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.