1) A dresser of flax or hemp.

1689 exersizeethe the callinge of a heckler and by his labor and industery therein ... buying and sellinge of flax ... got a reasonable competency, Wetherby

1745 Edward Baldock, Heckler, All Saints Pavement, York. A by-name provides a much earlier example: 1297 Willm le Hekelere, Wakefield.

dates 1297 1689 1745

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