Viewing Event Record: Chancery, Hussey vs Kirke: Christopher Beeston leases land to build a theatre

Abstract

A document in a lawsuit of 1647 describes the Phoenix property as it stood when Christopher Beeston subleased it from John Best on 9 August 1616 for thirty-one, and outlines the terms of Beeston's contract. Furthermore, John Best's widow, Katherine, confirmed the remainder of the lease of the Phoenix property to Christopher Beeston on 4 May 1633.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 1647 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 9 August 1616 To: 4 May 1633 (Source of claim: original)

Venues

Name
Phoenix/Cockpit

People

Name Role
Beeston, Christopher leaseholder
Best, John lessor
Best, Katherine lessor
Westwood, Jonas tenant
Atkins, John tenant

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Event Type

  • court case
  • playhouse context