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March 10, 1613
Shakespeare purchases the Blackfriars Gatehouse: copy of bargain and sale signed by buyers, including Shakespeare
In March 1613 William Shakespeare and three associates agreed to purchase the Gatehouse of the former Dominican priory in London known as “Blackfriars” from Henry Walker for the sum of £140. The indenture of bargain and sale is dated March 10.
February 10, 1618
Bargain and sale for the transfer of Blackfriars Gatehouse to new trustees John Greene and Matthew Morryes
On February 10, 1618, five years after William Shakespeare and his associates William Johnson, John Jackson, and John Heminges agreed to purchase the Blackfriars Gatehouse in 1613, Shakespeare’s trustees transferred the title of the Gatehouse to two new trustees.