Shakespeare's daughter baptised, 26 May 1583

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Date:1583

Description:Entry in the parish register, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon (later marked with a cross), recording the baptism of Shakespeare's first child, Susanna.

William Shakespeare had married Ann Hathaway at the end of November 1582, so we may assume that Ann was pregnant at the time. Shakespeare was still only nineteen, at that time very young for a man to be married, whilst Ann was six or seven years older, again very unusual.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust reference: DR 243/1


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1550s
Stratford's earliest parish register
Stratford's earliest parish register

The earliest parish register, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, containing ...

1580s
Shakespeare's twin children baptised, 2 February 1585 - detail
Shakespeare's twin children baptised, 2 February 1585 - detail

Entry in the parish register, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, recording ...

1600s
Marriage of John Hall and Susanna Shakespeare, 5 June 1607
Marriage of John Hall and Susanna Shakespeare, 5 June 1607

Part of a page of the marriage register, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, ...

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Source: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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