1328 - Robhood of Walsham le Willows
|Topic||Robhood of Walsham le Willows (Suffolk)|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-05. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.
[22 Mar. 1328:]
William of Cranmer the elder, John Man, William Springold, Walter Springold, Walter Payn and Elias Typetot, jurors, to certify whether John Spileman holds ½r. of land of the tenement Robetels, and Simon Peyntour holds 3r. of the tenement Swiftes, and Thomas Fuller holds ½r. of the tenement Gores, and whether Stephen Cooper owes 4d. annual rent for the tenement Robhood, which the tenants of these tenements say they do not hold, and seek an enquiry. [...]
"[T]he tenement Robhood" is used almost as a place-name, but "the tenement Swiftes", "tenement Robetels" and others quoted later in this court roll entry are reminiscent of genitive constructions one might find in French, so presumably we should read "the tenement Robhood's".
The Robhoods of Walsham le Willows (Suffolk) occur frequently in the manor court rolls throughout the period covered (1316-99). For full discussion, genealogy and listings of records, see Robhoods of Walsham le Willows (record texts).
- 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.
- Lock, Ray, ed.; Bailey, Mark, general ed. The Court Rolls of Walsham le Willows 1303-1350 (Suffolk Records Society, vol. XLI) (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1998), p. 106.