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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)

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Chorley library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Duxbury area is Chorley.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"DUXBURY, a township in the parish of Standish, hundred of Leyland, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles S. of Chorley. It is situated near the railway and canal. Duxbury Hall is the principal residence."

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Historical Geography

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

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

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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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Societies

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