garthman (1389-90)

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garthman (1389-90)

[gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  garth n.1 (garth-man); MED:  garth n. (garthman); DMLBS: ]

pl. garthmen  

s.

1fishingoccupationperson who looks after a fish garth (enclosure on a river or the seashore for preserving fish)
( 1389-90; MS: 1419 )  qe nul peschour ne garthman, ne nule autre [...] ne mette desore en avaunt en les ewes de Thamise, Humbre, Ouse, Trent, ne nul autre ewe du royalme  507
( 1390 )  les pescheurs e les garthmen demorantz joust l'ewe de Trente d'une costé e d'autre mettent rees appellez stalkers e autres engyns en temps de defense en la dite ewe  SC 8/143/7121
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