Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 446. Friday, 23 July 1993.
From: Stephen Orgel <
Date: Thursday, 22 Jul 93 10:24:17 PDT
Subject: 4.0442 Hamnet
Comment: Re: SHK 4.0442 Hamnet
The Sams theory is untenable. The Shakespeare twins were named Hamnet
and Judith after their parents' friends and neighbors Hamnet and Judith
Sadler--when they had a son they called him William. See Schoenbaum's
COMPACT DOCUMENTARY LIFE, p. 94.