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Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
February 21,
1608

DR243/1: Baptismal register, folio 42 recto

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Creator: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Title: Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: 1558-1776
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: DR243/1: Baptism register, fol. 42r

Item Creator
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Item Title
Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Item Date
1558-1776, entry for February 21, 1608
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 42r

DR243/1: Baptismal register, folio 42 recto detail

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Creator: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Title: Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: 1558-1776
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: DR243/1: Baptism register, fol. 42r

Item Creator
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Item Title
Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Item Date
1558-1776, entry for February 21, 1608
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 42r

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Reproduced by permission of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has graciously contributed images under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommerical ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Visitors may download, link to and cite the images for personal research only. Any further use, including, but not limited to, unauthorized downloading or distribution of the images, commercial or third party use, is strictly prohibited. Visitors must contact the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to request additional use, at: images.scla@shakespeare.org.uk

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Creator: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Title: Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: 1558-1776
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: DR243/1: Baptism register, fol. 42r

Elizabeth, John and Susanna Shakespeare Hall’s first (and only) child and William and Anne Shakespeare’s granddaughter, was baptized on February 21, 1608, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. John Hall had married Susanna Shakespeare on June 5, 1607 and Elizabeth was thus born some two weeks short of nine months. This would imply that, unless the child was born prematurely, Susanna may already have been pregnant at the time of her marriage. On the other hand, given that this establishes the fertility of both parents, it is odd that Susanna did not go on to bear further children.

The entry reads “Elizabeth dawghter to John Hall gentleman” and is in the hand of the curate, William Gilbert, alias Higges. The suffix was added in view of Hall’s profession as a physician.     

Written by Robert Bearman

Last updated May 5, 2016