hay boot

1) The right of a tenant to take wood or underwood for fencing.

The term is on record from c.1170 and Yorkshire examples include: 1251 et in aliis boscis pertinentibus ad dictam manerium de Pickeryng … haybote et valluram ad domos suos

1442 ‘taking the necessary housebote and haynebote’, Fixby

c.1495 brech off our Costomez … concerning our Howsboytte, haynboytte and leverye Stubbez, Pickering

1555 heynbote for making of the egges [hedges] and the defence of the saide tenements without delyverye, and housbote, that is to say, for the amending and repayryng of the saide moytye of the mease, Stainland

1619-21 clamant de antiqua consuetudine comunicare in omnibus estoveriis capiendis, vizt howsboote Hayboote, etc, Pickering. Note: 1399-1400 Et in stipendio vnius plaustri cariantis dictum haybotte de Benetbank vsque idem stagnum, Leeds.

spellings hay bote haynbote
dates 1251 1399-1400 1442 1495 1555 1619-1621

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