1317 - William Robhood of Walsham le Willows (1)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1317
Topic William Robhood of Walsham le Willows (Suffolk)
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Walsham le Willows.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-09-11. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-17.


[11 Oct. 1317:]
[Robert Hereward unlawfully deprived Alice, widow of William Robhood of the tenement formerly held in bondage by her husband. Matthew Hereward amerced for not attending court and failing to confiscate half of Alice's land on behalf of the lord of the manor.][1]

Source notes

IRHB's summary or paraphrase of copyright materials. William Robhood is referred to as 'William le Fenere' in the preceding court.[2] It was custom in both of the two manors in Walsham for a Widow to retain half her deceased husband's tenement during her lifetime.[3] The name 'Alice Robwood' is inserted between the last two lines of the MS entry summarized above.[4]

IRHB comments

The Robhoods of Walsham le Willows (Suffolk) occur frequently in the manor court rolls throughout the period covered (1316-99). For full discussion, genealogy and listings of records, see Robhoods of Walsham le Willows (record texts).




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