someone make a link.

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