I'm sorry, but I have not researched the Ainslie family back any further than the immigrant William Garrett Ainslie who came to Cohasset, MA.This is what I know about him. AKAGarrett, he was employed at the Dockyard in Halifax Nova Scotia as a Rigger in 1815.He married Margaret Powers at the Parish Church of St. Paul at Halifax, Nova Scotia.They were described as bachelor and spinster on their marriage certificate, this being a first marriage for both.They came to Cohasset, MA from Halifax, Nova Scotia after the birth of their children.
The following info was Posted on genforum by Carlton W Andrews III from Info collected by his grandmother, Edith Eileen (Ainslie) Andrews): William Garret Ainslie was born 04/01/1782 in Amsterdam, Holland. He ran away from home at 16, when his father remarried, and went to live with his aunt Wilhennia. His family disowned him when he deserted the Dutch Navy.He was in the British Navy during the War of 1812.
I am not a descendant of the Ainslie family, but my gr-gr-grandfather's sister, Eliza Jane Lincoln married George Edward Ainslie, son of William Garrett Ainslie, in 1851. This was of interest to me because my ex husband married an Ainsie woman who was gr-gr-granddaughter of Eliza and George Ainslie.This means my ex's children by his 2nd marriage are half sisters to my children and also 4th cousins =:)
Another interesting note.My MacKenzie gr-grandfather was born at and came from a long line of MacKenzies in Shubenacadie. Your father's ancestors probably knew them as it is a very small town.Feel free to e-mail me.Dee Dee