1849 - Proceedings of the Old Bailey (3)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1849
Topic Fishmonger's clerk goes to the Robin Hood on High Holborn to have coin tested
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Site of Robin Hood on High Holborn.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-06-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


20 Aug. 1849:]
HENRY GOLDSWORTH AYLING. I am shopman to Mr. Prosser, a fishmonger of Great Turnstile. On 1st Aug., the prisoner came and bought a crab, it came to 4d., she gave me a half-crown—I said I thought it was bad—I took it to the Robin Hood, and found it was bad—she said she had only 1d., and offered to leave that and the crab and fetch the difference—I let her go—I marked it, and gave it to the policeman next day—this is it (produced).[1]

Source notes

IRHB has silently regularized the use of spaces before punctuation marks in the quotation and corrected the HTML text at Proceedings of the Old Bailey from the PDF of the original printed edition.

IRHB comments

There were (at least) three public houses named the Robin Hood in Holborn: one in Leather Lane, the other in the now lost Robin Hood Court, and that at 281 High Holborn. In the full case summary there is mention of the Great Turnstile, Bedford Row, Red Lion-street and Holborn. Given this neighbourhood, pubs in question must be the last of the three.



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