William Shakespeare

Solihull, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Shakespeare was christened on 13 August 1780, in Solihull, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Shakspear, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Aubut, was 32. He married Mary Silvers on 25 December 1803, in Kingswinford St Mary, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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William Shakespeare
Mary Silvers
Marriage: 25 December 1803
James Shakespeare

Spouse & Children

25 December 1803
Kingswinford St Mary, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


  • James Shakespeare


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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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)

  • William Shakespeare, "England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1538-1900"
  • William Shakespear, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • William Shekespeare, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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