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John Heminge

John Heminge

Person  Male  Born 1556  Died 10/10/1630

Categories: Theatre

Fellow actor and friend of William Shakespeare and Henry Condell.

Heminge and Condell had been co-partners with Shakespeare in the Globe Theatre. On his death the plays existed only in the form of the scripts used by the actors. Heminge and Condell decided to gather all these manuscripts together, edit and publish them. These are the famous Shakespeare First Folios, published in 1623, without which we would have no Juliet, no Bottom and no Hamlet.

John Heminge lived in this parish at least 42 years and was married here. He had 14 children, 13 of whom were baptized, 4 buried, and one married here. He was buried here October 12 1630. His wife was also buried here.

Henry Condell lived in this parish at least 30 years. He had 9 children, 8 of whom were baptized here and 6 buried. He was buried here December 29 1627. His wife was also buried here.

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