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

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Date:2nd of February 1585

Description:Entry in the parish register, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, recording the baptism of Shakespeare's children, Hamnet and Judith. The register does not actually describe them as twins, but there had scarcely been time since the baptism of his first child for them to be anything else.
Having quickly conceived twice, Shakespeare and Ann had no further children: this was unusual, but why we do not know.

'Hamnet & Judeth sonne & daughter to William Shakspere'.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust reference: DR 243/1


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Stratford's earliest parish register
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Shakespeare's daughter baptised, 26 May 1583
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Burial of William Shakespeare's father, John, 8 September 1601
Burial of William Shakespeare's father, John, 8 September 1601

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Source: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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