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


A court order dated 20 May 1601 gives further details of Richard and Francis Langley's suit against Oliver Woodliffe. Woodliffe's counsel argues that Woodliffe's suits in common law for the Langleys' failure to pay the first bond due for their lease of the Boar's Head should be allowed to proceed. Woodliffe's counsel was unable to convince the court, which ordered the matter referred to Master Hunt, and the suits at common law stayed.

Date Event Recorded

From: 20 May 1601 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: late April 1601 To: 20 May 1601 (Source of claim: transcription)


Boar's Head


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

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business