1314 - Henry Faukonberg in Wakefield
|Topic||Henry Fauconberg fined for wood, vert, and taking hay from the Earl's barn|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2015-07-23. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-18.
Henry Faukonberg, 12d. [...] for wood, vert, and taking hay from the Earl's barn.
Wakefield Manor Court at Wakefield, (West Riding of Yorkshire), 12 Mar. 1314; membrane 9, dorse. IRHB's ellipsis.
- 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.
Henry de Faucumberg, an historical sheriff of Nottinghamshire, has been suggested as the original of Robin Hood's traditional enemy. John Bellamy argues that the Henry Faukonberg concerned in the present record was identical with the sheriff of that name. Also see the page on Sheriffs of Nottingham (links).
- Lister, John, ed.; [Stokes, Ethel, transcr.] Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. III (Yorkshire Archæological Society, Record Series, vol. LVII (1917), pp. 36-37.