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Families covered: Shakespeare of Snitterfield, Shakespeare of Stepney, Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon

Richard Shakespeare of Snitterfield (b 1512, d 1561)
m. (c1532) Agnes Webb (b 06.01.1515, d 1595, dau of Sir John Alexander Webb)
A contributor (JT, 25.02.07) kindly warned us that the identification of Richard's wife (made in a web site on the Webb family) is "a very substantial claim" which has eluded others. [She is not named in Shakespeareana Genealogica.] The Webb web site refers to a book "William Shakespeare: A Biography" by A.L. Rowse (1963), a renowned Shakespearean scholar and biographer, as a source for some of its data but JT advised us that this connection is not given in that book. We hope to review this further in due course.
1. Thomas Shakespeare of Snitterfield (a 1586)
  A. John Shakespeare (bpt 10.03.1582)
2. John Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon (d 1601) the first mentioned by BLG1952
m. (after 1556) Mary Arden (b 1537, d 09.09.1608, dau of Robert Arden of Wilmcote & Snitterfield)
  A. William Shakespeare of New Place, Stratford-on-Avon (bpt 26.04.1564, d 23.04.1616, playwright, dramatist, poet)§G
  m. (27/8.11.1582) Anne Hathaway (b 1556, d 06.08.1623, dau of Richard Hathaway of Shottery, Stratford-on-Avon)
  i. Hamnet Shakespeare (b 02.02.1585, dvp bur 11.08.1596)
  ii. Susanna Shakespeare of New Place (bpt 26.05.1583, d 11.07.1649, twin with Hamnet)
  m. (05.06.1607) John Hall of Hall's Croft, Stratford-on-Avon (d 25.11.1635, doctor)
  a. Elizabeth Hall of New Place (bpt 21.02.1608, dsp bur 17.02.1670)
  m1. (22.04.1626) Thomas Nash of Lincoln's Inn (b 1593/4, dsp 04.04.1647, son of Anthony of Welcombe)
  m2. (05.06.1649, sp) Sir John Bernard of Abington Manor (d 03.03.1674)
  iii. Judith Shakespeare (b 02.02.1585, bur 09.02.1661/2)
  m. (10/20.02.1616) Thomas Quiney (a 1655, Chamberlain of Stratford)
  B. Joan Shakespeare (bpt 15.04.1569, bur 04.11.1646)
  m. (c1599) William Hart of Stratford (bur 17.04.1616, hatter)
  C.+ other issue - Gilbert (bpt 13.10.1566, dsp bur 1612), Richard (bpt 11.03.1574, bur 04.02.1613), Edmund (bpt 03.05.1581, bur 31.12.1607, actor), Joan (bpt 15.09.1558, d infant), Margaret (bpt 02.12.1562, bur 30.04.1563), Anne (bpt 28.09.1571, bur 04.04.1579)
3. Henry Shakespeare of Snitterfield (d 1596)
  m. Margaret (d 1597)
  A. Johanna Shakespeare (d 1595)



John Shakespeare of Rope Walk, Upper Shadwell, Middlesex (b 1612, d 1689)
m. (14.07.1654) Martha Seeley (d before 02.10.1689)
1. Johnathan Shakespeare of St. Paul's, Shadwell (b 06.02.1670, d before 15.04.1735)
  m. Elizabeth Shallett (d by 1749, dau of (Francis) Shallett of London, son of Edmund of Exton)
  A. Arthur Shakespeare of Stepney (b 03.11.1699, d unm 09.05.1749, ropemaker)
B. John Shakespeare of Stepney, Sheriff of London (b 1718, d 19.05.1775, ropemaker, Master of the Ironmongers' Company)
  m. Elizabeth Currie (b c1728, d 15.02.1807, dau of Colin Currie)
  i. Arthur Shakespeare of Stepney (b c1748?, d 12.06.1818, MP)
  Arthur's dates are as given by HoP ("Arthur Shakespeare"). 'The Pedigree Register' indicates that he died Feburary 1804 aged 70 but also suggests that his mother died in 1807 aged 79. Those ages cannot both be right.
  m. (22.07.1777) Jane Ridley (b 1749-50, d 30.01.1805, dau of Matthew Ridley of Blagdon)
  a.+ 2 sons mentioned by HoP
  ii.+ other issue - Colin (b 10.1760, d 02.12.1760), Johnathan (b 10.1763, d 08.12.1763), George Percy (b c04.1766, d 25.02.1770), Elizabeth (b 1751-2, d 31.03.1809)
  vi.+ other issue (a 1772) - John, David, Colin, Samuel, Ann, Sarah, Martha, Jane, Mary
  C. Johnathan Shakespeare of Stepney (b 1717, d 16.02.1768, coal merchant)
  m. ?? (d by 1757)
  i. Johnathan Shakespeare (a 1757)
  D. Sarah Shakespeare (a 1757)
  m. Timothy Mainton of Surrey (d by 1748)
  E.+ other issue - Joseph (d unm before 16.03.1741, Master Mariner), Bennett (b 1707, d unm 10.11.1756)
2. Elizabeth Shakespeare (a 1757)
  m. Abraham Shaw of Stepney (d by 1748)
3. Martha Shakespeare
  m. (by 1753) _ Dellton
4.+ other issue - John (a 1663), Samuel, Ben, Mary

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (previously uploaded 27.02.07 into SZmisc05 (part before that within WebbXX), reviewed & expanded 05.08.20) : BLG1952 ('Hart formerly Shakespeare of New Place'), 'Shakespeareana Genealogica' (George Russell French, 1869, 'Table 1' (p368) & 'Table II' (p383))
(2) For lower section : 'The Pedigree Register' (edited by George Sherwood, vol 2, No. 17 (June 1911), p136+)
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