Place:Widford, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesWidefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 138
Widefordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 138
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.824°N 0.059°E
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoBraughing Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Ware Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
East Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Widford is a village and civil parish in the East Hertfordshire District of Hertfordshire, England. After the Second World War it was the home of Arthur Ernest Percival (1887-1966). John Eliot, (1604–1690), the "Apostle to the Indians", was born in Widford.

The village also influenced writer Charles Lamb (1775-1834) whose grandmother is buried on the parish. As children Lamb and his sister Mary often stayed at Blakesware (demolished 1830, replaced 1870's), near Widford, where Mary Field, their grandmother, was housekeeper to the Plumer family. Lamb recalled these visits in his essays Blakesmoor in H---- and Dream Children.

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