- Whitchurch, Herefordshire
infobox UK place
region= West Midlands
Whitchurch (Welsh: "Llandywynnog" [http://www.kimkat.org/amryw/1_clawdd_offa/22_cymru_dros_glawdd_offa_enwau_euas_eng_cym_0980e.htm Welsh placenames in Herefordshire] ] ) is a
villagein Herefordshirenamed after the church of Saint Dubriciuswhich was originally white in colour.
Within the village is the
Old Court Hotelwhich was originally the ancestral home of the Gwillam family, and was lived in for a while by John Graves Simcoefirst Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canadafrom 1791-1796 and founder of Toronto, who married Elizabeth Posthuma Gwillim. The town of Whitchurch-Stouffvillein Ontarioderives its name from this village; it was created by the merger of Stouffville with Whitchurch Township, named by Simcoe after the village of his wife's birth.
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