1849 - Proceedings of the Old Bailey (3)
|Topic||Fishmonger's clerk goes to the Robin Hood on High Holborn to have coin tested|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-06-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.
20 Aug. 1849:]
HENRY GOLDSWORTH AYLING. I am shopman to Mr. Prosser, a fishmonger of Great Turnstile. On 1st Aug., the prisoner came and bought a crab, it came to 4d., she gave me a half-crown—I said I thought it was bad—I took it to the Robin Hood, and found it was bad—she said she had only 1d., and offered to leave that and the crab and fetch the difference—I let her go—I marked it, and gave it to the policeman next day—this is it (produced).
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There were (at least) three public houses named the Robin Hood in Holborn: one in Leather Lane, the other in the now lost Robin Hood Court, and that at 281 High Holborn. In the full case summary there is mention of the Great Turnstile, Bedford Row, Red Lion-street and Holborn. Given this neighbourhood, pubs in question must be the last of the three.
- 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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- Robin Hood (High Holborn).