the ainscoughs - starting points
A James Ainscough born in Blackrod in 1756 may have been the father of Ralph (1782) but there is no definite proof. However, there is clear evidence that Ralph was the father of William (1816) - and so down the generations to John (1922), whose descendants are still living.
The chart below shows the ancestry of John Ralph Ainscough (1922) for 5 generations. John married Mabel Broughton (1922) in 1943.