Stratford's earliest parish register

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Date:1558 - 1776 (c.)

Description:The earliest parish register, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, containing the baptism and burial entries for William Shakespeare and his family. It bears the date 1600 on its cover, the year when, under new regulations, the original paper register, in use since the 1530s, was copied into this new parchment volume.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust reference: DR 243/1


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1560s
William Shakespeare baptised, 26 April 1564
William Shakespeare baptised, 26 April 1564

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

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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Donor ref:DR243/1 (34/10715)

Source: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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