1) A frequent variant of kersey.
1496 iiij pecez carsey, York
1547 unto John Browne one paire of newe cairsie hoise, Church Fenton
1558 one pettie cotte clothe of the best carsay, Hillam
1617 cairsay for stockens for him xxd, Brandsby. A report on the industry in 1588 stated: The woolle about Sciptoun will make no carsies except it be very pure white
and at Hallifax there is no cloth made but yearde broade carsies. Note: 1602 to Thos Iles my carsey loame and the furniture belonging to yt, Winsley.