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February 9,
1652

DR 243/2 burials, folio 8 verso

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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: DR243/2: burials, fol. 8v

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 February 9, 1652
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR 243/2 burials, fol. 8v

DR 243/2 burials, folio 8 verso, entry detail

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DR 243/2 burials, folio 8 verso, 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

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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: DR243/2: burials, fol. 8v

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 February 9, 1652
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR 243/2 burials, fol. 8v

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Reproduced by permission of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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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

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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: DR243/2: burials, fol. 8v

Judith Quiney, Anne and William Shakespeare's younger daughter, was buried on February 9, 1662, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Next to the entry, an “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance. She was 77 years old.  Her precise date of death is not known, as her gravestone does not survive.

The recorder showed respect for Judith’s social status by describing her as the “uxor,” wife, of Thomas Quiney, gentleman. This would imply that Thomas was still alive although no record has yet come to light as to his place of burial. By 1655, Thomas may have left Stratford to live closer to his wealthy brother, Richard Quiney, who had prospered in London as a grocer. In his will, Richard charged his estate with an annuity of £12 payable to Thomas for life, together with a one-off payment of £5 to cover Thomas’s burial expenses. This indicates that Thomas had fallen on hard times and there is no evidence of his activities in Stratford after 1650.  Richard Quiney’s eldest son (also Richard) lived in some comfort in Shottery until his death in 1684, and his aunt Judith may have lived with him there before her death in 1662.   

Written by Robert Bearman

Last updated January 19, 2016