1980 - Wilcot families and individuals

A relatively small number of families have contributed a great many individuals to the history of Wilcot.

Long-standing Wilcot families include the Pearces, Copes, Houghtons and Giddings, the Gilberts, the Coles and Strongs, the Collins, Staggs and Spanswicks, the Williams, the Amors, Hiscocks, and Flippances. Many of these are inter-related, and related too to others such as the Lovelocks, Smiths, Bezzants and Keepences.

Prominent farming families include the Maidments, Swantons, Heaths and Howses.

Other remarkable individuals in recent times have included Winifred Felce  and Jack Hilton.

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The Wroughtons and Montagus owned the entire village from the late 16th century through to 1900-19. Since just after World War Two, Stowell Park has been owned by Sir Philip Dunn, his daughter, Lady Serena Rothschild, and their family. Wilcot Manor has been owned by a variety of people, including Lord and Lady St Maur, David Niven, and Countess Westmorland.

There are records of births, marriages and deaths in the parish records. And censuses were taken every ten years from 1841, and give details of people in households, with ages and occupations.