Judith Quiney, (twin)

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Judith Quiney (Shakespeare), (twin)

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

Daughter of WIlliam Shakespeare; Private User and Anne Shakespeare
Wife of Thomas Quiney and Thomas Quiney, Sr.
Mother of Shakespeare; Richard; Thomas; Shakespeare Quiney; Richard Quiney and 1 other
Sister of Susanna Hall and Hamnet Shakespeare, (twin)

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About Judith Quiney, (twin)

WILLIAM AND ANNE'S DAUGHTER, JUDITH

Anne and William's younger daughter, Judith, the youngest of the Bard's children was betrothed to Richard Quiney. Anne and William would have initially approved of the betrothal of Judith and Thomas as Quiney came from a good family. In view of the changes in his family's circumstances, and his own advancing years and possibly declining health, William Shakepeare prudently drafts his will on January 25th 1616, a few days before Judith and Quiney's marriage. Judith 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 penance.(1)


  1. http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-children-and-grandchildren.htm
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Judith Quiney, (twin)'s Timeline

1585
February 2, 1585
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
February 2, 1585
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Hamnet and Judith, William and Anne Shakespeare’s second and third children, were baptized on the same day, February 2, 1585, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Similar to the other Shakespeare family parish register entries, an “X” was added by a later hand to highlight its significance. However, it is no longer visible due to rebinding. The entry does not actually describe Hamnet and Judith as twins but the twenty-month interval between their elder sibling’s baptism and their own must surely indicate that they were.

http://www.shakespearedocumented.org/exhibition/document/parish-reg...

1616
November 23, 1616
Age 31
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1616
Age 30
1618
February 9, 1618
Age 33
UK
1618
Age 32
1620
January 23, 1620
Age 34
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
1620
Age 34
1662
February 9, 1662
Age 77
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England