25th February 1572 - first recorded mention of Hob-nob, possibly

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According to the ‘The History of Morris Dancing’, 1458-1750 by John Forrest

At the audit holden in the Taylors Hall the xxv of Februarie in the xiv yeare of the raigne of o'r Spveraigne ladie Elizabethe, the Quenes Maiestie that nowe is, before the Wardens and masters of the Company at the audit, Thomas Barker dyd bringe in one Hobby-horse[1]


[1] The History of Morris Dancing, 1458-1750 - John Forrest - Google Books