It is amazing how much information is available on people who lived centuries ago. The story ofWilliam and Sarah Shellaker contains a great amount of information recorded during their eventful lives.
But once thing puzzles me…..from the time of his birth in 1788 in Lyndon up until his marriage to Sarah Hester in the village of Exton in 1815 I cannot find any record of his life. All I know is that on his wedding day he was ‘of the parish of Uppingham’.
So where was William for the first 27 years of his life and what was he doing in Uppingham? Any idea anyone?
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This is the personal website of David Leedham, born in the village of Billesdon and living in the County of Leicestershire, in the English Midlands.
I am the grandson of John Shellaker, the 13th and youngest child of Richard and Mary Grocock.
The aim of this website is to place into the public domain my research, and that of others, into the history of my maternal family surname - SHELLAKER (which includes several centuries-old spelling deviations of that surname such as ‘Shellakers’, ‘Shillakars’, ‘Shilakers’ and ‘Shelacres’.
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