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Standish - White Duck Inn

Name: The White Duck Inn

Address: 73, High Street, Standish




Listed landlords at the White Duck were William Chamberlain (1841-61), James Chamberlain (1861-76), Richard Dawber (1881), James Chamberlain (1891), James Henry Chamberlain (1901), Elizabeth Moss (1911) and David Rothwell (1924).

This was the home of the Chamberlain family for several generations during the 19th century and surprisingly their main occupations were not innkeepers but painters as the records confirm.



Baptism: 7 Apr 1839 St Wilfrid, Standish, Lancashire, England
James Chamberlain - 1st son of William Chamberlain & Mary
    Abode: Standish
    Occupation: Painter
    Baptised by: H. W. Jackson, Curate
    Register: Baptisms 1834 - 1869, Page 66, Entry 429
    Source: LDS Film 1526140


1841 Census


1851 Census




Mannex 1854 Directory showing William Chamberlain. painter


Preston Chronicle 06 August 1859


1861 Census



1871 Census

Wigan Observer and District Advertiser 28 April 1876

Baptism: 5 Jul 1876 St Wilfrid, Standish, Lancashire, England
James Henry Chamberlain - [Child] of James Chamberlain & Mary
    Abode: Standish
    Occupation: Innkeeper
    Baptised by: T. J. Bensted Curate
    Register: Baptisms 1869 - 1879, Page 141, Entry 1121
    Source: LDS Film 1526140

Preston Chronicle 16 November 1878

1881 Census




1891 Census


Marriage: 13 Sep 1899 St Wilfid, Standish, Lancashire, England
James Henry Chamberlain - 23, Painter, Bachelor, Standish
Selina Peers - 22, Spinster, Standish
    Groom's Father: James Chamberlain, Painter
    Bride's Father: John Peers, Farmer
    Witness: Ebenezer Peers; Mary Ellen Peers
    Married by License by: W. A. Parker, Curate
    Register: Marriages 1880 - 1900, Page 236, Entry 471
    Source: LDS Film 1526141





1900 Probate of James Chamberlain - died age 60 years

Baptism: 2 May 1900 St Wilfrid, Standish, Lancashire, England
James Chamberlain - 1st Son of James Henry Chamberlain & Selina
    Born: 15 Apr
    Abode: Standish
    Occupation: Painter
    Baptised by: C. W. N. Hutton Rector
    Register: Baptisms 1891 - 1900, Page 188, Entry 1503
    Source: LDS Film 1526140


1901 Census

Kelly's 1905 Directory

Wigan Observer and District Advertiser 09 August 1910

Building work in progress May 2017


1911 Census
1924 Kelly's Directory

More recently the White Duck has undergone several name changes, being run as the Bear's Paw (1980's), Standish Arms (1990's) and more recently, Last Orders pub. It is currently being refurbished and extended and is due to open later in 2017 as Fifteen's of Standish.





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