Catalogue description Standish Family of Duxbury

This record is held by Lancashire Archives

Details of DP 502
Reference: DP 502
Title: Standish Family of Duxbury

DP 502/1 Title deeds including leases


DP 502/1/1 Anglezarke


DP 502/1/2 Bradley in the parish of Standish with Langtree


DP 502/1/3 Duxbury


DP 502/1/4 Peasfurlong in the township of Culcheth


DP 502/1/5 Prescot


DP 502/1/6 Whittle le Woods


DP 502/1/7 Withnell


DP 502/1/8 Various townships


DP 502/1/9 Other counties


DP 502/1/10 Settlements


DP 502/1/11 Agreements


DP 502/1/12 Legal papers


DP 502/2 Enclosure


DP 502/3 Official


DP 502/4 Wills and probate


DP 502/5 Family papers


DP 502/5/1 Richard Standish


DP 502/5/2 Reverend Turner Standish


DP 502/6 Estate management


DP 502/6/1 Rentals


DP 502/6/2 Accounts


DP 502/6/3 Bonds, obligations and arbitrations


DP 502/6/4 Correspondence


DP 502/6/7 Miscellaneous


Because the collection of papers was not in any discernable order or arrangement when received at the Lancashire Record Office, it has been necessary to impose an order based on current standards for cataloguing Landed Family and Estate archives. The collection of papers by in large covers the period from the late 13th century to the 18th century and consists mostly of title deeds and legal papers although there are a small number of family and estate papers. Deeds and papers relating to property have been catalogued together as Title Deeds and for the purposes of this catalogue include leases. These deeds have been arranged by place in alphabetical order, then under settlements, agreements and legal papers.

Related material:

For related papers in the holdings of the Lancashire Record Office see DP 397 c. 1220-1850, DDRf 11 1801-1920, DX 850-1201, DDX 2460 for a bond 1530 and arbitration 1531, and DP 486 for a pedigree of the family relating to the claim of Frank Hall to the Duxbury Estate, also concerning his claim DX 1023-1088. For other Standish papers including Standish of Standish, see DDX 2178, DDSC 139/1 and DDHK.


For further details of the administrative history of the Standish Family of Duxbury see VCH, pp208-210, Volume 6


For a full pedigree of the Standish Family including the Duxbury lineage see The Standish Family by Eleanor Johnson Standish Local History Group, 1972

Held by: Lancashire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Immediate source of acquisition:

This collection of papers relating to the Standish Family of Duxbury was purchased at auction from Stride & Son, Auctioneers and Valuers, Chichester [by the Friends of Lancashire Record Office] 6 February 2004 (accession number 9574).

Administrative / biographical background:

The Standish Family of Duxbury, a branch of the Standish Family of Standish, was descended from Radulphus de Stanedis in the 13th century through Hugh Standish of Duxbury in the 14th century. The manor of Duxbury was a member of the fee of Penwortham. In 1288 it was held in tripartite by Adam de Duxbury, Roger de Bolton and Ellis de Tonge. However, by the early 14th century it had been acquired by the Standish Family. The family's estates were gradually expanded over time to include property and land in the manors of Heapey, Whittle le Woods, Heath Charnock, Anglezarke, Bradley, Wheelton and Withnell. In 1677 Sir Richard Standish was made a baronet and the estate descended to his son, his grandson and his great grandson, Thomas, Thomas and Frank until in 1812 the line came to an end and the manor and other estates went to a distant cousin, Frank Hall, who assumed the name Standish and died without issue in 1840. In 1891-8, however, the manor of Duxbury and the estates were sold by the trustees.


Since the sale of the manor and estates the estate papers have been sold and as a result have been fragmented and dispersed

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