William Ainscough was born in Blackrod around 1888 and was the son of Michael Ainscough (b. 1864) and Elizabeth Moore. In 1891 he was living at 20 Little Scotland in Blackrod. In 1901 he was working as an underground handling hand in a colliery and living with his parents at 12 Off Houghton Street in Hindley. He married Nancy Hulme in Wigan RD in 1910. In 1911 he was living at 356 Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Abram, and working as a coal miner.
Spouse: Hulme, Nancy (1889)