1) A castrated cock, fattened for the dinner table, sometimes given by a tenant in part payment for his holding.

1297-8 Et in putura porcorum, caponum et aucarum, Bolton Priory

1445-6 ij capon’ ... emptis, York

1570 and also foure capons and hennes in the weke next before Christmas every yere, Meltham

1603 one capon at the Feaste of Pentecoste yearlie, Whitley

1609 George Gatenby ... brought me a cocke for a capon, Brandsby.

dates 1297-1298 1445-1446 1603 1609

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