John appears for the first time in historical documents in 1552 . A document informs us that John Shakespeare had to rent a wing of what would later become famous as the birthplace of the poet , situated in Henley Street. In 1556 John increased his property, buying a property in land and the other wing of the house where, at that time was a separate structure.
The date of the baptism of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon turns out to be 26 April 1564 transcription in the parish register reads: Gulielmus, filius Johannis Shakespeare. Although there are no joints the school records of that period, many biographers Shakespeare attended the King's New School , institute free for the males of the town, dedicated to Edward VI and funded by the Guild of the Holy Cross, which is about four hundred yards from his home.