1340 - Robert Hode of Norfolk accused of trespass
|Topic||Robert Hode of Norfolk accused of trespass|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2015-08-30. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.
To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to release Roger atte Touneshende,
Walter de Upgate, Henry son of Walter de Upgate, John Mous, Thomas
Huberd, John son of Thomas Huberd, John Nel, William Ferour, John
Ballard, Robert Weet, Thomas Ballard, Adam Godefrey, William le Neve,
Adam atte Chirche, John Derby, Thomas Stace, Henry Stace, John Pole,
Walter Jehon, John atte Touneshende, John Coldham, Peter Arnald,
John Rous, Adam Smyth, John Howard, Hugh A . . . Robert Hod,
John Kebel, Milo Tubbyng, Thomas Arnald and Henry atte Bek, men and
tenants of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, from prison if he find
mainpernors who will undertake to have them before the king on an
appointed day to answer for their trespass, and further to do and receive
what the king's court shall determine, as they have shown the king that
whereas Roger Cachenache and Richard le Gras implead them before the
king of a trespass committed on Roger and Richard by them, as is said, and
process being held thereupon because the sheriff returned before the king
that Roger and the others were not found and had nothing in the bailiwick
by which they could be distrained, the king ordered the sheriff by writ
de judicio returnable before the king a month from Easter next, to take
them, to answer Roger and Richard for the trespass ; and now they have
besought the king to order the taking of them to be superseded by a main-
prise, as they make continual stay in the county and have lands there where
they may be distrained, and they are ready to stand to right in the premises
on the said day in accordance with the law and custom of the realm.
Marginal note: "March 13. Westminster."
From membrane 31d.
Entry No. 12631.
- 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.
- [Hinds, Allen B., ed.; Maxwell-Lyte, Henry Churchill, introd.] Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public record Office: Edward III. [Vol. I.] A.D. 1339-1341 (London, 1901), p. 460.