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Exchequer, informations and proceedings against John Shakespeare for usury--accused of lending money at interest to John Musshem
January 27, 1570
The chamberlain’s account presented to the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation, including the first recorded payments to troupes of actors visiting the town
In the later part of the 16th century, the chamberlains' accounts submitted to the Corporation show regular payments to traveling troupes of players.
Two conveyances of property in Warwickshire by William Clopton showing John Shakespeare as a tenant of Ingon Meadow in the parish of Hampton Lucy
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.
February 12, 1572
February 12 and May 3, 1572
May 24, 1572
Exchequer informations against John Shakespeare for illegal purchases of wool: 1572, 14 Eliz I: part 1
Exchequer informations against John Shakespeare for illegal purchases of wool: 1572, 14 Eliz I: part 2