1659 - Nixon, Edward - To Admiralty Commissioners
|Title||[Captain Edward Nixon to the Admiralty Commissioners]|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Bay|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-04-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.
Sailing from Harwich for Scotland, took an Ostend man-of-war off Robin Hood Bay, after a two hours' chase; intended to deliver her and the prisoners up at Newcastle, but there being no one there to receive them, made for Leith, and gave Lord Gen. Monk notice thereof, who ordered him to deliver them up there, which he has since done, and is now about to convoy several ships and vessels bound for London and other parts as far as the Yarmouth Roads.
The text in the printed calendar is a summary of the MS letter. Additional information in printed source: Letter sent on August 9 from "Pearl, Leith Road". MS source: "Vol. 214", item No. 39. "Lord Gen. Monk" is George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle.
- 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. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, 1659–60, preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office ((London; Oxford; Cambridge; Edinburgh; Dublin, 1886), p. 462.