1) A name which marked a stage in the growth of a timber tree, perhaps meaning ‘less than a lord’, or used more literally for the greatest trees in a wood.
1672 leave all the lordins and blackbarkes now standing and growing, Tong
1687 all the lordings and great timber trees now marked, Beauchief
1727 Bought of Mr Will. Hanson his 2 springwoods at Fauthwaite, at 10Ł per acre
the lordings in the wood and the hedgerows, price 150Ł, Dodworth
1768 Woodsome Park lordings all sold to Mr Jonathan Roberts, tanner, of Farnley at 6,000 guineas and to take them in five years.