Monday, July 17, 2017

A sheep's shed?

Shepshed, a village (now town) near Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, was home to many of my ancestors. Not quite as many as Syston, but quite a few.

It's the town whose name has been written in so many ways, either because the name of the town/village changed over time, or because someone wrote what they heard... here are a few varieties from census documents, parish records, etc. If you know of more, please add them to the comments.

One thing is clear: there were sheep!

  • Shepshed
  • Sheepshed
  • Sheeps Head
  • Shipshred 
  • Scepeshefede Regis (that's what it was called in the Domesday Book)

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