1659 - Nixon, Edward - To Admiralty Commissioners

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1659
Author Hodges, Richard
Title [Captain Edward Nixon to the Admiralty Commissioners]
Mentions Robin Hood's Bay
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The localities mentioned in the letter. Robin Hood's Bay is third from the top.

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


 Sailing from Harwich for Scotland, took an Ostend man-of-war off Robin Hood Bay, after a two hours' chase; intended to deliver her and the prisoners up at Newcastle, but there being no one there to receive them, made for Leith, and gave Lord Gen. Monk notice thereof, who ordered him to deliver them up there, which he has since done, and is now about to convoy several ships and vessels bound for London and other parts as far as the Yarmouth Roads.[1]

Source notes

The text in the printed calendar is a summary of the MS letter. Additional information in printed source: Letter sent on August 9 from "Pearl, Leith Road". MS source: "Vol. 214", item No. 39. "Lord Gen. Monk" is George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle.[2]




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