John Shakespeare and his wife Mary sell a share of property in Snitterfield, 15 October 1579 - left hand side

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Date:15th of October 1579

Description:Robert Arden, John Shakespeare's father-in-law, had left a house and land he owned in Snitterfield jointly to six of his daughters by his first marriage, one of whom, Mary Arden, had married John Shakespeare. From the 1570s, Robert Webbe, son of another of the daughters, began buying up these shares so that ownership would be re-united in his hands. John and Mary Shakespeare sold their share in 1579, at a time when there is evidence to suggest that John was short of ready money, though the sale only raised £4.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust reference: ER 30/1

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Donor ref:ER 30/1 (18/10064)

Source: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Records

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