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DUXBURY, a township in Standish parish, Lancashire; near the Wigan and Preston railway, and the canal, 2 miles S of Chorley. Acres, 1,011. Real property, £3, 594; of which £1,064 are in mines. Pop., 341. Houses, 64. Duxbury Hall is the seat of the Standish family.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Duxbury area is Chorley.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Duxbury was a township in the parish of Standish.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Duxbury 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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