1592 - Anonymous - Little John of Lyme

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1592
Author Anonymous
Title The "Little John" of Lyme
Mentions Little John of Lyme [ship]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


The "Little John" of Lyme

[1592]—Jacob Lyger, Frenchman, merchant of St. Malo.
John Batyn, master, and dwelleth at Lyme.
Ro. Hassard.
Tho. Denns, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme.
Peter Rowe, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme. [p. 257:]
Tho. Toup, an Englishman, in the Tersero, [Terceira].
Ro. Creden, mariner.
Wyll and all the company of the Ship.
Endorsed:—"Certain persons to be sent for." (And in Cecil's handwriting), "Speak with my Lord Admiral."[1]

Source notes

All brackets as in printed source, except indication of change of page by IRHB.

IRHB comments

The editors of the calendar note that this record runs to half a page, but they do not state whether it is a letter, a note etc. The Cecil who endorsed the letter was Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563?-1612), Lord High Treasurer May 1598-24 May 1612, Lord Privy Seal 1598-1612, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 8 October 1597-1599, and Secretary of State 5 July 1590-24 May 1612. The Lord Admiral was Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, usually referred to as Howard of Effingham. Note that as the source cited is a calendar of records, it does not give the (full) and actual text of the original MS sorce.



[Roberts, R. Arthur, et. al., eds.] Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Most Hon. the Marquis of Salisbury, K.G., &c. &c. &c. Preserved at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire Part IV (Historical Manuscripts Commission) (London; Glasgow and Edinburgh; Dublin, 1892), pp. 256-57.


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