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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