A muniment is defined as 'a title deed, charter, letters patent, or other document providing evidence of specified rights,privileges or ownership' ; for these and other definitions, see Peter Beal, A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450-2000 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008). Also see the Digital Essays.

  • 1. Bargain and sale by Rauf Symondes to Thomas Langham of three tenements in Golding Lane and Whitecross Street, July 12, 1546.
  • 2. Bargain and sale by Thomas and Robert Langham to William Gill of three tenements in Golding Lane and Whitecross Street, Jan. 29, 1566.
  • 3. Bargain and sale by Thomas and Robert Langham to William Gill for three tenements in Golding Lane and Whitecross Street, Jan. 29, 1566.
  • 4. Feoffment from Thomas and Robert Langham to William Gill for three tenements in Golding Lane and Whitecross Street, Jan. 29, 1566.
  • 5. Fine by Thomas and Elizabeth Langham to Willliam Gill for three tenements in Golding Lane and Whitecross Street, 1568.
  • 6. Fine by Thomas and Elizabeth Langham to Willliam Gill for three tenements in Golding Lane and Whitecross Street, 1568.
  • 7. Letters Patent of Queen Elizabeth I giving Raphe Bowes the office of the Mastership of the Royal Game of Bears, Bulls and Mastiff Dogs, June 2, 1573.
  • 8. Lease from Ambrose Nicholas, William Boxe and others to William Griffin of a messuage called the ''Little Rose', Nov. 20, 1574.
  • 9. Will of William Gill bequeathing tenements in Golding Lane to Katherine and Daniel Gill and others, April 21, 1575.
  • 10. Assignment by William Griffen to Robert Withens of the lease of the 'Liitle Rose', Dec. 11, 1579.
  • 11. Power of attorney from Daniel Gill and his son Daniel to Patrick Brewe relating to the deeds of tenements in Golding Lane, Feb. 14, 1580.
  • 12. Lease from Daniel Gill to Patrick Brewe of messuages on Golding Lane and Whitecrosse Street, July 11, 1584.
  • 13. Lease from Daniel Gill to Patrick Brewe of messuages on Golding Lane and Whitecrosse Street, July 11, 1584.
  • 14. Feoffment from Daniel Gill to his son Daniel of the same messauges, Oct. 10, 1584.
  • 15. Assignment by Robert Withens to Philip Henslowe of the lease of the 'Little Rose' , March 24, 1584/5.
  • 16. Deed of partnership between Philip Henslowe and John Cholmley for a parcel of ground on the Bankside and in a playhouse [the Rose] to be erected thereon, with details of how receipts are to be paid, Jan. 10, 1586/7. See Digital Essays.
  • 17. Will of Daniel Gill bequeathing his lands in trust to his family, May 25, 1592.
  • 18. Letters Patent of Queen Elizabeth I granting to Philip Henslowe the office of the Mastership of the Royal Game of Bears, Bulls and Mastiff Dogs (not executed), before June, 1598.
  • 19. Warrant from Jacob Meade, Master of the Royal Game of Bears, Bulls and Mastiff Dogs, commissioning John Cullyver to act as his deputy, Nov. 24, 1599.
  • 20. Assignment by Patrick Brewe to Edward Alleyn of the lease from Daniel Gill, relating to 12 and 13 above, Dec. 22, 1599.
  • 21. Draft of the preceding assignment, no date.
  • 22. Contract by Peter Streete, carpenter, with Philip Henslowe and Edward Alleyn to erect for the sum of £440 a 'new howse and stadge for a Plaiehowse [the Fortune] . . . nere Golding Lane', to have the same dimensions, as given, as the Globe Theatre, Jan. 8, 1599/1600, with acquittances on the verso dated Jan. 8, 1599-June 11, 1600. See Digital Essays.
  • 23. Lease from Daniel, William and Edmond Gill to John Garrett for rent of the premises as 12 and 13 above, June 30, 1601.
  • 24. Lease from Daniel, William and Edmond Gill to John Garrett for rent of the premises as 12 and 13 above, June 30, 1601.
  • 25. Letters Patent of King James I, granting to John Dorrington the office of the Mastership of the Royal Game of Bears, Bulls and Mastiff Dogs, July 14, 1603.
  • 26. Bond from Abraham Sauere (or Sawyer) to Francis Henslowe and James Browne to secure a payment to Joshua Speed, Oct. 25, 1604.
  • 27. Award by William Norres (or Norris) and others in a dispute with Daniel Gill and family relating to tenements in Golding Lane and Whitecrosse Street, Dec. 19, 1605.
  • 28. Award by William Norres (or Norris) and others in a dispute with Daniel Gill and family relating to tenements in Golding Lane and Whitecrosse Street, Dec. 19, 1605.
  • 29. Award by William Norres (or Norris) and others in a dispute with Daniel Gill and family relating to tenements in Golding Lane and Whitecrosse Street, Dec. 19, 1605.
  • 30. Lease from Thomas Towne to William Pearis of a tenement in Lambeth marsh, May 5, 1607.
  • 31. Lease from Thomas Garland to Philip Henslowe and Edward Alleyn for pastures in Lambeth called 'Long Slippe', June 28, 1608.
  • 32. Grant from Edward Alleyn to Thomas and Agnes Towne of an annuity for Dulwich manor and lands and the surrender of Kennington manor and lands, Oct. 28, 1608.
  • 33. Lease from Philip Henslowe and Edward Alleyn to Thomas Downton for one-eighth of a fourth part of income from the Fortune Theatre (not executed), 1608.
  • 34. Lease from Philip Henslowe and Edward Alleyn to Thomas Downton for one-eighth of a fourth part of income from the Fortune Theatre (not executed), 1608.
  • 35. Lease from Edward Alleyn to Edmond Williams of two messuages in Whitecrosse Street, Feb. 28, 1609/10.
  • 36. Assignment by John Garratt to Edward Alleyn of his reversion of the lease of messuages in Golding Lane and Whitecross Street, as 23 and 24 above, May 1, 1610.
  • 37. Assignment by Edward Alleyn to Philip Henslowe of the same, May 4, 1610.
  • 38. Bargain and sale by Daniel Gill and his family and others to Edward Alleyn for twelve tenements relating to the Fortune Theatre, May 30, 1610.
  • 39. Bond from the same parties to Edward alleyn to observe covenants as above, May 30, 1610.
  • 40. Bond from Edward Alleyn and Thomas Towne to Edmond Gill, June 2, 1610.
  • 41. Bond from Edward Alleyn to Edmond Gill, Sept. 29, 1610.
  • 42. Release from Daniel Gill and others as above 38 to Edward Alleyn of all rents and arrears, June 4, 1610.
  • 43. Fine by the same to Edward Alleyn of messuages and gardens, 1610.
  • 44. Fine by the same to Edward Alleyn of messuages and gardens, 1610.
  • 45. Release by Daniel and Katherine Gill and others as above 38, Oct. 20, 1610.
  • 46. Warrant from Philip Henslowe and Edward Alleyn, joint Masters of the Royal Game of Bears, Bulls and Mastiff Dogs, to commission Thomas Radford as their deputy, May 11, 1611.
  • 47. Bond from John Townsend, William Barksted, Joseph Taylor and other actors to Philip Henslowe to perform 'certen articles', Aug. 29, 1611.
  • 48. Lease from Edward Alleyn to Robert Johnson of a tenement in Golding Lane, Jan. 6, 1612/13.
  • 49. Contract of Gilbert Katherens, carpenter, with Philip Henslowe and Jacob Meade to pull down the old Bear Garden and to build another playhouse [the Hope], to be used for playing and for blood sports, to be the same dimensions, as given, as the Swan Theatre, Aug. 29, 1613.
  • 50. Bond from Gilbert Katherens to Philip Henslowe and Jacob Meade to observe the covenants in the preceding contract, Aug. 29, 1613.
  • 51. Articles between Gilbert Katherens and John Browne whereby the latter covenants to make the brickwork of a playhouse [the Hope] in the same dimensions of the Swan, and to be built upon the place of the Bear Garden, Sept. 8, 1613.
  • 52. Articles on the part and behalf of Philip Henslowe and Jacob Meade relating to their acting company, represented by Nathan Field, c. 1613.
  • 53. Assignment by Agnes, widow of Philip Henslowe to Gregory Franklin and John Hammond of leases from Edward Alleyn to Philip Henslowe of a moiety of the Fortune Theatre for twenty-four years, and of messuages in the Clink from others, Feb. 15, 1616.
  • 54. Lease from Edward Alleyn to Henry Smith of a messuage in Golding Lane, April 24, 1618, with note of surrender dated Aug. 4, 1621 on verso.
  • 55. Lease from Edward Alleyn to Richard Hudson of a messauge in Golding Lane 'to have a dore way or passage towardes the playhows', July 1, 1618.
  • 56. Lease from Edward Alleyn of Dulwich to Edward Juby, William Bird, Frank Grace, Richard Gunnell, Charles Massey, Wiliam Stratford, William Cartwright, Richard Price, William Parre, and Richard Fowler of the Fortune Theatre, with terms listed, Oct. 31, 1618.
  • 57. Bond from the lessees as above to Edward Alleyn to observe convenants, Oct. 31, 1618.
  • 58. Lease from Edward Alleyn of Dulwich to Charles Massey of one twenty-fourth part of the ground and tenements where the Fortune Theatre stood, to be used for the construction of a new [Fortune] theatre, May 20, 1622.
  • 59. Lease from Edward Alleyn to Richard Price of one twenty-fourth part of the same ground and tenements, May 20, 1622.
  • 60. Lease from Edward Alleyn to William Gwalter for a sixth part of the ground and tenements as above, May 20, 1622, with endorsement of the surrender of the lease, with further one-sixth part to William Gwalter and another lease to Robert Leigh, June 19, 1623.
  • 61. Lease from Edward Alleyn to William Gwalter for a sixth part of the ground and tenements as above, May 20, 1622, with endorsement of the surrender of the lease, with further one sixth part to William Gwalter and another lease to Robert Leigh, June 19, 1623.
  • 62. Lease from Edward Alleyn to Anthony Jarman for a twelfth part of the premises as above, paying towards the erection of a new playhouse, May 20, 1622.
  • 63. Lease from Edward Alleyn to Margaret Grey of a twelfth part of the new [Fortune] Theatre, with a taphouse belonging to the same and five other tenements, Jan. 29, 1623/4.
  • 64. Lease from Edward Alleyn to George Bosgrave of half a twelfth part of the premises as above, Feb. 20, 1623/4.
  • 65. Extract from the roll of the Court Baron of the Mayor and citizens of London, lords of the manor of Finsbury, of the evidence of Thomas and Matthias Alleyn of Dulwich College concerning the lands and tenements of the Foturne Theatre bequeathed by Edward Alleyn to the College, Oct. 6, 1629.
  • 66. Bill in Chancery of Thomas (or Tobias) Lisle against Dulwich College relating to the rents for the lands and tenements of the Foturne Theatre, Nov. 26, 1646.
  • 67. Bill in Chancery of Dulwich College against Tobias Lisle and Thomas Grymes, relating to the above, 1647, 1649.
  • 68. Bill in Chancery of Dulwich College against Tobias Lisle and Thomas Grymes, relating to the above, 1647, 1649.
  • 69. Bill in Chancery of Dulwich College against Tobias Lisle and Thomas Grymes, relating to the above, 1647, 1649.
  • 70. Answer of Thomas Alleyn, Master of Dulwich College to the complaint of Arthur Minshawe and others relating to Tobias Lisle, Nov. 1649.
  • 71. Bill in Chancery of William Beaven against Dulwich College as above, Nov. 1661.
  • 72. Draft of a lease from Dulwich College to William Beaven of nineteen messuages built on the ground of the demolished Fortune Theatre, March 1661/2.