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Easter term 1612
Bellott v. Mountjoy: Witness Book listing Shakespeare and others to be examined on Bellott's behalf in Easter Term
Shown here is the Witness Book, from Easter term 1612, for the first round of depositions in Bellott v. Mountjoy.
May 7, 1612
Bellott v. Mountjoy: Compulsory Summons to Shakespeare and others for the first set of Interrogatories
Shown here is a Compulsory Summons, dated May 7, 1612, following the last of four pleadings in Bellott v. Mountjoy.
June 30, 1612
Shown here is the third of three orders given by the Court of Requests in Bellott v. Mountjoy.
May 11, 1612
Bellott v. Mountjoy: First set of depositions, on Bellott's behalf, including Shakespeare's signature
Shown here is the first round of depositions, dated May 11, 1612, given in Bellott v. Mountjoy.
In 1612, William Jaggard published a third edition of The Passionate Pilgrim. Like the second edition, the third edition asserts “By W. Shakespeare.” on its title page.
February 4, 1613
Richard, William Shakespeare’s brother, was buried on February 4, 1613, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Next to the entry, an “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance. He was nearly 39 years old.
The second edition of Thomas, Lord Cromwell, retains the attribution to W.S.
January 28, 1613
John Combe of Stratford-upon-Avon was a contemporary of William Shakespeare. Though Combe was from a far wealthier and more established family, by the second decade of the seventeenth century Shakespeare’s accumulated wealth placed the two men on an essentially equal footing.
January 28, 1613
The registered copy of John Combe’s will, shown here, carries the date of January 28, 1612 [i.e. 1613] in a heading which may give the impression of concluding the preceding will.
January 22, 1613
A conveyance deed for a house in Henley Street describes William Shakespeare’s house (now the Birthplace) as adjoining it on the north-west
John Shakespeare’s property in Henley Street, inherited by his son William in 1601, and now known as the Birthplace, had a frontage of about 90 feet. When an urban property changed hands, its boundaries were often defined by reference to neighboring properties.