1) Originally a safe for meat, but then a chest or travelling trunk for valuables.

1402 vj Cardvoiaunce, a casket, Skipton

1444 a peir of the best gardevians, York

1451 Item unum gardevyent, York

1487 the gardewyans and trussing coffers of the Lord Clifford was taken of the brig ... and had unto the other partie, York

1562 Towe gardivrance, xs [sic], Thrintoft

1567 a gardyvyaunce xs, Richmond.

dates 1402 1444 1451 1487 1562 1567

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