1578 - Examination of Robert Scarborough

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1578
Author Anonymous
Title [Report of examination of Robert Scarborough before Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, Lord President of the North]
Mentions Robin Hood's Bay
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The localities mentioned in the examination report. Robin Hood's Bay is second from the top.
Henry, 3rd Earl (7th creation) of Huntingdon, by an unknown, cotemporary painter / National Portrait Gallery, Common Domain.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-04-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


 Was not master of any ship belonging to Rochester, but of one belonging to one Thompson, dwelling beside the castle near Rochester, who furnished her with victuals, munition, and seven men, besides examinate. A fly-boat, once Phippson's of Rochester, was set forth by Mr. Andrewes, the Queen's presser, whereof one Hodges was master, in which were 40 men, and a pinnace went with him. Twelve months since, Thompson bought broad cloths, hats, &c. of Phippson, between Coquet island and Newcastle, and sold 14 or 16 firkins of soap at Bridlington to Consett, one of Lord Clinton's men, who said he was deputy for the Lord Admiral.

 Thompson also bought pewter of Clarke and Phippson, with two cables, but no anchors or sails. Was never at Robin Hood's bay, nor took or bought anything there, but Phippson gave Thompson, certain bunches of hemp and bed covers.[1]

Source notes

The printed source is a calendar summary of the original letter. Marginal note in printed source: "April 8. York". MS source: "Vol. XXV". Extent of MS source: 2.5 pp. Certified by the Earl of Huntingdon.




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