1361 - Walter Robhood of Walsham le Willows

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Record
Date 1361
Topic Walter Robhood of Walsham le Willows (Suffolk)
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Walsham le Willows.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-09-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.

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[19 Oct. 1361:]
[Villeins Walter Robhood, William Osbern, Henry Osbern, John Rampolye, John Clevehog, Nicholas Clevehog and William Clevehog, sons of John Clevehog, are fugitives and are to be arrrested.][1]

Source notes

IRHB's summary or paraphrase of copyright materials. The Walter Robhood concerned in this entry was a son of John Robhood [I].[2] Brackets as in printed source.

IRHB comments

It is by no means certain that the fugitives had fled the village after committing a violent crime. A few lines after the above entry comes this: "Henry Osbern and William Osbern each amerced 3d. for default of suit of court."[3] Perhaps they simply failed to appear at a court session or fled the village to escape villeinage.

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).

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