Viewing Event Record: Requests, Cuthbert Burbage vs Allen: Thomas Nevill deposes


Thomas Nevill, gentleman, deposes in Cuthbert Burbage's suit against Giles Allen. The agreement between Burbage and Giles stipulated a new term of twenty-one years, at a rent of £24 per annum (a £10 increase over the old rent). Allen was initially very unwilling that the Theatre should be used as a playhouse any longer, but at last agreed to allow it to continue as such for a few years, after which it was to be converted and remain for the use of Allen after the lease concluded. James Burbage acknowledged a debt of £30 in arrears rent, which his son agreed to pay. The agreement was made two years ago, at Michaelmas term.

Date Event Recorded

From: 14 August 1600 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 1596 To: 1598 (Source of claim: transcription)




Name Role
Domiell, Thomas court officer
Allen, Giles defendant
Nevill, Thomas deponent
Breather, Arthur examiner
Sammes, John examiner
Burbage, James leaseholder
Burbage, Cuthbert plaintiff

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business