1305 - Robert Hood of Drogheda
|Topic||Robert Hood of Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-09-06. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-27.
Essoins taken at Dublin before Edmund le Botiller, Custos, in the month from Easter. [... p. 59: ...]
Will. le Clerk, attorney of Hugh Morys, late mayor of the town of Drogda on the side of Uriel v. the King, and Peter son of James de Bermyngham, of a plea of trespass, by Ric. Bonneys.
Same William, attorney of the Community of said town v. same, by Will, le Blound.
David de Maisterwode, another attorney of same, by Robert Hod and John le Clerk.
MS ref.: Membrane 46.
Marginal note to the first line cited: "Louth".
An essoin was an excuse for nonappearance in court. Robert Hood is one of the (alleged) culprits in this case, but the nature of the crime is not stated. It could be trespass to person, chattels or land, each of which category again has several subcategories (see Wikipedia: Trespass).
- Not included in 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.
- Mills, James, ed. Calendar of the Justiciary Rolls on Proceedings in the Court of the Justiciar of Ireland Preserved in the Public Record Office of Ireland. Edward I. Part 2. XXIII to XXV Years (London, 1914), pp. 58-59.