St John's Records
St John's does not store its own records, they are all archived
at the Lancashire
Records Office in Preston. (this link, which changes often, was updated
St John's did not become a parish in its own right until
1906, it did not even have a church until 1887, before that Ainsdale was part
of the Parish of St Peter's, Formby and before that (until sometime between
1846 and 1887) part of the Parish of Walton-On-The-Hill. You may find it difficult
to distiguish between people from Formby and Ainsdale in early records. Also
Ainsdale was not recorded as a Census place in the 1881 census (not on my
CD ROM copy of the index anyway), people are recorded as being born in Ainsdale
but their census place is given as Formby, Lancashire.
See our A brief history of Ainsdale
page for more information, genealogy links can be found at the bottom of this
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From Kathy Sharan:
John Alfred MARRIOTT was confirmed at St. John's in 1907. His parents were
Edward and Louisa Marriott. She died in 1904 at 45; he died in 1942 at 84.
Their other children were Florence (married Thomas Helliwell, Ormskirk), Mary
Violet (married John Forbes Lorimer, Walsall), George Percy (married Grace),
Stuart Hamilton, Arthur Stanley, Louisa (married Robert Martin, Irlam), Herbert
Frederick and Edward Francis (married Gladys Emily, Ceylon).
From Pam Hennefer:
I am researching my Grdmothers family by the name of Sutton. She was born
in St Helens but I have since found out that her Grandfather's family came
from a farm in Homer Green, Thornton. From way back in the 1841 census right
up until 1901 they still lived there. Many children were born and moved to
other villages and towns, I am now trying to trace all known Suttons in the
area to link were possible to my Family Tree. I would love to hear from anyone
who may be connected..
From Joanne Light
Miller: I'm looking for genealogical information on the surname Light.
Elsie Light married Robert Hampson; Lizzie Light (husband was police chief
of Southport I believe around 1900. I'm trying to trace whether my ancestors
were Pokish jews--Licht or Anglo Saxon Lyte.
From Sheryl Bland: Am looking for info regarding my greatgrandparents,
Edward Houghton and Mary Helm Houghton. I believe they were married in St.
John's Church, Preston, Lancashire on 12-24-1866. I do not know either of
their parent's names as yet. [Preston is about 15 miles North-East of Ainsdale.
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From Harry Trubshoe:
For many years I have been researching our family name. All the Trubshoe's
around the world are, so far, are related. However, back in 1984 someone gave
me a Birth Certificate in the name "Trubshoe-Bower". The Trubshoe name is
very rare so I believe that there is a good chance that there may be a connection
here. Details of the Birth Certificate I have are:-
Harry William Courtenay TRUBSHOE-BOWER
Born 25 February, 1910
Registration District:- Ormskirk
Birth in the Sub-District of Formby in the County of Lancaster No:-
Father:- Harry Trubshoe-Bower
Father's Occupation:- Second Mate Merchant Services
Address:- 87 Burnley Road, Ainsdale, Birkdale.
Mother:- Lilian Elizabeth Trubshoe-Bower (Formerly "Davies")
So far I have been unable to obtain any information on Trubshoe-Bower
except for above. I would very much appreciate any assistance you are able
to provide in researching this name.
From Liezel: Desperate
for some information on George Walker, son of Walter Walker and Anna Elizabeth
(Lee). believe him to have been the second of two children. He was born 1853,
7th April in Wigan. Came to South Africa on the Balmoral Castle in 1875-1876.
Also Pinxton, Derby given as an address, probably of parents in about 1900's.
From Mrs B Huish.
My parents were married in St John's in 1934, I was christened in St Johns
in 1935? or 1936. My aunt Edna Chester helped to run the brownies for many
years. I am trying to trace my family tree. Can anyone help me please? My
father was Stanley William Moulson; he had one brother Norman Edwin; they
had a step mother Jenny. He married my mother-Dorothy Chester- in May 1934.
Sadly all I know of my fathers family is that my grandfather worked in L'pool,
and died on his way to work sometime in the 1940's Can anyone help me "fill
in" the blanks? Thankyou in anticipation