James Ainscough was born in 1836 in Aspull and was the son of John Ainscough (1810) and Mary Benson. He married Mary in 1860 in Leeds. In 1861 he was working as a millwright and living at 14 Bottling wood in Wigan. In 1871 he was living at 48 Ashmoor Street in Preston and working as a millwright.
Spouse: Mary (1841)
Children: Elizabeth (1862), Sarah Ann (1863), John William (1866), Henry (1867), Emma (1873), George (1876)