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Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
December 2,
1562

DR243/1: Baptismal register, folio 3 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: DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 3v

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 December 2, 1562
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 3v

DR243/1: Baptismal register, folio 3 verso 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: Baptismal register, fol. 3v

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 December 2, 1562
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 3v

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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: DR243/1: Baptismal register, fol. 3v

Margaret, John and Mary Shakespeare’s second child, was baptized on December 2, 1562, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Next to the entry, an “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance. The Shakespeares' first child, Joan, baptised in September 1558, had probably died during a serious outbreak of typhus and influenza during 1559 and 1560. The gap of over four years between the birth of their first and second children is unusual and suggests that Mary may have miscarried in the interval. Margaret was buried some five months later.

Margaret’s baptism entry is in Latin. Register entries were in English from March 1558 until early 1561, but were written in Latin after John Bretchgirdle’s appointment as vicar on February 27, 1561. 

Margaret’s baptism was the last one entered on this page when in 1600 the original register was copied into this new volume. The entries on the page were then certified as a true copy by the minister and the four chuchwardens.   

Semi-diplomatic transcription

[DR 243/1, baptisms, f. 3v]

Baptismes
26 Gulielmus filius Gulielmi Brook
28 Iohannes filius Georgij Banister
29 Margareta filia Christophri Smith

Iune
4 Nicholaus filius Nicholai Langford
7 Margareta filia Gulielmi Batha
13 Thomas filius Gulielmi Hathaway de bushopton
20 Alice filia Iohannis Bell
26 Elizabeth filia Rogeri Bragge
30 Isabella filia Thome Lorimerer  

 
Iuli
10 Margareta filia Gulielmi Smith
18 Alice filia Henrici Tubbe
25 Alice filia Thomas Cope
26 ffranciscus filius Iohannis Hearing
28  Edwardus filius Edwardi Walford

August
12 Gulielmus filius Edwardi Wilmyns
13 Gulielmus filius Richardi Roberts alias Burford
18 Iohannes filius Gulielmi Brace
21 Henricus filius Gulielmi Hearing

September
4 ffrancisca filia Roberti Archer
8 W: filius Roberti Gibbes
15 Margareta filia Richardi Cottrell
17 Gieza filia Gulielmi Clopton de Clopton
20 Thomas filius Edwardi White
26 Margareta filia Thome Rogers.
27 Rogerus filius Ricardi Scarlet.

October
1 Averreis filius Iohannis Bramley de drayton
7 Elizabeth filia Gulielmi Troute
15 Iohannes filius. Gulielmi Smart
24 Gulielmus filius Petri Bradley
24 Elizabeth filia Richardi Sharp

November
10 Gulielmus filius Iohannis Icheuer
11 Iohannes filius Richardi Welles
20 Thomas filius Thome Hickocks
22 Rosa filia Basilii Burdytt
24 Humfredus filius Gregorii Robins
24 ffrancisca filia Iohannis Sadler

December     1 Arthurus filius Rodolphi Cawdrey

  2 Margareta filia Iohannis Shakspere

   Ric. Bifield
  ffrauncys Smythe    gardiani    Iohn Sheffill
   Iames Elletes                           Ro. Munmurth.

Written by Robert Bearman

Last updated February 17, 2016