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Thomas Quiney

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Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK
Death: Died in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Quiney and Elizabeth Quiney
Husband of Judith Quiney
Father of Shakespeare Quiney; Richard Quiney and Thomas Quiney
Brother of Elizabeth Chandler; Adrian Quiney; Adrian Quiney; Richard Quiney; William Quiney and 5 others

Occupation: Vintner of Stratford, Vintner (dealt with tobacco)
Managed by: Justin Swanström
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About Thomas Quiney

Judith Shakespeare married Thomas Quiney, a vintner and tavern owner from Stratford, on February 10th 1616. Judith was 31 and Thomas Quiney was 27 years of age. The initial approval of the marriage quickly changed with the scandalous news that Thomas Quiney had made another girl pregnant. Anne must have been desperately worried about Judith. The scandal would have spread through Stratford. It then appeared that Quiney did not receive the special licence necessary for a wedding during lent before his marriage. The situation was really serious and on  March 12th Judith and Thomas were excommunicated. William must have been mortified with the turn of events. He summoned his lawyer and promptly modifies and signs his will on March 25th 1616.  The modification of the will was to ensure that Judith would receive a sum of money (£300) inherited in her own name. Shakespeare leaves the bulk of his fortune to his daughter, Susanna.

On March 26th Quiney was prosecuted for 'carnal copulation' with a woman named Margaret Wheeler, who had died in childbirth that month along with her baby by Quiney. He confessed and was sentenced to perform public penance. His penalty, however, was commuted to a small fine of five shillings and private.

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  1. http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-children-and-grandchildren.htm
  2. http://wellfurlong.co.uk/theatre/shaketree.htm
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Thomas Quiney's Timeline

1589
February 26, 1589
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK
1616
February 10, 1616
Age 26
Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
November 23, 1616
Age 27
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1618
February 9, 1618
Age 28
UK
1620
January 23, 1620
Age 30
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1657
July 4, 1657
Age 68
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom