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William Hart 7 was buried March 29, 1639.
June 18, 1641.
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 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 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. Elizabe Nash 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.
? The eldest son of Joan Hart, our poet's fifter. 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. 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 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 busband been then dead, the would bave 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.
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. [1683-4.] Shakspeare, son of George Hart, was baptized Nov.
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. Hefter, 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 bap
tized 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.
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.
7, 1705. Mary, wife of George Hart, was buried Oct. 7,
1705. 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 3 was buried Aug 29, 1745. Thomas, son of William Shakspeare Hart, was bu
ried March 12, 1746. (1746-7.] Shakspeare Hart 4 was buried July 7, 1747. Catharine, daughter of William Shakspeare Hart,
was baptized May 10, 1748.
2 This Thomas Hart, who is the fifth in descent from Joan Hart, our poet's lifter, is now (1788) living at Stratford, in the house in which Shakspeare was born. Malone.
3 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 5 was buried Feb. 28,
1749. [1749-50.] The widow Hart was buried July 10, 1753. John, son of Thomas Hart, was baptized Aug. 18,
1755. 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. 3), 1774.
5 He was born in 1695. MALONE.
6 This absurd mode of entry seems to have been adopted for the purpose of concealment rather than information ; for by the omillion of the chriftian 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,
SHAKSPEARE'S COAT OF ARMS.
The following Instrument 8 is copied from the Origi
nal in the College of Heralds: It is marked G. 13, p. 349.
estats and degrees, bearing arms, to whom these presents shall come, William Dethick, Garter, Principall King of Arins of England, and William Camden, alias Clarencieulx, King of Arms for the fouth, east, and west parts of this realme, fendethe 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 Thields of arms and tokens of chevalrie; the grant and testimonie whereof apperteyneth unto us, by vertu of our offices from the Quenes moft Exc. Majestie, 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 first draughts of John Shakspeare's grant or confirmation of arms, by William Dethick, 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 magiftracy, and was justice of peace at Stratford-uponAvon. He married the daughter and heire of Arderne, and was able to maintain that estate.' MALONE.