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.

spellings essoiner
dates 1285 1386-1387 1424

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