Pedigree Index

Ainsworth of Smithills Hall

AINSWORTH, PETER, Esq. of Smithi1ls Hall, co. Lancaster, b. 24 Nov. 1790; m. 15 Aug. 1815, Elizabeth, 3rd dau. and co-heir of Ashton Byrom, Esq. of Fairview, Liverpool He s. his father 1 April, 1833. He is a magistrate and deputy-lieut. of the county, and was M.P. for Bolton from 1834 to 1847.

Lineage.-This family has been resident in the township of Halliwell for two hundred years.

PETER AINSWORTH, Esq. of Lightbounds, co. Lancaster, son of Peter Ainsworth, of The Moss, m. 17 July,1761, Alice Aspinall, of Carrington, co. Chester, by whom he had a son, RICHARD AINSWORTH, Esq. of Moss Bank, Halliwell, a deputy-lieutenant for the co. of Lancaster, who m. Sarah, dau. or James Noble, Esq. of Lancaster, and had issue,

PETER, his heir.
John-Horrocks, of Moss Bank. m. in 1833, Elizabeth, dau. of John Shaw, Esq. of London, and has issue, Richard-Henry, Gertrude-Sophia, Emily-Alice, Louisa-Sarah, and Florence.
Sarah. m. to the Hon. Arthur Annesley, 2nd son of the late Earl of Mountnorris.
Hannah, m. 8 July, 1834, to Edward Webster, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq.

Mr. Ainsworth d. 1 April, 1833, and was s. by his son, the present PETER AINSWORTH, of Smithills Hall, Esq.

Arms-Gu., three battle-axes, arg.
Crest-A man in armour, holding a battle-axe, ppr.
Motto-Mea gloria fides.
Seat-Smithills Hall, near Bolton, co. Lancaster.

Transcribed from A genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, fourth edition, 1862;
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862