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Places named after family members

As bearers of this surname played an important role within their communities and were amongst the first settlers in the new colonies it is not surprising that they had places named after them.  This is a list of those I know of already with links to maps and other information if you ‘click’ on the name. They should open in a new window if not please use your 'back' button on your browser to return to this page. 

I would love to know of more! More importantly do you know who they were named after?


Situated near Stone in Staffordshire on a lane between Cotwalton and Hollywood. The old farm house was demolished in 1965 but the ruins of some of the out buildings were there in 1999 when I visited. They have now been converted to “Wooliscroft Barn”. The current farm is located on the opposite side of the road. Map

Williscroft Place
Colton, Staffordshire.  Built in 1858 on land once farmed by the family. Lat:52:46:53N (52.7813) Lon:1:55:29W (-1.9247) 

Wooliscroft Road 
Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Woolliscroft Avenue

Newcastle under Lyne, Staffordshire, England

Wooliscroft Close
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 9 Named after George William Wooliscroft OBE, Lord Mayor (1926), JP


Williscroft Creek & Canyon
Situated on the Alaskan Highway, Canada, in the Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Territory, 1066.3 miles ( 1716 km) from Dawson Creek.  61°04'56" North and 138°32'02" West

Williscroft Peak
This peak is the highpoint of the low range located on the southwest side of Kluane Lake. It sits at the head of Williscroft Creek.

Williscroft Post Office
Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. 44°22'36" North and 81°13'55" West A hamlet and post office, named for George Williscroft who lived at Lot 9 of the 13th concession. The post office opened in 1856 and George was the first postmaster. George was born in Ireland and moved to Canada with his parents and siblings about 1828. Map

Georgetown Mills
British Columbia, Canada. Named after George Williscroft who built the first saw mill there. George was the son of George Wiliscroft who was the postmaster at Williscroft in Ontario.

There are two ‘Williscroft Island’s’ in Canada.

Williscroft Island
Fathom Five National Marine Park, Northern Bruce Peninsula, ON, Canada. Situated in Lake Huron.

Williscroft Island
Wood Buffalo. Alberta, Canada. Located on the Firebag River

Williscroft Place
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Williscroft Street 

Kitimat, BC, Canada

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