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Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
November 26,
1635

DR243/1: Burial register, folio 60 recto

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Creator: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Title: Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: 1558-1776
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: DR243/1: Burial register, fol. 60r

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 November 26, 1635
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Burial register, fol. 60r

DR243/1: Burial register, folio 60 recto, entry detail

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Creator: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Title: Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: 1558-1776
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: DR243/1: Burial register, fol. 60r

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 November 26, 1635
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Burial register, fol. 60r

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Creator: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Title: Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: 1558-1776
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: DR243/1: Burial register, fol. 60r

John Hall, Susanna Hall’s husband, was buried on November 26, 1635, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Next to the entry, an “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance. He died the day before, aged 60, and is buried in the chancel of the parish church. The mortality rate was high that winter and it is evident that Hall died suddenly, as his brief nuncupative (oral) will was dictated on the day of his death. The suffix added to his name in the register, medicus peritissimus (most skilled doctor), is testimony to his local reputation. This warm tribute might also echo the close relationship between Hall and the vicar, Thomas Wilson, forged during their recent dispute with the Corporation.
  
The register was kept at this time by Simon Trapp, curate, who adds his signature at the bottom of the page.   

Written by Robert Bearman

Last updated June 28, 2016