1692 - Unknown - Letter from officer at Whitby
|Title||['Letter from the officer at Whitby']|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Bay|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-04-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.
Extract of a letter from the officer at Whitby, giving an account of the chasing an English pink into Robin Hood Bay, by five French privateers. The ship, when taken, was ransomed by the master going on board one of the privateers until 200l. came to him from Scarborough. They reported that they had 25 masters of ships on board on the same account, and that they were on the coast to receive their ransoms. It was suspected that they had great encouragement from the Jacobites, who would gladly go on board them to France.
Marginal note in printed source: "June 11". MS source: "Vol. XVIII", No. 67. "Dated June the 11th, 1692". Extent of MS source: 0.5 page. Italics as in printed source.
- 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.
- Redington, Joseph, ed.; Romilly, [John], introd. Calendar of Treasury Papers, 1556-7–1696, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office (London, 1868), p. 242.