1592 - Anonymous - Little John of Lyme
|Title||The "Little John" of Lyme|
|Mentions||Little John of Lyme [ship]|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
The "Little John" of Lyme
—Jacob Lyger, Frenchman, merchant of St. Malo.
John Batyn, master, and dwelleth at Lyme.
Tho. Denns, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme.
Peter Rowe, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme. [p. 257:]
Tho. Toup, an Englishman, in the Tersero, [Terceira].
Ro. Creden, mariner.
Wyll and all the company of the Ship.
Endorsed:—"Certain persons to be sent for." (And in Cecil's handwriting), "Speak with my Lord Admiral."
All brackets as in printed source, except indication of change of page by IRHB.
The editors of the calendar note that this record runs to half a page, but they do not state whether it is a letter, a note etc. The Cecil who endorsed the letter was Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563?-1612), Lord High Treasurer May 1598-24 May 1612, Lord Privy Seal 1598-1612, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 8 October 1597-1599, and Secretary of State 5 July 1590-24 May 1612. The Lord Admiral was Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, usually referred to as Howard of Effingham. Note that as the source cited is a calendar of records, it does not give the (full) and actual text of the original MS sorce.
- Outside scope of Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 315-19.
- 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.
[Roberts, R. Arthur, et. al., eds.] Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Most Hon. the Marquis of Salisbury, K.G., &c. &c. &c. Preserved at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire Part IV (Historical Manuscripts Commission) (London; Glasgow and Edinburgh; Dublin, 1892), pp. 256-57.