Viewing Event Record: Requests, Miles vs Cuthbert Burbage and Allen: Robert Miles states his case


Robert Miles's bill of complaint in his lawsuit against Cuthbert Burbage and Giles Allen summarizes the original terms of James Burbage's contract with Giles and Sarah Allen, and details the transactions between Burbage and John Brayne, including the arbitrament made by Richard Turner and John Hill, and the mortgage agreement entered into with John Hyde. Miles complains that Hyde, contrary to the original terms of the agreement, conveyed the lease of the Theatre to Cuthbert Burbage alone, since which time Burbage has taken all the profits of the lease. Miles claims that he has asked Cuthbert Burbage and Giles and Sara Allen for permission to to take the the Theatre and other buildings to that he may recover his moiety of the value of the timber. Miles notes that all his other attempts to recover any money at law have failed, and blames this failure on 'the connyng practyzes of the' Burbages.

Date Event Recorded


Date Event Happened

From: 13 April 1576 To: early 1597 (Source of claim: transcription)




Name Role
Brayne, Margaret administratrix
Burbage, Ellen administratrix
Turner, Richard arbiter
Hill, John arbiter
Scott, attorney
Burbage, Cuthbert defendant
Allen, Giles defendant
Hyde, John mortgage holder
Miles, Robert plaintiff
Brayne, John playhouse builder
Burbage, James playhouse builder
Allen, Sara wife

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business