Barrie Vinten 31 May 2011
Whilst researching my family history I have found that members of one family, surnamed Harris, were born and/or lived in Wilgate Green in the mid to late 19th century. I've Googled Wilgate Green and find that it was, or is, a hamlet in the Throwley area. Does it still exist as a community and are there any Harris descendants still living there? My connection with the family is via Amy Harris, who was my step great-grandmother. She was born in 1863, her parents being John Harris and Maria (nee Lyon). Amy married Henry Shilling in the late 1880s and they had 5 children, one of whom was Henry David Shilling, my step grandfather.