Richard Shakespeare (c.1512 - 1561) MP

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Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England
Occupation: Husbandman, farmer
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About Richard Shakespeare

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Richard Shakespeare (1490–d. before 10 February 1561) was a husbandman of Snitterfield, Warwickshire, 4 miles (6.4 km) north-northeast of Stratford-upon-Avon, and the father of John Shakespeare and the grandfather of William Shakespeare.

He was probably born around the Rowington/Wroxall area, about 7 miles (11 km) to the north in Warwickshire.[3] Sometime before 1529, he removed to Snitterfield, where he was a tenant farmer until his death on land owned by Robert Arden, the father of Mary Arden, who married John, the poet's father.[4] Richard Shakespeare is mentioned in the court and manorial records as a prosperous farmer with livestock. Thomas Atwood alias Taylor, a prosperous vintner and clothier who was a member of the Stratford Guild, bequeathed him a team of four oxen he was keeping. He was fined two pence for not attending the manor court in 1529, and he was charged with overburdening the commons with his cattle and fined for letting them run loose in the meadows and neglecting to ring or yoke his swine.

At the time of his death, Richard leased 80 acres of farm land on which his house stood, situated from the corner of High Street (now Bell Lane) down to the ford over the stream that flowed through the village into the Avon.[6] His estate was valued at £38 17s.

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Richard Shakespeare's Timeline

1512
1512
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1534
1534
Age 22
1535
1535
Age 23
1535
Age 23
Stratford,,Warwickshire,England
1537
March 10, 1537
Age 25
Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1537
Age 25
1538
1538
Age 26
Warwickshire, UK
1539
1539
Age 27
Warwickshire, UK
1540
1540
Age 28
1561
1561
Age 49
Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England