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


In a Chancery suit between Jane Langley and Hugh Browker, Browker responds to Langley's complaints that his purchase of Paris Garden from the late Francis Langley was an unfair exchange. He recalls that Francis Langley paid for Paris Garden 'upon interest and hard bonds and great sureties,' and that Langley furthermore 'had not any friend' that would lend him funds on better terms. As the owner of the manor, Langley 'did take the profits and use the possession of the capital house and other things' in the manor of Paris Garden, although Browker recalls his suspicions regarding 'the insufficiency of the right' by which Langley did so. Browker recalls that during Langley's dispute with Browne regarding the Boar's Head playhouse, he was given for safekeeping a lease between Langley and Woodliffe for 'certain romeths' within the Boar's Head. When Langley came to offer the sale of the property, Browker recalls that the title was encumbered by 'many lets and hindrances,' preventing 'good conveyance and assurance of the said manor' of Paris Garden. Furthermore, he recalls that the widow Anne Cure did 'convey the said term of one thousand years unto the said Hannibal Gammon' in a conflicting transfer of the Paris Garden deed.

Date Event Recorded

From: 13 May 1603 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: Autumn 1600 To: Spring 1603 (Source of claim: transcription)


Paris Garden


Name Event Role(s) Document Role(s)
Langley, Francis deceased
Browker, Hugh defendant deponent
Langley, Jane plaintiff