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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.’

Hill Farm

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;  

Mrs George

Mrs Chapman

Miss Annie Symes; Miss Susan Symes; Both Symes cam originally from the S.W. country about Dorchester but recently from Billington

Ann Turner

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.