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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 onto 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 yesueinge & for defalt of such ingue 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 & Romaine 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 Sbackspeare 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

• 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 furni. ture" are interlined.

7 The words “ the saied ” are interlined.

In Witness whereof I have herevnto put my hand' the Daie & Yeare first aboue written.

“ By me William Shakspeare. Witnes to the publishing hereof FRA: COLLYNS Probatum coră Magr. Willim JulyUS SHAWE

Byrde legum Dcorē Comiss.&c.xxijdo die JOHN ROBINSON

mengis Junij Anno Dni 1616 HAMNET SADLER

Juramto Johannis Hall vnius ROBERT WHATTCOTT el &c Cui &c De bene &c Jurat

Resvat ptate &c. Susanne Hall all ex &c cũ veñit &c petitur

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• The word "band" is interlined above reale, which is erased with the pen.




Aberdeen, the freedom of the city given

to Laurence Fletcher, 164
Act of Parliament against strolling

Players, 1 Jac. I. c. 7, 170
Actors, early, who had come from War.

wickshire, 76
Admiral, the Lord, his Players sum-

moned before the Lord Mayor of
London, 81; adopted by the Prince
of Wales, 170
&tion, a name given by Spenser to

Shakespeare in 1594, 105
Alleyo, Edward, and William Kempe,

their challenge at the Globe, 149 ;
Alleyn's great profits at the Fortune
Theatre, 150; purchase by him of

property in the Blackfriars, 201
“ All is True," the name of the play

acted when the Globe was burnt

down in 1613, 207
“ Andromeda Liberata," defended by

George Chapman, 176
Apology for Actors, The, 1612, by

Thomas Heywood, 82
Arden, the name, and origin of that

family, 43
Arden, Agnes, widow of Robert Arden,

and mother of Mary Shakespeare, 47
Arden, Edward, execution of, and the

cause of it, 79
Arden, Mary, youngest daughter of

Robert Arden, 42; her marriage

with John Shakespeare, 44
Arden, Mrs. Mary, a Roman Catholic

recusant, 111
Arden, Robert, of Wilmecote, the

Owner of Richard Shakespeare's

house in Snitterfield, 42; his seven
daughters, not four as stated by
Malone, 43; offices and lands con-
ferred upon the Arden family by

Henry VII., 52
Arden, Sir John, Esquire of the body

to Henry VII., 44
Arms, the fraudulent granting of, by

heralds, satirized, 53. 55
Armyn, Robert, and William Kempe,

complained of for personality on the

stage, 176
Asbyes, in Aston Cantlowe, mortgaged

by John Shakespeare for 401., 57
Ashby, his letter to Lord Burghley on

English Actors in Scotland, 163
Aubrey, John, his assertion that John

Shakespeare was a butcher, 41; his
statement why W. Shakespeare quit-
ted Stratford, 74 ; on W. Shake-
speare's inclination for the stage, 83 ;
on Shakespeare's personal appear.

ance, &c., 226
Authors, dramatic, who were also Ac-

tors, particularly early in Shake-
speare's career, 86

Ballad by Shakespeare against Sir Tho..

mas Lucy, 70.
Ballad on the death of Queen Eliza-

beth, mentioning Shakespeare, 159
Baptism of infants soon after birth, 48
Barlichway, the Hundred of, return of

soldiers in, in 1605, 181
Barnfield, Richard, his " Encomion of

Queen's bounty to Spenser, 96;
Ashby's letter to, 163

Lady Pecunia," 1598, and “The
Passionate Pilgrim," 1599, 143; his
Praises of Spenser, Daniel, Dray-

ton, and Shakespeare, 144
Beaumont, Francis, not the author of
“Salmacis and Hermaphroditas,"
1602, 89; bis account of wit-

combats at the Mermaid, 227
Beaumont, M., the French Ambassa-

dor, his complaint against the English

actors at the Globe in 1606, 177
Betterton, Thomas, his visit to Strat-

ford, 41; when he went there to
make inquiries respecting Shake-
speare, 69; his possession of the

Chandos Portrait, 225
“ Biron's Conspiracy and Tragedy"

complained of by the French Ambag-

sador, in 1606, 177
Blackfriars Theatre, the original con-

struction of, 80; certificate of good
conduct from in 1589, 81; the
repair and enlargement of in 1506,
122 ; inhabitants of, their representa-
tion against it, 123; the sharers in,
and the value of their property, 189 ;
the total estimated value of it about
1608, 191; entirely pulled down in

1655, 208
Bond for the marriage between Wil.

liam Shakespeare and Anne Hatha-

way, 28 Nov. 1582, 62
Brooke, Christopher, his poem of “The
Ghost of Richard the Third,” and

tribute to Shakespeare, 1614, 212
Brown, Mr. C. Armitage, his work upon

Shakespeare's Sonnets, 99
Buckingham, Sheffield, Duke of, his

authority for the letter of King James

to Shakespeare, 183
Burbadge, Francis, Bailiff of Stratford.

upon-Avon in 1538, 46
Burbadge, James, and his fifteen part-

ners in the Blackfriars Theatre, 81
Burbadge, Richard, list of the principal

characters he sustained, 85. 191; his
death in Holywell Street, Shore-
ditch, 119; epitaph upon him, 158.
202; owner of the freehold of the
Blackfriars Theatre, 189; Letter of

H. S. in favour of, 194
Burghley, Lord, his obstruction of the

Camden Society's publication, “The

Egerton Papers," in 1840, 73
Cocill, Sir Robert, Ben Jonson's letter

to, on the Gunpowder Plot, 180
Chamberlain, the Lord, his Servants,

or Players, 84; at the Globe in
1595, 116; at the Curtain and
Newington Theatres in 1594, 119;

adopted by James I., 167
Chamberlaine, Jobo, his letter respect-

ing “Gowry's Conspiracy,175;
his letter on the death and property

of Richard Burbadge in 1619, 191
Chandos Portrait of Shakespeare, and

its authenticity, 225
Chapman, George, bis "Humorous

Day's Mirth," 1599, 134; complaint
regarding his “ Biron's Conspiracy,
and "

Tragedy," 176; his Defence
of bis “ Andromeda Liberata," ib.;
his translation of Petrarch's Seven

Penitential Psalms, 177
Chettle, Henry, bis publication of

Greene's “Groatsworth of Wit" in
1592, 101 ; his apology to Shake-
speare in "Kind-heart's Dream,"
103; his tribute to Shakespeare,
104 ; his applause of Shakespeare
under the name of Melicert in 1603,

his “ England's Mourning Gar-
ment," and praises of many poets of

the time in it, 161
Child, Mr. F.J., his edition of Spenser,

printed at Boston, 95
Children, companies of, their success

about the year 1600, 196
Children of the Queen's Revels pa-

tronized by Queen Anne, 173
Churchyard, Thomas, alluded to by

Spenser in 1594, 105
Cokayne, Sir Aston, his tribute to

Shakespeare and Drayton as natives

of Warwickshire, 217
Coleridge, S. T., his opinion of Shake-

speare as an actor, 85; his Lectures

on Shakespeare and Milton, ib.
“ Colin Clout's come home again,” by


Edmund Spenser, and its allnsion to

Shakespeare in 1594, 105
Combe, John, Shakespeare's supposed

epitaph upon, 171
Combe, William and John, Shu ce-

speare's purchase of 107 acres of

land from, 171
“Comedy of Errors" quoted respect-

ing a jealous wife, 67
Confession of Faith by John Shake-

speare, its want of authenticity, 112
Confirmation and Exemplification of

arms to the Shakespeares, 63. 65
Cooke, Clarencieux from 1566 to 1592,

and his grants of arms, 52
Cooke, James, his translation of Dr.

Hall's medical work, 216
Cunningham, Mr. P., bis Handbook of

London regarding the Mermaid, 227
Curtain and Theatre in Shoreditch or-

dered to be pulled down, 137

Dorayton, Michael, and Henry Willoby,
their mention of Shakespeare's " Lu.
croce" in 1694, 90; a Warwickshire
man, 95. 217; his relinquishment of
dramatic poetry, 173; cured of a

tartian ague by Dr. Hall, 217
Droeshout, Martin, his engraving of

Shakospeare in the folio of 1623,

and its resemblance, 223
Drummond of Hawthornden, his speech

for & lion, 151
Dutton, Lawrence, one of the leaders

of the Queen's Players in 1692, 99
Dyce, the Roy. Alexander, his incorrect

edition of “Salmacis and Herman
phroditus," 89

Daborno, Robert, his patent, with

Shakespeare, Field, and Kirkbam,
for the Children of the Queen's

Rovels, 197, 198
Daniel, Samuel, his appointment con-

nected with the Children of the

Queen's Revels, 173
Davies, Rev. R., his additions to Pul.

man's MSS. regarding the deer-
stealing question, 69; his statement
that Sbakespeare died a Roman

Catholic, 216
Day, John, bis “Humour out of

Breath," 1608, 134
Dearth of corn in England in 1596

and 1597, 130
Declaration of good conduct from the

Players at Blackfriars in 1589, 82
Deer-stealing, whether Shakespeare

were guilty of it, 68; a common

and venial offence, 71
Dethick, Sir William, called to account

for granting arms, especially to John

Shakespeare, 54
Dorset, the Earl of, and Aurelian

Townsbend's daughter, 72
Dramatic Authors, when also usually

Actors, 87

“ Eastward Hol" a comedy, the Ade

thors of it imprisoned, 179
“ Egerton Papers," published by the

Camden Society in 1840, 73
Egerton, Sir Thomas, present to, of a

buck by Sir Thomas Laoy, 73; en.

tortains Q Elizabeth in 1602, 157
Elizabeth, Queen, and the passage in

“ Midsummer Night's Dream,78;
her various companies of Players,
75; ber public and personal patron-
age of the stage, 157; her death,

and ballad upon it, 159
Ellesmere, Baron, Lord Chancellor,

and the Players in Blackfriars, 189
Ellesmere, the Earl of, his Translation

of Von Raumer, 178
“ Encomion of Lady Pecunia," by

Richard Barnfield, the two editions

in 1598 and 1605, 143
“England's Mourning Garment,"1603,

by Henry Chettle, 105
English Actors, royal rewards to, in

Scotland, 164
Essex, Earl of, his rebellion, 153;

letter of Sir R. Cecill and others,
introducing two headsmen, 155; his

trial and execution, 153
Essex, Lady (widow of Walter Deve-

reux), her Players, 75
“Every Man in his Humour," by Ben

Jonson, where first acted, 133

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