1) A baker, especially the person responsible for the common bake-house or backhouse. The term could apply to either men or women.
1390 Item lego Matildć bakestir j goune de russet, Blyth
1379 Thomas Bakester, bakester, Bolton on Dearne. It remained in regular use: 1482 Henry Alderson, Beverley, baxster
1527 The pryce of wheyt gevyn by my lorde Maier to the common baxters, York
1556 a payne is sett that the Bakster do take no doughe of mens servants in payne of everye tyme so doyinge xijd, Wakefield.