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From: "Helen Walker" <>
Subject: RE: [DEV] Kingsland
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 13:03:53 -0000
I was always under the impression that ther 2 spellings were
interchangeable, the correct name being Woolfardisworthy West, but also
known as Woolsery
From: teresagoatham [mailto:]
Sent: 08 March 2003 21:51
Subject: [DEV] Kingsland
Accidentally deleted the e-mail I'm replying to!
Can't give a straightforward answer but the following may help:
There are Kingsland Stables at "Woolsery" (from a Google search). Woolsery
is how it's pronounced, I've only seen it spelt Woolfardisworthy before
(west of Bideford, OS ref 3321).
The stables may suggest a hamlet of the name - not on my current OS map
Alternatively, I wonder if it should have read Dorset not Devon. Kingsland
in Dorset is only c. 4 miles from the old county boundary, not a lot more
now. I don't know the significance of county to people in the past, how
likely they would be to make the mistake, imagine if others in the family
were from nearby in Devon they could easily make a mistake when providing
census info. even if they knew.
Kingsland in Dorset is OS SY4597. No C of E church (now), in the parish of
Netherbury. Other villages nearby are Melplash and Stoke Abbott. There is
a + on my map at Kingsland - could be a redundant church or a Methodist
Chapel, or other, I don't know. (I live in Dorset but about an hours drive
away so can't easily check).
Hope this helps.
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