Viewing Event Record: Requests, Cuthbert Burbage vs Allen: The interrogatories for Vigerous and Nevill


Giles Allen provided several questions to be asked of Robert Vigerous and Thomas Nevill regarding Cuthbert Burbage's suit against him in the Court of Requests concerning the Theatre properties. Both men were examined at a later date because they resided in the country. The interrogatories cite two different proposals for the renewal of the lease of the Theatre properties. The first stipulated a term of twenty-one years, at a yearly rent of £24, and a conversion of the playhouse to other purposes after five years, as well as repayment of £30 in arrears rent and various repairs to the Theatre buildings. The second stipulated a ten-year lease at the cost of £100 and a yearly rent of £24. The witnesses are asked whether and when, to their knowledge, either agreement was made with James or Cuthbert Burbage.

Date Event Recorded

From: 5 June 1600 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

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




Name Role
Caesar, Julius Master in Court of Requests
Alif, Thomas armiger
Allen, Giles defendant
Sandford, Robert examiner
Breather, Arthur examiner
Sammes, John examiner
Burbage, James leaseholder
Burbage, Cuthbert plaintiff

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business