William Shakespeare

1882–
Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Shakespeare was born in 1882, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Shakespeare, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Shakespeare, was 25. He married Esther Kenney in January 1907, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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William Shakespeare
1882–
Esther Kenney
1883–
Marriage: January 1907
Nora Beatrice Shakespeare
1907–
Elizabeth Kathleen Shakespeare
1911–
Edith Mary Shakespeare
1913–
Agnes Emily Shakespeare
1916–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
January 1907
Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

  • Nora Beatrice Shakespeare

    Female1907–Female

  • Elizabeth Kathleen Shakespeare

    Female1911–Female

  • Edith Mary Shakespeare

    Female1913–Female

  • Agnes Emily Shakespeare

    Male1916–Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Shakespeare

    Male1856–1921Male

  • Hannah Shakespeare

    Female1857–1936Female

siblings

(7)

  • Frances Shakespeare

    Female1828–1829Female

  • Francis Shakespeare

    Male1831–1832Male

  • Harriott Shakespeare

    Female1833–Female

  • Caroline Shakespeare

    Female1873–1916Female

  • William Shakespeare

    Male1878–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1884

Age 2

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 22

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1914

Age 32

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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 (1)

  • William Shakespeare, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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