Catalogue description Will of William Shakespeare 25 March 1616. Proved 22 June 1616.

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Details of PROB 1/4
Reference: PROB 1/4
Description: Will of William Shakespeare 25 March 1616. Proved 22 June 1616.
Date: 22 June 1616
Related material:

For the will box, please see PROB 1/4A

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Custodial history: The wills of Shakespeare (PROB 1/4) was seen by three of the members of the Royal Commission on Public Records in 1913. It had been placed in special storage conditions, at the Principal Probate Registry at Somerset House, because of its popularity with visitors.
Publication note:

Many of the wills in this series have been published and discussed in biographical and other studies. The will of Shakespeare in particular has been subjected to a wide variety of different interpretations. Bibliographical references to these interpretations may be found in Playhouse wills 1558-1642 ed E A J Honigmann and Susan Brock (Manchester, 1993)

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