Viewing Event Record: Chancery, Francis and Richard Langley vs Woodliffe: the Court refers the suit to Masters Carew and Carew


A court order dated 22 May 1601 provides further details concerning Francis and Richard Langley's suit against Oliver Woodliffe. Woodliffe's counsel came forward with several reasons why Woodliffe should be able to proceed at common law. Langley's counsel wished to maintain the order of 20 May, and complained that Woodliffe had refused to attend to Master Hunt. The court appoints Masters Dr Carew and George Carew to look into the whole matter; should the masters judge it 'meet,' the Langleys will be ordered to pay Woodliffe £100.

Date Event Recorded

From: 22 May 1601 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: late April 1601 To: 22 May 1601 (Source of claim: transcription)


Boar's Head


Name Role
Carew, Matthew Master in Chancery
Carew, George Master in Chancery
Hunt, John Master in Chancery
Woodliffe, Oliver defendant
Langley, Francis plaintiff
Langley, Richard plaintiff

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business