Person:John Shakespeare (1)

John Shakespeare
b.c. 1530
d.Sep 1601
m. 1532
  1. John Shakespeare1530 - 1601
  • HJohn Shakespeare1530 - 1601
  • WMary Ardenabt 1537 - 1608
m. 1557
  1. Joan SHAKESPEARE1558 -
  2. Margaret SHAKESPEARE1562 - 1563
  3. William Shakespeare1564 - 1616
  4. Gilbert SHAKESPEARE1566 - 1612
  5. Joan Shakespeare1569 - 1646
  6. Anne SHAKESPEARE1571 - 1579
  7. Richard SHAKESPEARE1574 - 1613
  8. Edmund Shakespeare1580 - 1607
Facts and Events
Name John Shakespeare
Gender Male
Birth[1] c. 1530
Marriage 1557 to Mary Arden
Death[1] Sep 1601
Reference Number? Q719706?

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John Shakespeare (c. 1531 – 7 September 1601) was the father of William Shakespeare. He was the son of Richard Shakespeare of Snitterfield, a farmer. He moved to Stratford-upon-Avon and married Mary Arden, with whom he had eight children, five of whom survived into adulthood. A well-to-do glover and whittawer (leather worker) by trade, Shakespeare was a dealer in hides and wool, and was elected to several municipal offices, serving as an alderman and culminating in a term as bailiff, the chief magistrate of the town council, before he fell on hard times for reasons unknown to historians. His fortunes later revived after the success of his son, and he was granted a coat of arms five years before his death, probably at the instigation and expense of his playwright son.

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