Judith Quiney (baptised 2 February 1585 – buried 9 February 1662), née Shakespeare, was the youngest daughter of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway. She married Thomas Quiney, a vintner of Stratford-upon-Avon...Note her "signature" is the pigtail-shaped mark at the left. The surname was appended by a court scribe.
She was the younger sister of Susanna and the twin sister of Hamnet. Hamnet however, died at the age of eleven. Her baptism on 2 February 1585 was recorded by the vicar, Richard Barton of Coventry, in the parish register for Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon...
Judith Shakespeare was probably illiterate. In 1611 she was asked to witness a deed of sale for a house belonging to her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Quiney, and to Elizabeth's son Adrian. Judith signed twice with a mark instead of her name...
05 October 2011
The "signature" of Judith Quiney, nee Shakespeare