Susanna Hall

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Susanna Hall was born in Stafford-upon-Avon back in 1583 to William and Anne.  At the time girls were not allowed in school, however it is believed that her parent taught her how to read and write.  In 1607, she married John, she was 24 and he was 32.  Her father had left her a dowry of 105 acres in Old Stratford.

The union produced their one and only child Elizabeth in 1608.  In 1611, a man by the name of John Lane accused Susanna of adultery.  Susanna filed a slander suit against Lane.  It took three years before the suit was in front of the courts, Susanna won and Lane was found guilty of slander and excommunicated.  Her father died in 1616, because no male heirs were born the entire estate was hers.  She died in 1649, she was 66.

What you may not know about Susanna is that her father was none other than William Shakespeare, yes that William Shakespeare.

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Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

I imagine Susanna represented herself very well in court with a fabulous vocabulary!

May 28, 2020 03:06 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I did not know this history.

There were democrats back then!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 28, 2020 04:33 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

How would of guessed, what a interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

May 28, 2020 04:37 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

As they say, James... who knew? I sure didn't until I read this... but I do now!

May 28, 2020 04:38 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Quite the life educated to read and write by the man himself. Who would not like to be a fly on the wall. Enjoy you day!

May 28, 2020 04:41 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - as I started reading your post with some initial information, I thought there might be a Shakespeare connection and like a good story, a plot twist-of-sorts provided more details.  

May 28, 2020 06:07 AM #7
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Who knew that Shakespeare was a man of the land... that's what I find most interesting James Dray . I've always imagined him with a pen in hand day and night. Now I see him as a man working the land and dreaming about scenarios that turned into plays. It reinforces my thought that men of the land ARE deep thinker's and not bumpkins some make them out to be.

May 28, 2020 06:31 AM #8
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, interesting, and had not heard this information on William Shakespeare.

May 28, 2020 06:32 AM #9
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Of course there is still a lot of discussion about who Shakespeare really was and if the works were truly written by Shalespeare or someone else. But interesting history.

May 28, 2020 07:46 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a pretty famous Father that she had, even I have heard of him, haha.

May 28, 2020 07:55 AM #11
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

certain writers made me realize the beauty of language. My two favorites were Shakespeare and Walt Whitman. (his life is worthy of an entry) :):):)

May 28, 2020 08:07 AM #12
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is an interesting story James Dray. i love learning new history 

May 28, 2020 09:52 AM #13
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James Dray - of course any daughter of William Shakespeare would read and write the English language.

May 28, 2020 10:02 AM #14
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love the bold spirit of Susanna Hall, and I am glad she won...Happy Thursday to you...A

May 28, 2020 10:15 AM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Have a great day!

May 28, 2020 12:09 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

hi James- I love Shakespeare!  Interesting that even way back then you could be held for libel. 

May 28, 2020 04:15 PM #17
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Hi James,

Loved this one-you kept me guessing until the end!

May 28, 2020 05:53 PM #18
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Wow, James, that is quite a story. I had no idea. What a great read.


May 28, 2020 08:40 PM #19
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I could not have guessed that in 1 million years...

Happy Thursday James Dray 

May 28, 2020 08:49 PM #20
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Glad she stood up to the man and his fake charges. I'm sure that was extremely tough in that day.

May 29, 2020 05:30 AM #21
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