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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, fon of Thomas Hart, was married by Francis Smyth, Juftice of peace, to Hefter 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 Forfter, Efq. who lived at Greenwich, was created a Baronet, May 4, 1661. His fon Reginald, who married Miss Nath, fucceeded to the title on the death of his father, fame time after the year 1679. Their only fon, Reginald, was buried at Stratford, Aug. 10, 1685.
Mrs. Elizabeth Nafh was married to her second husband, Sir John Barnard, at Billefley, about three miles from Stratford-uponAvon, 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 fifter. I have not found any entry in the Regifter of the deaths of his brothers Thomas and Michael Hart. The latter, I fufpect, fettled in London, and was perhaps the father of Charles Hart, the celebrated tragedian, who, I believe, was born about the year 1630.
8 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 fon-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 defcribed thus: "Judith, uxor Thomas Quiney." Had her husband been then dead, the would have been denomi nated 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, fon of George Hart, was baptized Nov. 18, 1666.
Mary, daughter of George Hart, was baptized March 31, 1671.
Thomas, fon of George Hart, was baptized March 3, 1673. [1673-4.]
George, fon 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, fon of Shakspeare Hart, was baptized Sept. 14, 1695.
Hefter, wife of George Hart, was buried April 29,
Anne, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart, was baptized Aug. 9, 1700.
George, fon of George and Mary Hart, was baptized Nov. 29, 1700.
George Hart was buried May 3, 1702.
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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 Regifter. MALONE.
1 He was born in 1636. MALONE.
Catharine, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart, was baptized July 19, 1703.
Mary, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Oct.
Mary, wife of George Hart, was buried Oct. 7, 1705.
George Hart was married to Sarah Mountford, Feb. 20, 1728. [1728-9.]
Thomas, fon of George Hart, Jun. was baptized
Sarah, daughter of George Hart, was baptized
Anne, daughter of Shakspeare Hart, was buried
Anne, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Sept. 29, 1740.
William Shakspeare, fon of William Shakspeare
George Hart 3 was buried Aug 29, 1745.
2 This Thomas Hart, who is the fifth in descent from Joan Hart, our poet's fifter, is now (1788) living at Stratford, in the house in which Shakspeare was born.
great grandfon to Joan
3 He was born in 1676, and was Hart. MALONE.
* He was born in 1666, and was also great grandson to Joan Hart. MALONE.
William Shakspeare Hart 5 was buried Feb. 28, 1749. [1749-50.]
The widow Hart was buried July 10, 1753.
Anne, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart, was buried Feb. 5, 1760.
Frances, daughter of Thomas Hart, was baptized Aug. 8, 1760.
Thomas, fon 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.
of Thomas Hart, was buried
He was born in 1695. MALONE.
• This abfurd mode of entry feems to have been adopted for the purpose of concealment rather than information; for by the omiffion of the chriftian name, it is impoffible to afcertain from the Regifter who was meant. The perfon here described was. I believe, Anne, the widow of Shakspeare Hart, who died in 1747. MALONE.
? He was born in 1700. MALONE.
SHAKSPEARE'S COAT OF ARMS.
The following Inftrument is copied from the Original in the College of Heralds: It is marked G. 13, p. 349.
To all and finguler noble and gentlemen of all eftats 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 fouth, eaft, and weft parts of this realme, fendethe greeting. Know ye, that in all nations and kingdoms the record and remembraunce of the valeant facts and vertuous difpofitions of worthie men have been made knowne and divulged by certeyne fhields of arms and tokens of chevalrie; the grant and teftimonie whereof apperteyneth unto us, by vertu of our offices from the Quenes moft Exc. Majeftie, and her Highenes moft noble and victorious progenitors: wherefore being folicited, and by credible report informed, that John Shak
* In the Herald's Office are the firft draughts of John Shakfpeare's grant or confirmation of arms, by William Dethick, Garter, Principal King at Arms, 1596. See Vincent's Prefs, Vol. 157, No. 23, and 4. STEEVENS.
In a Manufcript 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 perfon to whom it was granted hath borne magiftracy, and was juftice of peace at Stratford-uponAvon. He married the daughter and heire of Arderne, and was able to maintain that estate." MALONE.