|Peter||1736||Married Alice Aspinall on 17.7.1761. They had one surviving child, Richard. Peter became known as "The Opulent Bleacher".|
|Ann||1738||Chr. 5.8.1739 St.Peter's,||Married John Cort on 29.11.1768 . They had 4 children: Edward, Peter, Ann Ainsworth, and Thomas.|
|Mary||1742||Chr. 31.1.1742 St.Mary's, Deane,||She drowned by falling into the Holy Well at age of 3 years.|
|Richard||1743||Chr. 13.10.1743 .St.Mary's, Deane||Married Betty Morris at St.Peter's in 1765. They had 6 children: Robert, James, Nancy, Peter, Alice and Beatrice.|
|Robert 1||Died at eight weeks old.|
|John||1746||Married Betty Nield at Manchester Cathedral in 1768. Children not known|
|James||1748||Chr.16.12.1748 at St.Mary's, Deane||Married:
1. Betty Mason on 18.6.1771.
2. Molly Green. They had a son James.
3. Molly Burgess. They had a son John.
4. Betty Nuttall on 4.3.1780. They had 4 children: Charles, Thomas, Alice, and Ann.
|Robert 2||1751||Died aged 8.|
|Alice||1754||Chr. 20.2.1754 St.Mary's||Married:
1.Charles Charlton at St.Peter's 1774. They had 4 children: James, Thomas, Jane, and Robert.
2. Thomas Parkinson, also at St.Peter's, on 2.3.1783. They had a daughter Alice.
3. Thomas Cocksey, at St.Peter's on 7.3.1790. They had Ann, and Thomas.
|Jenny||1756||Chr.9.5.1756 St.Peter's||Married Thomas Hanby at St.Peter's. They had 5 children: Joseph, Jane, Sophia, Miranda, and Josiah.|
|Thomas||1759||Chr. 12.1.1759 St. Mary's||Married Betty Wraith,
second daughter of the Rev. James Wraith, Minister of Bolton Independent
Church, on 16.1.1782 at St.Peter's.
They had 14 children: Amelia, Richard, Elizabeth, Thomas, Dorothea, William, Mary, Alicia, Edward, Harriett, Ellen, Thomas (2), and Peter.
Known Places of Residence:
As a child Peter lived at The Holcroft. After his marriage the couple moved the house adjoining the Barn at Halliwell Moss. Later after receiving a bequest from a relative they moved to Lightbounds House a short distance away.
Death of Wife: Alice died in 1767
Death: Peter died in 1780. His estate passed to his eldest son Peter.
Burial: He was buried in the family vault on the south side of Bolton Parish Church. (Re-interred at Tongue Cemetary in 1902)
Inscription taken from Records held at Bolton Archives:
|Here rest the remains of Mary daughter of Peter and Alice Ainsworth of the Moss Halliwell who was interred July 10th 1743, aged 3 years. Also Robert son of Peter and Alice Ainsworth who was interred June 21st 1751, aged 8 years. Here also rest the remains of Peter Ainsworth of the Moss Halliwell, who died April 12th 1780 in the 67th year of his age.|
Farewell vain world I've seen enough of thee
|Here rest the remains of Alice wife of Peter
Ainsworth, who died December 28th 1787 in the 75th year of her age.
Also of Ann wife of John Cort of Great Bolton and daughter of Peter and Alice Ainsworth, who died August 1789, in the 50th year of her age. Also John Cort of Great Bolton, who died April 30th 1791.
We must all die A.D. 1842