Viewing Event Record: Chancery, Browne vs Woodliffe, the Langleys, and Bishop: Browne's interrogatories


Robert Browne sues Oliver Woodliffe, Francis and Richard Langley, and Richard Bishop in Chancery court. In his interrogatories, Browne asks whether Woodliffe entered into a verbal agreement with Richard Samwell the elder to demise unto him the great yard, as well as the buildings Samwell had promised to build in the yard, for the remainder of the lease, at no additional rent above the £40 per annum agreed upon in the former indenture. Browne asks, furthermore, at what time the lease parole was made. Browne also asked Samwell the younger to confirm that Samwell the elder sold to Browne the rooms, galleries, and premises demised to Samwell the elder by Woodliffe for the sum of £360.

Date Event Recorded

From: after 16 May 1601 To: by 11 June 1601 (Source of claim: transcription)

Date Event Happened

From: 13 April 1598 To: June 1601 (Source of claim: transcription)


Boar's Head


Name Role
Woodliffe, Oliver defendant
Samwell, Richard, the Elder leaseholder
Browne, Robert (III) plaintiff
Woodliffe, Susan wife

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business