1) It has several possible meanings, but the Yorkshire contexts in which it occurs point to it as a possible spelling of ‘bail’ that is a frame to which cows are attached in the cow-house or mistal.

1628 8 beeles, 13 cowbands, 3 payre of traces and haymes, Pudsey

1644 In the new Barne ... two Ladders & certaine beeles vjs, Lepton.

places Lepton Pudsey
dates 1628 1644

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