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William Hart' was buried March 29, 1639.
Mary, daughter of Thomas Hart, was baptized
June 18, 1641.

Joan Hart, widow, was buried Nov. 4, 1646. Thomas Nash, Esq. was buried April 5, 1647. Mrs. Susanna Hall, widow, was buried July 16,

1649.

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 cele brated 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 year is described thus: "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. 21, 1661.

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,

1696.

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.]

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.

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STRATFORD REGISTER.

Catharine, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart, was baptized July 19, 1703.

Mary, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Oct. 7, 1705.

Mary, wife of George Hart, was buried Oct. 7,

1705.

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George Hart was married to Sarah Mountford, Feb. 20, 1728. [1728-9.]

Thomas, son of George Hart, Jun. was baptized May 9, 1729.

Sarah, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Sept. 29, 1733.

Anne, daughter of Shakspeare Hart, was buried March 29, 1738.

Anne, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Sept. 29, 1740.

William Shakspeare, son of William Shakspeare Hart, was baptized Jan. 8, 1743. [1743-4.] William Shakspeare, son of William Shakspeare Hart, was buried March 8, 1744. [1744-5.] William, son of George Hart, was buried April 28,

1745.

George Hart was buried Aug. 29, 1745. Thomas, son of William Shakspeare Hart, was buried March 12, 1746. [1746-7.] Shakspeare Hart was buried July 7, 1747. Catharine, daughter of William Shakspeare Hart, was baptized May 10, 1748.

This Thomas Hart, who is the fifth in descent from Joan Hart, our poet's sister, is now (1788) living at Stratford, in the house in which Shakspeare was born. MALONE.

He was born in 1676, and was great grandson to Joan Hart. MALONE.

He was born in 1666, and was also great grandson to Joan Hart. MALONE.

William Shakspeare Hart was buried Feb. 28, 1749. [1749-50.]

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The widow Hart was buried July 10, 1753.
John, son of Thomas Hart, was baptized Aug. 18,

1755.

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Anne, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart, was buried Feb. 5, 1760.

Frances, daughter of Thomas Hart, was baptized Aug. 8, 1760.

Thomas, son of Thomas Hart, was baptized Aug. 10, 1764.

Anne, daughter of Thomas Hart, was baptized Jan. 16, 1767.

Sarah, daughter of George Hart, was buried Sept. 10, 1768.

Frances, daughter of Thomas Hart, was buried
Oct. 31, 1774.
George Hart' was buried July 8, 1778.

VOL. I.

• He was born in 1695. MALone.

• This absurd mode of entry seems to have been adopted for the purpose of concealment rather than information; for by the omission of the christian name, it is impossible to ascertain from the Register who was meant. The person here described was, I believe, Anne, the widow of Shakspeare Hart, who died in 1747. MALone.

'He was born in 1700. MALONE.

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SHAKSPEARE'S COAT OF ARMS.

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The following Instrument is copied from the Original in the College of Heralds: It is marked G. 13, p. 349.

TO all and singuler noble and gentlemen of all estats and degrees, bearing arms, to whom these presents shall come, William Dethick, Garter, Principall King of Arms of England, and William Camden, alias Clarencieulx, King of Arms for the south, east, and west parts of this realme, sendethe greeting. Know ye, that in all nations and kingdoms the record and remembraunce of the valeant facts and vertuous dispositions of worthie men have been made knowne and divulged by certeyne shields of arms and tokens of chevalrie; the grant and testimonie whereof apperteyneth unto us, by vertu of our offices from the Quenes most Exc. Majestie, and her Highenes most noble and victorious progenitors: wherefore being solicited, and by credible report informed, that John Shak

In the Herald's Office are the first draughts of John Shakspeare's grant or confirmation of arms, by William Dethiek, Garter, Principal King at Arms, 1596. See Vincent's Press, Vol. 157, No. 23, and 4. STEEVENS.

In a Manuscript in the College of Heralds, marked W. 2. p. 276, is the following note: "As for the speare in bend, it is a patible difference, and the person to whom it was granted hath borne magistracy, and was justice of peace at Stratford-uponAvon. He married the daughter and heire of Arderne, and was able to maintain that estate." MALONE.

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