1) The usual dialect equivalent of children.

1393 my body ... be for the butres at the charnell, by syde my childer, York

1490 diverse childer of wekidnesse, York. The two words were sometimes used in conjunction in references to grandchildren: 1544 to every one of my childer children vjs viijd, Clint

1588 to every one of my childers children one ewe, one lambe, Barwick. Less commonly ‘childer’ was used twice: 1547 I gyff to euery oyn of my childer childer oyn [blank], Westerdale.

dates 1393 1490 1544 1547 1588

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