Mary Shakespere

1698–1748 (Age 50)
Southam, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Shakespere was born on 29 April 1698, in Southam, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Shakespear, was 23 and her mother, Mary Chamberlain, was 22. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in October 1748, in her hometown, at the age of 50, and was buried in Southam, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Shakespear
Mary Chamberlain
Thomas Shakespear
George Shakespear
Mary Shakespere
Elizabeth Shakespear

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mary Shakespear, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • Mary Bench, "England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1535-1984"
  • My in entry for Sar Bench, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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