1) Possibly for ‘belled’; that is for animals with a bell attached.

1541 ij calves, a browne, a belde, Monk Fryston

1552 to John Wood one belde stote, Hardwick. It was used also of a type of candlestick: 1562 ij flowerd candelstykes and thre beld candelstykes, vs, Richmond.

dates 1541 1552 1562

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