bed and back

1) This phrase occurs twice in deeds for Barkisland.

1502 the seyd Nicolas is agreyd to aray hys doghter sufficiently in bed and bak

1543 at the sayde tyme of weddyng honestly arrayed of bedde and bakke as besemeth. The editor commented on earlier examples in the Cursor Mundi and Wyclif’s Sermons but offered no meaning.

places Barkisland
dates 1502 1543

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