Viewing Event Record: Requests, Cuthbert Burbage vs Allen: Robert Vigerous deposes


Robert Vigerous, lawyer, deposes in Cuthbert Burbage's suit against Giles Allen. He says about four years ago he helped James Burbage and Allen to negotiate and draft a new lease, which stipulated a ten-year term at £24 per annum, as well as the repayment of £30 in arrears rent. Vigerous was then commissioned to draft this lease and was paid for it by Cuthbert, though he never received an extra satin doublet also promised to him. He does not know whether Burbage was to give £100 for the lease, what other agreements may have passed between the parties, or whether the lease ever took effect. He has seen another draft lease for the same property which does mention that Burbage should pay £100 to Allen; this draft, he notes, was commissioned by Burbage. He does not remember the consideration upon which this clause was entered, but has heard Allen complain that James Burbage did not complete the £200 in repairs dictated by the first lease. He does not know whether this motivated the £100 clause.

Date Event Recorded

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

Date Event Happened

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




Name Role
Allen, Giles defendant
Vigerous, Robert deponent
Breather, Arthur examiner
Sammes, John examiner
Burbage, James leaseholder
Burbage, Cuthbert plaintiff

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business