1374 - John Litle to be arrested

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1374
Topic John Litle amon men to be arrested.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-11-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


[15 July 1374:]
Commission to David Berdevyll, Henry Traynel, John Salesbury and John Bisouthe, serjeants-at-arms, for certain causes propounded before the king and council, to arrest John Kyttesone, John Longe, William Berkyngge, John Ermyn, John Lucas of Queneshithe, Thomas Skinner by ‘La Riolle,’ John Bylneye, William Bylneye, John Yonge, John Litle, Ralph Smith of Reynham, John Fullere of Dagunham, John Elyne, William Martlesham, John Grene, 'Picard,', John Whytbred, John Dodele, William Cook, John Tredegold, Richard Gerald, Roger Kendale, Henry Juwet, Robert Cavendish, John Sharp and Nicholas Wyndrawere, bring them to London and deliver them to the sheriffs to be kept safely in Neugate gaol until further order for their deliverance. By C.[1]

Source notes

Membrane 5d of the Patent Roll for 48 Edward III – Part I. Marginal note: "July 15. Westminster".

IRHB comments

Eleven days later, a commission was issued to "John Boterwyk, sheriff of Middlesex, David de Berdevill, Henry Traynel, John de Salesbury and John Bysouth, seqeants-at-mace" to arrest a substantial number of people, including a Robert Hood. Three of those tasked with this are also among the serjeants-at-arms concerned in the passage quoted abpove.



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