Sunday, October 28, 2012

Links to Anne Askew?

On 28 Oct 2012, at 10:33,  Ann Ward ( wrote:
Dear Barbara 
I saw your name on the internet and thought I would drop you a line.
My name used to be Ann Shackleton. My dad is Peter Shackleton and my grandma was Florence Augusta Morphew.
My grandma always claimed we were related to Anne Askew and I remember as a child being brought to Habrough to visit her Aiscough relatives.
I have recently started a course to become an official City of London guide and Anne Askew has come up - there is a plaque with her name on in the Guildhall - so I thought I would try to see if my grandma was right.
I would really appreciate any information or contact details for anyone else in the family.
Many thanks
Ann Ward

On 28 Oct 2012, at 20:16, Barbara Ainscough wrote:

Hi Ann

Im afraid my side of the family does not seem to be directly related to Ann Askew.
However please see an email below I received recently from Esmé O'Keeffe - <>, you may like to contact her to see if she can assist you further.

Also you may find other leads in the following blog entries:

BTW John Taylor ( of Stallingborough is the expert - you might like to contact him.
Good luck!

On 14 Sep 2012, at 19:28, Esme O'Keeffe ( wrote:

Dear Ms Ainscough,

Whilst researching my family tree, I happened upon your website and thought I might write to you regarding the Askews/Ayscoughs as it suggests. Hope you don't mind answering my questions!
My grandfather is an Askew and I have managed to trace the direct Askew line back to Richard Askew (1510-1551). Public memeber trees on suggest that he was the son of Sir William Askew Ayscough of Stallingborough, Lincolnshire. I wondered what you could tell me about Sir William...did he indeed have a son called Richard (who married a 'Janet')...and how much you know about the Askews?
Something else that struck me was the referrence to Andy Scarisbrick, as Scarisbrick is a name that I have come across whilst researching the Askews (through a marriage in c. 1790) this a connection to the Askews too?

Any help would be much appreciated
Best Wishes,

Esmé O'Keeffe