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George, fon of Thomas Hart, was baptized Sept. 18, 1636.
Thomas, fon of Thomas Quiney, was buried Jan. 28, 1638. [1638-9.]
in the county of Herts, were defcended from Dr. Hall's daughter Elizabeth; and to prove this fact, the following pedigree was tranfmitted fome years ago by Mr. Whalley to Mr. Steevens: John Hall Sufanna, daughter and co-heiress of William Shakspeare.
But this pedigree is founded on a mistake, and there is undoubtedly no lineal descendant of Shakspeare now living. The mistake was, the fuppofing that Sir Reginald Forfter married a daughter of Mr. Thomas Nash and Elizabeth Hall, who had no iffue, either by that gentleman or her second husband, Sir John Barnard. Sir Reginald Forster married the daughter of Edward Nath, Efq. of Eaft Greenwich, in the county of Kent, coufingerman to Mr. Thomas Nafh; and the pedigree ought to have been formed thus:
Richard, fon of Thomas Quiney, was buried Feb. 26, 1638. [1638-9.]
Tho. Nath Elizabeth Hall Sir John Barnard.
Thomas Nafh. Jane Nath. Mary Nash=Reginald Forfter, Efq. afterwards Sir Reginald Fortter, Bart.
Reginald Forfter. Mary Forfter. Franklyn Miller=Jane Forfter. Co. Hertford.
Will. Norcliffe, Efq.=Jane Miller. Nicholas Miller Mary
Nicholas Franklyn Miller. =
Edward Miller Mundy, Efq. the prefent owner of Hide-Hall.
That I am right in this statement, appears from the will of Edward Nash, (see p. 96, n. 8.) and from the following infcription on a monument in the church of Stratford, erected fome fime after the year 1733, by Jane Norcliffe, the wife of William Norcliffe, Efq. 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 Eaft Greenwich, in the county of Kent," &c. For this infcrip
William Hart was buried March 29, 1639.
Joan Hart, widow, was buried Nov. 4, 1646. Thomas Nafh, Efq. was buried April 5, 1647. Mrs. Sufanna Hall, widow, was buried July 16,
Mr. Richard Queeny, gent. of London, was buried May 23, 1656.
George Hart, fon of Thomas Hart, was married by Francis Smyth, Juftice of peace, to Hefter Ludiate, daughter of Thomas Ludiate, Jan. 9, 1657. [1657-8.]
tion I am indebted to the kindness of the Rev. Mr. Davenport, Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Reginald Forster, Efq. who lived at Greenwich, was created a Baronet, May 4, 1661. His fon Reginald, who married Miss Nafh, fucceeded to the title on the death of his father, fome time after the year 1679. Their only fon, Reginald, was buried at Stratford, Aug. 10, 1685.
Mrs. Elizabeth Nath was married to her fecond husband, Sir Jolm Barnard, at Billefley, about three miles from Stratford-uponAvon, 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.
7 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, settled in London, and was perhaps the father of Charles Hart, the celebrated tragedian, who, I believe, was born about the year 1630.
* This gentleman was born in 1587, and was brother to Thomas Quiney, who married Shakspeare's youngest daughter. It does not appear when Thomas Quiney died. There is a defe&t 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 Register of Burials for that year is described thus: "Judith, uzor Thomas Quiney." Had her husband been then dead, the would have been denominated vidua. MALONE.
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.]
Sufanna, 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, fon of George Hart, was baptized March 3, 1673. [1673-4.]
George, fon of George Hart, was baptized Aug. 20, 1676.
Margaret Hart, widow, was buried Nov. 28, 1682. Daniel Smith and Sufanna Hart were married April 16, 1688.
Shakspeare Hart was married to Anne Prew, April 10, 1694.
William Shakspeare, fon of Shakspeare Hart, was baptized Sept. 14, 1695.
Hefter, wife of George Hart, was buried April 29, 1696.
Anne, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart, was baptized Aug. 9, 1700.
George, fon of George and Mary Hart, was baptized Nov. 29, 1700.
George Hart' was buried May 3, 1702.
Probably the wife of Thomas Hart, who must have been married in or before the year 1633. The marriage ceremony was not performed at Stratford, there being no entry of it in the Regifter. MALONE.
He was born in 1636. MALONE.
Catharine, daughter of Shakspeare and Anne Hart, was baptized July 19, 1703.
Mary, daughter of George Hart, was baptized Oct.
Mary, wife of George Hart, was buried Oct. 7, 1705.
George Hart was married to Sarah Mountford, Feb. 20, 1728. [1728-9.]
Thomas, fon of George Hart, Jun. was baptized May 9, 1729.
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.
William Shakspeare, fon of William Shakspeare Hart, was baptized Jan. 8, 1743. [1743-4.] William Shakspeare, fon of William Shakspeare Hart, was buried March 8, 1744. [1744-5.] William, fon of George Hart, was buried April 28,
George Hart 3 was buried Aug 29, 1745. Thomas, fon of William Shakspeare Hart, was buried March 12, 1746. [1746-7.] Shakspeare Hart 4 was buried July 7, 1747. Catharine, daughter of William Shakspeare Hart, was baptized May 10, 1748.
2 This Thomas Hart, who is the fifth in defcent from Joan Hart, our poet's fifter, is now (1788) living at Stratford, in the houfe in which Shakspeare was born. MALONE.
He was born in 1676, and was great grandson to Joan Hart. MALONE.
* He was born in 1666, and was also great grandson to Joan Hart. MALONE.