1785 - Proceedings of the Old Bailey (1)
|Topic||Thief seen with stolen goods in Robinhood Court [Robin Hood Alley, Milk Street]|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-06-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-17.
[12 Jan. 1785:]
RICHARD MATTHEW sworn.
I am servant to the prosecutor, I saw the prisoner come out of my master's cart in Milk-street, and he went towards the market, instead of going into the market he turned to the left, and went into Milk-street, and then turned up Robinhood-court, and I came back to Milk-street, and there I found him, he had a carcass of mutton on his shoulders, between five and six in the evening, I suspected him, and asked him where he was going with it, he said it was his master's, I asked him where his master lived, he said, it was no business of mine, I took the mutton off his shoulders, and gave it to an acquaintance of mine, and we brought it into the market, that is all the account I can give of it.
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- 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.
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- Robinhood Alley (Milk Street).