1) Dignity, humanity, honour, credit.

John Alayn of Ossett wrote his will in 1509 clearly expressing his hope that family members would behave decently to one another: And father, if my wif be with an other childe ye must mende her sumwhate ... and for Gode’s sake rule all wisely as I have done & ye shall have moch menske thereof. It survived as ‘mense’ in the West Riding.

places Ossett
dates 1509

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