forth gate

1) Of uncertain meaning.

An unusual word in a north Yorkshire will. The editor suggestsed that it meant profit and that seems possible. However, ‘to put forth’ was to put out to pasture, so here the ‘going forth’ may have that meaning: 1552 To Robert Wilson twentie yowes whiche ar in the hands of Thomas Turpyng, and the said Robert to have the forth gayte of theym fower yeres, Westerdale.

places Westerdale
dates 1552

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