Viewing Event Record: Star Chamber, Samwell vs Langley et al: Francis Langley replies


Francis Langley replies to Richard Samwell's complaint against himself, Owen Roberts, Oliver Woodliffe and others. According to Langley, Woodliffe demised the Boar's Head property to him by an indenture dated 7 November 1599. He had commissioned Owen Roberts, a carpenter, to cut down certain parts of the gallery in order to make a door from Langley's house to the gallery. He repeats the Woodliffe's response that multiple wrongs require multiple suits.

Date Event Recorded

From: 17 April 1600 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 7 November 1599 To: 17 April 1600 (Source of claim: original)


Boar's Head


Name Role
Langley, Francis defendant
Woodliffe, Oliver defendant
Roberts, Owen defendant
Samwell, Richard, the Elder plaintiff
Woodliffe, Susan wife

Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse context