Viewing Event Record: Common Pleas, Woodliffe vs Langley: Woodliffe states his case


Oliver Woodliffe sues Richard Langley over Francis Langley's forfeiture of the first bond for the balance owing on the Boar's Head. Woodliffe testifies that, according to an agreement made 12 November 1599, Richard Langley was to act as guarantor for the bond. When called upon to pay the £200 due, however, Langley refused. Woodliffe estimates the resulting damages to himself at £40. Woodliffe denies Langley's claim that he paid £100 on 2 November 1600.

Date Event Recorded

From: 19 January 1601 To: 12 February 1601 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 12 November 1599 To: 2 November 1600 (Source of claim: original)


Boar's Head


Name Role
Langley, Richard defendant
Woodliffe, Oliver plaintiff
Langley, Francis playhouse financier

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Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business