Viewing Event Record: Requests, Cuthbert Burbage vs Allen: Cuthbert Burbage replies


Cuthbert Burbage replies to Giles Allen in the Court of Requests. Burbage affirms his previous statements, and goes on to deny Allen's claim that James Burbage was a troublesome tenant. Cuthbert does say that James was often troubled by Edmond Peckham over the title of the properties in question so that he could not always enjoy his full right to the property according to the lease. Cuthbert argues that it was entirely within James Burbage's rights according to the terms of the lease to convert the barn into a tenement, and he went to great expense to do so, and to maintain it over the years. Burbage denies that the tenants are beggars and make trouble in the parish, and that James Burbage cared more for profit than reputation. He denies that he has failed to repair the tenements since his father's death and that affirms that James Burbage spent the stipulated £200 on building and reparations. Cuthbert blames Allen's unreasonable demands for the failure to renew the lease, which James greatly desired. He admits that he pulled down the Theatre building, and attests that he did so lawfully according to the terms of the original lease. He denies that he or his father have made profits on the Theatre in excess of £2000.

Date Event Recorded

From: 27 April 1600 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 1 November 1585 To: 27 April 1600 (Source of claim: externally supplied)




Name Role
Burbage, Ellen administratrix
Allen, Giles defendant
Peckham, Edmond disputant
Burbage, James leaseholder
Burbage, Cuthbert plaintiff
Allen, Sara wife

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse context