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Mary Shakespeare (Arden)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wilmcote, Aston Conlowe, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Arden and Mary Arden
Wife of John Shakespeare
Mother of NN Shakespeare, Died young; Joan Shakespeare; Margaret Shakespeare; WIlliam Shakespeare; Mary Hart and 7 others
Sister of Joan Arden; Agnes Arden; Joyce Arden; Margaret Webb; Thomas Arden and 4 others

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About Mary Shakespeare

Mother of William Shakespeare, Playwright.

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, besides her inheritance being 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
Aston Conlowe, Warwickshire, England
1558
September 15, 1558
Age 21
Warwickshire, England
1558
Age 21
1562
December 2, 1562
Age 25
Warwickshire, England
1564
April 23, 1564
Age 27
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
1566
October 13, 1566
Age 29
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
1569
April 15, 1569
Age 32
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
1572
September 28, 1572
Age 35
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England