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Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
October 8,
1587

DR243/1: Baptism register, folio 25 verso

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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. 25v

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 October 8, 1587
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Baptism register, fol. 25v

DR243/1: Baptism register, folio 25 verso, entry 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. 25v

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 October 8, 1587
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Baptism register, fol. 25v

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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. 25v

Richard, Richard and Elizabeth Quiney’s fourth child, was baptized on October 8, 1587, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. He is remembered for his letter to his father composed in Latin at the age of about eleven, asking for two paper books. He inherited his father’s business acumen, prospering as a grocer in London and presenting a silver mace to the Stratford Corporation in 1632.

The Quiney family, resident in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1500, was pre-eminent amongst the commercial elite of the town. Adrian Quiney was appointed one of the borough’s founding aldermen in 1553 and remained dominant in civic affairs until his death in March 1606. His son Richard, probably born before 1558 (there is no mention of him in the baptism register which begins in that year) was thus some years older than William Shakespeare. In 1580, he married Elizabeth the daughter of Thomas Phillips, another leading figure in the town’s business community. Like his father, he was also quickly recruited into the Corporation’s service, elected a capital burgess in September 1580 (Minutes and Accounts, iii, p. 70) and an alderman in September 1588 (Minutes and Accounts, iv, p. 45).

Written by Robert Bearman

Last updated January 19, 2016