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Henrye Shakespeare (abt. 1540 - 1596)

Henrye (Henry) Shakespeare aka Shakespere
Born about in Englandmap
Husband of — married about 1580 in Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Died in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Aug 2008
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Biography

Possibly the 'black sheep of the family', Henry was in constant trouble with the law. He served frequent prison terms for not paying debts, trespassing and provocative acts, among other incidences.

He was buried in Snitterfield on 29 December, 1596.[1][2]

Burial entry in the Snitterfield Parish Register by subscription [3]

Sources

  1. "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963," database with images, FamilySearch : 22 September 2016, Warwickshire > Snitterfield > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1561-1740 > image 18 of 97; from parish registers of the Church of England. Database and images, Warwick County Record Office, England. Burial date reads 29th (xxix) day of December, year of 1596.
  2. Stopes, C. C. (Charlotte Carmichael), 1841-1929, Shakespeare's family : being a record of the ancestors and descendants of William Shakespeare, with some account of the Ardens. Pages 114-115
  3. Image 17 Warwickshire County Record Office; Warwick, England; Warwickshire Anglican Registers; Roll: Engl/2/1046; Document Reference: DR 134. See image: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=2416&h=4523578&indiv=try
  • "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963," database with images, FamilySearch [1] : 13 March 2019), Henrye Shakespere in entry for Lettyce Shakespere, 10 Jun 1582; from parish registers of the Church of England, database and images, citing Christening, Hampton-Lucy, Warwickshire, England, Warwick County Record Office, England.
  • "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963," database with images, FamilySearch [2] : 13 March 2019), Henrye Shakespere in entry for Jeames Shakespere, 16 Oct 1585; from parish registers of the Church of England, database and images, citing Christening, Hampton-Lucy, Warwickshire, England, Warwick County Record Office, England.
  • Biography of Henry Shakespeare by C. C. Stopes, published in 1910: Stopes, C.C., "Henry Shakespeare's Death," The Athenaeum, No. 4308, 21-May-1910, Pp. 608-609. Available on HathiTrust.org.
  • Biography of Henry Shakespeare by C. C. Stopes, published in 1914: Stopes. C.C., "Shakespeare's Environment," G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., London, 1914. Pp. 66-71. Available on Archive.org.


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I've seen references online which have Henry as William Shakespeare's uncle.
posted by Kelly Fitzgerald

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