1) Applied to animals that were not slaughtered but kept through the winter as breeding stock.
1462 ij haldyng swine, Wawne
1580 reseaved vij yonge holdinge swine at 2s 8d, Stockeld
1591 to the use of my sonne Thomas Knolles children ... five holding calves, Pannal
1612 all my fatt sheepe, houldinge tupps, Brandsby
1658 4 oxen 3 cye 2 quies, 1 boll, 10 haldings, Selby. Alternative spellings include: 1683 1 sue & 5 hollten peges, Hambleton.