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Records 1601-1700 (texts)

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-10-14. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-06.

The list includes all 17th century records currently found at IRHB.

Records from the period 1601 to 1700

The following 8 records are found for the period 1601 to 1700:

1608 - Robin Hood's Elm (Woodstock)

House in Oxford streete near Robin Hoodes elme 20s [...] [tenant and occupier] Bridgett Spittle widdowe her house
[... p. 38: ...]
Tenement in Oxford streete near Robbine Hooddes elme 1½d [...] [tenant] Thomas Browne alderman [...] wherein John Ackly dwelleth
[... p. 40: ...]
House by Robin Hooddes elme in Oxford streete 12d [...] [tenant and occupier] John Tomlins[1]

1618 - Robin Hood's Elm (Woodstock)

Of widdowe White for an ould asshe digged upp at Symon Colliers dore and for the lopp of twoe other litle trees thereby0   7 0
Of Thomas Love for the shrewde of the trees in the almeshouse backside and of the tree before the almeshouse dore0 25 0
Of Thomas Heathen and Richard Reade for the shrewde of Robbine Whodes elme in Oxford Street0 26 0
[...] Of WIlliam Holloway gent for the shrewde of the elme before Mr Brownes dores0   6 8
Of Merriall Tayler for the shrewde of a litle elme before Thomas Gees dore0   2 6
Of William Archer for the shrewde of the elme at John Lowes the coopers dore0 15 0[2]

1624 - Robin Hood's Acre (Nottingham)

Robin Hood's Acre, A.D. 1624-5; [...] Probably near Robin Hood or S. Ann's Well.[3]

1625 - Robin Hood's Well (Nottingham)

1625, Good Friday, April 15.
Memorandum, the Companie are allsoe agreed to hould theire meetinge att Robyn Hood well on Monday nexte, accordinge to the antient Custome.[4]

1637 - Robin Hood's Bower (Loxley, Sheffield)

Imprimis Great Haggas Croft (pasture) lying near
Robin Hood's Bower & invironed with Loxley
Firth & Cont.                                                                                   1—2—27
Item little Haggas Croft (pasture) wherein is ye
foundacion of an house or Cottage where Robin
Hood
was borne this piece is Compassed about
with Loxley flirth [sic!] & Cont.                                                  00—2—13
Item Bower wood lying betweene Loxley firth East
& ye lands of Mr Eyre in part west & Cont.                                 4—1—5
Item Bower field (arable) lying betweene ye last
piece East & ye lands of Mr Eyre North & west
& Loxley firth South & Cont.                                                      2—1—5[5]

1640 - Robin Hood's Elm (Woodstock)

Of Bartholomew Love for the lopp of Robbin Hoodes elme 18s and for 7 asshes sould out of Forrestes backside 36s. For the shrewde of the trees 5s. nexte to Richardsons house neere the hollowaye.2 19 0[6]

1657 - Robin Hood Hill (Outwood)

Swearing. 3rd of June, '57. md, That Elizabeth the wife of Tho: Williams of Robbin Hood hill in Wakefeild Outt Wood, was conuicted before me for the p[ro]phane swearing of two Oathes upon the Oath of Will. Cassan, constable of Stanley.[7]

1686 - Sign of Robin Hood (Queen Street, Oxford)

[1686:]
[...] in 1674 (and so at the present) the premises were let for about £44 per annum, as I received it from the several tenants viz.

For the tenements next the street

 I & 2, Two tenements in the west part of the building towards St. Peter's church in the possession of George Steynor, a sarjeant of the City, the yearly rent was £9
 3. For the house adjoining to Steynors and on the left hand of the passage leading into the backside, then in the tenure of William Durling, boddyes-maker. £7
 4. On the right side of the passage aforesaid one Michael Parker, a cooper, had the shop for which he paid £3
 But the rest of the tenement lying behind the said shop was inhabited by one John Wigge, a shoemaker, for which he paid £5 [p. 351:]
 5. For the tenement adjoining to the Cross Keys, wherein Robert Gardiner the city bell-man then dwelt and kept the sign of the Robbin Hood £7[8]

Notes

  1. Maslen, Marjorie, ed.; [Schwarz, Conny, transcr.]; [Day, Christopher, introd.] Woodstock Chamberlains' Accounts, 1609-50 (Oxford Record Society, vol. 58) (1993), pp. 31, 38, 40.
  2. Maslen, Marjorie, ed.; [Schwarz, Conny, transcr.]; [Day, Christopher, introd.] Woodstock Chamberlains' Accounts, 1609-50 (Oxford Record Society, vol. 58) (1993), p. 71.
  3. 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.
  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. V, p. 102.
  5. Addy, S.O. 'Robin Hood's Bower in Loxley', Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society, vol. II (1920-24), pp. 201-202, p. 201, citing: Harrison, John. An Exact and Perfect Survey and View of the Manor of Sheffield with Other Lands by John Harrison, 1637, transcr. and ed. James George Ronksley, introd. by R.E. Leader (Sheffield, 1908), p. 32.
  6. Maslen, Marjorie, ed.; [Schwarz, Conny, transcr.]; [Day, Christopher, introd.] Woodstock Chamberlains' Accounts, 1609-50 (Oxford Record Society, vol. 58) (1993), p. 184.
  7. Pickering, John; Lumb, G.D., ed. 'Justice's Note-Book of Captain John Pickering, 1656-60 [pt. I]', Publications of the Thoresby Society, vol. XI (1905), pp. 69-100, p. 88.
  8. Salter, H.E., ed. The Oxford Deeds of Balliol College (Oxford Historical Society, vol. LXIV) (Oxford, 1913), pp. 350-51.