The first known use of the word was made in October 1641 by Anna Clerke
‘a Lewd woman’ who was bound over to keep the peace after ‘threatening to burne the houses of So: ho’.
Soho has been defined as ‘an Anglo-French hunting call, probably of purely exclamatory origin’. Soho – The Exclamation…
An average ‘hunting’ day in Soho from 1563 saw The Lord Mayor and many worshipful Persons entertain each other with good cheer. Before dinner they hunted the hare. After dinner they hunted the fox. There was a great Cry for a Mile; and, at length, the Hounds killed him at the end of St. Giles’s. Great Hallowing at his Death, and Blowing of Horns!