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Two conveyances of property in Warwickshire by William Clopton showing John Shakespeare as a tenant of Ingon Meadow in the parish of Hampton Lucy
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October 21, 1569 and February 1570
Exchequer, informations and proceedings against John Shakespeare for usury--accused of lending money at interest to John Musshem
September 5, 1571
Meeting of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation at which officers for the following year were elected, including John Shakespeare's election as chief alderman
Under Stratford’s 1553 charter of incorporation, the Corporation elected annually a chief alderman to serve as a justice of the peace. He assisted the bailiff in the execution of his office, particularly at sessions of the court of record.
January 18, 1572
Meeting of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation, with an order appointing the bailiff and chief alderman, Adrian Quiney and John Shakespeare, to act on the Corporation’s behalf according to “theire discrecions”
Under the 1553 charter of incorporation, Stratford-upon-Avon had been granted a certain degree of self-government, independent of the lord of the manor who had previously held authority over the town's affairs.
February 12, 1572
February 12 and May 3, 1572
Exchequer informations against John Shakespeare for illegal purchases of wool: 1572, 14 Eliz I: part 1