1) Commonly the essoin was a payment for non-attendance at the manor court.
Five excuses were commonly recognised, including Ultra mare - I have gone abroad - and De malo lecti - I am ill in bed -. The essoiner was a person who stood in for an absentee: 1285 Simon le Essoniour, Shepley
1386-7 Roger Coverdale, essoingour, Nunthorpe
1424 Johannem de Suttbiry, essonyer, Calverley. See the surname Senior.