Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ainscough Legend- Scots or Lancs?

Hi Barbara
Can you help me with a family legend please?
I am the GGS of -
Sarah Ainscough b. abt. 1853 Orrell Lancashire m. abt. 1874 Pemberton Lancashire
John William Lancaster Fairhurst b. 09 Feb 1853 Lamberhead Green

Her Parents were - James Ainscough b. abt. 1825, Lancashire m.? Jane Fishwick b. abt. 1824, Lancashire
His Father was listed as James, and apparently his father was James too.
The legend states that - One of these James Ainscough's was a Scot, and apparently took part in the Jacobite rising of 1745, on the Jacobite side.
This has caused a bit of confusion as to the origin of the name - Scottish or Lancastrian? Can you help please?

Kind regards
Clive Molyneux