What’s in a name?

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One of the first things you see when you come to our house is a plaque next to the door bearing the name Wilfred. It has sadly lost some of the letters so that only the Wilf bit is still visible. It’s intrigued me since we moved in and people often ask us why it’s there and we have to admit we have no idea!

Then today a lady knocked on our door and handed us a file full of documents. Apparently her mother-in-law used to own the house and she had come across the file when she was sorting out her belongings after she passed away. The file contained documents covering all of the sales of the property since the whole estate was sold in 1890 before any houses were even built.

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There are some very old documents, some of which look like originals. One even has the original wax seals attached.

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Sadly at first glance there doesn’t seem to be any answer to the question “who is Wilfred” but I did find something close!

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I shall look forward to having a good look through the documents at some point soon.