1) An archaic word for grandfather, or less precisely forefather.

1455 John of Barton my granncesire [sic], Whenby

1466 with all my fadir, graunsir and auncestres in small skochons at my hede, Leeds

1543 all his meases ... which had belonged to Thomas Gledhyll his father and John Gledhyll his grandsir, Barkisland

1575 I dyd pay to Edward Clearson of Ivelet for is grannser [sic] winding sheatt 2s 8d, Grinton.

dates 1455 1466 1543 1575

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