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Friar Tuck
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Folk Figure. Traditionally a member of Robin Hood's legendary band of Merry Men. Tuck is not in the earliest surviving Robin Hood ballads, but first appeared as Frere Tuk in a fragment of the Robin Hood legend, ‘Robin Hood and the Sheriff,' dated about 1475 and was possibly based on the historical figure, Robert Stafford a chaplain of Lindfield, Sussex, who had turned thief. Robert Stafford, did apparently employ the alias of Friar Tuck around 1417. The Tuck character seems to have combined with a stock figure out of the traditional May Games and Morris dancers over the centuries and evolved into the jovial warrior priest he is now perceived as. Both Fountains Cistercian Abbey in west Yorkshire, and Fountain Dale near Blidworth, Nottinghamshire claim to have been Tuck's home. (bio by: Iola) 
Kirklees Priory *
Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees
West Yorkshire, England
*Alleged or in dispute
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Record added: Jan 05, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4286
Friar Tuck
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