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Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
July 16,
1649

DR243/1: Burial register, folio 70 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: Burial register, fol. 70v 

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 July 16, 1649
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Burial register, fol. 70v

DR243/1: Burial register, folio 70 verso, entry detail

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Document-specific information
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. 70v 

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 July 16, 1649
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
DR243/1: Burial register, fol. 70v

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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: Burial register, fol. 70v 

Susanna Hall, Shakespeare’s elder daughter, was buried on July 16, 1649, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Next to the entry, an “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance. She had died five days earlier on July 11, aged 66, and was buried in the chancel of the parish church. Her status in the local community is indicated by the prefix “Mrs.” Her cause of death is not known but the unusually high mortality rate that summer suggests an epidemic of some sort. The family estates were entailed but, as far as is known, Susanna made no arrangements to dispose of any personal belongings by will, although her sister Judith, her daughter Elizabeth, and her Hart cousins were still alive. 

Written by Robert Bearman

Last updated January 19, 2016