Viewing Event Record: Chancery, Margaret Brayne vs the Burbages: George Clough deposes


George Clough deposes in Margaret Brayne's suit against James and Cuthbert Burbage. Several years ago, John Hyde informed Clough that Burbage and John Brayne had mortgaged the lease on the Theatre property to him, and that he was having trouble collecting on the debt. Hyde asked him to go to Burbage and demand repayment of the debt under the pretense that Hyde has assigned the lease to Clough. Clough visited Burbage several times, but does not recollect having tried to evict Burbage.

Date Event Recorded

From: 8 December 1590 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 1587 To: 1588 (Source of claim: transcription)




Name Role
Burbage, James defendant
Clough, George deponent
Prynne, John mortgage broker
Hyde, John mortgage holder
Brayne, Margaret plaintiff

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business