This is from a 1759 baptism record in England. It reads, James, son of James Shepherd & Mary his wife of ????? baptized Jan 1 1759" The term is repeated for several other records but most are written something like "John Smith son of William Smith & his wife Elizabeth baptized Dec 15 1758." I have googled baptism terminology and haven't found anything close. See Image on Ancestry:

1759 baptism record with unknown word

  • I think it will be a place somewhere near Pitminster.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Jan 3, 2022 at 21:24

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It looks like Corfe to me which, as @PolyGeo suggested, is a village near Pitminster.

  • Thank you both!
    – Brad
    Commented Jan 4, 2022 at 22:35

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