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Jennings ( ' ) Common Cl & Jennings ( ' ) Common Orchd

Field in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA

Etymology

Jennings(') Common Cl & Jennings(') Common Orchd(cf. Picketts Wd, Westwoods infra and the 16th-cent. form Genett Brache cited there: Jenning, Jenny(v. foll.) and Genett are all derivatives of the ME  pers.n.Je(ha)n, a form of John, cf. Jennycroft in Ryme In. par. infra)