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Gt Bilches

Field in the Parish of Utterby

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • Close of pasture called Andersons Bilshoes 1671 LindDep

Etymology

Gt Bilches(Close of pasture called Andersons Bilshoes 1671(named from the Anderson family, cf.William Anderson 1608 Inv), great Bilshoes 1671, 1698, Great Bilshoe 1697,Ormesby Bilshoes 1671, Ormsby fout Bilshoe 1697, Ormsby foot Bilshoes 1698(v. fōtand the neighbouring parish of North Ormsby), the becke Bishoe 1673(v.bekkr); no explanation can be offered for Bilches /Bilshoe(s))