There are at least 2 Aughtons in Lancashire. This is the one near Ormskirk and there is another near Halton, Lancaster.
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)
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"AUGHTON, a parish in the hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the S.W. of Ormskirk, its post town. The Leeds and Liverpool canal passes near it on the W., and a little further off is the river Alt. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester, of the value of £830, in the patronage of J. P. Tempest, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. Aughton Hall is the principal residence."
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