1578 - Examination of Robert Scarborough
|Title||[Report of examination of Robert Scarborough before Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, Lord President of the North]|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Bay|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-04-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.
Was not master of any ship belonging to Rochester, but of one belonging to one Thompson, dwelling beside the castle near Rochester, who furnished her with victuals, munition, and seven men, besides examinate. A fly-boat, once Phippson's of Rochester, was set forth by Mr. Andrewes, the Queen's presser, whereof one Hodges was master, in which were 40 men, and a pinnace went with him. Twelve months since, Thompson bought broad cloths, hats, &c. of Phippson, between Coquet island and Newcastle, and sold 14 or 16 firkins of soap at Bridlington to Consett, one of Lord Clinton's men, who said he was deputy for the Lord Admiral.
Thompson also bought pewter of Clarke and Phippson, with two cables, but no anchors or sails. Was never at Robin Hood's bay, nor took or bought anything there, but Phippson gave Thompson, certain bunches of hemp and bed covers.
The printed source is a calendar summary of the original letter. Marginal note in printed source: "April 8. York". MS source: "Vol. XXV". Extent of MS source: 2.5 pp. Certified by the Earl of Huntingdon.
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 315-19.
- Outside scope of 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.
- Green, Mary Anne Everett, ed.; Romilly, introd. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the Reign of Elizabeth, Addenda, 1566–1579; preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office (London; Oxford; Cambridge; Edinburgh; Dublin, 1871), p. 539.