1) Charcoal was a major woodland product from a very early date.

1470-1 Et in ij skeppis carbonum vocatum charcoal empt. pro prćdicto pane furniendo, Ripon. Actually, the word charcoal-burner features only occasionally in Yorkshire sources: 1615 one charcoal burner of Kyrby Moresyd I gave him iijd ... covenanted he to burne for viid, Brandsby.

places Brandsby Ripon
dates 1470-1471 1615

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