1) A place for an animal to lie down, sometimes a fold or enclosure.
1672 did see [him] cary a shepe into a laire, West Riding. In upland townships the ‘lair’ could be simply a place on the fellside where animals customarily grazed and settled down for the night. See AW111 & 121.
2) The resting place of a corpse, a grave or tomb.
1541 I will that my executors provide for a layer stone to cover my corps after my decesse, Pontefract
1541-2 pro denariis debitis pro le layrestall infra ecclesiam, Ripon
1559 I gyve for my lare stede in the churche iijs iiijd, Wycliffe.