Eggington Inhabitants List 1917
List of Inhabitants of Eggington Village 28 September 1917 [Ref.X325/61] by Frederick Gurney of Claridges, Eggington.
‘Copied out in alphabetical order and sent to the Local Food Committee. 129 names.’
Mr George Fuller farmer & bailiff; Mrs Naomi Fuller; Mr Walter Fuller (lying ill with heart strain); Miss Florence Fuller (child)
Mr William Webb, gardener; Mrs Marian Webb; Vera Kathleen Webb (niece left recently for the north)
West Hill House
Mr George Orchard (labourer); Miss Florence Orchard; Sidney Orchard (child)
Richard Waddington (labourer) ‘a Yorkshireman by birth’; Mrs Louise Waddington
James Lathwell, labourer; Mrs Ellen Lathwell
Harry Cox, labourer, lives alone in small cottage.
Miss Stevens, lives in cottage here some parts of year, absent now.
Engineer not at home.
William Munday, old age pensioner; Mrs Ruth Munday
Frank Henry Fooks, keeper, he is a stranger to this district; Bertha Winifred Fooks; Gertrude Winifred Fooks, child; Hubert Sidney Fooks, child; Frances Grace Fooks, child
Mrs Mary Nash; Alfred Nash; Samual Nash; Lizzie Nash
Mr Harry Hely, smallholder, son of Heley of Clipstone; Mrs Annie Hely
William Sturman, labourer; Mrs Annie Maria Sturman; Mr George William Sturman, tailor
Mr Arthur Fuller, stranger to the district; Mrs Emily Gertrude Fuller;
Miss Annie Symes; Miss Susan Symes; Both Symes cam originally from the S.W. country about Dorchester but recently from Billington
Mr Alfred Dudley; Mrs Charlotte Dudley
Alfred Ludgate; Violet Dudley; Willie Dudley, 16; Rupert Dudley, 14; Stanley Dudley 9
William Henry Osborne, timber labourer of an old Tebworth family; Mrs Sarah Osborne;
William Charles Osborne, labourer, son of W H Osborne; Mrs Florence Ellen Osborne; Daniel William Osborne, child
Claridges Farm House
Frederick George Gurney, born at Slapton; Ernest Thomas Gurney
This family came from Compton Wingate:
Mr Francis Wright, innkeeper and gardener, The Horse Shoes; Mrs Mezab Wright; Phoebe Mary Wright; Hilda Grace Wright
Mrs Jane Dudley, receives poor relief
The Plough: newcomers but probably a local family.
Stephen Edward Giddins; Mrs Mary Giddins; Winifred Giddins, child
Mr Alfred Leach, Post Office, ‘came originally from Totternhoe I believe’; Mrs Sarah Leach; Miss Nellie Leach
Mr William Leach, unrelated to the last family and belonging to Eggington; Mrs Grace Leach; May Leach & Ellen Leach, children
Mrs Thirza Munday; Charles Munday
Mr Albert Munday, farm labourer; Mrs Emma Munday; George Munday & Ada Munday, both under 21
Mr Walter Turner; Mrs Lilly Turner; John Turner, 14; Irene Turner, 11; Cicely Turner, 6
Mr William Washington, old local family; Miss Louisa Washington; Miss Kathleen Washington, child; (son lives in Leighton, servant to Mr Harold Hamilton)
Mr Alfred Sturman; Mrs Sarah Sturman; Alec Sturman, child; Jack Sturman, child; Kathleen Sturman, child;Ronald Sturman, child
Mrs Annie Munday; Charlie Smith, child
Miss Harriet Ludgate, alone
Mr George Brown; Mrs Clara Brown; Bertie Brown, grown-up
Mr Jonathan Edwards; Mrs Pamela Edwards; Miss Elsie Edwards
Mrs Florence Cox; Miss Isabel Cox, child
Mr Harold Price , only weekends; Mrs Gertrude Price; James Price, child; Joan Price, baby
Mrs D Underwood, husband abroad; Dora Jenkins, ?dau by another man?
Leslie J Underwood; Sidney G Underwood; Cyril David Underwood
Mrs Ezra Lathwell, husband home only Saturdays and Sundays; Arthur Washington, son’s boy, working; John Lathwell, school; Philip Lathwell, school
Mrs Lillie Turner, husband William Turner a soldier; Mabel Turner; Edith Turner; Ethel Turner; Elsie Turner; Freddie Turner; [?] Turner
Mr Samuel Horne; Mrs Rebecca Horne
Mrs Martha Partling, widow, old lady of 77; Miss Jessie Partling
Mr William Saunders; Mrs Charlotte Saunders; Olive Saunders; Louisa Saunders; Reginald, baby; Mr Jim Saunders, eldest son
In addition Sunderland & his wife, the parsons household (self, wife & daughter), Vanderwells (self, wife, dau, 3 maidservants, a nurse, with others)
The younger Edwards (with a sister, I think), old Cox’s household, includinga woman, several young children, Batchelor at the Manor Farm, with his daughter Mrs Kingston, Miss Partridge the schoolmistress and a boy named Batchelor and perhaps another. Finally Gig the gardeners familywhich I think is numerous. He is wholly a newcomer to the village.
This list does not include Brigginton & Clipstone hamlets.
Upper Hill Farm and Eggington Fields Farm are not inhabited. An ancient house of 2 tenements near the vicarage and a few other small cottages are empty. The Hall too has not been found a tenant since Mrs Campbell died early in 1915. The full population of the village is probably about 155.