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Falstaff, originally called Oldcastle, 153
Field, Henry, of Stratford, tanner, in-

ventory of bis goods in 1692, 112
Field, Richard, the printer, his origin

and history, 118
Fletcher, Bishop, the father of the

dramatist, his objectionable marriage
with Lady Baker, 169
Fletcher, Laurence, the actor, made

free of Aberdeen, 164; the first name
in the Patent of James I. in 1603,
168: or Lazarus, his interest in the

Blackfriars Theatre, 190
Florio, John, the Earl of Southamp-

ton's bounty to,.116
Fluellen, Bardolph, and Audrey, Dames

in Stratford, 109
Fortune Theatre in Cripplegate, the

building and opening of, 149 ; re-
moval of Henslowe and Alleyn to,
148; and Globe, dramatic perform-
ances limited to, 150; pulled down

in 1649, 208
Free-school of Stratford-upon-Avon,
and its masters, during the youth of
Shakespeare, 59

ib.; his attack upon Shakespeare,
under the name of “Shake-scene,"
102; quoted on the value of a thea-

trical wardrobe in 1592, 190
Greene, Thomas, a popular comedian,

77; & reconciled Roman Catholic in
1592, 110; “Tu Quoque," a co-
medy in which Thomas Greene acted

with great success, 77
Greene, Thomas, solicitor and cousin

to Shakespeare, his letter regarding

him, 210, 211
Gunpowder plot of 1605, John Mars-

ton's letter regarding, 179

Gascoigne, George, his “ Princely Plea-

sures of Kenilworth," 1576, 78
Gentle, an epithet especially wpplied to

Shakespeare, 106. 226
“ Ghost of Richard III.," a poem by

Christopher Brooke, 212
Globe Theatre, the building of, 116;

and Fortune, dramatic representa
tions limited to, 150; opening of in
1594, U18. 121; and Rose Theatres
allowed to be kept open, 139; the
burning and rebuilding of the Globe
in 1613, 118. 207 ; what became of
Shakespeare's property in it, 202;

pulled down in 1644, 208
Gowry's Conspiracy, a play apon, for-

bidden, 175
Greene, Robert, George Peele, and

Christopher Marlowe, their claims

to Spenser's Eulogy in 1591, 97
Greene, Robert, bis “Groatsworth of

Wit," 1592, pablished by Henry
Chettle, 101; his death in 1592,

Hall, Dr. John, married to W. Shake-

speare's daughter Susanna, 184; at-
tended his father-in-law in his last
illness, 216; his “ Select Observa-
tions on English Bodies," translated
by James Cooke, ib.; inscription

commemorating him, 219
Hall, Edmund and Emma, sale by, to

Jobo Shakespeare in 1574, of two

freehold houses in Henley Street, 56
Hall, Elizabeth, born in 1607-8, 206
“Hamlet," the old play of, mentioned

by Thomas Nash in 1587, 61; the
Ghost in, performed by Shakespeare,
85 ; the earliest editions of, in 1603

and 1604, 183
Hall, Mrs. Susanna, the inscription

upon her, 219
Hallam, Henry, quoted on the surpass-

ing merits and character of Shake-

speare, 229, 230
Hart, Charles, the actor, whether he

came from Stratford, 206
Hart, William, an infant, born and

baptized in 1600, 205
Hathaway, Anne, reasons for ber speedy

marriage with Shakespeare, 63; not
beautiful, 65; from whence she came,

probably from Shottery, 67
Hathaway, Richard, the father of Anne,

his residence, 67; & Dramatist of

that dame, ib.
Heminge, Jobn, & party with Shake-

speare to a deed in 1613, 204
Henley Street, William Shakespeare

Joan, a favourite name with the Shake-

speares, and why, 50
Johnson, Gerard, the sculptor of Shake-

speare's bust at Stratford, 222
Jonson, Ben, his notice of a passage

in “ Julius Cæsar," 62; bis Folio of
1616, and why certain plays were
excluded, 93; now particulars re-
garding his Mother, 132 ; his duel
with Gabriel Spenser in 1598, 135;
his “Every Man in his Humour" first
acted in 1598, 133; bis“ Sejanus,"
174; his connexion with the Gun.
powder Plot, 179; his letter to Sir
R. Cecill on the Gunpowder Plot,
180; his engagement to write the
play of Richard Crookback, 213;
his lines on Shakespeare as engraved

by Martin Droeshout, 224
" Julius Cæsar," by Shakespeare, &

passage in, noticed by Ben Jonson

in his “ Discoveries," 62
Juvenile Companies, their great success

about the year 1600, 196

probably born in, 48; two freehold
houses in, bought by John Shake.

speare in 1574, 56
Henry VII. did not reward the ances.

tors of John Shakespeare, 39
“Henry VIII.” or “ All is True," the

name of the play when the Globe

Theatre was burnt down, 208
Henslowe and Alleyn, their removal

from the Rose Theatre to the For-

tune, in Cripplegate, 148
Henslowe, Philip, his Diary quoted

respecting W. Kempe, 100; re-
specting Ben Jonson's

Every Man
in his Humour," 133; Church-

warden, and rated to the poor, 187
Heywood, Thomas, his Apology for

Actors, 1612, 82; his “ Rape of
Lucrece," 1608, perhaps the worst
printed play in English, 142; trang-
lations by him from Ovid imputed

to Shakespeare, 144
“ Horseload of Fools," Richard Tarl.

ton's Jig of the, 80
Huband, Raphe, his sale of a lease of

Tithes to W. Shakespeare, 182
“Humorous Day's Mirth," 1599, by

George Chapman, 134
Hunsdon, Lord, his letter regarding

the Blackfriars Theatre, 122

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Ingon, or Ington, meadow rented by

Jobo Shakespeare, 55
“Isle of Dogs," a play by Thomas Nash,

forbidden, 136
Italy, France, and Spain, poets, &c.,

who visited those countries, 100

Kempe, William, the comic actor, and

successor of Tarlton in 1589, 82 ; bis
challenge to E. Alleyn at the Globe,
149; his abandonment of the Lord
Chamberlain's Players, 100; his
supposed death in 1603, ib.; and
Robert Armyn, complained of for

personality, 176
Kenilworth Castle, was Shakespeare

there in 1575 ? 77 ; G. Gascoigne's
“ Princely Pleasures" of, 1576, 78 ;

R. Laneham's letter from, ib.
Kimbolton, Lord, John Marston's

letter to, revealing the Gunpowder

Plot, 179
" Kind-heart's Dream,”

," by Henry
Chettle, and his subsequent apology

to Shakespeare, 103
Kingsbury, Warwickshire, Edmund

Spenser there resident, 95
King's Players, Patent by James I. to

Fletcher, Shakespeare, Burbadge,
&c., 68; complaints against, for
personalities in plays, 175

Jaggard, William, and "The Passionate

Pilgrim," 1599 and 1612, 143
James I., his Patent to the Players of

the Lord Chamberlain in May, 1603,
168; brought on the stage deroga-
torily, 177; bis supposed letter to
Shakespeare in return for “Mac-

beth,” 183
James, Elias, Shakespeare's imputed

epitaph upon, 229

Lambert, Edmund, married to the

sister of Mary Shakespeare, 57
Lambert, John, his mortgage of 401.

upon Asbyes, and Chancery-suit, 128
Laneham, John, the actor, 78
Laneham, Robert, bis Letter from

Kenilworth, 1575, 78
Large, his protestant sermon at Strat-

ford, on a marriage in 1537, 111
Leicester, Earl of, royal licence to the

Players of, in 1574, 83
Lintot, B., his edit. of Shakespeare's

Poems in 1710, 183
Lodge, Thomas, his allusion to " Venus

and Adonis,” in 1589, 117
London, the Corporation of, and their

hostility to theatres, 80; their com-
plaint against Kempe and Armyn,
176 ; their wish to buy out the

Players in the Blackfriars, 189
Lord Mayor of London, the Players

of the Lord Admiral and Lord

Strange summoned before, 81
“ Lucrece," 1594, when it was pro-

bably written by Shakespeare, 90
“ Lucrece, the Rape of," a play, by

Thomas Heywood, 1608, 142
Lucy, Sir Thomas, of Charlcote, bis

animosity to W. Shakespeare, 68 ;
Shakespeare's Ballad on, 70; his
death in 1600, 72; ridicule of, in
“The Merry Wives of Windsor,"
ib.; his son presents a buck to Sir
Thomas Egerton in 1602, 73; Ma-

argument that he had no
park, ib.; a Commissioner against

Recusants in 1592, 108
Lucy, William, his discord with the

inbabitants of Stratford on reli-

gious points, in 1537, 111
Lyly, John, the dramatist, not entitled

to Spenser's eulogy of 1591, 97

Archer in 1593, 86; ballad apon

death, ib.; bis lameness, and that
of Shakespeare, 226; H. Chettle's

allusion to, 104
Marston, John, his letter to Lord

Kimbolton on the Gunpowder Plot

of 1605, 179
Martin Mar-prelate introduced on the

stage by the choir-boys, or Children

of St. Paul's, 81. 98
Meres, Francis, his Palladis Tamia,

1598, and Shakespeare's plays there
enumerated, 140; his residence near

the theatres in Southwark, 141
Mermaid Club established by Sir W.

Raleigh in 1603, and the wit-com.

bats at it, 227
“Merry Wives of Windsor" and the

ridicule of Sir Thomas Lucy in A.

i. sc. 1, 72
Meyrick, (or Merrick,) Sir Gilly, bis

examination regarding a play at the
Globe, 154
Middleton, Thomas, his epigram on

the death of R. Barbadge, 192
“Midsummer Night's Dream," and

the passage relating to Queen Eliza-

beth, 78
More, Sir Thomas, & play upon the

Life of,
Mulberry-tree in the garden of New

Place, and its fate, 147

Mainwaring, Arthur, bis promotion of

inclosures near Stratford, 211
Manningham's Diary quoted respecting

Spenser and his Epigram, 96; re-
garding “Twelfth Night,” 156;
an anecdote of Shakespeare and

Burbadge, 157
Marlowe, Christopher, killed by Francis


Nash, Thomas, his allusion to Attorneys'

Clerks, 61 ; praise of Kempe in his
“ Almond for a Parrot," 1589, 82 ;
imprisonment for his play “The

Isle of Dogs," 136
Nashe, Thomas, who married Shake-

speare's granddaughter, inscription

on his monument, 219
New Place, or the Great House, Strat-

upon Avon, bought by W.
Shakespeare in or before 1598, 146;
the mulberry-tree in the garden and
its fate, 147; by whom inbabited

about the year 1612, 206
Newington Butts Theatre, by what

players occupied, 119
Niccols, Richard, his poem on the death
of Queen Elizabeth, 161


Norfolk, John Duke of, his Household.

book printed in 1844, 75

“Oldcastle, the first part of the Life

of," a play falsely imputed to Shake-

speare, 152
Oldcastle, Sir John, Falstaff originally

80 named, 153
Oldys's MS. notes to Langbaine, 65
“Othello," played before Queen Eliza-

beth at Harefield in 1602, 157

Avon when Jobo Shakespeare was

Bailiff, 74
Plays, &c. forbidden by the Corporation

of Stratford in 1602, 76; with titles
like those of Shakespeare, but older

than his time, 120
Poets careless about the beauty of their

wives, and why, 65
Pope, Thomas, the actor, his will and

death, 119. 169
Privy Council, letter from the, respect-

ing Thomas Nash and his play

of the “ Isle of Dogs," 137
Pullyson, Thomas, Lord Mayor of

London in 1585, bis letter on the
consumption of venison, 71

Quyney, or Quiney, Adrian, fined in

1568 for not keeping a gutter Dear

his house clean, 46
Quyney, Richard, his letter to Shake-

speare for a loan of 301., 147
Qayney, Thomas, married to Shake.

speare's daughter, Judith, 147; and
their children, 215

Palladis Tamia, Wits Treasury," by

Francis Meres, published in 1698,

the list of plays in, 140
Passionate Pilgrim," by W. Shake-

speare, 1599 and 1612, and that R.

Barnfield bad po share in it, 143
Paul's, St., the Children of, silenced for

introducing Martin Mar-prelate on

the stage, 81. 98
Payments to Players at various early

dates in Stratford-upon-Avon, 74
Peele, George, bis employment and

sbare in the Blackfriars Theatre in
1589, 83; his works edited by the
Rev. A. Dyce, ib.; not one of the
Lord Chamberlain's Players in 1590,
84; his “Honour of the Garter,"
1693, 86; bis abandonment of the

Lord Chamberlain's Players, 103
Petrarch's Seven Penitential Psalms

translated by George Chapman, 177
Philip, Earl of Pembroke and Mont-

gomery, on deer-stealing, 72
Phillips, Augustine, the actor, bis

death in 1605, 126 ; his original ex-
amination before Popham, C. J., and

others regarding a play, 153
Phillips, Sir Thomas, Bart., his dis-

covery of Shakespeare's Marriage-
bond, 62 ; his discovery of Tho.

Whittington's will, 165
Phoenix Theatre, in Drury-lane, pulled

down in 1649, 208
Plagne, prevalent in Stratford in 1564,

49; in London in 1592-3, 99. 114
Players at the Blackfriars Theatre, their

Certiticate, 123; first rewarded by
the Corporation of Stratford-upon-

Rainolds, Dr. Jobo, upon stealing deer,

robbing orchards; &c. in 1699, 71
Recusancy, supposed, of John Shake-

speare in 1592, 109
Remonstrance of tbe actors at the

Blackfriars Theatre in 1596, 123
Replingham, William, and the tithes of

Stratford, 207
" Return from Parnasgus," 1606, the

praise of Shakespeare in it, 146
Revels, Children of the Queen's, list of

plays proposed to be acted by, 198
“ Richard II.,” or “ Henry IV.," a

play not by Shakespeare, acted at

the Globe in Feb. 1601, 154
“Richard Crookback," a play which Ben

Jonson engaged to write for Heng-

lowe, 213
“Romeo and Juliet” never assigned to

its author in the 4tos, 141
Rowe, Nicholas,. his assertion that

John Shakespeare was a dealer in
wool, 41; bis statement respecting
William Shakespeare's education,
60 ; on the deer-stealing question,

68; his notion regarding Shake-
speare as an Actor, 85; his with.
drawal of Spenser's allusion
Shakespeare, in 1591, 93; bis &c.
count of Shakespeare in retirement
at Stratford, 214


Salisbury Court Theatre palled down

in 1649, 208
“Salmacis and Hermaphroditus " not

written by Francis Beaumont, 89
Sandells, Fulk, and John Richardson,

their bodd in 1582 for the mar-
riage of William Shakespeare and

Anne Hathaway, 62
Scotland, English Actors in, in 1589

and 1599, 162; the possibility that
William Shakespeare was there, 165

by Ben Jonson, and Shake-
speare's aid to him in, 174
Shakespeare, persons of that name

resident at early dates in Warwick-

shire, Worcestershire, &c., 39
Shakespeare, Anne, daughter of Joba

Shakespeare, baptized in 1571, 55 ;

died in 1579, 56
Shakespeare, Anne, never went with
her husband to London, 66 ; entitled
to dower on the death of her bus.
band, 221; wbether she married &
second time, 220; her death io 1623,
and inscription on her monument

at Stratford, 218
Shakespeare, Edmund, baptized in

1580, 59; a player, his death in

Southwark in 1607, 184
Shakespeare, Edward, his base-born

son buried, 185
Shakespeare, Gilbert, baptized in 1566,

50; his agency for his brother
William, 172; a youth, so named,

buried in 1611-12, 205
Shakespeare, Hamnet, baptized in

1585, 68; his death in 1596, 130
Shakespeare, Henry, of Snitterfield,

brother of John Shakespeare, 42
Shakespeare, Joan, daughter to John
and Mary Shakespeare, born in

1558, 44; her death, 46
Shakespeare, Joan, third daughter of

John and Mary Shakespeare, bap-
tized in 1569, 50; her marriage with

William Hart, batter, 205
Shakespeare, John, his debt to Thomas

Siche in 1555, his trade that of a
Glover, 41 ; his means of introduc-
tion to Mary Arden, 42; one of the
Jury of a court-leet in 1556, ib. ;
his marriage with Mary Arden, 44 ;
his houses in Greenhill-street and
Henley-street, Stratford, in 1556, 45;
fined in 1558 for not keeping a
gutter clean, 46; one of the Ale-
tasters of Stratford in 1557, Consta-
ble in 1558, and Affeeror in 1559,
ib. ; called Mister after having been
Bailiff of Stratford, 47; Chamberlain
of Stratford, 48 ; his subscriptions for
relief of sufferers by the Plague, 49;
not able to write, 50; sworn in
Alderman of Stratford in 1565, ib. ;
elected Bailiff of Stratford in 1568,
ib.; the grant, exemplification and
confirmation of arms to, considered,
51, 52; his supposed property, 54;
his purchase in 1574 of two free-
hold houses in Henley-street from
the Halls, 56; decline in bis pecu-
niary affairs, ib. ; when first distin.
guished as Mister, ib.; he and his wife
mortgage Asbyes to Edmund Lam.
bert in 1578,57; his contribution to

poor in 1578, ib.; his contribu.
tion in 1578 for pikemen, billmen,
&c., ib.; bis debt in 1578 to Roger
Sadler, a baker, ib.; he and his wife
sell their property in Snitterfield to
Ro. Webbe in 1579, 58; termed
" Yeoman " and not “ Glover," in
1597, 59; deprived of his Alderman's
gown at Stratford in 1579, 78 ; un-
prosperous state of his affairs, 79 ;
his non-attendance at Church in
1592, 108; his real or supposed
recusancy in 1592, 108. 110; his
residence in Bridge-street, Stratford,
in 1589, 109; be and others employed
in 1592 to take an inventory of the
goods, &c. of Henry Field, 112; all
his children baptized Protestants,
113; and his wife, their Chancery.
suit, in 1597, to recover Asbyes,

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