Place:Shearsby, Leicestershire, England

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NameShearsby
Alt namesSeuesbisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
Suesbisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
Sueuesbisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.517°N 1.083°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shearsby is a rural village in the English county of Leicestershire.

It is in the Harborough district around nine miles due south of Leicester and north east of Lutterworth.

In the early 17th Century the Vicar of St Mary Magdelene, and also Rector of Knaptoft was John Moore, a Puritan who wrote A Mappe of Man's Mortalite in 1617 and often struggled to maintain his principles against the authorities within the Church of England. In November 1604 he was brought before the ecclesiastical court for nonconformity, refusing to wear the surplice, and summoned a further four more times in 1605. He was finally discharged by the court in 'hope of conformity'.

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