1713 - Storr, William - Book of Remarks
|Title||Book of Remarks|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Bay|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-28. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
Of mother's side. My mothers maiden name was Mary Ward & had 5 sisters, & one brother, one sister Jane married to one Cockerill at fila near Robin hood bay died without Issue, the other 4 sisters was hellen, married to one hew fryer near hackness, & mary married to Robert poole at flaxton, & Elizabeth married to one george russill at Whitby lathes.
The writer, William Storr of Scalm Park, Wistow, Selby, North Riding of Yorkshire, was a prosperous yeoman farmer. His entries in the 'Book of Remarks' were made at various points in his life. The passage cited above is from a lengthy entry about his family and ancestors. A reference to 1713 being the year of writing a few paragraphs before this point suggests very strongly that it also was written then.
The form "Robin hood bay", without possessive 's', is not very common.
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-11.
- Outside scope of Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Storr, William; Boulter, W. Consitt, transcr. 'The Book of Remarks of William Storr of Scalm Park, 1678–1731', Yorkshire Archæological and Topographical Journal, vol. VII, part XXV (1882), pp. 44-62; see p. 47.