John Ainley (1808-1871)
John was born in Longwood, Huddersfield the son of John Ainley and Mary Hirst on the 21st September 1808.
Together with his wife, John had eight children:
- Sarah Ainley (1837-1867)
- James Ainley (1840-1893)
- Jonas Ainley (1843-1881)
- Benjamin Ainley (1850-1913)
- Martha Anne Ainley (1851-1883)
- Alfred Ainley (1853-1912)
- Hirst Ainley (1858-1938)
- Elizabeth Ainley (1860-1915)
John was a farmer of eleven acres on Lindley Moor. After a natural spring was found on his farm, he decided to build a brewery on the site. This brewery was known as the Wapping Spring Brewery.