1) The domestic goose, the female bird, which in early manorial records was linked with the farm animals or cattle, not the poultry within the fold.

1562 all maner of Cattell as horses, mares, kye, sheep, swine and gees, Rawdon

1641 none shall keepe any geese from the third day of May until Averish tyme in paine for every goose ... that shall come into the Corne fields meadowes or Inggs fower pence, Burton Agnes.

dates 1562 1641

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