||1,011, including 20 of inland water;
Census Rep. 1901.
||Subs. R. Lancs. bdle. 250, no. 9.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 29.
||Ibid. 270. Bolton and Tonge were
part of the Marsey fee. The lord of
Penwortham had an ancient rent of 3s.
from Adlington and Duxbury; De Lacy
Inq. (Chet. Soc.), 22; Compoti (Chet.
Soc.), 10, 97.
Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), i, 52. Siward de Duxbury was
living in 1202; ibid. i, 18. He and
Hugh his brother made a grant of Burgh,
as will be seen below.
Siward son of Magnei de Duxbury
granted 2 oxgangs of land in Duxbury to
Robert son of Ulf de Duxbury to be held
by a rent of 10d.; Standish of Standish
D. (Mrs. Tempest's abstract), no. 1.
Jordan (de Standish) granted land in
Standish to Roger son of Henry son of Ulf
de Duxbury; Kuerden fol. MS. no. 67.
||Assize R. 404, m. 14 d.
||Kuerden MSS. v, fol. 127.
||Margaret daughter of Hugh de Morleys in 1301 claimed a tenement in the
vill against Henry son of Henry de
Duxbury and Henry the Turner; Roger
de Ridings of Duxbury in 1304 made a
claim for common of pasture against
Henry the lord of Duxbury and William
Spilot; Assize R. 1321, m. 11; 418,
m. 12 d.; 419, m. 3.
Henry son of Henry de Duxbury,
lord of the same, granted to Ralph son of
William Gogard land in Duxbury for the
rent of a barbed arrow; Kuerden MSS. ii,
fol. 245, no. 1004.
||Henry de Duxbury, imprisoned at
Lancaster but allowed to go about the
town, granted to Hugh de Standish a rent
of 5 marks to be taken from his tenements
in Duxbury and Chorley, Hugh undertaking to aid in his delivery; Assize R.
425, m. 6. After the fall of Thomas
Earl of Lancaster the rent was refused,
the defendants in the above case being
Henry de Duxbury, Agnes his wife, Adam
son of Henry, Ellen his wife, John son of
Richard de Worthington and Henry son
of John de Vescy.
William son of Hugh de Standish in
1331 claimed the rent against Adam son
of Henry de Duxbury and Adam Trigge
and Agnes his wife; De Banco R. 286,
It is noteworthy that Hugh de Standish
in 1315 summoned Nicholas de Bolton
and Margery his wife to warrant him in
the possession of lands in Duxbury; De
Banco R. 211, m. 171 d.
||A number of short notes of Standish
of Duxbury deeds are preserved in Kuerden's MSS. ii, fol. 144, &c.; v, fol. 145;
vi, fol. 96. They do not show clearly
how the manor came to the family,
except that one of them states that Adam
son of Henry de Duxbury in 1335 gave
Richard son of Hugh de Standish his
manor of Duxbury; vi, fol. 94b, no. 41.
At Michaelmas 1354 Agnes daughter
of Agnes de Duxbury alleged that her
manor of Duxbury was taken from her
by Richard de Standish, Henry son of
Adam de Duxbury and Simon de Langtree. The jurors found that one Henry
de Duxbury had held the manor and twothirds of the mill. After his death Adam
as son and heir entered and gave dower
to Agnes widow of his father. Later he
gave the remainder to his daughter Agnes
while under age, together with the reversion of the elder Agnes's dower, but the
younger Agnes was never in seisin. This
Adam enfeoffed the defendant Henry son
of Adam of the same on his marriage with
Agatha daughter of Richard de Standish,
and Agnes the widow, living in 1354,
exchanged her third part for tenements in
Heapey given by William brother of
Richard de Standish. As William died
without issue, his brother Richard entered on that third part as heir; Duchy
of Lanc. Assize R. 3, m. 1.
In 1350 it appears that Agnes daughter
of Adam son of Henry de Duxbury had
released her manor of Duxbury to Richard
de Standish; Kuerden MSS. v, fol. 145b.
Henry son of Adam de Duxbury in
1357 recovered two-thirds of the manor
against Clemency widow of Richard de
Standish, Hugh son of Richard son of
Hugh de Standish, and Simon de Langtree; Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 6, m. 8 d.
In spite of these pleas it would appear
that the Standishes were lords of the
manor, for in 1346 Roger de Lewed and
Margery his wife, in the latter's right,
demanded against Richard son of Hugh
de Standish three messuages, a plough-land
and two parts of a mill in Duxbury; De
Banco R. 348, m. 404; Duchy of Lanc.
Assize R. 1, m. 3. In another suit
Richard de Standish was called to warrant
the tenant in possession; ibid. 2, m. 3 d.
In 1359 Henry son of Adam de Duxbury sold to Nicholas le Norreys the
reversion of a messuage and land held by
Ellen widow of Robert del Burgh for her
life; Final Conc. ii, 161. Robert son of
Nicholas le Norreys in 1384 sold the
reversion to Hugh de Standish the elder;
ibid. iii, 19. This was probably the
close of a long transaction, for in 1381–4
Robert son of Nicholas le Norreys gave
and released to Hugh de Standish twothirds of the manor of Duxbury; Kuerden
MSS. v, fol. 145.
The mill above mentioned still exists
and is working.
||See the account of Standish.
||Among Kuerden's abstracts are
several referring to Hugh son of Robert
de Haydock, rector of Standish, and the
identity of Hugh de Haydock and Hugh
de Standish appears to be established by
grants from Robert son of William de
Worthington to Hugh de Haydock in
1299, by Hugh de Haydock to William
son of William de Worthington and
Mabel his wife in the same year, and
by William son of William de Worthington to Hugh de Standish of 'what
he held of him' in 1304; Kuerden MSS.
ii, fol. 145b.
Alice daughter of Richard de Molyneux
of Sefton was in 1306 contracted in
marriage to Hugh de Standish, she being
under age; Croxteth D. Genl. i, 5. The
lands assigned to her were in 1334 released by her son Richard de Standish;
ibid. X, i, 6. William son of Hugh de
Standish was a plaintiff regarding the
same in 1332; De Banco R. 291, m. 185.
Final Conc. i, 191.
||Some of the steps in the descent are
proved from the pleadings cited in a foregoing note.
In 1321 Hugh de Standish acquired
the moiety of a messuage and land in
Duxbury from Adam the Wright of Wigan
and Cecily his wife; Final Conc. ii, 42.
||In 1326 Margaret widow of Hugh de
Standish claimed dower in lands in
Duxbury and Standish held by William
son of Hugh de Standish; De Banco R.
264, m. 49 d. Hugh therefore had been
married more than once.
William de Standish and William de
Burgh in 1333 granted land in Duxbury
to Henry Knoute; Standish D. (Local
Glean. ii), no. 23.
||Richard son of Hugh de Standish in
1335 made a grant of lands received from
William his brother; Standish D. (Local
Glean. ii), no. 25.
In 1350 Richard de Standish appears
to have made a settlement of his manors
of Heapey and Duxbury, with lands in
Worthington, Heath Charnock and
Hindley; Kuerden MSS. v, fol. 145b,
||Hugh is first mentioned in grants of
land in Standish and Langtree made him
by his father Richard in 1343 and 1346;
ibid. no. 83, 84. He appears to have
been in possession by 1356; see several
abstracts in Kuerden MSS. v, fol. 145.
He is described as 'the elder' in 1384.
In 1378 Hugh de Standish received
licence for his oratories at Duxbury and
Bradley; Lich. Epis. Reg. v, fol. 31b.
In 1416 Hugh de Standish the elder
was exempted from service on juries, &c.;
Kuerden, loc. cit. At the same time a
Hugh de Standish, perhaps 'the younger,'
was serving with the armies in France;
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xliv, App. 558.
||Kuerden MSS. v, fol. 145, no. 98.
In 1412 Sir Alan Pennington released
to Elizabeth wife of Hugh Standish for
her life certain lands in Pennington,
&c.; and in 1432 Sir John Pennington,
next of kin and heir of Elizabeth (viz.
son of her son Alan), held the manor of
North Givendale in Yorkshire; Dods.
MSS. cxxxvi, fol. 95b, 123b.
||Ibid. fol. 95.
||Christopher Standish and his sons
Ralph and Rowland attested Chorley
deeds in 1418; Add. MS. 32105, no. 557,
Rowland Standish, according to the
1613 pedigree, served in the French wars,
was made a knight, and slain about 1435,
in the company of the Earl of Arundel.
He was a brother of James Standish of
Duxbury (1442), and gave a relic of St.
Lawrence to Chorley Church.
James Standish of Duxbury occurs in
1441; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 3, m. 12b.
James Standish, perhaps the same, attested a grant in 1458; Standish D.
(Local Glean.), no. 145. He also occurs
in 1462; Pal. of Lanc. Writs Proton.
||James Standish of Duxbury in 1468
gave certain lands in Standish, Worthington and Langtree to trustees, who regranted them to James's son Christopher
and Elizabeth daughter of William Bradshagh of Haigh; Kuerden MSS. vi, fol.
97, no. 98, 99. For marriage dispensation see Lich. Epis. Reg. xii, fol. 148b.
Christopher son and heir of James
Standish occurs in 1471; Kuerden, loc.
cit. no. 101.
In 1473 Margaret widow of James
Standish of Duxbury, esq., and wife of
Richard Birkhead, claimed that Bradley
in Standish should be settled on Hugh
Standish, her son and heir by her former
husband; Pal. of Lanc. Chan. Rec.
There appear to have been two
Jameses, for Alice widow of James
Standish of Duxbury in 1483–4 made a
grant to Sir Christopher, her son; deed on
visit. pedigree, 1613. Alice was still
living in 1518. Sir Christopher was made
a knight in the Scottish expedition of
1482; Metcalfe's Book of Knights, 7.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. iii, no.
Thomas son and heir of Sir Christopher
Standish was in 1497–8 engaged to marry
Katherine daughter of Sir Alexander
Standish; Standish D. (Local Glean.), no.
In 1506 Thomas Standish made a
settlement of his manors of Duxbury and
Heapey and various lands; Final Conc.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. v, no. 11;
in the inquisition are recited provisions
made for Thomas's mother Alice, wife
Katherine, daughter Alice and son James,
on marriage with a daughter of Vane
Visit. of 1533 (Chet. Soc.), 52. In
1531 Lawrence son and heir of James
Standish of Duxbury was espoused to
Elizabeth daughter of Sir Richard Hoghton; Dods. MSS. cxlii, fol. 44. He
must have died before 1533.
In 1521 it was complained that James
Standish in the common way at Duxbury
between Wigan and Preston, viz. at
Yarrow Bridge, levied a toll of 2d. for
every twenty oxen or every twenty sheep
there driven, by what right was unknown;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. v, no. 6.
||A pedigree was recorded in 1567;
Visit. (Chet. Soc.), 90.
||Thomas Standish of the Peel in 1508
demised to Matthew Standish a close
called Peelford in Duxbury for a term of
seven years; Standish D. (Mrs. Tempest's abstract), no. 195. See also Add.
MS. 32106, no. 844, 1329; Misc. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 244.
||Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xvii, no.
54; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 43,
m. 35. The will of Thomas Standish,
made in 1593 and proved in 1600, is in
Piccope MSS. (Chet. Lib.), ix, 295.
||This agrees with the Hospitallers'
rental, made about 1540, where James
Standish is stated to hold a messuage in
Duxbury by a rent of 12b.; Kuerden
MSS. v, fol. 83b. The inq. p.m. is probably defective, the Hospitallers' lands
having become merged in the manor.
||Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 45, m.
15. A pedigree was recorded in 1613;
Visit. (Chet. Soc.), 70.
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs.
and Ches.), iii, 397. His will was proved
in 1622; to his 'grandchild little Thomas
Standish' he left 'two of the best pieces
of plate, viz. a crystal cup and his best
salt.' The will of Captain Ralph Standish,
younger son of Alexander, is printed in
Piccope's Wills (Chet. Soc.), ii, 141.
||Pink and Beaven, Parl. Repre. of
Lancs. 151, 152. He was buried at
Chorley 29 Oct. 1642.
A settlement of the manors of Duxbury,
Heapey, &c., was made by Thomas
Standish in 1623; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of
F. bdle. 104, no. 10.
||'Captain Standish, a captain of the
trained band of Leyland Hundred, eldest
son to Mr. Standish of Duxbury (who was
then a burgess in the Parliament for the
town of Preston), quartered in a house
upon the north side of Salford, well up
towards the chapel, washing his hands in
the morning at the door, was by a bullet
shot from the top of Manchester steeple
slain'; War in Lancs. (Chet. Soc.), 7;
Civil War Tracts (Chet. Soc.), 46, 55.
He was buried at Chorley 30 Sept. Administration of his estate was in 1642
granted to his brother Alexander and
||The details in the text are taken
mainly from a pedigree in the Piccope
MS. Ped. (Chet. Lib.), i, 167; see also
Burke's Commoners, iv, 642.
Alexander Standish succeeded his father
Thomas, and died in or before 1648, when
administration was granted.
Richard Standish was a colonel in the
Parliamentary army; Civil War Tracts,
252; Cal. Com. for Comp. i, 392, where
there is a curious story of him. His
will, made in 1657 (codicil 1662) and
proved at York, recites the settlement of
Duxbury and his other manors in favour
of his eldest son Richard, &c. The fine
of 1655 probably relates to this settlement; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 155,
||Sir Richard Standish, as a Whig,
represented Wigan in the first Parliament
of William III, 1690, till his death in
1693; Pink and Beaven, op. cit. 230.
||Sir Thomas Standish was high sheriff
in 1711; P.R.O. List, 74. He made a
settlement of his manors in 1700; Pal.
of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 244, m. 50;
and again in 1730 in conjunction with
Thomas his son; ibid. bdle. 306, m. 77.
He was buried at Chorley 26 Mar. 1746;
administration was granted to his son, the
second Sir Thomas, in the same year.
The former Thomas left among other
issue a daughter Margaret, who died in
1776, leaving by her second husband,
Anthony Hall of Flass (see Surtees,
Durham, iv, 154), a son Anthony and a
daughter Anne. Anthony was the father
of another Anthony, whose son Frank
Hall succeeded to Standish 1812–40.
Anne married the Rev. Ralph Carr,
rector of Alderley in Cheshire, and her
son Ralph Carr of Cocken Hall, Durham,
was father of the William Standish Carr
who was the next lord of Duxbury.
||The settlement on the marriage of
Thomas, son and heir-apparent of Sir
Thomas Standish, with Katherine Smith,
widow, was made in 1739. The younger
Sir Thomas died in 1756; M.I. in
||Sir Frank Standish represented
Preston as a Tory in 1768–74; Pink and
Beaven, op. cit. 165. He was high
sheriff of the county in 1782; P.R.O.
After the death of Sir Frank, with
whom the baronetcy expired, a collier
named Thomas Standish made a claim to
the estate and took forcible possession of
the hall, which he barricaded against
attack. For a long time disorderly scenes
took place in the house and park, but at
last the claimant was arrested and imprisoned; Lancs. and Ches. Antiq. Notes,
||He lived chiefly at Seville and was
unmarried. Piqued at the English
ministry's refusal to revive the baronetcy,
he gave his collection of pictures and
works of art to Louis Philippe for France,
and it was for a time in the Standish
gallery in the Louvre.
After the revolution of 1848 Louis
Philippe claimed it as his private property
and the whole was sold in 1852–3, the
drawings, &c., in Paris and the pictures
in London. F. H. Standish published
Timon, a poem, in 1833, and a book on
Seville in 1840. See Dict. Nat. Biog.;
C. W. Sutton in Cborley Lib. J. 1900.
||He was high sheriff in 1845–6.
||The contents of the mansion had
been sold in 1881; Pal. Note-book, i, 147.
On the occasion of the sales in 1891
there was a second 'siege of Duxbury,' a
claimant appearing professing to be son
and heir of Frank Hall Standish who
died in 1840. He was quickly ejected.
The sisters of the last William Standish
were Emma Isabella Harriet, who married
Sir J. G. T. Sinclair, bart., Susan
Amelia Georgina, who married Charles
William Paulet, and Margaret Laura
Mulgrave, who married Edmund Berkeley Lucy. These or their representatives
are still landowners in the district.
||This and much other information
about the township is due to Mr. Walter
Mayhew of Duxbury Hall. See Burke's
Landed Gentry and Fox-Davies' Armorial
||The site of the former house may
have been nearer the stream close to the
mill; Manch. City News N. and Q. v,
||Twycross, Mansions of Engl. and
Wales (Lancs. i, 45), where two views of
the house are given.
||He died about 1649. He is still
famous in New England, where his memory
is preserved by Longfellow's 'Courtship
of Miles Standish.' The story that he
was the true heir of Duxbury was in
print shortly after his death; Lancs. and
Ches. Hist. and Gen. Notes, ii, 30.
||Robert son of Uctred de Duxbury
granted to Hugh son of Adam de Dirley
land held of the Hospitallers by a charter
probably lated about 1260; Kuerden
MSS. iii, E 4.
John son of Robert de Duxbury gave
land called Littlehead to his brother William; the bounds touched Charnock;
Standish D. (Mrs. Tempest's abstract),
no. 3. Among the witnesses were Adam
de Duxbury and Ralph de Standish.
A Richard son of Hugh de Duxbury
was defendant in a plea regarding land in
1331; De Banco R. 325, m. 288 d. The
plaintiffs were Adam son of Roger de
Dinkedley and Joan his wife, in respect
of the latter's dower.
A year later Edmund son of Roger
Baret claimed three messuages, 30 acres
of land, &c., in Duxbury against Robert
de Prescot and Richard son of Hugh
Dawmogh of Duxbury, who had entry by
Robert; Assize R. 1435, m. 48 d.
Thomas son of Richard son of Hugh
de Duxbury occurs in 1386; Final Conc.
||John de Duxbury occurs in 1429;
Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 2, m. 7.
Ughtred de Duxbury, gent., and various
others, including John son of Ughtred de
Duxbury and Robert son of John de Duxbury, were in 1445 accused of breaking
the close of Henry de Broadhurst at
Anglezarke; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 7,
m. 6b; 12, m. 10. A contemporary
rental of Ughtred de Duxbury has been
preserved, giving the names of five tenants
who together paid 86s. rent and rendered
fourteen days' 'shearing' and eleven
capons; Standish D. (Mrs. Tempest's
abstract), no. 144. Provision was in
1448–9 made for the marriage of Richard
son of Ughtred de Duxbury with Elizabeth
daughter of Adam de Fairclough; Kuerden
MSS. iii, C 7.
In 1513 Ughtred Duxbury gave his
lands in Duxbury, Chorley, Adlington,
Holland, &c., to his uncles Matthew and
Humphrey Standish as trustees; Standish
D. (Local Glean.), no. 120, 123.
||Thomas son and heir of Ughtred
Duxbury in 1520 sold Alddall and other
lands in Duxbury to Ralph Standish of
Standish; ibid. no. 248, 252, 254. Two
years later he sold Highfield to the same,
and in 1524 he sold him Duxbury Hall
and various lands; ibid. no. 259, 271–3,
277, 283; see also no. 353.
Ralph Standish's lands in Duxbury were
in 1539 found to be held of James Standish by a rent of 8d.; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. viii, no. 21. In 1610 a rent
of 20d. was due from Edward Standish
to the lord of Duxbury; Lancs. Inq.
p.m. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i,
'Awdo' is in Ellerbeck Park.
||Pink and Beaven, Parl. Repre. of
Lancs. 237–9. There is a memorial tablet
in Standish Church recording the death
of John Hodson of Ellerbeck on 11 Mar.
1828; it was erected by 'Richard Cardwell, clerk, the nephew to whom he
devised his estates.'
||Abram, Blackburn, 391.
||See Dict. Nat. Biog.
||His great achievement was his reform
of the army system while he was Secretary of State for War, 1868–74. See
Dict. Nat. Biog.; G.E.C. Complete Peerage,
ii, 144. He resided at Nightingale House
in Heath Charnock.
||Siward de Duxbury and Hugh his
brother granted one Ralph de Standish a
part of their land in Duxbury called
Burgh, the bounds beginning at the south
at the ditch of Burgh, going north to
Wrmstalls, eastward to Greenlache head,
and so by Abram's assart and the road
to the mill to the hill of Pendenton
by Yarrow, thence west by Arestan and
Lumsholvi head (between the Hurst and
the Carr) to the starting-point. A rent
of 2s. was to be paid; Kuerden MSS. ii,
fol. 245, no. 1007. Among the witnesses
were Ralph de Standish and Richard son
of Ralph de Standish.
Later Adam de Duxbury granted to
Henry de Worthington a moiety of the
land called Burgh occupied by John de
Burgh and Ellen; and Henry son of
Adam de Duxbury released to Henry de
Burgh son of William de Worthington a
tenement in Duxbury; Kuerden MSS.
v, fol. 127.
In 1292 Robert de Burgh complained
that a right of way in Duxbury was
obstructed by John de Blackburnshire,
Avice his wife, William son of Cecily de
Duxbury, Mabel his wife, John de Anglezarke and Alice his wife; but Mabel was
dead. She had held the way in common
with Avice, Cecily and Alice; Assize R.
408, m. 31 d.
Henry de Burgh in 1310 made a settlement of his estate in Chorley and Duxbury, the remainder being to his son
William and his issue by Joan his wife;
Final Conc. ii, 4. From a charter preserved
by Kuerden (loc. sup. cit.) it appears that
Joan was a daughter of William de Standish. William de Standish and William
de Burgh—apparently lords of the place—
confirmed to Henry Knoute an 'astrum'
and common of pasture in Duxbury by a
charter dated at Duxbury in 1333; Standish D. (Local Glean.), no. 23; see also
no. 25. Roger the Lewed and Margery
his wife in 1346 claimed 10 acres in
Duxbury against Joan widow of William
de Burgh and Henry his son; De Banco
R. 346, m. 264 d. Anabel del Carr in
1349 granted lands in Duxbury and
Adlington to Henry de Burgh; Kuerden
MS. ii, fol. 245b, no. 1340.
Henry son of William de Burgh was defendant in some other pleas about the
same time; Duchy of Lanc. Assize R. 1,
m. 3, vj, iij d.; R. 3, m. v d.
At Whitsuntide 1352 Ellen widow of
Robert son of Robert de Burgh did not
prosecute a claim against Richard son of
Hugh de Standish; ibid. 2, m. j d.; 6,
m. 4 d.
Robert de Burgh in 1398 secured permission from John de Coppull to make
an attachment and pond for his mill on
the Yarrow; Standish D. (Mrs. Tempest's abstract), no. 114. Robert son of
Henry de Burgh occurs in 1402–3 in
connexion with Chorley; Kuerden MSS.
v, fol. 122.
||Standish D. (Local Glean.), no. 115.
||Ralph Molyneux and Ellen his wife
in 1447 made a settlement of a messuage
and lands in Duxbury, Chorley and Coppull, with the third part of two mills, &c.;
Final Conc. iii, 113. This Ralph was
of the Molyneux of Hawkley family;
Visit. 1567 (Chet. Soc.), 108. In 1557
Thomas and John Molyneux were concerned in the estate; Pal. of Lanc. Feet
of F. bdle. 18, m. 28. Soon afterwards it
was acquired by Alexander Rigby, as will
be seen below.
Richard Ashton and Margaret his wife
made a settlement of their share of the
estate in 1449, the remainder being to
William their son; Final Conc. iii, 115.
These were the Ashtons of Bamfurlong,
near Wigan; see Ducatus Lanc. (Rec.
Com.), i, 248; Pal. of Lanc. Writs Proton.
6 Edw. VI.
One of the Burgh subdivisions is perhaps the estate held in 1550 by Robert
Legh, Isabel his wife and John their son
and heir-apparent; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of
F. bdle. 14, m. 297. The son may be the
John Legh who in 1571 made a settlement of his estate in Westhoughton,
Duxbury, Chorley and Hindley in conjunction with his son Robert and Anne
wife of Robert; ibid. bdle. 33, m. 49.
||The Arley estate (see Blackrod) seems
to have come to Alexander Standish of
Standish by virtue of a grant made by
James Standish of Arley in 1513; Standish D. (Local Glean.), no. 218, 281.
Edward Standish, who died in 1610, held a
capital messuage called the Burgh, with
land and wood, but it seems to have been
partly in Chorley; Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 186.
||The Rigbys appear in connexion with
Arley as early as 1483; Standish D.
(Local Glean.), no. 169, 189.
Ralph Standish in 1531 purchased from
Christopher Rigby and Joan his wife a third
part of messuages, &c., in Duxbury and
Chorley which were Joan's right; Pal. of
Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 11, m. 108. In
1561 Alexander Rigby acquired a messuage, &c., in Duxbury from Thomas
Molyneux; ibid. bdle. 23, m. 176.
Alexander Rigby of Arley appears in
1564; Standish D. (Local Glean.), no.
As to the household of Alexander Rigby
of Burgh, a justice and clerk of the Crown,
it was reported that his wife, eldest son
and other children seldom or never came
to the church, and that one of his younger
sons had been 'married by a mass priest';
Gibson, Lydiate Hall, 257 (from S. P.
Dom. Eliz., ccxl, no. 139).
Misc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.),
i, 244. He was feodary and clerk of the
Crown, and in 1590 reported as 'evil
given in religion; no communicant; his
wife never at the church'; Lydiate Hall,
250, quoting S. P. Dom. Eliz. ccxxxv,
no. 4. For the family connexion with the
clerkship see Pal. Note-book, iv, 143.
Misc. (Rec. Soc.), i, 167.
Cal. Com. for Comp. iii, 1650;
he had been sequestered for acting as
commissioner of array. Fines amounting
to £380 were imposed in 1648–9. He
was removed from the commission of the
peace in 1642, and in the following year
raised men for the king in Cartmel;
Civil War Tracts, 60, 149; War in
Lancs. 16–18, 25. His sons Thomas
and Hugh entered St. John's Coll.,
Camb., and one at least fought on
the king's side; Admissions to St. John's
Coll. i, 5, 51; War in Lancs. 22.
Alexander Rigby died before 1651, when
his daughter Jane petitioned the County
Commissioners respecting the estate at
Layton in the Fylde; Cal. Com. for
Comp. loc. cit.
Pedigrees of the family will be found
in the Visit. (Chet. Soc.) of 1613 and
1664, and a full account with pedigree is
given in Fishwick, Bispham (Chet. Soc.),
94–105, from which later details in the
text have been taken.
War in Lancs. (Chet. Soc.), 22.
||Inscription on the Tyldesley monument at Wigan.
||P.R.O. List, 73.
||Shaw, Knights, ii, 269.
||Fishwick, op. cit. He quotes an
account published in 1701.
||Private Act, 1 Geo. I, cap. 45.
Visit. (Chet. Soc.), 123.
||Lawrence son of Thurstan Standish
of the Burgh, born in 1605, became a
Jesuit; his sister Anne was one of the
Poor Clares at Gravelines; Foley, Rec.
S. J., vii, 730.
||Burgh is said to have been sold by
the Rigbys in 1727. Thomas Chadwick,
of the Birkacre family, in 1744 married
Eleanor Maria daughter and heiress of
Matthew Cragg (d. 1753) of Cammerton
and Burgh, and so acquired the estate;
Wilson, Verses and Notes, 71, where is
also printed a curious paper about the
Rigby 'kneeling place and burial place'
in Standish Church.
||Baines, Lancs. (ed. 1836), iii, 520.
||Subs. R. Lancs. bdle. 131, no. 210.
||John de Anglezarke (Anlas.-Kuerden)
gave an oxgang in Duxbury to Roger his
son; Kuerden MSS. ii, fol. 245b. Roger
de Anglezarke contributed to the subsidy
in 1332; Exch. Lay Subs. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), 53. In 1370 Robert
son of Roger de Anglezarke made a
feoffment of lands in Duxbury; Kuerden,
loc. cit. Robert Anglezarke of Duxbury
occurs in 1480; ibid. William son or
grandson and heir of Robert was in
1497–8 contracted to marry Agnes
daughter of Rowland Gillibrand; ibid.
||The Brandwood family occur in
||Thomas Lowe died in 1629 holding
an estate in Duxbury of Thomas Standish
as of his manor of Duxbury, and also in
Lower Darwen. John, his son and heir,
was twenty-two years of age; Duchy
of Lanc. Inq. p.m. xxvii, no. 14.
||Land tax returns at Preston.