1) Probably a fishing expedition.

It is found in several compound terms in accounts for Whitby Abbey: 1395-6 de heringfare ... De wynterface ... lentynfare ... halfare. 1396 Portus de Whitby. De Northsefare, Dcxxvij kelings ... coles et codlynges ... De holfare ... De land-hering-fare. Canon Atkinson thought it was 'fare' in the sense of food or provisions, but its meaning was discussed more recently by Peter Heath, in connection with fifteenth-century Scarborough fishing records: he also mentions 'Iceland fare'.

dates 1395-1396 1396 1400-1499

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