feather

1) Names given to oxen and cows, possibly a reference to a distinctive tuft of hair.

1551 unto John my son a yoke of oxen one called fether and the other called pawmer, Fairburn

1558 ij oxen called Fedder and Tagge, Fairburn

1702 Fetherill buld June the 15th

1703 Yong fetherd Why buld July the 13th, Conistone. The Conistone names seem to belong to a group that includes flowereld, raggled, spangled, sterneld and taggled.

spellings featherill feathered
dates 1551 1558 1702

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