1) The operator of a barge.

The use of the word ‘barge’ indicates that there were barges on the inland waterways from the mid-fourteenth century at least, operated by ‘bargemen’: in fact in 1379 Richard Bargeman was taxed at Grimston just to the south-east of Tadcaster. He is likely to have been moving stone, for an important staithe at Kettleman Bridge in Tadcaster served to link Huddleston quarry to York: soluti custodi dominii de Grymeston juxta Tadcastre pro stallagio lapidum apud Ketilmyrebrygg . It was called Ketilbarnbrigg in 1432.

dates 1379 1432

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