Viewing Event Record: Chancery, William Beeston vs Earl of Dorset: Beeston states his case


William Beeston testifies in his lawsuit of 1658 against Richard, Earl of Dorset that the plaintiff's father Edward, Earl of Dorset, granted the lease on Salisbury Court to Richard Gunnell and William Blagrave in 1629 on the condition that they should erect a playhouse and other buildings on the property at their own expense. Gunnell and Blagrave erected on dwelling house and one playhouse at the cost of £1000.

Date Event Recorded

From: 25 June 1658 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 6 July 1629 (Source of claim: original)


Salisbury Court


Name Role
Sackville, Edward, Earl of Dorset lessor
Beeston, William plaintiff
Sackville, Richard (II), Earl of Dorset plaintiff
Gunnell, Richard playhouse builder
Blagrave, William playhouse builder

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Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse business
  • playhouse context