Monday, July 08, 2013

Funeral of Hugh Ainscough (1816-1894)

Many thanks to Paul Bridges for this snippet.....please click the image to enlarge.

On 8 Jul 2013, at 16:47, Paul Bridges wrote:

I have another newspaper report on the Ainscough family which you may be interested in:
This is the funeral of Hugh Ainscough (1816-1894) of Lancaster House, Parbold.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Mary (Ellen) Mills nee Ainscough Dublin

Hi all

Another request here from Alistair M - does anybody recognise Mary Ellen Ainscough as part of their line? I have a feeling she might be part of the Parbold line - so Mary  can you help?

On 6 Jul 2013, at 18:09, alistair mcdougall wrote:


I came across your web site whilst researching my wife's family tree.
I attach a marriage certificate from 1899 for her grandmother, Mary Ainscough,
and wonder if she is part of your family tree.
Mary ( Ellen ) Mills nee Ainscough according to the UK 1911 Census was born in Dublin. Certainly my wife (Christines) parents visited Bray near Dublin to see relatives there.
I tried to find a birth certificate for Mary Ellen, but Irish censuses seem to all be unavailable.

On 8 Jul 2013, at 12:30, Irisa Siganos wrote:

Hi Alistair 
Ireland is difficult - enemies of genealogists blew up lots of the records...... Try first. Baptisms depending on the priest can be useful as well. Same website. Genuki is free and you may be able to find somebody who's already done it via the fora.

Good luck!

Friday, July 05, 2013

St. Olav's Day walk, Monday 29th July

On 5 Jul 2013, at 18:31, Stephen Harding wrote:

Dear friend/colleague
We are having our annual St.Olav’s Day walk/ pilgrimage again on Monday 29th July, St. Olav’s Day celebrating both St. Olav (Olav Haraldsson, the Patron Saint of Norway) – and Wirral and Chester’s great Viking Heritage.  The main St Olav walk is in Norway, but if you are not fortunate enough to be there why don’t you join us instead?
This year we are going from the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, & along the scenic Shropshire Union Canal to the Chester City Wall and then to St. Olave’s Church on St. Olave Street, where there will be a short dedication, and then we will be off to the hostelry across the road.  
We meet at 10.00 for a 10.30 start.  The walk distance is between 8-9 miles.  Both the start and finish will not be far from railway stations (about 10-15 minues walk) and there are trains back from Chester every half hour or so (fare is about £3).  Ample (and free parking) is available at the Waterways Museum. 
We would like to stress that in common with the main walk in Norway, all walkers come at their own risk – we only provide a guide.  If you would like to come please could you let me know by replying to this email by Sunday 28th July 4pm so I can give the police an idea of numbers.  Please could you also read carefully the details on this website:
Although the Church building is not currently used for Services (it is presently used as an Archive for the Cheshire Records Office) the annual walk is important as it helps to keep away the developers from this historic building.
All best wishes
Steve Harding