1316 - Safe conduct to Little John, master of king's ship

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1316
Topic Safe conduct to Little John, master of the Michel of Westminster, going to Aquitaine for wine for the king
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Westminster, the home port of the Michel, and Aquitaine.
Aquitaine belonged to England, wholly or in part, during the period 1154–1453. Yellow – France; Grey – England; Dark grey – Burgundy / Animated map by Andrei Nacu, Wikipedia.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-03-09. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


[24 Sep. 1316:]
  Safe-conduct, until Easter, for Richard Golde, master of a ship called 'la Petre' of Westminster, whom the king is sending to Aquitaine for wines to be brought to him to England.
By K.
  The like for the under-mentioned masters, viz.:—
   Thomas Sprynget, master of a ship called 'la Margarete' of Westminster.
   Little John (Parvus Johannes), master of a ship called 'la Michel' of Westminster.
   Roger Catour, master of a ship called 'la Blithe' of Westminster.[1]

Source notes

Marginal note in printed source: "Sept. 24. York". Italics as in printed source. Membrane 20.

IRHB comments

The above entry is immediately followed by one dated 23 Sep., the preceding day, which records the issuing of a "[c]ommission of oyer and terminer to John de Crumbewelle and Henry Beaufiz, touching the persons who assaulted Richard Gold at Ravenesrod, co. York".[2] It would be a remarkable coincidence if this did not refer to the "Richard Golde, master of a ship called 'la Petre' of Westminster". For the career of this Little John see Little John the mariner (record texts).




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