- At the age of eighteen, he married the young, Anne Hathaway who was older than him by seven to eight years. She was pregnant at the time. Together they raised two daughters, Susanna (1583) and Judith (1585) and a son, Hamnet who died at age 11
- He found work at the theatre as a horse attendant at some of the finer theatres in London
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