1) A spelling of ‘asp’, that is the common aspen.

1449 ‘cut 1 espe in le Dybbe’, Yeadon

1548-9 ashes, esppys, hollynes and crabtrees, Shelf

1599 And in the Buckabottom hagge 24 Espe trees, Settrington. In this Settrington survey Espe Tymber trees were sold to the Inhabitaunts. The word occurs in minor place-names: 1438 ‘abutted on le Espgapp’, Thorner.

dates 1438 1449 1548-1549 1599

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