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


Nicholas Byshop responds to the Burbages' interrogatories. He says Margaret Brayne and Robert Miles asked Byshop to go with them to the Theatre on a play day and to help them collect half the money taken at the galleries, according to the terms of the 1578 arbitrament and Chancery order of 13 November 1591. Miles, Byshop, and Brayne were driven from the premises with violence as Richard Burbage and his mother beat Miles with a broom staff. James Burbage told Miles 'that he had but A paper w[ch] he might wype his tale w[t].' Byshop affirms that Miles has made no claim to the Theatre itself, but only that he has spent much money in the suit on behalf of Margaret Brayne. Byshop goes on to say that though Miles has not said that he expects a reward or share from Margaret Brayne, he believes that Miles does deserve some recompense for his charges in the suit.

Date Event Recorded

From: 6 April 1592 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 1578 To: after 13 November 1591 (Source of claim: transcription)




Name Role
Burbage, James defendant
Byshop, Nicholas deponent
Brayne, Margaret plaintiff
Miles, Ralph soapmaker
Burbage, Richard son
Miles, Robert suitor
Burbage, Ellen wife