Viewing Event Record: Requests, King's Men vs Brend: counsels submit statement of fact


In a Court of Requests suit between the King's Men and the owner of the property of the Globe playhouse, Sir Matthew Brend, Richard Lane and John White submit a 'statement of fact' outlining the circumstances for the players' claims for an extended lease. They contend that after leasing the property, they spent a further £700 in building the playhouse. After 'being burnt down by Casualtie of fier' within the original term, the players spent an additional £1000 to rebuild the playhouse with the understanding that the investment would entail an extension of the lease term. Brend was fourteen at the time of the signing of the extension agreement that would come into effect when he came of age, also endorsed by his mother and uncle. Sir John Bodley also held an interest in the property, and out of consideration for the 'said losse by fire and charge of new building' moved to extend the lease by six years from the end of the original lease of 'one and thirty yeeres'. The plaintiffs sue for an extension of their lease for nine years from the end of Bodley's extension, an agreement that Brend has so far declined.

Date Event Recorded

To: 5 February 1634 (Source of claim: transcription)

Date Event Happened

From: May 1599 To: 5 February 1634 (Source of claim: transcription)


Globe (II)


King's Men (1625-1642)


Name Role
Brend, Matthew defendant
Burbage, Cuthbert plaintiff