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The Annals of Willenhall

Frederick Hackwood

Published November 22nd 2010
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This ebook is complete with illustrations and linked Table of Content making navigation quicker and easier.Willenhall, vulgo Willnal, is undoubtedly a place of great antiquity- on the evidence of its name it manifestly had its foundation in an earlyMoreThis ebook is complete with illustrations and linked Table of Content making navigation quicker and easier.Willenhall, vulgo Willnal, is undoubtedly a place of great antiquity- on the evidence of its name it manifestly had its foundation in an early Saxon settlement. The Anglo-Saxon form of the name Willanhale may be interpreted as “the meadow land of Willa”—Willa being a personal name, probably that of the tribal leader, the head of a Teutonic family, who settled here. In the Domesday Book the name appears as Winehala, but by the twelfth century had approached as near to its modern form as Willenhal and Willenhale.Dr. Oliver, in his History of Wolverhampton, derives the name from Velen, the Sun-god, and the Rev. H. Barber, of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, who tries to find a Danish origin for nearly all our old Midland place-names, suggests the Norse form Vil-hjalmr- or perhaps a connection with Scandinavian family names such as Willing and Wlmer.Dr. Barber fortifies himself by quoting Scott:—Beneath the shade the Northmen came, Fixed on each vale a Runic name.Rokeby, Canto, IV.