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Anne Shakespeare (Hathaway)

Birthplace: Shottery, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 06, 1623 (66-67)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Hathaway and Joan Anna Hathaway
Wife of William Shakespeare
Mother of Susanna Hall; Hamnet Shakespeare, (twin) and Judith Quiney, (twin)
Sister of Bartholomew Hathaway; Richard Hathaway; Caterina Hathaway; Joane Hathaway and Thomas Hathaway

Managed by: Betty Mac Lain
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About Anne Shakespeare

Anne Hathaway

  • Birth: 1556 - Shottery England
  • Parents: Richard Hathaway, Anne Hathaway
  • Marriage: Nov 28 1582
  • Husband: William Shakespeare
  • Children: Susanna Shakespeare, Hamnet Shakespeare, Judith Shakespeare
  • Death: 1623 - Stratford Upon Avon Warwickshire
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Anne Shakespeare's Timeline

May 26, 1556
Shottery, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
May 26, 1583
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
February 2, 1585
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
February 2, 1585
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
August 6, 1623
Age 67
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
August 8, 1623
Age 67
The Chancel, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)

Anne, William Shakespeare’s wife, was buried on August 8, 1623, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Next to the entry, an “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance. Her superior social status is indicated by the term ‘”Mrs,” for “Mistress” instead of the term “widow” which was used in most other cases, including that of Shakespeare’s mother’s burial. She died two days earlier on August 6 “of the age of 67 yeares,” as a brass inscription placed on a stone in the Holy Trinity Church chancel indicates.