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Re: A rellie named Shaxpeer
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 06 June 20 20:44 BST (UK) »
She must have been from the orthographically challenged branch of the family.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: A rellie named Shaxpeer
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 06 June 20 20:53 BST (UK) »
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now that's a big word... I had to google it  ::)  and yep I agree.     d e f i n i t e l y    :) :)


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Re: A rellie named Shaxpeer
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 07 June 20 11:55 BST (UK) »
She must have been from the orthographically challenged branch of the family.

Wikipedia has a whole article on the spelling which includes this quote:

Hunter noted that "there has been endless variety in the form in which this name has been written." He criticised Malone and Steevens, writing that "in an evil hour they agreed, for no apparent reason, to abolish the e in the first syllable." Hunter argued that there were probably two pronunciations of the name, a Warwickshire version and a London version, so that "the poet himself might be called by his honest neighbours at Stratford and Shottery, Mr. Shaxper, while his friends in London honoured him, as we know historically they did, with the more stately name of Shakespeare."


Rutter, Sampson, Swinerd, Head, Redman in Kent.  Others in Cheshire, Manchester, Glos/War/Worcs.
RUTTER family and Matilda Sampson's Will: