There are at least 2 Aughtons in Lancashire. This is the one near Ormskirk and there is another near Halton, Lancaster.

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AUGHTON, a parish and a subdistrict in the district of Ormskirk, Lancashire. The parish lies on a branch of the river Alt, and on the Liverpool and Preston railway, at Town-Green station, near the Liverpool and Leeds canal, 2½ miles SSW of Ormskirk. It has a post office under Ormskirk. Acres, 4,462. Real property, 13,804. Pop., 1,870. Houses, 360. The property is much sub-divided. Aughton Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, 830. Patron, J. P. Tempest, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1867, at a cost of 6,000. There is a Roman Catholic chapel. The subdistrict includes also two chapelries. Acres, 8,530. Pop., 3,862. Houses, 708.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Aughton.

Church History

Christ Church.

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Aughton area is West Lancashire

Description and Travel

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Aughton was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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