Thursday, March 29, 2007

Edward & Dorothy Ainscough - Mawdesley Churchyard

Edward Ainscough b.1832 m Dorothy (Cowell) b.1828
1851 Edward Ainscough b.1832
1861 Ainscough Edward b.1832
1881 Ainscough Edward b.1832

Great to hear from Andrew Scarisbrick again with regard to the identity of Edward b.1832, Bispham & Dorothy (Cowell) Ainscough in the Mawdesley Churchyard.....interesting to see from census detail that Edward was also the landlord of the White Lion Pub in Wigan - our family are good at doing pubs aren't they!

"Hi again
I have seen in your website that you have been looking at Ainscough graves at Mawdesley, and there is one you cannot identify, children of Edward and Dorothy (Cowell) Ainscough.
I believe this must be Edward Ainscough b. about 1831, who was married to a Dorothy in 1861, but was remarried to Mary Ann Harrison in 1869. See the following;

Deaths Mar 1868
AINSCOUGH Dorothy aged 41
- Wigan 8c 23

Marriages Mar 1869
Ainscough Edward
- Wigan 8c 121
Harrison Mary Ann - Wigan 8c 121

Deaths Mar 1896
Ainscough Edward aged 65
- Wigan 8c 20

This Edward Ainscough is, I believe, the son of James Ainscough (b. 1795) and Jane (maiden name unknown - as yet). This is now backed up by the 1851 census. James b. 1795 is the son of James b.1756 who married Elizabeth Fletcher, so Edward is the grandson of James b.1756, who was brother to my ancestor John (who married Margaret Worthington) and Hugh (liqour merchant), of Ormskirk (d.1813).
This can be established from the evidence of Wills (especially the will of Hugh Ainscough (liqour merchant) of Ormskirk, died 1813) and Croston Parish records.
From the 1841 census, Edward is the son of James Ainscough (b. ~1795) and Jane (maiden name unknown - as yet). This is now backed up by the 1851 census, which I have now found (surname was misspelt or mistranscribed - I have attached that as well). This shows Edward and siblings as children of Jane (James has died), and living at the White Lion Pub, Hallgate, Wigan, where Edward was living in subsequent censuses."

There is a "JamesAinscough_1755tree.pdf" document to download in the shared box area (on the right). This has lots of evidence to support this tree. We have Andy Scarisbrick to thank - he has recently (2007) put it together so you may like to contact him if you have any queries over evidence etc. Open the file & zoom in to see detail.

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