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This is the Aughton in the manor of Halton. There is another Aughton near Ormskirk.

AUGHTON, a chapelry in Halton parish, Lancashire; on the river Lune, 2 miles N of Caton r. station, and 7 NE of Lancaster. Post Town, Caton, under Lancaster. Acres, 1,900. Pop., 132. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £140.* Patron, the Rector of Halton. The church was rebuilt in 1864.

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


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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "AUGHTON, a chapelry in the parish of Halton, and hundred of Lonsdale, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the N.E. of Lancaster, its post town. It lies on the banks of the river Lune. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £140, in the patronage of the rector of Halton. There are some charitable endowments, the annual income of which is £18."

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Historical Geography

Aughton was located in the manor of Halton.

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Probate Records

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


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