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Records 1501-1600 (texts)

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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-05-04. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-11-01.

The following 10 records are found for the period 1501-1600:

1500 - Disturbance near Robin Hood's Well (Nottingham)

[20 July 1500:]
3Et dicunt, quod Robertus Wyly, de Sneynton, in Comitatu Notingham', husbondman'. aggregatis ei diversis aliis ignotis ad numerum sexdecim personarum modo guerrino arraiatis, vicesimo quarto die Aprilis, anno regni Regis [Henrici quinto] decimo,4 vi et armis, videlicet, baculis et cultellis, vangis et tribulis ac aliis armis defencivis, solum commune Majoris et Burgensium villae Notingham' in tenura Johannis S[elyok] apud Notingham praedictam, juxta Robynhode Well'. injuste fregit, effodit et subvertit, in grave detrementum dictorum Majoris et Burgensium villae praedictae ac dicti Johannis Selyok, et contra pacem dicti Domini Regis, etc. 9 d., ro. 3.

[Translation in printed source:]
3And they say that Robert Wyly, of Sneinton, in the County of Nottingham, husbandman, having gathered to himself divers other unknown men to the number of sixteen persons arrayed in warlike manner, on the twenty-fourth day of April, in the fifteenth year of the reign of King Henry,4 with force and arms, to wit, with clubs and knives, spades and shovels and other defensive arms, unjustly broke, dug up and turned up the common soil of the Mayor and Burgesses of the town of Nottingham in the holding of John Seliok at Nottingham aforesaid, near Robynhode Well, to the grievous detriment of the said Mayor and Burgesses of the town aforesaid and of the said John Seliok, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, etc. 9 d., ro. 3.[1]

1539 - Robin Hood's Bay

REDDITUS ET FIRMÆ ROBIN HOODE BAYE. [...p. 743: ...] Alloc. reddituum. – Et in allocatione redd. sive firmarum decem cotagiorum de novo re-ædificatorum apud Robyn Hoode Bay superius infra summam ix li. xix s. ii d. onerat. ad xx s. – videl. quolibet eorum ii s. per annum. Eo quod eadem cotagia de novo ædificantur et quod nullus dies solutionis redditus inde post ædificationem eorundem accidebat prout satis constat officiariis D'ni Regis per examinationem super hunc compotum, XX s.[2]

1540 - Robin Hood's Stone (Whitby Laithes)

[1540:]
MANERIUM DE WHITBY-LATHES, CUM DIVERSIS CLAUSIS VOCATIS GRESSE-FERMES
[... p. 727:] Willelmo Laverok et Rob. Garstange per ii copias curiæ, ut dicitur: de xx s. de redd. i clausi voc. Robyn-Hood-stone1 ib. per a. solv.[3]

1548 - Robin Hood's Well (Nottingham)

[1596:]
Richard Sclyocke and his son John grant to Henry Mody, citizen and mercer of London, 2 acres abutting upon 'le Becke' leading from the well (fons) called 'Robyns Wood Well;' [...][4]

1555 - John Littlejohn of Ashburton

6d. for ryppyng up the presse bouft of John Liteljohn and settyng up the same in the vestrye.[5]

1557 - John Litle John of Ashburton

26s.8d. to John Litle John for the presse in the vestre.[6]

1565 - Robin Hood's Bay

[6 Apr. 1565:]
Grant in fee simple to Richard Cholmeley, knight, of lands etc. (named with tenants' names) in Robynhoodebay, Normanby, [m. 19] Filing, Thorpe and Stoope, Co. York, late of the Monastery of Whytbye, Co. York, and all their appurtenances in Robynhoodbay, Normanby, Fyling, [m. 20] Rawe, Thorpe and Stoope or elsewhere ; yearly value 39l. 18s. 1d. ; bells, lead and advowsons reserved; to hold as of the Manor of Estgrenewiche in socage; issues from Michaelmas last. For 1120l. 12s. 6d. paid at the Exchequer to Thomas Gardiner, a Teller there. By P. S.[7]

1596 - Robin Hood's Well (Nottingham)

[1596:]
Robyn Hood Well alias Saynt Anne Well [...][8]

1597 - Robin Hood's Well (Nottingham)

[1597:]
S. Ann's Well alias Robin Hood's Well [...][9]

1598 - Muster of Gilsland

[5 Sep. 1598:]
   Muster taken at Brampton, 5 September, 40 Elizabeth, before John
    Musgrave land sergeant of Gillesland.
   Comwhitton—Horses sufficient 9, insufficient 6, absent 2; nags sufficient 6, insufficient 3, absent 1; footmen 17; the Soots' spoils there 200l. and above.
Hayton—Not mustered "for the infection." The Scots' spoils there, 600l. and above.
Cumrewe—Sufficient 4, not sufficient 27; footmen 8; all spoiled by the Scots.
Castle Carrock—None appeared. Likewise spoiled.
Talkyn—Sufficient 8, not sufficient 4; footmen 8. "Spoyled."
Denton—Sufficient 5, not sufficient 30; footmen, 1. "Spoyled."
Over Denton—Sufficient 2, not sufficient 16; footmen 5. Spoiled.
Brampton—Sufficient horse 6, not sufficient 17; nags, sufficient 6, not sufficient 20; footmen 10.
Irthington—Sufficient 2, not sufficient 26; footmen 16.
Lyversdale—"None appeared. Spoiled and burned by the Scottes." [p. 558:]
Askerton—"Richard Grame als Langtowne, came not. All the rest of the tenantes are heryed and gone."
Leasehill—Sufficient 3, not sufficient 7.
Collingbancke—"Thre tenantes there all wayst."
Bowthrelbancke—"The tenantes there have never one horse."
Dallerlyne—"Never one horse there."
Fawcett Lease—"Fower tenantes neither horse nor other thinge."
Kirbeck Moore—"Fyve tenantes all wayst."
Jobs Clewghe—"All wayst," Jenkyn Foster, Alexander and Isabell Foster, " wayst."
Florihurst—Christofer Foster, sufficient, Arche Foster, not sufficient.
Allergarth—"All wayst."
Oxclose—"All wayst."
Chrakropp—"Three tenantes, sufficient."
Goeman Forde, Darman Steade, Bulman Stead, Sowter Moore, Harper-Hill, and Luckens—All Waste.
Spayd Adam—Footmen 8.
Walton—Sufficient 4, not sufficient 4; footmen 4.
Tryermayne—Sufficient 3, not sufficient 32; footmen 5.
Farlam—Sufficient 7, not sufficient 12; footmen 7.
 On this view there were not 5 horses found worth 5l. a piece.
 The Carletons have all the Queen's houses of strength in Gilsland in their hands and placed divers Scots in them. Thomas Carleton has Askerton house, demeane and mill; Tryermayne house and demeane, and mill called the Hole mill, Farlam hall and demeane; Templegarth house and half of the low forest, the Leyes hill, certain tenements called the Quarrell, three tenements at Lannerton and other mills "which I cannot nowe name." Lancellott Carleton has Naworth castle demeane and parke, Brampton foot hall, Brampton park, Brigwood park and the demeane of Brampton; the Tarne house and half of the forest; Netherton honse and mill, Denton hall and mill, "besydes dyvers percells of poore mens groundes, which he haith layd to them."
 These are the several fees of the land sergeant ship of Gilsland, as may appear to your honor by the bailiffs' certificate.—The house demeane and mill of Askerton with appurtenances; one place called "Walton wood: another place called Clonsgilholme, of the rent of 17s. 8d.; 10 days' work of "medowe" called "Robin Hood buttes" within the forest. The appointing of the bailiff of Askerton and a farme hold thereto belonging; 20 nobles' fee, with certain oats, and fee called "Foster fee." Also felon's goods happening within the office.[10]

Notes

  1. Stevenson, W.H.; Raine, James, transl.; Baker, W.T., ed.; Guilford, E.L., ed.; Gray, Duncan, ed.; Walker, V.W., ed. Records of the Borough of Nottingham, Being a Series of Extracts from the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham (London; Nottingham, 1882-1956), vol. III, pp. 74, 75.
  2. Atkinson, John Christopher, ed. Cartularium Abathiæ de Whiteby (The Publications of the Surtees Society, vols. LXIX-LXXII) (Durham; [London]; Edinburgh, 1879-81), vol. [2], pp. 741, 743.
  3. Atkinson, John Christopher, ed. Cartularium Abathiæ de Whiteby (The Publications of the Surtees Society, vols. LXIX-LXXII) (Durham; [London]; Edinburgh, 1879-81), vol. II, pp. 726-27.
  4. Stevenson, W.H.; Raine, James, transl.; Baker, W.T., ed.; Guilford, E.L., ed.; Gray, Duncan, ed.; Walker, V.W., ed. Records of the Borough of Nottingham, Being a Series of Extracts from the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham (London; Nottingham, 1882-1956), vol. VI, p. 441, s.n. 'Robyn's Wood Well'. IRHB's brackets. Italics as in printed source.
  5. Hanham, Alison, ed. Churchwardens' Accounts of Ashburton, 1479-1580 edited with an introduction by Alison Hanham (Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New series, vol. 15) (Torquay, 1970), p. 14.
  6. Hanham, Alison, ed. Churchwardens' Accounts of Ashburton, 1479-1580 edited with an introduction by Alison Hanham (Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New series, vol. 15) (Torquay, 1970), p. 138.
  7. Collingsridge, J.S., ed.; Wernham, R.B., ed.; Williams, N.J., index.: Evans, David L., introd.; Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office. Elizabeth I. Vol. 3. 1563–1566 (London, 1960), p. 206.
  8. Stevenson, W.H.; Raine, James, transl.; Baker, W.T., ed.; Guilford, E.L., ed.; Gray, Duncan, ed.; Walker, V.W., ed. Records of the Borough of Nottingham, Being a Series of Extracts from the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham (London; Nottingham, 1882-1956), vol. III, p. 475, s.n. 'Robynhode Well'.
  9. Stevenson, W.H.; Raine, James, transl.; Baker, W.T., ed.; Guilford, E.L., ed.; Gray, Duncan, ed.; Walker, V.W., ed. Records of the Borough of Nottingham, Being a Series of Extracts from the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham (London; Nottingham, 1882-1956), vol. IV, p. 441, s.n. 'Saint ann's Well'. IRHB's ellipsis.
  10. Bain, Joseph, ed. The Border Papers: Calendar of Letters and Papers Relating to the Affairs of the Borders of England and Scotland Preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office London (Edinburgh, 1894-96), vol. II, pp. 557-58.