Still busy with things, so not much time for blogging, but this merits a mini-post.
A clearly splendid American chap by the name of Stephen Von Worley has created an application which pinpoints places named for first names (and not just the common ones) on google earth / maps. There are William thises and thats aplenty, although none within easy walking distance, alas. Fort William, Calcutta is now on my must see list.
More here, plus the all important link