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May 26, 1583
Susanna, William and Anne Shakespeare’s first child, was baptized on May 26, 1583, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Next to the entry, a “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance.
May 5, 1606
Under the Elizabethan Settlement, as defined in the Act of Supremacy of 1558 and the Act of Uniformity of 1559, every man and woman was expected to receive Holy Communion three times a year. Easter had to be one of these three occasions.
June 5, 1607
Susanna Shakespeare and John Hall were married on June 5, 1607, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Next to the entry, an “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance. Susanna, William and Anne Shakespeare’s daughter, was 24.
February 21, 1608
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.
July 15, 1613
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April 24, 1633
The grant shown here needs to be read in the context of a fierce dispute between the zealous Puritan vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Thomas Wilson, and the more moderate majority of the Stratford Corporation.
February 14, 1636
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May 16, 1636-7
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May 12, 1637
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