In Blackrod churchyard (Lancashire, UK), north side, there is a memorial 'In memory of Thomas Aynscough of Blackrod who died Nov [?] 1785. He was the much honoured uncle of John Popplewell the founder of the charities bearing his name'. Wooden tablet in the tower of Blackrod Church Benefactions John Popplewell of Woodford, Essex Esq. Gave by will dated 3 March 1820 the sum of two thousand six hundred pounds, three per cent Bank annuities in the following proportions, that is £1600. The interest thereof in the first place, to keep in good repair the family tomb of Thomas Aynscough, the much honoured uncle of the said John Popplewell and in the next place, on the 10th day of December in every year to the officiating Minister for a Sermon the sum of forty shillings. To the Clerk for his services one pound. To the Ringers one pound. To the Singers one pound. The residue to be laid out in the purchasing of Linen, Flannel, Stockings and Bread the same to be given to the poor of Blackrod who are most constant in their attendance at this Church and who do not receive parochial relief £400. The interest thereof to be laid out in wearing apparel for six either boys or girls of the Grammar School £300. The interest thereof to be given in twenty loaves of bread of one shilling each, on Christmas Day, six Sundays in Lent, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. £100 The interest to the Clerk for the time being £200. The interest thereof to apply in the purchase of 12 pairs of Blankets at 10s a pair, to be given to the elderly Women and Widows who are the most constant in their attendance at Divine Service in Blackrod Church.
Two further tablets indicate that John Popplewell's sisters, Ann and Rebecca, carried on and augmented the original charities ---------- Also: looking on the IGI - there could be additional Aynscough (Ainscough) / Popplewell marriages (George A / Miss P)