William Shakespeare buried, 25 April 1616

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Date:25th of April 1616

Description:Entry in the parish register, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, recording the burial of William Shakespeare. He had died two days earlier, aged fifty-two. He is described as a gentleman, then a distinctive title indicating wealth and status and one used by only a handful of his fellow townsmen.
The other entry marked with a cross records the burial, on 17 April, of Shakespeare's brother-in-law, William Hart, hatter, who had married Shakespeare's sister, Joan.

'Will Shakspere gent'.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust reference: DR 243/1


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

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1580s
Shakespeare's daughter baptised, 26 May 1583
Shakespeare's daughter baptised, 26 May 1583

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

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Donor ref:DR243/1 f.46 burials (34/10706)

Source: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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