My Grandmother on my mothers side was Addie May Ainsworth.She had a brother named Edward and named one of her sons Edward and she traces directly back to Edward and JoaAnna.May records go back only as far as Edward and JoAnna.
Below is a complete copy of the documents that I have relating to the early Ainsworths I left out the email adress for privacy.If you want it,email me and I will pass it on.
Source: Francis J. Parker. Genealogy of the Ainsworth's in America
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This was copied from a book of John Ainsworth from Texas. His book was of the Ruffin Family History was written in 1977 by F.J. Parker who also wrote Genealogy of the Ainsworth Families in America.
Sources for information in this folder for Ainsworth.
Many pages from the Genealogy of the Ainsworth Families in America compiled by Fracis J. Parker in loving memory of his mother, Sarah Ainsworth, Parker, daughter of the Rev. Laben Ainsworth minister of Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Published in 1894. Copies of pages from this book are in West Union in the Genelogical Society area of the Fayette Historical Society.
Records in the West Union Court House of which only a few were researched. Many infants and children apparently died, and there are many records there. In Birth Book #1 and 2, Death Record Book 1 and 2, Marriage Book #1 and 2. License Book 1 thru 4, Certificate book #3 and 4.
The 1879 Biographical Directory of Fayette County.
Stones in the Taylorville Cemetery.
A large file of the Ainsworth's who lived in the West uniton area, clippings, etc, in the Historical & Genalogical Society records. in West Union. Eleanor Ainsworth Baird (1907-1990) did volunteer work there for a number of years, so contributed her personal information.
About the town of Taylorsville, Iowa from pages 392-394 History of Taylorsville and Arlington. Fayette Co. Past and Present Vol 1 and Vol II 1910.
Jared Taylor laid out the town. In 1850 there was a log school, 1852 a store and mercantile business. 1854 Steam sawmill. 1856 hotel, blacksmith shop and tavern.
A quotation "One of the wickedest places in Fayette County, and at the same time the most religious." No church there, but United Brethern worshipped there. Israel Shaffer was a lay preacher in Taylorsville.
As it was not feasbile to build a railroad to Taylorsville, when it was built to Arlington, about 2 miles away, the little town folded. Some businesses closed, and others moved to Arlington. Now there is only a rather large cemetery there.
Eleanor Ainsworth Baird (1908- 1990)
"The first Ainsworths, descendants of illiterate serfs, emigrated to America from England during the rule of Oliver Cromwell, in the mid- Seventeenth Centruy, hoping to improve their lot by getting their children taught their letters."
Eleanor is not traced here, she is of the Lucian Lester Ainsworth branch. She can be traced through West Union. Lucian Lester Ainsworth b. July 21,1832 In New Woodstock, Madison Co, NY. What is compiled and passed on here was originally prepared as an ancestoral record for Ronald Stevens.
The will of Edward(1) Ainsworth is on file in Worcester Probate Registry. It is dated August 10, 1737, was proved Auguest 18, 1774. It is interesting to note that there is a family bible mentioned, and one used to keep family information in them. But to this date, no one knows where they might have gotten too. Maybe someone threw it away, not ever realizing how important it could have been. Although, from the will and other legal papers, it looks as though Edward, nor his wife could write as all papers are signed by a mark only.
EDWARD their thirteen children, the first 8 were born in Roxbury, but in 1703 he sold out his possessions there and removed to Woodstock, Conn. Where a colony from Roxbury had settled some fourteen years before.
Other information came from LOVERING: "History of Holland, MA"
December 17, 1702 when Edward Ainsworth was about to remove to Connecticut, he sold to Isaac Biscom his estate in Roxbury, including a dwelling house and other buildings, with land estimated at eighteen and one half acres, which land is described as bounded easerl by land of the heirs of Philip Curtils and norerly by the highway from Gabmeir's End toward Dedham. John Gore was one of the witnesses to the deed. These easeterly and northerly bounds tend to identify the land sold by Edward in 1702 with that which belonged to Daniel in 1654 and 1664, and as there is no recored of any conveyance to Edward, it is only reasonable to infer that it became his by inheritance as next of kin: and the inference is confirmed by the tradition that Edward was nephew to Daniel. Then, too, Edward's first son was named Joshua for the mother's father: the second named Edward for himself; but the third son was named Daniel.
(Crests can be quite fun, but most of the time very incorrect. Only a certain person was ever given a crest, if you can prove you are directly of his line, son to son, than you may claim the crest as yours. Othewise you are simply using someone else's crest. The companies that hand out crests, seem to chose whatever they wish too, instead of anything factual. I don't believe in their companies what so ever. But there are three known crests to follow in the lines of Ainsworths. I cannot prove my exact line from those exact crests, but my line does follow from son to son on the male Ainsworth line, so forgive my little indulgence. )
The Ainsworth Family
Undoubtedly takes its name from the chaperly Ainsworth i.e. Aynes or Haynes encloser commonly called Cockery Moor, which is situated in the Parish of Middleton, Salford Hundred, in the Country Palatine of Lancaster, England.
So long ago as 1369, A.D., John Ainsworth was of that ilk and ownded lands there, but Baynes Directory for 1825 gave no one of the name as an inhabitant - there were then no Ainsworths in Ainsworth. The place was always a small one, and the census of 1881 states it's population as only 1729 and it's area as 1309 acres.
Burke's General Armory gives four costs of arms as those of Lancoshire Ainsworths, that are probably ancient; two of these differ only as to their tincture (ie, colors). The descriptions given by Burke in the technical language of heraldry are as follows:
This first crest is from the Ainsworth's in Ainsworth, lancastor England, which is known in my direct line.
Gules. Three Battle axes Argent.
Crest. Two battle axes in Saltire proper.
Motto. Courage Sans Peur.
Azure. Three Spades Argent, another within a bordure or
Crest. Two battle axes in Saltire proper.
Azure, on a bed sable three crescents of the first.
Sable, on a bed argen three crescents of the field.
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The Ainsworth pedigree can be traced to Norman times. The earliest recorded person to use the surname Ainsworth was Robert of Ainsworth who was born in Ainsworth about 1170. He and subsequent Ainsworths were landed gentry, probably of Norman descent (as in William the Conqueror of 1066 fame).
In 1396 one of his descendants, John Ainsworth, married into a wealthy family from Blackburn (15 miles to the north) whose ancestors included Leofwin the Saxon Lord of Pleasington and Gamaliel its first Norman Lord. By this marriage, the manor of Pleasington (today an affluent suburb of Blackburn) became an Ainsworth holding.
The Ainsworth family held lands in Pleasington, Ainsworth and nearby Ashworth. The coat of arms belonging to this branch of the family (Ainsworth of Pleasington, shown above) bears three silver spades on a blue background. The schoolchildren in Ainsworth village still wear this coat of arms on their school uniforms.
The Ainsworth name means Fearless Courage. The first Ainsworth that sailed to the United States was Daniel and his wife Alice in 1647. They didn't have any children. Daniel later sent back to England for two of his nephews Edward and Anchor to come to the United States.
The ship they sailed on wrecked off the coast of Georgia about one mile from shore. Anchor Ainsworth and the other passengers drowned. Edward swam to the shore and crept into a crevice in a rock. This rock is called the stranger's rock to this day. Edward spent the night by striking a flint with his jack knife. The next morning Edward swam back to the ship, made a raft from the parts of the wrecked ship. He found guns and ammunition and some food on the ship and traveled up the coast line until he found a settlement and that is where the Ainsworth family started from that is Roxbury Mass.
Edward Ainsworth was born in Lancaster, England in 1652 and sailed to the United States, married in Roxbury, Mass to Joanna Hemingway the 11th of January 1687. Joanna Hemingway was the daughter of Joshua and Joanna Evans Hemingway. Edward and Joanna had fourteen children. They moved to Woodstock, Conn in 1702 and died there. Edward died the 5th of March 1740, Joanna was born 21 Sept 1670 and died 23 of Dec 1748.
I have found a reference to an earlier Ainsworth in Norman times about 1170, Robert of Ainsworth, referred to by Martha Ainsworth. http://www.metanoia.org/ainsworthhttp://www.metanoia.org/ainsworth Martha says in 1396 one of his descendants, John Ainsworth, became the owner of the manor of Pleasington. Howard S. Ainsworth
At this distance from the events , much of the written word on the derivation of the Ainsworth name is subjective and open to question . Having said that , I'll again give a broad outline of my understanding of the matter . In a conversation I had with the former incumbent of Ainsworth Church and
author of "The Story of Cockey Moor otherwise Ainsworth", Revd K P Bullock, he told me he had come across evidence that a Norman Knight , by the name DeEuins, had been dispatched to the north of England to quell a spot of local resistance to the invasion (of 1066). He had ultimately taken residence in the area which later became the site of Ainsworth Hall. ( This enclosure is considered to be of early Romano/British origin by Manchester University , in fact, some Roman artifacts have been found in the vicinity. This would most likely also have been the position of a subsequent Saxon dwelling as they tended to utilize former Roman building materials. The Normans followed likewise)
A relative of mine who resides on France has confirmed that there is indeed a village in the Calais area called Euins , and the tenure of this particular theory is that Monsieur DeEuins ( of Euins possibly) gave his name to the english township now known as Ainsworth. Documents from 1243 refer to the
village as Euenesworth. I have also read papers from the early 15th century which , even then, occasionally use the original family name of Euins when discussing the Ainsworths. A fairly compelling link I would have thought.In conclusion , in my humble opinion, the Ainsworth (Aynesworth , Hainsworth
etc.) dynasty can trace itself back to this person.
The branching out of the Ainsworth family into the Blackburn area was , as Martha previously stated, facilitated by the marriage of a John Ainsworth to a saxon heiress in 1396 . Their residence was Pleasington Old Hall, which still stands and is in very good order. (photo available). Phil Parker
Also list on LDS page place of death Roxbury, Sfflk, Ma