Friday, 19 May 2017

Robin Hood in new Findmypast Nottinghamshire Index Records

The Robin Hood, enemy of the Sheriff of Nottingham, may be legend but there's no fable, just mystery in the namesake to be found in the Nottinghamshire records just added at Findmypast.

Look in the Nottinghamshire baptisms index 1538-1917 Transcription collection, over 580,000 records added to make that collection 1,432,639 strong, and find Robin Hood's baptism on 25 January 1863 at Sneinton to Samuel and Mary Hood.

The Nottinghamshire Banns Index 1600-1812 has no entry by that name. It only has about 800 records.

The 984,960 records of the Nottinghamshire Marriages Index 1528-1929 include no Robin Hoods. There are 10 hits for Robert, a variant of Robin, each with a repeat with slightly different information, mainly spelling differences.

Nottinghamshire Burials Index 1596-1905, with 678,819 entries also has no entries for Robin. There are seven for Robert with two duplicating the same event.

What happened to Robin? The GRO birth index gives his mother's maiden name as Blyton. Findmypast has him in the index to the register of births in 1855 and the 1861 census. He is on a tree at Ancestry but with no additional information. Did he fade into the mists of Sherwood Forest?

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