Research: Historic Spellings of "Soulton"
A wide variation in spelling can be observed for "'sǝʊ̯lt(ǝ)n" over the years
Before the modern 'Soulton', a wide variation in how this place's name has been written down can be observed:
- Suletune (Domesday Book, 1086)
- Suleton (Curia Regis Rolls 1200; Rotuli Hundredorum, 1255)
- Soleton (Assize Rolls, 1271-2; Feudal Aids 1284-5A)
- Sulton (Assize Rolls 1271-2, 91-2)
- Sulton (Feudal Aids 1431, 1470, 84; Calendar of Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office, 1703; Shropshire Parish Registers, 1809)
- Solton (1334, The Shropshire Lay Subsidy Roll of 1 Edward III)
- Sowton (Saxton's Map of Shropshire, 1695 The County Maps from William Camden's Britannia 1695 by Robert Morden)
- Soughton (1672, The Shropshire Hearth-Tax Roll of 1672)
- Soulton (1677, Shropshire Parish Register)
- Saulton (artefacts at the building, 1800s)
- Source: English Place-Name Society. The University Press. 1990-01-01.
And some more modern options:
- ˈsǝʊ̯lt(ǝ)n in the International Phonetic Alphabet
- |01010011|01101111|01110101|01101100|01110100|01101111|01101110|00001101|00001010|01110011|01101111|01110101|01101100|01110100|01101111|01101110|00001101 in binary (!)
Using the International Phonetic Alphabet, the modern pronunciation of the word may be expressed as sǝʊ̯lt(ǝ)n but it may have been ˈsoːltun or even solˈtuːn in Old English.