Major Settlement in the Parish of Kirby Hill
- Adelingestorp 1086 DB
- Edelyn(g)thorp 1154–89 MaryH6d 13 RichReg 1328 Banco
- Edelingetorp 1308 Ch
- Ellyngthorpe 1523 BM 1541 Dugdiii.570
- Ellinthrope 1574 FF
'Atheling's village' v. þorp . The first element may be either OE æþeling , 'prince' or a patronymic based on the OE pers. name Æþel . Athelney (So), Æþelinga eigg ASC, and OE Æþelingaden (ASC s.a. 1001, MS A) both contain the gen. pl. of the OE noun æþeling . Perhaps we should not lay too much stress on the DB s (cf. the DB form of Brampton Hall infra ).