Viewing Event Record: Common Pleas, Osteler vs Heminges: The bill of complaint

Abstract

Thomasina Osteler, widow of the late William Osteler, sues her father, John Heminges, in the Court of Common Pleas. The bill of complaint makes reference to passages from the lease of the Globe property. Details include the size and boundaries of the Globe playhouse property, information about its tenants, and to the origin, number, and value of shares in the Globe and Blackfriars playhouses. According to the plea, the property consisted of two parts: the first a parcel of ground divided into four gardens, and all 'houses, buildings, structures, ways, easements, commodities and appurtenances thereto belonging;' the second, a parcel of land divided into three gardens, again with all houses and other structures belonging to it.

Date Event Recorded

Date
undated

Date Event Happened

Date
undated

Feast

Name
Hilary Term (Source of claim: original)

Venues

Name
Globe (I)
Name
Globe (II)

Troupes

Name
King's Men (1603-1625)

People

Name Role
Ostler, William deceased
Heminges, John defendant
Burbage, Richard playhouse sharer
Shakespeare, William playhouse sharer
Condell, Henry playhouse sharer
Burbage, Cuthbert playhouse sharer
Slye, William playhouse sharer

Event Type

  • company context
  • court case
  • playhouse context