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George, son of Thomas Hart, was baptized Sept.
But this pedigree is founded on a mistake, and there is undoubtedly no lineal defcendant of Shakspeare now living. The mistake was, the supposing that Sir Reginald Forster married a daughter of Mr. Thomas Nalb and Elizabeth Hall, who had no issue, either by that gentleman or her second husband, Sir John Barnard. Sir Reginald Forster married the daughter of Edward Nash, Esq. of East Greenwich in the county of Kent, coulin-german to Mr. Thomas Nash; and the pedigree ought to have been formed thus: Anthony Naf
Tho. NahElizabeth Hall Sir John Barnard.
Thomas Nash. Jane Nash. Mary Nash Reginald Forster, Efq.
afterwards Sir Regi. nald Forster, Bart.
Reginald Forster. Mary Forster. Franklyn Miller=Jane Forster,
of Hide-Hall, 1 Co. Hertford. I
Will. Norcliffe, Efq. Jane Miller. Nicholas Miller=Mary
Nicholas Franklyn Miller. =
Mundy, Efq. --- Miller.
Edward Miller Mundy, Esq. the present owner of Hide-Hall.
Thomas, son of Thomas Quiney, was buried Jan.
28, 1638. [1638-9.] Richard, son of Thomas Quiney, was buried Feb.
26, 1638. (1638-9.] William Hart* was buried March 29, 1639. Mary, daughter of Thomas Hart, was baptized
June 18, 1641. Joan Hart, widow, was buried Nov. 4, 1646. Thomas Nash, Esq. was buried April 5, 1647. Mrs. Susanna Hall, widow, was buried July 16,
That I am right in this statement appears from the will of Edward Nash,, (lee p. 40. n. 8.) and from the following in, fcription on a monument in the church of Stratford, erected some time after the year 1733, by Jane Norcliffe, the wife of William Norcliffe, Esq. and only daughter of Franklyn Miller, by Jane Forster.
P. M. S.
" Beneath lye interred the body's of Sir Reginald Forster, Baronet, and dame Mary his wife, daughter of Edward Nath of East Greenwich, in the county of Kent,” &c. For this inscription I am indebted to the kindness of the Rev. Mr. Davenport, Vicar of Statford-upon-Avon,
Reginald Forster, Esq. who ,ived at Greenwich, was created a baronet, May 4, 1661. His fon Reginald, who married Mifs Nash, fucceeded to the title on the death of his father, some time after the year 1679. Their only fon, Reginald, was buried at Stratford, Aug. 10, 1685.
Mrs. Elizabeth Nash was married to her fecond husband, Sir John Barnard, at Billesley, about three miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, June 5, 1649, and was buried at Abington in the county of Northampton, Feb. 17, 1669-70 ; and with her the family of our poet became extinct. MALONE.
• The eldest son of Joan Hart, our poet's fifter. I have not found any entry in the Register of the deaths of his brothers Thomas and Michael Hart. The latter, I suspect, set
Mr. Richard Queeny,' gent. of London, was bu
ried May 23, 1656. George Hart, son of Thomas Hart, was married
by Francis Smyth, Justice of peace, to Heiter Ludiate, daughter of Thomas Ludiate, Jan. 9,
1657. (1657-8. ] Elizabeth, daughter of George Hart, was baptized
Jan. 9, 1658, [1658-9.] Jane, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Dec.
21, 1661. Judith, wife of Thomas Quiney, gent. was buried
Feb. 9, 1661. (1661-62.) Susanna, daughter of George Hart, was baptized
March 18, 1663. [1663-4.] Shakspeare, fon of George Hart, was baptized Nov.
18, 1666. Mary, daughter of George Hart, was baptized
March 31, 1671. Thomas, son of George Hart, was baptized March
3, 1673. (1673-4.] George, son of George Hart, was baptized Aug. 20,
tled in London, and was perhaps the father of Charles Hart, the celebrated tragedian who, I believe, was born about the year 1630. MALONE.
s This gentleman was born in 1587, and was brother to Thomas Quiney, who married Shakspeare's youngest daugh
It does not appear when Thomas Quiney died. There is a defect in the Register during the years 1642, 1643, and 1644; and another lacuna from March 17, to Nov, 18, 1663. Our poet's fon-in-law probably died in the latter of thofe periods; for his wife, who died in Feb. 1661-2, in the Regifer of burials for that year, is described thus : "Judith, uxor Thomas Quiney." Had her husband been then dead, The would have been denominated vidua. MALONE.
Margaret Hart,“ widow, was buried Nov. 28, 1682. Daniel Smith and Susanna Hart were married
April 16, 1688. Shakspeare Hart was married to Anne Prew, April
10, 1694. William Shakspeare, son of Shakspeare Hart, was
baptized Sept. 14, 1695. Hefter, wife of George Hart, was buried April 29,
1696. Anne, daughter of Shakspeare and Anna Hart, was
baptized Aug. 9, 1700. George, son of George and Mary Hart, was bap
tized Nov, 29, 1700, George Hart' was buried May 3, 1702. Hefter, daughter of George Hart, was baptized
Feb. 10, 1702. (1702-3.] Catharine, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart,
was baptized July 19, 1703. Mary, daughter of George Hart, was baptized
O&t. 7, 1705. Mary, wife of George Hart, was buried O&. 7.
1705. George Hart, was matried to Sarah Mountford,
Feb. 20, 1728. (1728-9.} Thomas, son of George Hart, Jun. was baptized
May 9, 1729.
6 Probably the wife of Thomas Hart, who must have been married in or before the year 1633. The marriage ceremony was not performed at Sıratford, there being na entry of it in the Register. MALONE.
7 He was born in 1636. NALONE.
8 This Thomas Hart, who is the fifth in descent from Joan Hart, our poet's sister, is now (1788) living at Stratford, in the house in which Shakspeare was boru.
Sarah, daughter of George Hart, was baptized
Sept. 29, 1733. Anne, daughter of Shakspeare Hart, was buried
March 29, 1738. Anne, daughter of George Hart, was baptized
Sept. 29, 1740. William Shakspeare, fon of William Shakspeare
Hart, was baptized Jun. 8, 1743. [1743-4.) William Shakspeare, son of William Shakspeare
Hart, was buried March 8, 1744. [1744-5. .] William, son of George Hart, was buried April 28,
1745. George Hart,' was buried Aug. 29, 1745. Thomas, son of William Shakspeare Hart, was
buried March 12, 1746. (1746-7.) Shakspeare Hartwas buried July 7, 1747. Catharine, daughter of William Shakspeare Hart,
was baptized May 10, 1748. William Shakspeare Hart' was buried Feb. 28,
1749. [ 1749-50. ] The widow Hart," was buried July 10, 1753. John, son of Thomas Hart, was baptized Aug. 18,
Anne, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart, was
buried Feb. 5, 1760.
9 He was born in 1676, and was great grandfon to Joan Hart.
MALONE. He was born in 1666, and was also great grandson to Joan Hart. MALONE.
3 He was born in 1695. MALONE.
* This absurd mode of entry seems to have been adopted for the purpose of concealment rather than information; for by the omission of the christian name, it is impossible to ascertain from the Register, who was meant,
The person here described was, I believe, Anne, the widow of Shakfpeare Hart, who died in 1747. MALONE,