1692 - Unknown - Letter from officer at Whitby

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1692
Author Unknown
Title ['Letter from the officer at Whitby']
Mentions Robin Hood's Bay
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-04-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


 Extract of a letter from the officer at Whitby, giving an account of the chasing an English pink into Robin Hood Bay, by five French privateers. The ship, when taken, was ransomed by the master going on board one of the privateers until 200l. came to him from Scarborough. They reported that they had 25 masters of ships on board on the same account, and that they were on the coast to receive their ransoms. It was suspected that they had great encouragement from the Jacobites, who would gladly go on board them to France.[1]

Source notes

Marginal note in printed source: "June 11". MS source: "Vol. XVIII", No. 67. "Dated June the 11th, 1692". Extent of MS source: 0.5 page. Italics as in printed source.



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