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Offline Marg16

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Place name in 1786
« on: Thursday 08 November 18 22:26 GMT (UK) »
HI
Can anyone suggest what the name of the place is in Wiltshire.
It Looks like "Waulop."
The word is written in the Will of Michael Henry PASCAL dated 1786.
He leaves some money to Henry DAVIDSON, an infant at school at Waulop in Wiltshire.
Thanks
Marg16

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Re: Place name in 1786
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 November 18 23:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Marg 16,

The nearest I can come up with is a "Nether Wallop" a village in Hampshire  but adjacent to Wilts. Apparently there are other villages similarly name;   "Over Wallop and Middle Wallop"

If you do a Wiki - search you may find more info.

Alan
Browse, Peggs, Revans/Revance/Ribbans, Spall,   in Suffolk/Norfolk
Belcher, Elderfield, Froude, Saunders,  Stimson, Tame,   in Berks
Artis, Gray in Norfolk

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Re: Place name in 1786
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 November 18 00:29 GMT (UK) »
Checking the image of the will online, it looks to me like Wanlop in Yorkshire (not Waulop in Wiltshire).

There is some evidence of Wanlop/Wanlip in Leicestershire, but I haven't yet found one in Yorkshire.

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Re: Place name in 1786
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 November 18 08:46 GMT (UK) »
There's a Thornton Watlass in North Yorkshire which is mistranscribed as a birthplace several times in the 1851 and 1871 censuses as Thornton Wallop.
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Re: Place name in 1786
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 November 18 09:06 GMT (UK) »
Or perhaps Thornton Wallop was an alternative name for Thornton Watlass
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Re: Place name in 1786
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Re: Place name in 1786
« Reply #6 on: Friday 09 November 18 17:17 GMT (UK) »
If it is in Leicestershire, this listing is too late (1818-1851),  but may  be of general interest

https://leicestershirehistory.co.uk/?page_id=1628#a


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Re: Place name in 1786
« Reply #7 on: Friday 09 November 18 17:31 GMT (UK) »
Could it be the result of a misreading of Warley, in the parish of Halifax? There was a grammar school there - see http://www.calderdalecompanion.co.uk/kk_38.html

I also looked at Oxford and Cambridge alumni lists, as they sometimes give the name of a school that someone has attended. No luck - the only close match was a Henry Davison (son of James Davison dec'd of Cavendish Square, London) who matriculated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 1797 and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1801. However, neither the alumni database nor the Lincoln's Inn admissions register mentions a school.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Place name in 1786
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 10 November 18 18:52 GMT (UK) »
Thank-you everyone who made suggestions for "Wanlop". Having looked very carefully again at the original I think the suggestion that it says Yorkshire and not Wiltshire is correct. I am following up the Henry Davidson that was later in London and admitted to the Bar. The age/dates look good for that one.
Again thank-you for all your help
Marg16