1) The implement used for making butter.
1485 j cherne, ijd, Ripon. In earlier centuries it was a wooden upright barrel, fitted with a staff with which the cream was agitated: 1559 Mylke house ... a chirn with a staf, Hipswell
1676 1 churne & churne stafe, Barley. 'Kirn' is a regional spelling of 'churn': 1558 Item a kerne, shellfe bordes and wodd vessell ijs, South Cave
1559 j skeyll and j kirne iiijd , Westerdale
1628 4 stands, 2 skeils, one kitt, a kirne, Sedbusk
1663 one knedin tragh, one kirne, Brayton. Note: 1566 ij kirnes and j kirne staff xvjd, Hipswell
1743 1 kirn and staff, East Marton.