1323 - Robert Hood of Newton (4)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1323
Topic Robert Hood of Newton sued for taking a horse.
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Newton (Wakefield).

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-24. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


Nicholas de Bateley sues the said Robert [i.e. Robert Hode of Neuton] for taking a horse. Surety—Thomas Bille.[1]

Source notes

Wakefield Manor court rolls; court held at Wakefield (West Riding of Yorkshire), on Friday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14), 17 Edward II [1323]. The entry occurs under the MS heading 'Alverthorp'.[2] This entry is preceded immediately in the MS by 1323 - Robert Hood of Newton (3). IRHB's brackets.

IRHB comment

Actual theft of livestock would have been a criminal offence that would hardly have been solved by suing the offending party. This case more likely concerned Robert Hode's confiscating a stray horse found on his land or his confiscating the animal because of some disagreement. Notice also the neutral term 'taking' used in the translation.



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