Having recently only found out there are Ainscoughs in my family tree, I went searching out more information on them and along with a lot of a results your blog came up. I'm not entirely sure if this is the same family, but I am hoping this will be a good starting point.
My name is Kathryn Williams and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. The Ainscough line showed up for me when I found the maiden name of A Great Grandmother x 5 was Jane Ainscough before her marriage to Thomas Monks in 1825. It seems to be that her parents are James Ainscow and Margaret Hindley who owned a 20 acre farm in Aspull.
Living so far away with no local knowledge has been an interesting learning curve. Coming across Farmers with 20 acres after cotton workers , miners and one Publican has been a surprise.
Is this your line? If it is my Mum and I are curious to know more. If not , my apologies and if it would be possible to push my luck are you able to point me in the right direction?
Auckland, New Zealand
Message from Jasper Parkinson - March 15th 2015:
I have just found an entry on your blog in regards to James Ainscrow and Margaret Hindley.
I have reached them in my own family tree and wondered if you have any information you can share.
Many thanks for anything