Little John (Lyme Regis)
|Vicinity||Lyme Bay, on the English Channel|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.Little John was the name of a ship based in Lyme Regis which is mentioned in a piece of state correspondence in 1592 (see allusion below).
The "Little John" of Lyme
—Jacob Lyger, Frenchman, merchant of St. Malo.
John Batyn, master, and dwelleth at Lyme.
Tho. Denns, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme.
Peter Rowe, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme. [p. 257:]
Tho. Toup, an Englishman, in the Tersero, [Terceira].
Ro. Creden, mariner.
Wyll and all the company of the Ship.
Endorsed:—"Certain persons to be sent for." (And in Cecil's handwriting), "Speak with my Lord Admiral."
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- [Roberts, R. Arthur, et. al., eds.] Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Most Hon. the Marquis of Salisbury, K.G., &c. &c. &c. Preserved at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire Part IV (Historical Manuscripts Commission) (London; Glasgow and Edinburgh; Dublin, 1892), pp. 256-57.