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tenances in Stratford wherein she dwelleth for her natural lief vnder the yearlie Rent of xiid Item I gyve & bequeathvnto her three sonns William Harte Hart & Michaell Harte Fyve Poundes A peece to be paied within one Yeare after my
deceas* her Item I gyve & bequeath unto the saied Elizabeth Hall" All my Plate (except my brod silver & gilt bole") that I now have att the Date of this my will Item I gyve & bequeath vnto the Poore of Stratford aforesaied tenn poundes to Mr Thomas Combe my Sword to Thomas Russell Esquier Fyve poundes & to Frauncis Collins of the Borough of warr in the countie of warr gentleman thirteene poundes Sixe shillinges & Eight pence to be paied within one Yeare after my Deceas Item I gyve & bequeath to Hamlett Sadler' xxvi viija to buy him A Ringe to William Raynoldes gent xxvjø viijd to buy him A Ringes to my godson William Walker xxs in gold to Anthonye Nashe gent xxvjs viija & to Mr John Nashe xxvj viija' & to my Fellowes John Hemynges Richard Burbage & Henry Cundell xxvjs viijd Apeece to buy them Ringes? Item I Gyve will bequeath & devise vnto my daughter Susanna Hall for better enabling of her to performe this my will & towardes the performans thereof? All that Capitall messuage or tenemente with thappurtenances in Stratford aforesaid 3 Called the new place wherein I nowe Dwell & two Messuages or tenementes with thappurtenances scituat lyeing & being in Henley streete within the borough of Stratford aforesaied And all my barnes stables Orchardes gardens landes tenementes & hereditamentes whatsoeuer scituat lyeing and being or to be had Receyved perceyved or taken
3 The first sheet ends with the word “bequeath," and the testator's signature is in the margin opposite.
4 After “deceas” follow these words, struck through with the pen, " to be sett out for her within one yeare after my deceas by my executours with thadvise and direccions of my overseers for her best profitt vntill her mariage and then the same with the increase thereof to be paied vnto :" the erasure ought also to have included the word “her," which follows “ vnto.”
5 The words “ the saied Elizabeth Hall ” are interlined above her, which is struck through with the pen.
6 This parenthesis is an interlineation.
7 “Hamlett Sadler" is an interlineation above Mr. Richard Tyler thelder, which is erased.
8 The words “to William Raynoldes gent xxvjs viijd to buy him A Ringe are interlined.
9 After “xxvjs viijd” in gold was originally written, but erased with the pen.
1 The words " & to my Fellowes John Hemynges Richard Burbage & Henry Cundell xxvjs viijd to buy them Ringes are interlined.
2 The words “ for better enabling of her to performe this my will & towardes the performans thereof” are interlined.
3 The words " in Stratford aforesaid " are interlined.
within the townes Hamletes Villages Fieldes & groundes of Stratford vpon Avon Oldstratford Bushopton & Welcombe or in anie of them in the said countie of warr And alsoe All that messuage or tenemente with thappurtenances wherein One John Robinson dwelleth scituat lyeng & being in the blackfriers in London nere the Wardrobe & all other my landes tenementes & hereditamentes whatsoeuer To have & to hold All & singular the saied premisses with their appurtenances vnto the saied Susanna Hall for & during the terme of her naturall lief & after her deceas to the first sonne of her bodie lawfullie yssueinge & to the heires Males of the bodie of the saied first Sonne lawfullie yssueinge & for defalt of such issue to the second Sonne of her bodie lawfullie issueinge & to the heires males of the bodie of the saied Second Sonne lawfullie yssueinge and for defalt of such heires to the third Sonne of the bodie of the saied Susanna Lawfullie yssueing & of the heires males of the bodie of the saied third sonne lawfullie yssueing And for defalt of such issue the same soe to be & Remaine to the Fourth* Fyfth sixte & Seaventh sonnes of her bodie lawfullie issueing one after Another & to the heires • Males of the bodies of the saied Fourth fifth Sixte and Seaventh sonnes lawfullie yssueing in such manner as yt ys before Lymitted to be & Remaine to the first second & third Sonns of her bodie & to their heires Males And for defalt of such issue the saied premisses to be & Remaine to my sayed Neece Hall and the heires Males of her bodie lawfullie yssueing & for defalt of such issue to my Daughter Judith & the heires Males of her bodie lawfullie issueinge And for defalt of such issue to the Right heires of me the saied William Shackspeare for ever Item I gyve vnto my wief my second best bed with the furniture Item I gyve & bequeath to my saied Daughter Judith my broad silver gilt bole All the rest of my goodes Chattel Leases plate Jewels & household stuffe whatsoeuer after my Dettes and Legasies paied & my funerall expences discharged I gyve devise & bequeath to my Sonne in Lawe John Hall gent & my Daughter Susanna his wief whom I ordaine & make executours of this my Last will & testament And I doe intreat & Appoint the saied' Thomas Russell Esquier & Frauncis Collins gent to be overseers hereof And doe Revoke All former wills & publishe this to be my last will and testament
4 After “ Fourth" the word sonne was written, but erased with the pen.
5 The second sheet ends with the word “heires,” and the signature of the testator is at the bottom of it.
6 The words “ Item I gyve vnto my wief my second best bed with the furniture" are interlined.
7 The words “ the saied” are interlined.
In Witness whereof I have herevnto put my hands the Daie &
By me William Shakspeare.
Byrde legum Dcorē Comiss.&c.xxijdo die JOHN ROBINSON
mensis Junij Anno Dni 1616 HAMNET SADLER
Juramto Johannis Hall ynius ROBERT WHATTCOTT er &c Cui &c De bene &c Jurat
Resvat ptate &c. Susanne Hall ald ex &c cũ veñit &c petitur
8 The word “hand” is interlined above seale, which is erased with the pen.
THE LIFE OF SHAKESPEARE.
Aberdeen, the freedom of the city given
to Laurence Fletcher, 164
Players, 1 Jac. I. c. 7, 170
moned before the Lord Mayor of
of Wales, 170
Shakespeare in 1594, 105
their challenge at the Globe, 149;
property in the Blackfriars, 201
acted when the Globe was burnt
down in 1613, 207
George Chapman, 176
Thomas Heywood, 82
and mother of Mary Shakespeare, 47
cause of it, 79
Robert Arden, 42; her marriage
with John Shakespeare, 44
of Richard Shakespeare's
house in Snitterfield, 42; his seven
Henry VII., 52
to Henry VII., 44
heralds, satirized, 53. 55
complained of for personality on the
by John Shakespeare for 401., 57
English Actors in Scotland, 163
Shakespeare was a butcher, 41 ; his
ance, &c., 226
tors, particularly early in Shake-
Ballad by Shakespeare against Sir Tho-
mas Lucy, 70.
beth, mentioning Shakespeare, 159
soldiers in, in 1605, 181
Queen's bounty to Spenser, 96;
Lady Pecunia," 1598, and
ton, and Shakespeare, 144
“Salmacis and Hermaphroditus,”
combats at the Mermaid, 227
dor, his complaint against the English
actors at the Globe in 1606, 177
ford, 41; when he went there to
Chandos Portrait, 225
complained of by the French Ambas-
sador, in 1606, 177
struction of, 80; certificate of good
liam Shakespeare and Anne Hatha-
way, 28 Nov. 1582, 62
Ghost of Richard the Third,” and
Camden Society's publication, “The
Egerton Papers,” in 1840, 73
to, on the Gunpowder Plot, 180
or Players, 84; at the Globe in
adopted by James I., 167
ing “Gowry’s Conspiracy," 175;
of Richard Burbadge in 1619, 191
its authenticity, 225
Day's Mirth,” 1599, 134; complaint
Penitential Psalms, 177
Greene's Groatsworth of Wit” in
tribute to Shakespeare, 1614, 212
Shakespeare's Sonnets, 99
authority for the letter of King James
to Shakespeare, 183
upon-Avon in 1558, 46
ners in the Blackfriars Theatre, 81
characters he sustained, 85. 191; his
H. S. in favour of, 194
the time in it, 161
printed at Boston, 95
about the year 1600, 196
tronized by Queen Anne, 173
Spenser in 1594, 105
Shakespeare and Drayton as natives
of Warwickshire, 217
speare as an actor, 85; his Lectures
on Shakespeare and Milton, ib.