John Petit of Cornwall (links)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-22. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-22.

At least 11 government records from the mid-1330s to the late 1450s refer to a John Petit (Petyt or similar) who was a sheriff of Cornwall and was often employed for various official tasks. It seems unlikely that he has anything to do with Robin Hood's sidekick, but he is certainly among the more prominent John Littles of the 14th century. He was in prison for debt in 1339.

Relevant records

11 relating to John Petit of Cornwall.