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- Pop. 838. In East Zorra T., Oxford C., on the Thames R. and C. Rds. 4,29 & 33, 9 km. NE of Woodstock.
- When the post office opened in 1853 the name was changed from Melrose, a name already in use. Inverkip was suggested by the postmaster's wife, Mrs. Hugh Barwick, who came from Inverkip in Renfrewshire, Scotland.
- It is not known where the apparent clerical error occurred.
- From Frank McColl (email@example.com) May 25, 2023:
- What I have discovered is Mr Hugh Barwick and his wife, but cannot find her maiden name. He was Postmaster 1853 Innerkip, but don't know for how long.
- There appears to be some thinking a mistake was made in the spelling but I don't think so Mr Barwicks wife originally came from Inverkip Scotland.
- She was supposed to have suggested naming the village Inverkip but at the time she lived in Scotland the village would still be known as Innerkip.
- There is an article in The Hamilton Spectator August 1953 which Heading says Innerkip Intended To Be Named Inverkip.
- So I don't think it was a mistake still to this day we still have various ways of saying a variety of words some very funny but Inverkip was called Innerkip originally.
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