1) To earn.

In 1551 the master craftsmen in Badsworth provided their workmen with tools wherwith they dyd addyll and get their wages. When Peter Clarkson of Swillington wrote his will, in 1561, he sought to ensure that his children would be cared for until such time as they would be able to adle ther lyving . Examples occur regularly through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, for example: 1696 Mr Mangy always paid me well and honestly, I have addled I believe three score pound of him and he hath paid me to a penny, Leeds.

dates 1551 1561 1696

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