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Little John (Lyme Regis)

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Coordinates 50.720166, -2.93755
Adm. div. Dorset
Vicinity Lyme Bay, on the English Channel
Type Transport
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1592
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Lyme Regis, home port of the Little John in 1592.
In lieu of the Little John: the galeass Antelope (1546). Original by Anthony Anthony – Roll of Henry VIII's Navy / Wikipedia, public domain.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-17.

Little John was the name of a ship based in Lyme Regis which is mentioned in a piece of state correspondence in 1592 (see allusion below).


1592 - Anonymous - Little John of Lyme

The "Little John" of Lyme

[1592]—Jacob Lyger, Frenchman, merchant of St. Malo.
John Batyn, master, and dwelleth at Lyme.
Ro. Hassard.
Tho. Denns, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme.
Peter Rowe, Frenchman, dwelling in Lyme. [p. 257:]
Tho. Toup, an Englishman, in the Tersero, [Terceira].
Ro. Creden, mariner.
Wyll and all the company of the Ship.
Endorsed:—"Certain persons to be sent for." (And in Cecil's handwriting), "Speak with my Lord Admiral."[1]



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