Thomas Quiney, Sr.

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Thomas Quiney, Sr.

Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: circa July 04, 1657 (60-76)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Quiney and Elizabeth Phillips
Husband of Judith Quiney, (twin)
Father of Shakespeare Quiney; Richard Quiney and Thomas Quiney, Jr.
Brother of Elizabeth Chandler; Adrian Quiney; Richard Quiney; William Quiney, died young; Anne Smith and 4 others

Occupation: Vintner of Stratford, Vintner (dealt with tobacco), vintner, tobacconist
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About Thomas Quiney, Sr.

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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Thomas Quiney, Sr.'s Timeline

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