Fanny Ainscough was born around 1866 in Blackrod and was the daughter of William Ainscough (1845) and Jane. In 1871 she was living in Cock Tavern Yard in Blackrod and was aged 5. In 1881 she was aged 15, was working as a frametenter in a cotton mill and was living in Little Scotland, Blackrod. In 1891 she was aged 25, was working as a cotton spinner and was living at 23 Hill Lane, Blackrod. She may have died by 1895.