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Swillinggor, or Willinggor, Staffordshire
« on: Thursday 19 November 20 23:44 GMT (UK) »
Trying to locate a town or village in Staffordshire named Swillinggor, or Willinggor. Referred to in a 1730 Will of Joseph Withers who died in 1761.
He refers to "my good friend Isaac Pedlar Yoeman of Swillinggor, Staffordshire" (or Willinggor); to be his Overseer.
No mention of this place in modern Google maps; wondering if you might know of it?
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David
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Re: Swillinggor, or Willinggor, Staffordshire
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 November 20 03:14 GMT (UK) »
The first letter is a "W" - compare it to the first letters of 'John Withers of Birmingham' below.

Where did Joseph Withers live (die)? There's no clue in the clip you posted.

There's a Willenhall in Staffordshire? About 14 miles NW of Birmingham.
Said with a broad accent?  :)
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Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Swillinggor, or Willinggor, Staffordshire
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 November 20 06:34 GMT (UK) »
Thank you
Joseph lived worked and died in Birmingham.
1761. In fact his wife, son Joseph and daughter all died about same date, Oct 1761. Wife Katherine was described as a widow, she and her daughter died in Astley,? (Is there such a place?) Warwicks.
But Isaac Pedlar from Staffs.
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Re: Swillinggor, or Willinggor, Staffordshire
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 November 20 07:06 GMT (UK) »
Astley is a village near Nuneaton and is in Warwickshire.
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Re: Swillinggor, or Willinggor, Staffordshire
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 November 20 07:29 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Swillinggor, or Willinggor, Staffordshire
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 November 20 22:46 GMT (UK) »
In examining this 1761 Will, I notice that Joseph's wife, Katherine: died 12 July 1761 at Anstey, Warwick, a widow (FamilySearch) and that his "my eldest son Joseph" also died 1 Aug 1761 (FamilySearch) as did Elizabeth Guest, his son Benjamin's wife, who died 13 Oct 1761 (FamilySearch).
Was 1761 a particularly bad year for typhus or cholera etc? Is it possible to detect cause of death from those records, at all?
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Re: Swillinggor, or Willinggor, Staffordshire
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 November 20 00:04 GMT (UK) »
Here I am just checking the name of his wife. I think it is Katherine, what do you think?
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Re: Swillinggor, or Willinggor, Staffordshire
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 November 20 00:34 GMT (UK) »
Rachell?
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Swillinggor, or Willinggor, Staffordshire
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 November 20 03:53 GMT (UK) »
Good for me. Thanks
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