1) An adjective commonly used of cattle, possibly meaning striped. If this is the correct interpretation it may be connected with ‘gard’ as a verb.

1541 a garded qwhie calf, Harrogate

1545 one garded stott, Collingham

1562 a whie of two yeres whit garded, Fairburn

1590 a garded twyntye whye, Rowden

1600 one garded cowe, Knaresborough.

dates 1541 1545 1562 1590 1600

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