Book/Printed Material Bill of Sale from Henry Walker to William Shakespeare, 1613. Bargain and sale from henry walker, citizen and minstrel of london, to william shakespeare of stratford-upon-avon, gent., and to his trustees, william johnson, citizen and vintner of london, john jackson, and john hemmyng of london, gents., 1612/13 march 10

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Title

  • Bill of Sale from Henry Walker to William Shakespeare, 1613.

Other Title

  • Bargain and sale from henry walker, citizen and minstrel of london, to william shakespeare of stratford-upon-avon, gent., and to his trustees, william johnson, citizen and vintner of london, john jackson, and john hemmyng of london, gents., 1612/13 march 10

Summary

  • This deed of bargain and sale, dated March 10, 1613, records William Shakespeare's purchase of a gatehouse in the Blackfriars district of London, from Henry Walker, citizen and minstrel of London. Shakespeare paid £80 of the £140 selling price up front, and on the day after the conveyance he mortgaged the remaining £60 back to Walker. William Johnson, citizen and vintner of London, and John Jackson and John Heminge, gentlemen, acted as trustees in Shakespeare's interest. They also were in charge of the sale of the property following Shakespeare's death in April 1616. This was the poet's only real estate purchase in London; Shakespeare continued to live for the most part at New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon, and he apparently acquired this property only as an investment. This document is Shakespeare's copy, which is why he did not sign it.

Names

  • Heminge, John, circa 1556-1630 Associated Name.
  • Jackson, John, died 1625 Associated Name.
  • Johnson, William, born circa 1574 Associated Name.
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Associated Name.
  • Walker, Henry, died 1616? Creator.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1613-03-10.

Headings

  • -  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland--England--London
  • -  1613-03-10
  • -  Deeds
  • -  Real property

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 leaf : vellum ; 482 x 600 millimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Folger Shakespeare Library.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667876

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Chicago citation style:

Heminge, John, Circa Associated Name, John Jackson, William Johnson, William Shakespeare, and Henry Walker. Bill of Sale from Henry Walker to William Shakespeare. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -03-10, 1613] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667876/.

APA citation style:

Heminge, J., Jackson, J., Johnson, W., Shakespeare, W. & Walker, H. (1613) Bill of Sale from Henry Walker to William Shakespeare. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -03-10] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667876/.

MLA citation style:

Heminge, John, Circa Associated Name, et al. Bill of Sale from Henry Walker to William Shakespeare. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -03-10, 1613] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667876/>.