Return to Standish families of the Manor of Duxbury.
Standish Family of the Burgh - part 2.
The Standish Family of the Burgh on the Manor of Duxbury Lancashire England 1490 - 1701.
Direct Link Myles Standish 1584
Was this the Birth place of Myles Standish ?
Lower Burgh Hall built c1560 the home of the Standish family of the Burgh.
Lower Burgh Hall sits at the foot of Birch Hill (Birkacre).
The evidence of Rev. Bernard Nightingale -:
Higher Burgh Hall built in the 17th century.
Higher Burgh Hall built in the 17th century.
Lancashire County Archive.
FILE - ref. D/D An/Bundle 26/97 -
date: 5 Mar. 1629
[from Scope and Content] Parties: John Ince of Ince, Gentleman, one part, Richard Ashton of Bamfurlong, Gentleman, Thomas Ince, son and heir of Thomas Ince, late citizen and haberdasher of London, Thurston Standish of the Burghe, within Chorley, Gentleman, and Thomas Ince of Ince, Yeoman, of the other part.
FILE [no title] - ref. D/D An/Bundle 61/44 - date: 1657
[from Scope and Content] Endorsed "showed and deposed unto us on a Comon executed att Wigan in the County of Lancaster the fifteenth day of June in the yeare of our Lord 1657 before us Robert Mawdsley, James Scrowld (?) and signed Thomas Ince (of Ince) Richard Ashton (of Bamfurlong in Abram) Thurstan Standish (of Burgh Chorley) Richard Ashton (of Abram), John Ricley (of Ince yeoman).
as held in the archive of the College of Heralds London.
The official record for 1613 held at the College of Heralds in London records Thurston as a younger brother of Standish of Standish and the official record also confirms that Thurston Standish is authorised to use the Arms of Standish of Standish.
Thus this branch of the Standish family isresident on the Manor of Duxbury at the date of the birth of MylesStandish and they are using the Arms of Standish of Standish.
Thurston Standish and his descendants are Catholics in common with the Standish Family of Standish and Thurston Standish of the Burgh is officially recorded as a "younger brother of Standish of Standish" the very words Myles Standish uses in his Will to describe his own great grandfather.
Consequently Thurston Standish of the Burgh in Duxbury could be the great grandfather cited in the will of Myles.
Private research by the Reverened F. R. Raines M.A., F.S.A., 1870 - a transcription from Harl. MS. 1437 fo. 119h.
The Owl and Rat.
During the Lordship of Ralph Standish (Lord of the Manor of Standish 1507 - 1538) the heraldic device depicting the Owl and Rat came into use by the Standish family. Thurston Standish and his descendants of the Burgh at Duxbury Manor also used the same heraldic device depicting the Owl and Rat. The use by Thurston Standish of the heraldic device of Ralph Standish Lord of the Manor of Standish indicates a very close family connection.
The Seal of Standish of the Burgh at Duxbury.
1442. Ralph Standish - Lord of the Manor of Standish 1445 - 1468.
Thurston Standish of the Burgh upon the Manor of Duxbury resided upon land purchased by his grandfather Ralph Standish (Lord of the Manor of Standish 1445 - 1468 ) from Richard Greg in 1442 .
Standish Deed - 125. Richard Greeg of Chorley granted lands in Chorley and Duxbury to Ralph de Standish and his wife in 1441/2. This grant consisted of a mill and lands in Duxbury and Chorley.
Standish deed -: SD 125 - date 1442.
Ralph Standish Lord of the Manor of Standish 1507 - 1538 secures title to land at the Burgh in Duxbury in the year 1531.
Ralph Standish then transfers the land to Thurston Standish of the Burgh at Duxbury.
Standish deed dated: 1531.
1500. Laurence Standish of the Burgh upon Duxbury Manor.
Laurence Standish (son and heir of Thurston and grandson of Sir Alexander Standish Lord of the Manor of Standish 1468 - 1507) married his cousin Elizabeth Standish of Arley.
Private archive Lancashire.
Laurence Standish of the Burgh (son of Thurston) and Elizabeth Standish of Arley his wife. John and Alexander are also named as sons of Thurston Standish of the Burgh.
The Standish family of Arley Lancashire.
The Standish Family of Arley also held land at the Burgh upon Duxbury Manor.
James de Standishe of Arley [spelt Erley in the Standish Charters] married Alice, one of the three daughters and co-heiresses of Robert de Burgh: James was alive in 1461 ; in1465-6 we find his son and heir Peter filling his place.
Peter's son and heir,James, apparently died in the lifetime of his father, for we find a " life-rent" granted to Constance late wife of James Standish son and heir of Peter Standish of Erley, dated 23 Edw. IV .
Peter was alive in 1489,but in 1511 we find him followed by another James, probably his grandson, and who died circa 1525. It would appear this last James had no children, for in the 4 Henry VIII [1512-13] he conveyed his estates to Roger Bradshaigh of Haigh and Matthew Standish, probably one of the Standishes of Shevington.
Arley Hall - date: 2007
Arley Hall Park Land - date: 2007
Standish deed -: 289 - date 20th April 1423 Land at Burgh in Duxbury held by James Standish of Arley.
1571. Thurston Standish and Margaret Dicconson of the Burgh upon Duxbury Manor.
The Eight Children of Thurston Standish and Margaret Dicconson.
1. Daughter Jenat, birth recorded in the register of the Church of St. Laurence Chorley 15th December 1558.
2.Daughter Anna, birth recorded in the register of the Church of St. Wilfrid Standish 7th September 1562.
3.Daughter Elizabeth, birth recorded in the register of the Church of St. Laurence Chorley 17th March 1565.
Daughter Elizabeth, Death recorded in the register of the Church of St. Laurence Chorley 19th June 1565.
4.Daughter Ellyn, birth recorded in the register of the Church of St. Laurence Chorley 23rd June 1567
5.Daughter Jone, birth recorded in the register of the Church of St. Laurence Chorley 24th November 1568.
6.Daughter Izabell, birth recorded in the register of the Church of St. Laurence Chorley 24th February 1570.
7.Daughter Margery, birth recorded in the register of the Church of St. Laurence Chorley 15th November 1571.
Daughter Margery, Death recorded in the register of the Church of St. Laurence Chorley 7th February 1571/1572.
November 10th 1571 records the death of Laurence Standish of the Burgh father of Thurston, grandfather of Margery.
The family of Margaret Dicconson of Coppull Hall wife of Thurston Standish.
BRICK HALL, Eccleston, Lancashire . The ancient seat of the Dicconson family.
Margaret Dicconson was descended from the Diccconson family of Eccleston and Wrightington. Margaret’s branch of the family lived at Coppull Hall in 1563 when she married Thurston Standish of the Burgh at Duxbury. Coppull Hall and the Burgh Hall were within a distance of a mile from each other thus the Dicconsons and the Standishes were neighbours.
Margaret Dicconson's father Robert recorded in the Church levy for Coppull 1582.
The Dicconson family had a large land and property holding in central Lancashire. They held land and property in all the areas in Lancashire stated in the will of Myles Standish – "Ormistick Borsconge Wrightington Maudsley Newburrow Craston" . The family also had a number of daughters with the Christian name Barbara in common with the Christian name of the second wife of Myles Standish.
Document DDL5 Lancahire County Archive indicates that the family of Margaret Dicconson was still living at Coppull Hall in 1665.
Lancashire County Archive - DDL 5 - date: 4 Oct. 1665
Settlement: Roberte Allanson of Adlington, gent., to Edward Dicconson of Coppull Halle, John Sallom of Bilsburrowe, gents, and Thomas Allanson of Chorley, mercer; in consideration of £400 paid by George A. his son -- properties in Adlington including Hulton Lands and Hodgsons Tenement and a messuage in Heath Charnocke -- for use of R.A. and then to G.A. Witn. John Bailey, Raphe Bailey, Raphe Ashall, Ra: Worthington.
family property in Lancashire Townships of Burscough
and Ormskirk, Standish: Shevington,Eccleston: Wrightington. Deeds and
papers relating to properties and the Dicconson
family; including an order concerning the sequestration of Sir Edward Wrightington's
estate and papers of Bishop Dicconson
of Malla.These records relate to the manor of Wrightington and supplement the account of
its history given in the Victoria County History of Lancashire, vol. 6.
(Reference to Martin Hall or Grange at Burscough can be found in the V.C.H.,
vol. 3, p. 260.) Other records relating to the Dicconson family are to be found at the
Lancashire Record Office (DDSC, DX 343-528) and at Wigan Record Office (DDWR);
the Family, including Bishop Dicconson,
are referred to in V. Marsh, A History of the Church of St. Joseph
Lancashire County Archive DX 493 - date: 12 Oct.
Will of William Dicconson of Wrightington, esq. - a fifth of Manor of Wrightington; Wrightington Hall, Martholme Hall in Burscough, Heskin Hall, Bannister's Lands in Ecclestone juxta Croston, Breck House in Eccleston, Waterworth's House in Heskin, Whitehill in Shevinton, Robinsons in Wrightington, Halliwells o'th'Hill in Wrightington, Roanhead in Dalton-in-Furness, Elliscales & Billingscoat in Dalton & Stainton, & messuages in Wrightington, Burscough, Wigan, Shevinton, Penwortham, Walton in the Dale, Welch Whittle, Dalton-in-Furness, Stainton, Charnock Richard, Coppull, Parbold, Holland, Heskin, Eccleston near Croston, Mawdesley, Croston, & Worthington; also the Rectories of Stainton, Ranby, & Sturton, Co. Lincoln. Recites several deeds. Executors Charles Townley, Edward Townley Standish, & his nephew Thomas Eccleston. Witn: Cecilia Morphy, James Taylor, Robert Halsall. Heraldic seal.
Alexander Standish and his wife Eleanor Stanley of Lathom are recorded in family documents as having two sons -
1. Alexander and 2. James.
1. Should Eleanor Stanley the wife of Alexander Standish be a direct descendant of the Stanley family of Lathom then her dower upon marriage could well have brought into the Standish family the lands detailed in the will of Myles Standish in the year 1655. The Stanley family of Lathom were the Lords of Mann and owners of land and property upon the Isle of Man (in the Irish Sea). In Lancashire the Stanley family were also major holders of land and property.
Arms of Sir Alexander Standish lord of the manor of Standish 1468 to 1507
2. Therefore if Myles were the son of Alexander Standish who in turn was the son of Alexander Standish and his wife Eleanor Stanley the great grandfather of Myles would be Thurston Standish of the Burgh upon Duxbury Manor the second son of Sir Alexander Standish lord of the manor of Standish 1468 to 1507.
3. The documentary evidence does provides for a possible line of descent for Myles Standish. However the documentary evidence is to vague and insufficient to meet the legal requirement of “the balance of probability” needed to satisfy a court of law of the lawful descent of Myles Standish from this branch of the Standish family