kirk grave

1) An early and occasional regional term for churchwarden.

1490 the Kirkgraves of the Parish Kyrke of Burton . Other examples have been noted in Sandal in 1492 and Boroughbridge in 1541 but, as with kirk maister, it was already giving way to church warden in that period: 1499 John Hornar, Robert Oxspring and John Beghton Greve or Churche maisters of the parisshe Churche of Sheffeld

1504 unto the kyrk wardayns of every kyrk within the Citie , York

1539 xs which I delyuered to the churche grevis , Methley.

dates 1490 1499 1504 1539

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