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WILLIAM SHAKSPERE,' gentleman, was buried April 25,2 1616.
Shakspere, son of Thomas Quiney, gentleman, was baptized Nov. 23, 1616.
Shakspere, son of Thomas Quiney, gentleman, was buried May 8, 1617.
Richard, son of Thomas Quiney, was baptized Feb. 9, 1617. [1617-18.]
Thomas, son of Thomas Quiney, was baptized Aug. 29, 1619.
Anthony Nash, Esq.3 was buried Nov. 18, 1622. Mrs. Shakspere was buried Aug. 8, 1623.
Mr. Thomas Nash was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, April 22, 1626.
Thomas, son of Thomas Hart, was baptized April 13, 1634.
Dr. John Hall," [" medicus peritissimus,"] was buried Nov. 26, 1635.
1 He died, as appears from his monument, April 23d.
No one hath protracted the Life of Shakspeare beyond 1616, except Mr. Hume; who is pleased to add a year to it, contrary to all manner of evidence. FARMER.
• Father of Mr. Thomas Nash, the husband of Elizabeth Hall. MALONE.
This lady, who was the poet's widow, and whose maiden name was Anne Hathaway, died, as appears from her tomb-stone (see p. 61, n. 9.) at the age of 67, and consequently was near eight years older than her husband. I have not been able to ascertain when or where they were married, but suspect the ceremony was performed at Hampton-Lucy, or Billesley, in August, 1582. The register of the latter parish is lost. MALONE.
It appears from Lady Barnard's will that this Thomas Hart was alive in 1669. The Register does not ascertain the time of his death, nor that of his father. MALONE.
• It has been supposed that the family of Miller of Hide-Hall,
George, son of Thomas Hart, was baptized Sept. 18, 1636.
Thomas, son of Thomas Quiney, was buried Jan. 28, 1638. [1638-9.]
in the county of Herts, were descended from Dr. Hall's daughter Elizabeth; and to prove this fact, the following pedigree was transmitted some years ago by Mr. Whalley to Mr. Steevens:
But this pedigree is founded on a mistake, and there is undoubtedly no lineal descendant of Shakspeare now living. The mistake was, the supposing that Sir Reginald Forster married a daughter of Mr. Thomas Nash and Elizabeth Hall, who had no issue, either by that gentleman or her second husband, Sir John Barnard. Sir Reginald Forster married the daughter of Edward Nash, Esq. of East Greenwich, in the county of Kent, cousingerman to Mr. Thomas Nash; and the pedigree ought to have been formed thus:
Richard, son of Thomas Quiney, was buried Feb. 26, 1638. [1638-9.]
Tho. Nash Elizabeth Hall Sir John Barnard.
Thomas Nash. Jane Nash. Mary Nash Reginald Forster, Esq.
afterwards Sir Reginald Forster, Bart.
Reginald Forster. Mary Forster. Franklyn Miller Jane Forster.
Will. Norcliffe, Esq. Jane Miller. Nicholas Miller Mary
Edward Miller Mundy, Esq. the present owner of Hide-Ħall.
That I am right in this statement, appears from the will of Edward Nash, (see p. 96, n. 8.) and from the following inscription on a monument in the church of Stratford, erected some time after the year 1733, by Jane Norcliffe, the wife of William Norcliffe, Esq. and only daughter of Franklyn Miller, by Jane Forster:
"P. M. S.
"Beneath lye interred the body's of Sir Reginald Forster, Baronet, and dame Mary his wife, daughter of Edward Nash of East Greenwich, in the county of Kent," &c. For this inscrip
William Hart' was buried March 29, 1639.
Joan Hart, widow, was buried Nov. 4, 1646.
Mr. Richard Queeny, gent. of London, was buried May 23, 1656.
George Hart, son of Thomas Hart, was married by Francis Smyth, Justice of peace, to Hester Ludiate, daughter of Thomas Ludiate, Jan. 9, 1657. [1657-8.]
tion I am indebted to the kindness of the Rev. Mr. Davenport, Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Reginald Forster, Esq. who lived at Greenwich, was created a Baronet, May 4, 1661. His son Reginald, who married Miss Nash, succeeded to the title on the death of his father, some time after the year 1679. Their only son, Reginald, was buried at Stratford, Aug. 10, 1685.
Mrs. Elizabeth Nash was married to her second husband, Sir John Barnard, at Billesley, about three miles from Stratfordupon-Avon, June 5, 1649, and was buried at Abington in the county of Northampton, Feb. 17, 1669-70; and with her the family of our poet became extinct. MALONE.
7 The eldest son of Joan Hart, our poet's sister. I have not found any entry in the Register of the deaths of his brothers Thomas and Michael Hart. The latter, I suspect, settled in London, and was perhaps the father of Charles Hart, the celebrated tragedian, who, I believe, was born about the year 1630. MALONE.
• This gentleman was born in 1587, and was brother to Thomas Quiney, who married Shakspeare's youngest daughter. It does not appear when Thomas Quiney died. There is a defect in the Register during the years 1642, 1643, and 1644; and another lacuna from March 17, to Nov. 18, 1663. Our poet's son-in-law probably died in the latter of those periods; for his wife, who died in Feb. 1661-2, in the Register of Burials for that is described thus: year Judith, uxor Thomas Quiney." Had her husband been then dead, she would have been denominated vidua. MALONE.
Elizabeth, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Jan. 9, 1658. [1658-9.]
Jane, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Dec.
Judith, wife of Thomas Quiney, gent. was buried Feb. 9, 1661. [1661-62.]
Susanna, daughter of George Hart, was baptized March 18, 1663. [1663-4.]
Shakspeare, son of George Hart, was baptized Nov. 18, 1666.
Mary, daughter of George Hart, was baptized March 31, 1671.
Thomas, son of George Hart, was baptized March 3, 1673. [1673-4.]
George, son of George Hart, was baptized Aug. 20, 1676.
Margaret Hart, widow, was buried Nov. 28, 1682. Daniel Smith and Susanna Hart were married April 16, 1688.
Shakspeare Hart was married to Anne Prew, April 10, 1694.
William Shakspeare, son of Shakspeare Hart, was baptized Sept. 14, 1695.
Hester, wife of George Hart, was buried April 29,
Anne, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart, was baptized Aug. 9, 1700.
George, son of George and Mary Hart, was baptized Nov. 29, 1700.
George Hart' was buried May 3, 1702.
Hester, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Feb. 10, 1702. [1702-3.]
9. Probably the wife of Thomas Hart, who must have been married in or before the year 1633. The marriage ceremony was not performed at Stratford, there being no entry of it in the Register. Malone.
1 He was born in 1636. MALONE.