Mary Shakespeare (Arden) (1537 - 1608) MP

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Birthplace: Wilmcote, Aston Conlowe, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Stratford, Greater London, UK
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About Mary Shakespeare (Arden)

Mary Arden, c. 1537-1608, was the youngest daughter of Robert Arden (d. 1556/7) of Wilmcote, Warwickshire by his first wife, Mary Webb (1512-before 1550). Shortly after inheriting ten marks and a property called Asbyes upon her father’s death, Mary married John Shakespeare (d.1601). Although she was the mother of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), little is known of Mary’s life in Stratford. Her inheritance was sold during the 1570s to keep the family out of debt. She had seven children besides William: Joan (b.1558), Margaret (1562-3), Gilbert (1566-1612), Joan (b.1569), Anne (1571-9), Richard (1574-1613), and Edmund (1580-1607). Mary Arden Shakespeare was buried on September 9, 1608.

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Mary Shakespeare's Timeline

1537
1537
Wilmcote, Aston Conlowe, Warwickshire, England
1557
1557
Age 20
Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, England
1557
Age 20

His parents, John and Mary (Arden), were married about 1557; she was of the landed gentry, he a yeoman—a glover and commodities merchant. By 1568, John had risen through the ranks of town government and held the position of high bailiff, similar to mayor. William, the eldest son, was born in 1564, probably on April 23, several days before his baptism on April 26, 1564. . http://www.enotes.com/william-shakespeare/shakespeare-biography

1558
September, 1558
Age 21
1562
October, 1562
Age 25
1564
April 23, 1564
Age 27
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
1566
October 13, 1566
Age 29
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1569
1569
Age 32
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1571
September 28, 1571
Age 34
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1574
March 11, 1574
Age 37
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom