1) A regional spelling of ‘jamb’, used for the side post of a doorway or chimney-piece, derived from the French word for leg.

1546-7 Item for a mantyltre and ij jawmys and two stancions to his chymnay, vjd , York

1765 Chas Milner came & begun to Sett fire Jawms & make oven , Huddersfield

1775 the Jaums or side posts of doors , Halifax

1836 2 fire-place jawms 4ft each , South Crosland. The word has remained in use.

dates 1546-1547 1765 1836

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