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The Wigan Directory of 1869, Standish

STANDISH is a large parish in the Hundred of Leyland and Northern division of Lancashire, including the townships of Standish-with-Langtree, Shevington, and Worthington. The village of Standish is three miles N.N.W. from Wigan. There is a church dating from the reign of Elizabeth, erected by Pastor Mordie, the first Protestant rector, who had been a Franciscan friar, and to whom a monument exists in the church. The living, which is a valuable one, is held by the Rev. Canon Brandreth, who resides at the Rectory, near the village. Standish Hall, formerly the seat of the Lords of the Manor - the Standish family - is now in the occupation of Nathaniel Eckersley, Esq., J.P. It is surrounded by a beautiful park and woods. Coal is worked throughout the parish. There is a paper mill, and the Wigan Waterworks are in the parish. There is a grammar school and a national school. There is a station on the Warrington and Preston railway. The population of the township in 1861 was 3,054. The area 3,257 acres. The old Roman road from Wigan northwards, passed through and a few Roman relics have been found here. SHEVINGTON is a township with an area of 1,706 acres, and a population of 1,615. It is mostly agricultural, but coal mines are extensively worked. At CROOKE, a hamlet in the township, is a free school. At GATHURST, a mile from Shevington, is a station on the Wigan and Southport Railway. WORTHINGTON is mostly an agricultural township, south-east from Coppull station, on the Warrington and Preston line of the L. & N. W. Railway.

Almond Mary, grocer
Almond Richard & James, butchers
Atherton George, Eagle Inn
Barton Mr. Matthew, Effingham house
Bailey John, painter
Bailey James, tailor
Bankes George, shopkeeper
Ball Henry, Royal Oak, Lower ground
Ball Daniel, farmer and shoemaker
Bentham James, shopkeeper
Beamount Thomas, shoemaker
Bentham Henry, butcher and shopkeeper
Bentham Thomas, shopkeeper
Booth Denis, blacksmith
Barker Mrs. Alice
Birley Frederick H., Esq., Highfield
Brandreth Rev. W. H.
Bradshaw Hugh, tailor
Brooks Edward, house agent
Cawley William, farmer
Chadwick William, auctioneer
Chamberlain James, beer retailer
Collier Edward, painter
Collier Richard, shoemaker
Corlett Rev. W. P., priest, Armitage
Cosgrave John, M.D.
Critchley John, beer retailer
Cook Mr. Thomas, Thornhill
Darbyshire Richard, Seven Stars, Langtree
Derbyshire Henry, plumber
Dickinson William, wheelwright
Downham Robt., shopkeeper, Crook
Duckworth Mr. Lewis, Limbrick house
Ellam Matthew, Esq.
Ellison Mrs. Margaret
Elliss Matthew, underlooker
Evans Rev. Henry
Fairclough Mr. Charles, White hall
Fielding John, beer retailer
Finch John, beer retailer
Finch Robert, shopkeeper and nail manufacturer
Fisher B. & R., coal proprietors, Bradley colliery
Fisher Richard, Esq., Bradley hall
Fitzsimmons R., farmer, Standish wood
Foster John, tailor
Foster Mary, shopkeeper
France John, clogger
Freeman John, Esq., Prospect hill
Gaskell Thomas J., clerk
Gill Thomas, farmer
Gillibrand John, grocer and draper
Gillibrand Robert, grocer, draper, and news agent
Glover Charles, grocer
Gorton James, beer retailer
Goudie W. & Co., limited, mineral oil manufacturers, Crook oil works
Graham Charles, farmer
Grounds George, pipe maker and shopkeeper
Grundy Seth, farmer
Hains Rev. Philip, Thornhill
Halsall Robert, beer retailer
Halton James, New Seven Stars, Langtree
Halton Thomas, Black Horse Inn
Helme Titus, clogger
Heyes William, Wheat Sheaf
Higham Peter, farmer
Hindley Elizabeth, day school, Crook
Hindley Friendly Co-operative Society, shopkeepers, Crook
Hogarth Elizabeth, schoolmistress
Howard T., farm bailiff
Hudson Rev. Matthew, Thornhill
Humphreys Mrs.
Hunter Mr. J. L., the Grove
Lancaster John, Esq., M.P., Ashfield
Leader William, Esq., Thornhill
Leigh Charles, blacksmith and beer retailer
Liptrot Brothers, Brimelow farm
Liptrot John, beer retailer
Liptrot Henry, Boar's Head Inn
Lyon Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Lythgoe William, steam saw mill
Marsden Edward, shopkeeper
Marsden George, farm bailiff
Marsden Joshua, joiner and builder
Marsh Thomas, Black Horse, Almond brook
Martland William, assistant overseer
Mason Richard, beer retailer
Masters Miss S. H., boarding and day school, South villa
Moss Catherine, shoemaker
Newsham Robert, farmer
Ollerton Thomas, farmer
Pendlebury James, clogger
Prescott Robert, farmer
Price John L., surgeon
Richardson Rev. Alexander, master of national school
Richardson Mrs. E., day school
Ryder Thomas, Langtree
Ryder William, butcher and shopkeeper
Seddon John, farmer
Sharples Mrs. Ellen Hatton
Simms James, beer retailer
Simm Thomas, beer retailer
Simm Thomas, grocer and draper
Smethurst Arthur C., Esq., The Limes
Smith Henry, joiner and sexton
Snape Charles, Esq., Thornhill
Stopforth Mrs. Ann
Stringfellow William, farmer
Stubbs Samuel, shopkeeper
Sutton Robert, farmer
Swift George, butcher
Swift Mary, shopkeeper
Swift Thomas, farmer
Swift W., farmer, Standish wood
Tarbuck Mr. George, Thornhill
Taylor John, Esq., Strickland house
Taylor William, farmer
Thompson Robert, Esq., Thornhill
Turner -, farm bailiff
Turner William, shoemaker and beer retailer
Tyrer John, Crook Hall Inn, Crook
Wadeson John, farm bailiff
Walker Henry, police officer
Walmesley Richard, farmer
Waterworth Edward, Black Bull Inn
Watkinson William, plumber
Wilding John, saddler
Wilson John, beer retailer
Winstanley John, beer retailer
Woods John, farmer
Woosnam Thomas, shopkeeper, Crook
Yates -, underlooker

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