Viewing Event Record: Chancery, Samwell vs Woodliffe: Moxlay deposes


Nicholas Moxlay, an apprentice notary public, deposes in Richard Samwell's suit against Oliver Woodliffe. When the lease was to be sealed, Moxlay carried the document to 'a lower room next adjoining the hall of the said house,' where Moxlay read and sealed it. Samwell promised Woodliffe that, according to their agreement, Woodliffe should continue to occupy the parlour in which he and his wife then lodged until Woodliffe had built one on the other side of the yard.

Date Event Recorded

From: 22 October 1600 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 13 April 1598 (Source of claim: transcription)


Boar's Head


Name Role
Woodliffe, Oliver defendant
Moxlay, Nicholas deponent
Samwell, Richard, the Elder plaintiff
Woodliffe, Susan wife

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business