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Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
April 15,
1569

DR243/1: Baptismal register, folio 9 recto

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Creator: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Title:   Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: April 15, 1569
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 9r

 
Item Creator
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Item Title
Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Item Date
1558-1776, entry for April 15, 1569
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 9r

DR243/1: Baptismal register, folio 9 recto, entry detail

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DR243/1: Baptismal register, folio 9 recto, entry detail
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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has graciously contributed images under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommerical ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Visitors may download, link to and cite the images for personal research only. Any further use, including, but not limited to, unauthorized downloading or distribution of the images, commercial or third party use, is strictly prohibited. Visitors must contact the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to request additional use, at: images.scla@shakespeare.org.uk

Document-specific information
Creator: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Title:   Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: April 15, 1569
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 9r

 
Item Creator
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Item Title
Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Item Date
1558-1776, entry for April 15, 1569
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 9r

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Reproduced by permission of  Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Terms of use
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has graciously contributed images under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommerical ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Visitors may download, link to and cite the images for personal research only. Any further use, including, but not limited to, unauthorized downloading or distribution of the images, commercial or third party use, is strictly prohibited. Visitors must contact the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to request additional use, at: images.scla@shakespeare.org.uk

Document-specific information
Creator: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Title:   Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: April 15, 1569
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 9r

 

Joan, John and Mary Shakespeare’s fifth child, was baptized on April 15, 1569, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. It was a normal practice at the time to use the name of a deceased child for later offspring. Next to the entry, an “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance. Joan, the Shakespeare’s third child to reach adulthood, was baptized around two and a half years after Gilbert.

Baptism entries in the parish register from March to July 1569 are in English, instead of the Latin in use since John Bretgirdle’s appointment as vicar in 1561. However, most marriage and burial entries from March to July 1569 were still made in Latin.

Written by Robert Bearman

Last updated January 19, 2016