Monday, February 27, 2012

Francis Ainscough 1690 & Susanna Rogers 1692

Hi Barbara,  
I Have been researching my husbands family tree and the name Ainscough came up, Francis Ainscough 1690 and Susanna Rogers 1692 - their daughter Elizabeth 1723.  She married Thomas Panton and is a direct descendant of my husband. Is this the same Ainscough family as yours?
Best wishes 
Anne Slade

Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:51:30 +0000

Hi Anne
Ive attached a simplified tree for you to look at - I cant see a Francis Ainscough in my tree around 1690 but that doesnt rule out the possibility that he wasnt related to Hugh Ainscough 1689 - before this my records are patchy. Any further evidence you have to support Francis A 1690  - place of birth etc would be really useful.

On 27 Feb 2012, at 15:41, David Slade wrote:

Hi Barbara,
All the information l have is from and it  goes back to William the Conqueror and the Kings of Scotland. Elizabeth was born in Fulletby in 1723 her sister Susanna was born in
1722, their father Francis died 1724, he was born on the 23rd of November 1690 & was married to Susanna Rogers born in 1692. His father was John Ayscough born in 1611 and his mother was Elizabeth Sherwood. Johns father was Thomas Ayscough 1587/1645 married to Mary Skipworth 1586. Thomas's father was Sir Edward Ayscough 1542 to 1612 he was married to Hester Crantham and his father was Sir Frances Ayscough  1509/1564 married to Elizabeth Hansard 1510/1558.
South Kelsey seems to be where most of them were born. I have not researched this myself it is all from Ancestry

On 27 Feb 2012, at 18:33, Barbara Ainscough wrote:

Ah! I see where you are coming from - this is the distinguished Ayscough line (through marriage) in Lincolnshire. Anne Askew (Ayscough) was one of them - many served Henry V111 in his courts.
See my blog for more info.

Weve all tried to link to this branch but cant find a connection - sorry to disappoint.  Your branch may be connected though.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Matilda Cowley & John Wright

I would like to discuss the Wright tree with you. My mother-in-law's maiden name was Wright (she was the grand daughter of Matilda and John Wright).
My husband is the great grand son of Matilda Cowley. I am doing some family tree research and since Mike's mother (daughter of Edward Wright) died in January I have been looking at some of the few papers, photos etc that she left.

In a very small prayer book I found a list of all Matilda's (many!) brothers and sisters so this has helped me a great deal. Because of the marriage connections with the distinctive name Ainscough I have accessed the ainscoughfamily website and also wilcox and been able to spread the tree out wide but not further back than John 1700.

On Edward's list - dated 1902- it says copied from the Douai Bible in the possession of Father Ainscough. Do you know anything about this and Father Ainscough??

Am I right in concluding that both Ellen (Helen) and Thomas married members of the Ainscough family? And of course 3 sisters (Matilda, Alice & Jemima) married Wright brothers!! Edward Wright also makes my family tree design complicated because he married an Alice Cowley (in Ireland)!! I am sure that somewhere there must be a connection between the two Cowley's but as they were Irish I think that may take me years (and visits to Ireland!)!

If you are able to tell me anything more about the Cowley family I would be very interested. Equally if I can fill in some Wright / Cowley gaps in your tree I will willingly try!

Judy Whiddett

On 27 Feb 2012, at 13:44, JOHN COBHAM  wrote:
My Mothers (maiden name Wright) side of the family has a Wright Cowley Marriage. My  G. Grandfather Richard Wright Married Alice Cowley in approx 1868, the Alice that you mentionTheir son, Thomas Richard Wright was my Grandfather.  The Cowleys (still living in & around Mawdesley) were at that time in Bannister House, Bispham, Nr Mawdesley.Richard Cowley & his wife Alice (Swift)are buried at SS Peter & Pauls in Mawdesley. To add to your tree & further complicate matters my mothers sister Alice Wright married Wilf Ainscough  (John & Theresa) & her other sister Ellen married Cecil Culshaw whos mother was Margaret Ainscough.

Keep in touch

Kind Regards
John Cobham

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Preston organ builder, Henry Ainscough (c1850 - 1923)

Graham Jones has been in touch regarding a Henry Ainscough (c1850 - 1923) - Preston organ builder.  If you have any information about Henry could you email Graham directly please.
best wishes


On 23 Feb 2012, at 11:58, GRAHAM JONES  wrote:
Hello Barbara,

I'm not a relative, but I hope you don't mind my sending you an email. 

I'm researching the life and work of the Preston organ builder, Henry Ainscough (c1850 - 1923). Are you able to put me in touch with someone who could help me?

With all best wishes in your family researches - its so rewarding.

Graham Jones