Viewing Event Record: Chancery, Jane Langley vs Hugh Browker: Hannibal Gammon responds


In a Chancery suit between Jane Langley and Hugh Browker about the sale of Paris Garden, Hannibal Gammon responds to the widow Langley's complaints, recalling that he assisted Langley with the repayment of a debt owed to Robert Allison. Upon Allison's death, the executor of his estate, brewer Edward Harvest, moved to collect on Langley's debts, and Langley arranged with Gammon to settle by conveying 'the interest of the [Paris Garden] lease of 1000 years to the said Edward Harvest' for 'forty pounds yearly... during the term of 21 years', whereupon Harvest 'did regrant and convey again the residue' of the Paris Garden lease to Gammon. According to Gammon, Langley had no intent to inform Browker of this encumbrance, and Gammon 'of his own accord informed' Browker of the transaction. Browker nonetheless agreed to take upon the forty pounds yearly to Harvest as part of the transaction, under the provision that Langley reduce the purchase price of Paris Garden by three hundred pounds. Gammon also recalls that early in 1590 the executor to the estate of the Paris Garden lease, the widow Anne Cure and her son Thomas, did sell him the lease 'of the said manor.' Gammon recalls Francis Langley's offer for Gammon to 'leave his trade and to bring his wife and children and to dwell with him' at Paris Garden, made in response to inquiries regarding 'moneys that were due to him.' Langley went on to claim that he would repay Browker 'as he was able', and that if Gammon were to accept his offer to come to Paris Garden, 'the said Langley would never sell the said manor to the said Mr Browker or any other.'

Date Event Recorded

From: 1603 (Source of claim: transcription)

Date Event Happened

From: early 1590 To: 1603 (Source of claim: transcription)


Paris Garden


Name Event Role(s) Document Role(s)
Langley, Francis deceased
Allison, Robert deceased
Browker, Hugh defendant
Gammon, Hannibal deponent
Harvest, Edward executor
Cure, Thomas heir
Langley, Jane plaintiff
Cure, Anne widow executor, heir