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

1 comment:

Nancy Engelhardt said...

According to Church Records James Ainscough, who married Jane Fishwick, father's name was William and not James.

Marriage: 13 Oct 1840 All Saints, Wigan, Lancashire, England
James Ainscough - 22 Collier Bachelor of Pemberton
Jane Fishwick - (X), 17 Spinster of Pemberton
Groom's Father: William Ainscough, Shopkeeper
Witness: Samuel Barker, (X); Ann Sharrock, (X)
Married by Banns by: J.K.Glazebrook Curate
Register: Marriages 1840 - 1842, Page 11, Entry 21
Source: LDS Film 1885694
Tracing William Ainscough in the 1841-1871 census, he was born Abt 1795 in Orrell, Lancashire and died in 1871 Orrell at age 77.

William Ainscough Married Jane Lester 10 Dec 1816 at All Saints Church, Wigan.

William and Jane Ainscough had 3 known children:

Baptisms: 5 Sep 1818 All Saints, Wigan, Lancashire, England
James Ainscow - 1 Son of William Ainscow & Jane
Born: 13 Aug
Abode: Orrell
Baptised by: B. Powell
Register: Baptisms 1816 - 1819, Page 221, Entry 1764
Source: LDS Film 1885676

Baptisms: 31 Mar 1821 All Saints, Wigan, Lancashire, England
William Ainscow - 2 Son of William Ainscow & Jane
Born: 27 Feb
Abode: Orrell
Occupation: Miner
Baptised by: Ben. Powell
Register: Baptisms 1819 - 1822, Page 172, Entry 1371
Source: LDS Film 1885676

Baptisms: 12 Feb 1826 St Thomas the Martyr, Upholland, Lancashire, England
Anne Ainscough - Child of William Ainscough & Jane
Abode: Orrell
Occupation: Miner

This is as far as I was able to trace back.

Nancy Engelhardt