1305 - Robert Hood of Drogheda

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1305
Topic Robert Hood of Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-09-06. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-17.


Essoins taken at Dublin before Edmund le Botiller, Custos, in the month from Easter. [... p. 59: ...]
Will. le Clerk, attorney of Hugh Morys, late mayor of the town of Drogda on the side of Uriel v. the King, and Peter son of James de Bermyngham, of a plea of trespass, by Ric. Bonneys.
Same William, attorney of the Community of said town v. same, by Will, le Blound.
David de Maisterwode, another attorney of same, by Robert Hod and John le Clerk.[1]

Source notes

MS ref.: Membrane 46.
Marginal note to the first line cited: "Louth".

IRHB comments

An essoin was an excuse for nonappearance in court. Robert Hood is one of the (alleged) culprits in this case, but the nature of the crime is not stated. It could be trespass to person, chattels or land, each of which category again has several subcategories (see Wikipedia: Trespass).