1634 - Anonymous - Short Survey of 26 Counties

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date c. 1634
Author Anonymous
Title A Relation of a Short Survey of 26 Counties
Mentions Robin Hood's Well [Barnsdale]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-08. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


The next morning [at Doncaster ...] we mounted and passed over the River that comes from Sheffeild, for to dine at Pomfret. In the mid-way (to season our that morning's-purchas'd travelling Plate) being thirsty, we tasted a Cup at Robin Hood's Well, and there according to the usuall and ancient Custome of Travellers were in his rocky chaire of ceremony, dignify'd with the Order of Knighthood, and sworne to observe his Lawes. After our Oath we had no time to stay to heare our charge, butt discharg'd our due Fealtie Fee, 4d. a peece, to the Lady of the ffountaine, on we spur'd wth our new dignitie to Pomfret.[1]

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Brealey briefly discussed his MS source on p. 46.




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