The first two were daughters and William was himself followed by Gilbert who died in 1612 and Richard who died in 1613. Edmund (1580-1607), sixth in the line was baptized on May the third, 1580 and William's oldest living sister was Joan who outlived her famous playwright brother. Of William's seven siblings, only Judith and four of his brothers survived to adulthood. From baptism records, we know William's father was a John Shakespeare, said to be a town official of Stratford and a local businessman who dabbled in tanning, leatherwork and whittawering which is working with white leather to make items like purses and gloves. John also dealt in grain and sometimes was described as a glover by trade.
A bond certificate dated November the 28th, 1582, reveals that an eighteen year old William married the twenty-six and pregnant Anne Hathaway. Barely seven months later, they had his first daughter, Susanna. Anne never left Stratford, living there her entire life. Susanna was baptised in Stratford sometime in May, 1583. Baptism records again reveal that twins Hamnet and Judith were born in February 1592.
They had their first child six months after their marriage on May 26, 1583. They named their new daughter Susanna. A couple of years after Susanna’s birth, they had twins, Hamnet and Judith. Eleven years later, Hamnet died in childhood from the Bubonic Plague. “After the birth of the twins, there are seven years of Will... ... middle of paper ... ...at time and he prospered.
After about six months of marriage, on May 26, 1583, Anne Shakespeare gave birth to their first child, a daughter by the name of Susanna. Two years later, on February 2, 1585, Anne Shakespeare had given birth to twins, Hamnet and Judith, one of which, Hamnet, died at the age of eleven due to an unknown cause. For seven years, after the birth of the twins, there is no record of William Shakespeare's life. These seven years are known as the "lost years," though it is said that Shakespeare moved to London between the mid-to late 1580s. By the 1590s, Shakespeare started to work as an actor and playwright in London.
John Shakespeare was a “prominent and prosperous alderman” in Stratford, and was “granted a coat of arms by the College of Heralds” (Hanna - Life). Little is known of Shakespeare’s boyhood but it is believed that he probably attended the “Stratford Grammar School” (Hanna - Life). There is no record of him having gone on to either Oxford or Cambridge, both of which were well established by his time (Hanna - Life). Shakespeare’s name turns up next in 1582 when he marries Anne Hathaway, some eight years his senior (Hanna - Life). Their daughter Susanna was born in 1583 and twins, Judith and Hamnet, were born in 1585 (Hanna - Life).
Six months later their daughter Susanna was born. They had twins, a boy Hamnet and a girl named Judith, two years later. There are no records of Shakespeare's life during the seven years that followed, ‘the lost years'. But by 1592 he was already an established actor and playwright in London. He joined the Lord Chamberlain's Men in 1594, working as a leading actor and dramatist.
He was the third child from Mary and John; In particular, he had two older sisters and three younger brothers. It is believed that for his early school years, he attended the Stratford Grammar School (Shakespeare's Last Will and Testament) and he also attended King's New School for more practice in reading, writing, and the classics (William Shakespeare.Biography). Being the son of a bailiff and being a mayor-like figure, it had gotten him free tuition for his schooling. At the age of eighteen in 1582, he married Anne Hathaway; In fact, their first child, Susanna, was born six months later. It was not acceptable for women in the 1500's to have premarital sexual intercourse; consequently, referring back to “Shakespeare's Life and Career”, they rushed the marriage to keep Hathaway's good reputation.
William Shakespeare was born on April 23rd 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died on April 23rd 1616; he was 52 years old when he died and was buried in the Stratford church. His father was John Shakespeare and died in 1601; his mom was Mary Arden and died in 1608. He married to Anne Hathaway the daughter of a farmer. They got three children: Susanna who was born on 1583 and two twins a boy which is Hammet and a girl which is Judith. Susanna was the eldest child and she didn’t have any education, she married John Hall in 1607 and they got one daughter and named her Elizabeth.
He was married on November 27, 1582, to a woman named Anne Hathaway, who was eight years older than he was. In May of 1583, the couple's first daughter, Susanna was born. The couple had twins in February of 1585, Hamnet and Judith. Throughout his life, Shakespeare wrote thirty-seven plays, and several poems and sonnets. He was also an actor for a short while.
One example of this is whether he was educated, his works indicate that he probably was and it is speculated that he attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford. It is known that he married Anne Hathaway at the age of eighteen and had three kids, Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died when he was eleven years of age. The years following the birth of his children until he began working in London in theatre are known as “the lost years” of Shakespeare’s life. When documentation picks back up, Shakespeare’s career is in full swing working in London as an established actor and has published his first two poems.