1686 - Sign of Robin Hood (Queen Street, Oxford)
|Topic||Rent for the Sign of the Robin Hood|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-02-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.
[...] in 1674 (and so at the present) the premises were let for about £44 per annum, as I received it from the several tenants viz.For the tenements next the street
I & 2, Two tenements in the west part of the building towards St. Peter's church in the possession of George Steynor, a sarjeant of the City, the yearly rent was £9
3. For the house adjoining to Steynors and on the left hand of the passage leading into the backside, then in the tenure of William Durling, boddyes-maker. £7
4. On the right side of the passage aforesaid one Michael Parker, a cooper, had the shop for which he paid £3
But the rest of the tenement lying behind the said shop was inhabited by one John Wigge, a shoemaker, for which he paid £5 [p. 351:]
5. For the tenement adjoining to the Cross Keys, wherein Robert Gardiner the city bell-man then dwelt and kept the sign of the Robbin Hood £7
For discussion, see the page on the place-name Sign of Robin Hood (Queen Street, Oxford).
- 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.
- Salter, H.E., ed. The Oxford Deeds of Balliol College (Oxford Historical Society, vol. LXIV) (Oxford, 1913), pp. 350-51.