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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 9 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]

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.