1) Often this was a reference to the growth suitable for grazing.

1507 Richard [Layland] during his termes … shall not depasture the herbaige and grise within the same woddes with eny maner of cattell, Kilnsey. As a legal term it was a liberty to pasture animals in another man’s ground, especially in a forest. For example grazing rights within Fountains Park in 1539 included The herbage of one Wood callyd Brodwodd Spring, contenyng by estimacion xiiij acres.

dates 1507 1539

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