Viewing Event Record: Chancery, Margaret Brayne vs the Burbages: Nicholas Byshop deposes


Nicholas Byshop responds to Margaret Brayne's interrogatories. Margaret Brayne and Robert Miles went several times to the Theatre to claim the former's share in the Theatre property. James Burbage refused to disburse anything unless by court order. When Miles showed him the order of 13 November 1590, Burbage called him names, and Burbage's wife and son Richard beat him; the family then drove Miles and the widow from the premises.

Date Event Recorded

From: 29 January 1592 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 1590 To: 1591 (Source of claim: transcription)




Name Role
Jones, Henry court examiner
Burbage, James defendant
Burbage, Cuthbert defendant
Byshop, Nicholas deponent
Brayne, Margaret plaintiff
Brayne, John playhouse financier
Burbage, Richard son
Burbage, Ellen wife

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business
  • playhouse context
  • public disturbance